LMI recently sponsored the UVA School of Data Science’s Datapalooza 2020, a conference showcasing data science research while connecting the community. This year’s conference focused on civic and social responsibility. LMI has sponsored the event for the past two years and is proud of our ongoing partnership with UVA as it continues to evolve into one of the leading universities with a full and impactful data science program.
LMI members in attendance included data scientist Lisa Egeland, who introduced one of the panel discussions. “Datapalooza allows me to reconnect with my alma mater and gain valuable insights into the latest trends, topics, and innovations surrounding data science. Being able to invite clients to these events and begin focused conversations around ways to improve their business processes, from training to data ethics to analytic tools and methods, continues to set LMI apart.” Lisa represented LMI by introducing “Data Science That Works With and for Our Communities,” demonstrating how students take their academic expertise and apply it to real-world problems. The presentation is available on Facebook.
A few key takeaways from Datapalooza 2020 came from keynote speaker John McGowan, PhD, Deputy Director for Science Management at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH). His discussion on the inner workings of NIH and its extensive use of predictive analytics proves that data science is needed ever more to expedite analysis for pandemics and epidemics as they emerge and reemerge.
Knowing the importance of harnessing predictive analytics to deliver key insights to our government clients, LMI acquired Clockworks Solutions in 2019. We use this predictive analytics software platform to optimize performance, utilization, and return on investment for critical enterprise assets. This acquisition expanded our Digital and Analytic Solutions service offerings in the growing areas of predictive maintenance.