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  • Rockford, IL
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Short Bio:
Grew up in Dixon, IL and in St. Peter, MN. Graduated from college with a degree in math and secondary education. I worked in the actuarial department of American General Assurance Company for seven years. Now I work for Discovery Corps, Inc., a data mining and predictive analytics consultancy. We do a wide variety of data mining, from the pharmaceutical industry to direct marketing to insurance. Variety IS the spice of life!

My LinkedIn profile is at ...
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-graettinger/b/757/108
My Website or LinkedIn Profile (URL):
http://www.discoverycorpsinc.com
Field of Expertise:
Business Analytics, Predictive Modeling, Data Mining, Marketing Databases, Vizualization, Other
Years of Experience in Analytical Role:
4
Professional Status:
Consultant
Interests:
Networking
What is your Favorite Data Mining or Analytical Website?
http://www.discoverycorpsinc.com
What Other Analytical Website do you Recommend?
http://www.kdnuggets.com
Your Company:
Discovery Corps Incorporated
Industry:
Data mining and data visualization
How did you find out about AnalyticBridge?
A friend told me about it.

Daniel Graettinger's Blog

Article: Using Data Mining to Predict the Winter Olympics Medal Counts

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

Could data mining techniques accurately predict the medal counts at the Olympics?  This question came into mind four years ago while watching the Winter Games in Vancouver.  I knew that a predictive model could give us an estimate of the number of medals each nation might win; but how close could we get to the actual outcomes? It was a tantalizing project ….          …

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Article: Data Mining Misconceptions - The 50/50 Problem

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:21pm 0 Comments

When creating a predictive model, data miners need to “tune” it to make the right kind of mistakes.  Setting the cut-off point between ‘promising’ and ‘unpromising’ depends a lot on our client’s biggest concern -- missed opportunities or false alarms.

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New Article: Make Your Next DM Presentation Twice as Good as Your Last

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 3:18pm 0 Comments

Improving our presentation skills will make for happier clients and bosses.  In this article, Tim Graettinger focuses on five crucial practices that will make your next presentation twice as good as your last.…

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New Article: Make Your Next Data Mining Presentation Twice as Good as Your Last

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Improving our presentation skills will make for happier clients and bosses.  In this article, Tim Graettinger focuses on five crucial practices that will make your next presentation twice as good as your last.

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