Investing in employees means more than just treating them well by giving them benefits and a flexible schedule. It means putting time and resources into individuals who have potential for greatness, but may need a little guidance.
When hiring new people, we primarily look for four things; People that just build things, use learning as a tool, pursue the truth and are passionate about our vision.
Jefferson joined CAN before we had this blog, our website, our products, or our office at 1209 Harney St. This video is about how and why he decided to join Contemporary Analysis. He knew we had potential and decided to become apart of CAN's future and the future of data science. CAN specializes is predictive analytics. Predictive analytics involves collecting data about your business and customers, and then applying theory and math to build simple systems to help you work more effectively and efficiently.
CAN is helping one of our clients improve their asset management strategy, by building predictive models to determine when heavy equipment is most likely to fail.
My name is Branden Collingsworth. I interned at Contemporary Analysis this summer, and joined the team full-time January 2nd, 2012 as a data scientist. As a data scientist I use tools from econometrics, statistics, operations research, and data mining to solve our client’s business problems.
I get asked why in the prime of my career I went back to working for a startup company, run by young talent, in a field on the cutting edge of analytics. It was because, for the first time, I felt like an owner had a vision I could get behind. He wanted to be something better, do something different, and wanted me to help him create something magnificent. I saw it as a unique opportunity because, for the first time, I found a true entrepreneur.
Contemporary Analysis is a global data science company based in Omaha, NE that provide predictive analytics to multiple Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia. Contemporary Analysis is focused on making analytics accessible to companies of all sizes and industries, and offers standard products and professional services.
Since we started January 2008, Contemporary Analysis has moved headquarters 8 times. We have spent time in employee's kitchens, parent's basements, a forgotten university cubicle, a hip technology incubator, and a low rent apartment. In April 2011, after 3 nomadic years, Contemporary Analysis moved into our first real office at 1209 Harney St., Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68102. The building was built in 1880 by an iron and hardware wholesaler, and now is very contemporary. We love that our building is just like us; blue collar roots with a contemporary future.