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Justin Trowbridge

Business Development Officer

justin.trowbridge@canworksmart.com

Justin has been innovating sales and marketing for over 19 years. Having worked for small startups and fortune 100 companies alike, his experiences help him understand client needs.

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When the opportunity came up to buy a Hammerschlagen log our Business Development Officer, Justin Trowbridge, couldn’t resist! So now we’re issuing a challenge!

Downtown for an afternoon? In the area for lunch? Got time between meetings? Just want to stop by and say hello? Looking for an excuse to NOT go back to the office? Looking for an excuse to get OUT of the office? Just want to stop by and have a little fun with team CAN? The answer my friends…is Hammerschlagen!

Hammerschlagen is a game that originates in Germany. Played during Oktoberfest people gather round and play with sledgehammers.

Nate in mid “Schlagen”

Players take turns using the pointed end of the hammer and try to drive a nail into the log. Whomever can sink the nail flush first is the winner!

We are the reigning champions of the inter office Hammerschlagen world championship. (our office, our world championship) As champions, we have to take on all challengers to defend our title!

All we ask is you shoot us an email, text, or call to make sure we’re in the office and not in the middle of a meeting!

Want one of your own? Need a home Hammerschlagen advantage? Get in touch with our friends at Wood Chaser!



The folks at Word Camp Omaha released the video of our presentation this week. If you’ve been wanting to learn about our Data Hierarchy series this is a quick crash course.

If you like what you see with Data Hierarchy but don’t now where to start…we can help. Contact Us today and we’ll help get the ball rolling for your data driven decision making.



Next Wednesday our Business Development Officer, Justin Trowbridge, will be speaking at the Omaha Chapter of 1 Million Cups!

He will be covering our new solution Hemp Batch Tracker. Hemp is a growing industry (pun intended) and is estimated to be 20 Billion dollars by 2022. Our solution is at the forefront of looming regulation and compliance needs for commercial hemp production.

1 million cups
1 million cups

Stop by and check it out!

9/25 @ 8am



Well if you made it to Wordcamp Omaha or Heartland Developers Conference you may have seen our Data Hierarchy Series presentation.

To help set the tone and to have a little fun, we hired Gilbert Gottfried to do what he does best…rant and rave. Using our extensive network of resources and hunting down lead after lead after lead to get to him we hired him to do our intro. (100% made up…it was super easy to hire him…and for WAY less than anyone here though it would be!)

Here is the video in its entirety:

Leave a comment below with how much you think it cost to hire him. The actual answer may surprise you!


Heartland Developers Conference 2019

You may be wondering why we’re so excited to go to this years Heartland Developer Conference? We’re excited to be in front of people who are generating the data we can do so much with. The better the data going into a process the better the results!

Developers are the tip of the spear when it comes to data collection. With the evolution of technology people the data begins online. A developer who understands how to structure a data set that is actionable is worth their weight in gold!

An Example: Imagine you’re a health care provider who emails you the bill. If you don’t collect the email address of the patient you’re missing the point.

Now imagine you’re a health care provider who is collecting not only the correct basic information but you’re also building a health profile for that same person. If you collect the right data you may be able to predict major health issues that could be prevented with a timely visit to your doctor.

“Mr. Johnson our data shows you may be at risk for XYZ in the next year. Can you come in for a quick visit to make sure we get a head of it?”

– The best doctor in the world

Data Hierarchy is the roadmap for success when it comes to working with data driven decisions. When you know the end goal you’ll be better equipped to make meaningful decisions along the way.

Sign up for our breakout session on Friday September 6th at 1pm below.

https://sched.co/SaK2



Teaser for the surprise we have in store!

August 24th at UNO Justin Trowbridge will be presenting Data Hierarchy to Word Camp Omaha. Justin will be leading off the Developer presentation series for the weekend.

www.2019.omaha.wordcamp.org

You might be thinking “Why Word Camp? Isn’t that for web developers?”. You’re 100% right. The “tip of the spear” for data for the majority of companies is web based. The information that comes from a website, an app, or a software solution is what builds the foundation for data science work.

