Moving Closer to the “Crystal Ball” - Data Analytics and Forecasting in the Construction Industry
We all wish that we had a crystal ball especially after years like this one! During this NASBP Virtual Seminar presenters Lanny Morrow and Mark Solomon from BKD will explore data analytics and forecasting in the construction industry and will feature real life examples of companies that achieved a competitive advantage from taking their analytics and forecasting to higher or more unique levels.
*Please note there is a brief audio difficulty during the introductory segment of the seminar recording from 01min36sec - 04min03sec.
Lanny W. Morrow
Managing Consultant, BKD
With 20 years of experience at BKD, Lanny is the senior data scientist and technical lead in advanced data mining and digital forensics for BKD’s Forensics & Valuation Services division. He uses data mining to identify concealed patterns in financial, nonfinancial and textual data otherwise undetectable due to the data’s size and complexity. He alsoapplied the principles of text mining to develop proprietary artificial intelligence capable of uncovering patterns and relationships in structured and textual data. This technology helps investigators assess the overall emotional state of communications, identify hidden relationship networks among subjects in an investigation and trace the evolution of topics, concepts and emotional states over time. Lanny’s artificial intelligence technology allows BKD’s fraud investigators to rapidly identify relevant content in emails, documents, social media and other sources early in an investigation. In addition, Lanny specializes in extracting information from databases and has developed numerous proprietary data mining tools and programs using a variety of programming languages.
Mark E. Solomon
Director, Forensics & Valuation Services, BKD
Mark is a leader of BKD’s Big Data & Analytics team. He provides oversight, strategy and direction on large data analytic projects and creation of data analytic products. His passion is creating solutions using advanced data visualization to allow clients to derive understanding and more efficient management of their operations and strategic initiatives.
He joined BKD with more than 25 years of software development experience working for entrepreneurial/early stage startup software companies in the health care and property and casualty insurance sectors. His experience includes innovation, blue ocean strategies and product development roles focusing on product design, including data analytics products utilizing leading business intelligence platforms.
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