Posts in Team
Growing a Data Science Team

Our team was created in mid-2016 and we have certainly had our share of growing pains, but we are ecstatic for the current direction we are taking and what the future holds.  We have great support from our senior leadership, which allows us to stay singularly focused on data science and to avoid the many distractions of ad hoc business analytics and “nice-to-knows” of so many data-driven questions.  How we have arrived to this point has not been by chance: we maintain a selective hiring process, have been intentional in what projects we take on, and have a clear vision.

Read More
Meet the Data Science Team

The Data Science team at The General® was stood up in 2016 and has since grown to include three Data Scientists, three Machine Learning Engineers, a Data Science Manager, and an AVP of Data Science. We wanted to take a minute to introduce you to the team, and briefly share some of the projects or areas of the organization we are each focusing on.

Read More
Putting the “Science” in Data Science

Data Science is the new “Big Data” – everyone is talking about it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, but few are realizing its full potential. Data science consists of transforming your business into not merely a data-driven company but a model-driven one. The distinction is a model-driven company creates systems to provide the best possible intelligence and inform business decisions in real-time, as opposed to relying on ad-hoc explanations and business solutions.

Read More
AutoRegressed on the Road: American Family Insurance Analytics Forum

Tim Dobbins and Chris Morgan recently had the opportunity to present their work on Chat Topic Modeling at the annual American Family Insurance Analytics Forum. The event was comprised of many wonderful speakers from across the enterprise (American Family, Homesite, and The General®) and included guest speakers Dr Noan from the University of Wisconsin and keynote speaker Dr Stephen Aglash from Stanford University.

Read More