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Nate Watson

President

nate@canworksmart.com

Nate is well known throughout the region as a leader who has helped numerous companies bridge the gap between data overload and actionable intelligence. He has been CAN's President since 2015 and since then has worked ceaselessly to strengthen and expand its operations.

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Recently our very own Justin Trowbridge was featured in a piece in the Bellevue University Alumni Blog.

After getting his BS in Industrial Design years ago Justin went back to school prior to to coming to CAN to get his Masters in Marketing. Thankfully for us he’s retained his technical acumen and ability to solve problems creatively.

Justin came on board with CAN in December of last year and has been busy working on all things CAN. That includes our Data Science Academy, Inventory Batch Tracker, and Hemp Batch Tracker solutions.

“I was in the first cohort class for the MS in Marketing degree at Bellevue. They didn’t have an option for in person classes at the time so it was all online.” said Trowbridge. “When we did the photo shoot, I was blown away there was a 3 story indoor waterfall on campus!”

You can read the full article on the Bellevue University Alumni Blog link below.



At CAN we spend a lot of time, and I mean a LOT of time kicking around ideas. We are in the business of innovation and problem solving. In the process we even solve a few problems we weren’t expecting to tackle.

When the University of Nebraska of Omaha reached out to help judge this years BigIdea! Pitch contest…it was a no brainer. The next big idea is out there and you’ll never know what it is until someone takes a big step.

We’re excited to be able to help students with big ideas get a leg up on their ideas. Often times the difference between success and failure is a few questions that should have been asked early on.

Our Business Development Officer, Justin Trowbridge, will be on the panel for the 2 day event. Come see the finalists in person on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Mammel Hall Auditorium.



Justin presenting our Hemp Batch Tracking solution at 1 Million Cups in Lincoln

Yesterday our Business Development Officer, Justin Trowbridge, presented at 1 Million Cups in Lincoln. He covered our Hemp Batch Tracker solution and how it can benefit a growing industry. (pun intended)

Hemp Batch Tracker is a tracking solution, powered by CAN, that combines a robust platform, data structure, rapid reporting, and the flexibility to meet the needs of a changing environment.

Hemp Batch Tracker is also positioned to be the “middle ground” for the producers and the regulators in Hemp. The solution will offer a law enforcement portal to help identify highly regulated cannabis and largely de-regulated hemp. This will help reduce the strain on law enforcement as they police a new industry.

If you or someone you know is in the Hemp space and would like to talk to CAN about what we can do for them, please send them our way!


Justin Trowbridge – Business Development Officer

Justin Trowbridge, our Business Development Officer, will be presenting Data Hierarchy at this years Word Camp Omaha.

We see this as an opportunity to help developers and companies start the road down data driven decisions. Developers are the tip of the spear when it comes to data collection. By exposing developers to the concepts of Data Hierarchy they can build stronger data sets for future use.

Going a step further web designers/developers tend to make great data scientists. With our Omaha Data Science Academy they have the ability to add to their core competencies. In a competitive field the difference is in what you can deliver.

A designer who can deliver a strong data minded solution and then execute the analysis is worth their weight in gold to a company just getting started with Data.

The conference is August 24th & 25th at UNO’s Mammel Hall. More information about Word Camp Omaha and ticket sales through the button below.


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Hemp Batch Tracker

Contemporary Analysis has been working on our solution Inventory Batch Tracker for the bulk of 2019. During the marketing phase we realized there was an opportunity to (potentially) be the first to market with a Hemp/CBD specific tracking solution.

Over the course of the last few months we’ve had conversations with groups in Montana, California, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Tennessee, and even the DEA about our Hemp solution. Our goal is to provide a solution that supports the producers, manufacturers, consumers, and law enforcement efforts around commercial Hemp.

Commercial hemp is forecast to be a 20 Billion dollar industry by 2024. The applications for hemp products are almost too numerous to count. We’re excited to hear overwhelmingly positive feedback from the groups so far.

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Justin Trowbridge
“in the wild”

Our Business Development Officer, Justin Trowbridge, will be presenting at 1Million Cups August 14th at the Foundry Coffee Shop in Lincoln.

