James Cousins

Analyst Manager at Rapid Insight

From his work in higher education to his role managing a team of analysts, James Cousins works directly with organizations to bring data to bear in decision-making- building analytic capacity along the way. His work has involved hundreds of organizations- from offices of one to teams of more than ten. Approachable presentation and communication lie at the heart of everything he does, which is how all data work should be! He holds a B.S. in Mathematics, and is pursuing a M.S. in Data Analytics.

Michael Johnson

Senior Data Scientist at St. Charles Health System

Dr. Mike Johnson is currently the senior data scientist with the Quality Management Team at St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon and has been with them for nearly five years.  Prior professional experience includes eight years in higher education administration and 23 years as an Army Officer where he spent nearly ten years teaching mathematics and conducting research at the U.S. Military Academy.  Mike has a B.S. in Mathematics, a M.S. in Operations Research and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. 

WATCH LIVE: February 17 @ 3:25PM – 3:45PM ET

Keeping Humans in the Loop: 4 Strategies for Optimizing the Impact of Data Science in your Organization

As a data scientist, your responsibilities can vary widely depending on your organization’s evolving needs, which makes it challenging to define your role clearly. But by the same measure, data science’s inherent flexibility presents opportunities to effect critical, unique change. In this presentation, you will learn techniques and strategies to amplify your work’s impact and cultivate a data-informed mentality across your organization. The presentation will feature practical advice and real-world examples from a senior data scientist’s work modeling the pandemic and coordinating vaccination logistics.