|[February 08, 2013]
Context Relevant Expands Brain Trust with Major Hires for Marketing and Data Science
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Context Relevant, a developer of predictive analytics applications,
today announced it completed major hires, including two PhDs in data
science and a senior marketing leader, to expand the company's data
science leadership and business execution capacity.
"We are fortunate to have one of the best machine learning teams
anywhere," said Stephen Purpura, Context Relevant founder and CEO. "We
added two PhDs in data science to our team so we can ship big data
applications, delivering the promise of predictive analytics to
companies and government agencies."
The new hires include:
Ré, Senior Scientist - with the University of Wisconsin and a
recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER
Munson, Data Scientist - Previously with Cornell University,
Microsoft (News - Alert) and Sandia National Laboratories
Fiebig, Vice President, Marketing - Previously with EMC/Mozy,
Microsoft and IBM (News - Alert)
Murphy, Vice President, Customer Success - Previously with Apptio,
Mercury and Accenture (News - Alert)
Demand for data scientists tripled over the past six years as companies
pursue the benefits of predictive analytics and big data. Predictive
analytics require scientists with extensive training in computer science
and statistics. Until now, scientists were required to develop models
through trial and error.
"Companies are struggling to recruit teams of data scientists, but we
give our customers applications that work right out of the box on top of
map reduce engines like Hadoop for specific business needs," said
Purpura. "The challenge isn't big data or analysis, it's providing
immediate business benefit in a world where data scientists are scarce
and tools are limited."
About Context Relevant
Context Relevant delivers predictive analytics apps based on models that
can predict changes in your operations, your customers, your product
pricing and even what your IT systems are about to do. To find answers
from your data faster, easier, and more cost effectively than ever
before, email us at BigData@contextrelevant.com,
call us at 800-980-DATA, or visit us online at contextrelevant.com.
Context Relevant is a registered trademark of Context Relevant
Corporation. All other product and company names herein may be
trademarks of their respective owners.
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