Founder and President of Abbott Analytics, Inc. Data Mining and Predictive Analytics consultant, trainer, mentor, and conference speaker. Passionate about using data to improve business decisions and efficiency.
Dean is an insightful thinker who can quickly get to the core of the problem and who can consistently provide useful solutions. It has been a pleasure to work with him on several projects.
Dean has been instrumental in the success of our data mining and predictive analytic projects. He was influential during the process of selecting and integrating data mining tools into our BI architecture. We also hired Dean a number of times to collaborate and guide us through projects, where predictive analytics was essential to the success of our business. Dean has the rare combination of technical expertise and the ability to communicate clearly, complicated data mining solutions to a general audience. If you’re looking for someone to introduce data mining to your organization, or collaborate on a predictive analytics solution, Dean is your one stop shop.
Dean is undoubtly one of the top independent Data Mining consultants in the market. Aside from his deep experience with applied statistics and analytics, he excels as an expert trainer able to present complex topics to audiences of all backgrounds. To top that, he's a gentlemen and a wonderful person to work with.
It has been my privilege to work with Dean since 2001. He is a highly seasoned data mining trainer, consultant, and strategic solution provider. The ongoing coordination of our course material, and interactions on various projects continue to confirm that Dean is 'as good as you get' in this rapidly developing field.
Dean is one of the best people I know in business analytics and data mining. I've known him for many years to be a trustworthy and principled individual.
Dean is a seasoned and practical data miner who is open minded.
He's constantly seeking out new tools, methodologies and incorporating them into his though process and work product. He's the perfect combination of experiental knowledge and inferential learning.
Plus he's grounded and a great all around person. Working with Dean is fun and you'll always learn something new!
Dean is the "full package": he's technically steeped in data mining methodology; he's a true business consultant who fully assesses a situation and environment before implementation, and he's a highly effective instructor and mentor to transfer the knowledge and reinforce skills for clients to adopt their own predictive modeling practice. I have engaged Dean frequently over the last 11 years, and for good reason. He receives exemplary feedback from clients and his enthusiasm for machine learning is contagious!
Dean Abbott is the quintessential data mining rock star: a top-notch hands on practitioner of predictive analytics and a fantastic communicator. I've had the pleasure to work with him as a senior consultant on client projects, as a 5-star-rated conference speaker I've repeatedly enlisted for Predictive Analytics World (pawcon.com), and as an acclaimed workshop instructor at the same event. You get the best of all worlds with Dean: deep analytical insights, stellar execution, clear communication, and contagious enthusiasm.
I had the pleasure of working with Dean while I was with the Los Angeles Times. In his capacity as a service provider Dean delivered key circulation models on time and within budget. As an instructor, he shared his vast knowledge of regression analysis and predictive modeling thus raising my department's capabilities significantly. I highly recommend Dean's work and he will be the first person I call if my clients need predictive modeling.
formerly of the Los Angeles Times
now with Wilkin Guge Marketing
Dean is very bright and knowledgeable on data mining. His vast analytical skills are among the best I've encountered and being a Mathematical Statistician by education, that's saying something! Dean has a great presence and is not your typical analyst. He communicates in a clear manner, is very personable, and has a unique ability to determine the business impact of data mining. Dean sees things most of us are blind to and is very gracious is sharing his insight. He is a great speaker, profound teacher, and just a joy to experience. I'd recommend Dean to anyone seeking answers in the mystery of data.
I have worked with Dean in the past during complex data mining software integrations, and I can enthusiastically attest to his mastery of all things related to data mining and advanced pattern recognition. He not only has a deep understanding of this complex field, but can also effectively train a relative novice business user to perform successful data modeling.