To learn more about the solution, still in its development phase, contact us.


Justin Trowbridge, Business Development Officer for CAN, will be speaking AIM’s Heartland Developer Conference. During the Friday breakout session he will be going over Data Hierarchy.

We launched the series on our Blog and have the E-Book available here. Data Hierarchy helps frame the bigger picture for people who don’t work with the data day to day. By helping the C-suite understand the bigger picture the support and expectations are in line with deliverables.

Companies who follow Data Hierarchy principles can do more with their data with less wasted effort. This increases the ROI and helps reinforce making data driven decisions.

In keeping with the mix of humor and high level concepts the breakout promises to be a great Friday afternoon session.

Friday September 6th – 1:15pm

Data Hierarchy – Breakout Sesson

Embassy Suites – LaVista



We are excited to announce a partnership with Bellevue University,  the beginnings of which are data science leadership and data science learning seminars on their online platform. The first is an upcoming lunch and learn following our recent book entitled: “Leading a Data-Driven Organization.”

This online lunch and learn will be:

December 4th and 6th, 11am-1pm each day

The seminar will outline a practical guide you can use to transform yourself and your organization to Win the Data Science Revolution!

It is specifically built for those who are tasked, or are going to be tasked, with leading the philosophical change that is Data-Driven Decision Making. The seminar will include topics like:

  • what data science is
  • how data science works
  • how data science can drive better decisions
  • how to implement ideas, and
  • how to hire, train, and manage talent.

The seminar will also address some of the major barriers that leaders deal with when implementing data-driven decision making including:

  • the bias of inactivity
  • the bias of decision avoidance
  • ROI for “science” projects
  • acquiring resources
  • choosing the right projects, and
  • management’s ability to understand the results.

You will come away with a much better understanding of the people you are managing, the people who need their predictions, and how to stand in between both camps.

Register here

 

Bellevue University

Bellevue University is a private, non-profit, accredited university physically located in Omaha, NE but teaches students around the globe. They offer career-relevant bachelors, masters, Ph.D. degree programs including a Masters in data science and one in Business Intelligence.

CAN/Bellevue Partnership

CAN and Bellevue have decided to partner together in an effort to provide seminars and lunch and learns about relevant topics in data science. Our goal is to produce a monthly talk about relevant topics such as Data Science Legal, Practical Machine Learning, Data Science Leadership, Data Science Sales, Data Science Implementation, and hopefully, eventually, the entire Data Science Academy for Credit.

Author

Gordon Summers is Contemporary Analysis’s Chief Data Strategist. With 25 years experience helping companies from large Fortune 500 corporations to small not-for-profit companies, he is the region’s leading voice on the changes needed to implement and to change permanently the culture necessary to be data-driven. He also teaches data science and has helped many leaders understand and implement data science within their organizations. Feel free to reach out with questions about his book or other management related questions you might have.

 

Email Gordon. 

 




Last Thursday, Data Science on the Plains hosted their first meetup event. The event started with peer to peer networking over pizza and beer followed by a presentation by Union Pacific’s Jason Hochwender who spoke about the multiple data analytic projects currently happening at UP and his own pursuit of creating a data driven culture. 25 attendees from a range of different companies across Omaha were able to brainstorm strategies on how to lead data science initiatives into our own organizations and navigate politics that may arise in the process. Come join us at our next meeting in early November and help us continue to build the data science community in Omaha.

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Live Well Omaha is a nonprofit that leads a coalition of organizations to collectively prioritize health in Omaha. Live Well is paving new ground in the nonprofit sector with their data driven mindset.  They approached Contemporary Analysis with an idea: to visualize their health data with interactive storytelling maps, tracking the progress of different health metrics in Omaha such as child healthy weight.

 Join them this Thursday, June 21 to discuss possible solutions to health issues in Omaha.  Discover how the right visuals and story can help people digest information that may be hard to glean from printed statistics alone. Look for our case study about Live Well in the coming weeks to learn more. Register for the event: Map Chats with Live Well Omaha.

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