2019 Newsletter Editions

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MY Data Science

DATA CRUSHES THE COLD CALL How technology is revolutionizing selling (not to mention learning) Damon Neiser, Regional Director of Sales, DreamBox Learning I’VE WORKED IN sales in the public sector for more than a decade, starting at Hewlett-Packard selling the backbones of IT infrastructure to school districts, universities, and local governments, eventually transitioning into education

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Q & A with Adita Karkera

Deputy Chief Data Officer, State of Arkansas JUST THINK OF all the data your home state has on you—tax records, health records, mortgage records, driving records, law enforcement records. Recently we sat down with Adita Karkera, the deputy chief data officer for the state of Arkansas, to ask what she and her colleagues are doing

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Data in the News: November 2019

Disney does Data… how machine learning helps us understand CEOs… technology updates the ancient spice trade. Check it all out right here. Ad Giant Wins Over Disney with Big Data Pitch What Machine Learning Teaches Us about CEO Leadership Style How technology is changing the spice trade:: Single-source spices come with tasting notes and the

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The Apprenticeship Report: October 2019

Lonnie Emard, Apprenticeship Director THE MORE WE venture into the world of apprenticeships, the more diverse the readership of our ACDS newsletter becomes. For example, we now attract business leaders who’re interested in how apprenticeships can help their companies, candidates wanting to know more about how they can become apprentices, training providers ready to play

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Q&A with Stuart Scott

EVP and Chief Information Officer, J.B. Hunt IF YOU THINK you know how a trucking company works, think again. At J.B. Hunt—full name J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.—the business of transporting freight from point A to point B is being totally reinvented through data science. And the man charged with leading this transformation is Stuart

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The Director’s Chair: October 2019

IT’S TIME FOR the ACDS team to get a little well-earned recognition. If you’ve been following Lonnie Emard’s articles in the Apprenticeship Report, you have a pretty good grasp of the overall process. It begins with our contacting prospective Arkansas employers, and over the past 100 days we’ve been focused on creating first an awareness,

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TODAY’S FARM IMPLEMENTS How technology and data help fight the battle against Mother Nature L. Dow Brantley III, President, Brantley Farming Company I AM A third-generation Arkansas farmer, working land located near the community of England, about 30 miles east of Little Rock. My grandfather, Laudies Dow Brantley Sr., was at first a sharecropper who

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ACDS Executive Director, Bill Yoder, inducted into Arkansas Academy of Computing

The Arkansas Academy of Computing is administered by the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The purpose of the organization is to: As the Academy notes in their introduction of Bill: Bill Yoder leads the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences (ACDS) team

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