Developers tend to make really good data scientists. They understand programming languages and how to “fix” something that may not work the first time.

Lastly, when developers are bidding a job in direct competition they can charge a premium for a data component. So imagine being able to deliver even a basic level of data analysis as part of your deliverables.

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Omaha Data Science Academy

Part of the discussion will be to connect developers to our Data Science Academy. Our Academy is the first step to allow a developer to enter the world of working with Data.


The Data Hierarchy series E-book is now available for download!

We hope you enjoyed learning about how to effectively work with data. We also hope you’re able to share it with someone to help you with your next big data project.

Of course, if you need help with getting the ball rolling with data we’re here to help! Contact Us today and we’ll be happy to help you with your data project.

To get your free copy of the E-book you’ll need to go here.


We’ll be releasing the Data Hierarchy Series as a Free E-book next month. Contact us if you’d like us to email you a copy.

From the beginning the Data Hierarchy series was designed to help people understand data science concepts. We hope you enjoyed it and would love to hear what you think.

Below is a quick survey about Data Hierarchy and how we did.

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Create your own user feedback survey

If you’ve gone through all 6 of the levels of Data Hierarchy hopefully you see exactly why it’s important to do these steps. So much of each step is contingent on the previous steps. Poor execution of one step can compound issues down the line.

If you remember in the first part of this series the goal of Data Hierarchy is to see the distant goal. The goal that might even be over the horizon from where you stand today. The codependency of the levels will always be there, but their functions are all dependent on the base data set.

Codependent but not sequential

Now for the mind- blowing part of this whole series. …take a deep breath…you may even want to sit down for this. Ready? Yes, the steps are codependent…No, you don’t always have to do them in order.

Think of it like building a house. You have to pour the foundation before you put the shingles on the roof. There’s just no getting around that. But, when you’ve got the framing in the house you can work in one room for a bit and then shift focus if needed.

So when the company who cut your marble countertops, because you’re worth it, was loading them onto the truck and slipped and broke into 1000 pieces. You don’t stop building the house while a new slab is quarried in Italy, you work somewhere else. You can hang cabinets without a countertop, you can tile a bathroom, you can start the landscaping early. All of which move you toward a fully built house without cutting serious corners.

Picking and choosing which sub-project to work on without skipping an essential part of the process is part of the long term plan. The Data Hierarchy is a 6 tier concept. However, in execution this could be 60 smaller projects, it all depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.

This is why it’s important to find someone to help develop your data vision. Someone who has been there before. Executed hundreds of projects, stood up multiple data science teams. Someone who’s website is www.canworksmart.com for example. (Shameless plug!

All joking aside, we are here to help and be with you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn what we can accomplish together.

About Contemporary Analysis (CAN):

Having a third party partner who can hold your hand through this trying process is unbelievably helpful. With most of these levels, it takes 10 people to build it, but only 2 people to run it long term.

Additionally, one of our key roles is to fill in a company as they move through the process is the “Data Visionary” role. This role helps you see over the horizon and provides strategy of that vision. It needs to be an employee at some point, but not at first. These individuals are hard to find and even harder to keep. CAN has the ability to fill this role while the initiative is still new and vulnerable. We have no desire to retain it, however. Our goal is to, at the appropriate time, train an individual and transition all of the IP, the leadership, and the know-how to an internal champion–someone who fits the culture and the design of the particular company. Because, in the end, the hardest part of this whole process is getting the decision makers in an organization to embrace the culture of change.

“We’ve done it this way for X years.” Is becoming the leading indicator of a dying business. If you’re 40 years old the technology available today wasn’t even conceptualized when you were in grade school. “We’ve done it this way for 40 years…” means you’re already behind the curve.

So, how do you start, and when? Now–Yesterday actually. You can’t wait any longer. And with a phone call to us. We want to help. We were built for it.


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