Our Partners

The momentum behind the Data Science Bowl comes from the collective minds and vision of a world-class team. Our common bond is our passion for trying to solve the previously impossible. We want to challenge ourselves, our colleagues, and data science community to take action and impact the world. We want to show that data science has the power to use insights from our past to build and unprecedented future. We want you to be part of something bigger than any one of us.

Booz Allen Hamilton

Data Science Bowl Sponsor (boozallen.com)

Dr. Josh Sullivan

Dr. Josh Sullivan

Senior Vice President

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Josh leads Booz Allen’s Data Science and Machine Intelligence efforts. He has more than 17 years of experience applying computer science in domains such as cyberspace, healthcare, national intelligence, and military operations. Prior to Booz Allen, he was a technical director for an engineering firm in Virginia. He has a B.S. degree in computer science from Missouri University of Science and Technology, an M.S. degree in IT from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in applied computer science from Northcentral University.

Mark Jacobsohn

Mark Jacobsohn

Senior Vice President

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Mark “Jake” Jacobsohn leads Booz Allen’s analytics initiative, focused on developing and scaling state-of-the-art data science solutions and tradecraft, with clients spanning commercial, civil, defense, and intelligence markets. He is also the functional service officer for analytics across the firm.

In his 20 years with Booz Allen, he supported all the firm’s major markets and clients, including our Intelligence business focused on national security. He also supported the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense.

Mark holds an M.A. in security policy studies from The George Washington University and a B.A. in government from Hamilton College. He also holds a certificate from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government for completing the Senior Executives in National and International Security program.

Ezmeralda Sager

Ezmeralda Sager

Vice President

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Ezmeralda Khalil Sager leads the data science and advanced analytics teams for our Finance, Energy and Economic Development business. She developed the firm’s data science capability building service offering, integrating strategy, data, analytics, technology, talent, and cultural change to support clients in their transformation. She leads teams helping leaders—such as chief data officers, chief analytics officers, chief data scientists and Analytics Center of Excellence leaders—on their journeys to becoming data- and analytics-driven organizations.

Ezmeralda has more than 15 years of experience leading enterprise-wide transformation, strategic planning, process improvement, and change management engagements in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the firm, she led an organizational effectiveness practice within Science Applications International Corp. Ezmeralda has an M.S. in engineering management and a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

Ray Hensberger

Ray Hensberger

Principal

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Booz Allen Hamilton Principal Ray Hensberger is an innovative leader in the firm’s data science and machine intelligence business within the firm’s Strategic Innovation Group (SIG). Ray oversees the firm’s data science business across several Defense sectors where he applies emerging technologies and research and development (R&D) platforms to engineer pioneering analytic solutions to complex data problems.

Mr. Hensberger leads teams designing and building innovative solutions for difficult technical challenges and deriving insights from complex, and often big, data sets using the latest technologies and data science methodologies. He’s enabled a diverse set of clients to realize the transformative power of data science to solve their hardest problems, and has supported a variety of missions related to defense and cybersecurity including clients in the Intelligence Community, Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Additionally, Ray founded and led Booz Allen’s sports analytics and quantum computing businesses. He has extensive experience designing, developing, and marketing data-science-based solutions and providing machine intelligence expertise and software engineering leadership for client delivery teams.

He holds an M.S. in Information Systems Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Nilofer Saidi

Nilofer Saidi

Senior Associate

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Nilofer has more than 15 years of experience in designing strategy and implementing tactics to develop meaningful and measurable customer relationships. She combines a technology and business perspective based on extensive experience – from developing code and implementing systems that manage client relationships to designing processes and building teams tied to customer sales, retention, and positive engagement. Nilofer brings her passion and industry experience to the Data Science Bowl and our Booz Allen Data Science and Machine Intelligence efforts.

Kaggle

Data Science Bowl Sponsor (kaggle.com)

Anthony Goldbloom

Anthony Goldbloom

Founder & CEO, Kaggle

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In 2011 & 2012, Forbes Magazine named Anthony as one of the 30 under 30 in technology. In 2013 the MIT Tech Review named him one of top 35 innovators under the age of 35, and the University of Melbourne awarded him an Alumni of Distinction Award. He holds a first call honors degree in Econometrics from the University of Melbourne. Anthony has published in the The Economist and the Harvard Business Review.

William Cukierski, PhD

William Cukierski, PhD

Head of Competitions

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William leads Kaggle’s competitions platform. He consults on applied machine learning and data analytics for numerous Fortune 100 companies, non-profits, and research groups. He has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Cornell University and a PhD in biomedical engineering from Rutgers University, where he studied applications of machine learning to cancer research. Prior to joining Kaggle, he was a top finisher in several of its major challenges.

Meghan O'Connell

Meghan O'Connell

Business Development Manager

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Meghan graduated from Santa Clara University with a double bachelor’s degree in Economics and Marketing. Prior to joining Kaggle, Meghan worked as the Manager of Professional Services for a boutique outsourcing firm, where she was responsible for scaling project management operations.

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