About Us

Dataprime is comprised of some of the world's most recognized industry and service offering leadership in the field of Data Science.  Our Board of Directors, Advisors and Leadership Team have delivered solutions to 20+ industries in countries on every continent.  We will improve the skills, solutions and SaaS that will be required to enable your company's transformation.

Board of Directors

Aaron Burciaga

Chairman

Aaron Burciaga
Aaron Burciaga
Aaron Burciaga

Chairman

Aaron co-founded DataPrime and is Chairman of the board of directors. He is currently leading several of the largest government and commercial AI programs as Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at ECS. Aaron builds high performance, responsive global teams and network of data scientists, AI/ML engineers, data engineers, and analysts that are able to harvest and synthesize data quickly and accurately in support of billion-dollar technology operations. Aaron ensures data best practices and plays a critical role in building data-driven cultures, strategies, and techniques.

Lance Kallman

Director

Lance Kallman
Lance Kallman
Lance Kallman

Director

Lance co-founded DataPrime and is currently leading the company, product offerings, and company culture. He is driven by a desire to improve world-wide adoption of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence across all industries to improve lives. Previously, Lance led business development for 3DEO, a metal 3D printing company producing innovative production metal components. Prior to 3DEO, Lance was a Principal at Heidrick & Struggles, a world-class search firm where he focused on placing high-level executives at technology and manufacturing companies.

Lance graduated from the Air Force Academy and served as a communications officer in the Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Gil Burciaga

Director

Gil Burciaga
Gil Burciaga
Gil Burciaga

Director

Mr. Burciaga is a founding member of ARM Energy. Prior to forming ARM Energy, Mr. Burciaga was a founding member of Dynegy, Inc. (formerly Natural Gas Clearinghouse). He served as one of six senior vice presidents involved in the startup and growth of this Fortune 500 trading company and market maker, and he was a member of the four-person team responsible for taking the company public. Mr. Burciaga served as Senior Vice President of Natural Gas Supply & Trading. Because of deregulation to the merchant role and price controls during this period, Dynegy faced a very volatile natural gas market. Dynegy emerged as a dominant player and became the largest independent and the second largest natural gas marketer in the United States. During his tenure (1986-1991), Dynegy was one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. From 1992-1997, Mr. Burciaga was President of NGC Energy Resources, a division focused on the acquisition and operation of downstream natural gas assets including gathering systems, processing plants, and natural gas liquids fractionation plants. Acquisitions made in the U.S. and Canada under his direction exceeded $900 million. Mr. Burciaga is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

Michael Christopher

Director

Michael Christopher
Michael Christopher
Michael Christopher

Director

Mr. Christopher joined ARM Energy in May 2015, and is responsible for all financial and capital markets functions for the company. He brings to ARM Energy more than 17 years of energy finance experience. Prior to joining ARM Energy, Mr. Christopher spent nearly 13 years at ArcLight Capital Partners, an energy-focused private equity firm, where he originated and structured transactions in the midstream, power, and upstream sectors. Mr. Christopher began his career in Citigroup’s Global Energy and Power Group, where he provided M&A and capital markets advice to public and private energy companies. Mr. Christopher earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Melissa Moore

Director

Melissa Moore
Melissa Moore
Melissa Moore

Director

An accomplished executive leader, Ms. Moore is committed to excellence and has a successful track record of building and stabilizing organizations. For nearly 30 years, she has led organizations through strategic redesign, financial transformation, business development, and growth.

Most recently, Melissa was Executive Director of INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research (O.R.) and analytics professionals. During her tenure at INFORMS, the Institute expanded to embrace analytics, established numerous new programs, increased the number of journals by 41%, and increased net assets by 143%.

Prior to joining INFORMS in 2011, Melissa served as Executive Vice President (CEO) & Foundation Officer of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Executive Director of the Association For The Advancement Of Cost Engineering (AACE International). She was also a partner in the Delta Group, a consulting practice, and has served on a number of non-profit Boards.

Jon Higbie, Ph.D.

Chief Analytics Officer

Jon Higbie
Jon Higbie
Jon Higbie, Ph.D.

Chief Analytics Officer

Jon is a global leader in AI/ML software and services. He leads Industry & Government Services for DataPrime, helping some of the best companies overcome their greatest challenges by applying Data Science. Leveraging DataPrime’s immense talent pool, we can assemble teams of top-tier talent for Data Science projects or long-term contracting.

Prior to DataPrime, Jon served at Zilliant, driving innovation for analytics products. He also served as chief science officer at Revenue Analytics where he was responsible for the company’s science and innovation efforts, including analytic product development. Before Revenue Analytics, Jon served as chief scientist at JDA Software and on the faculty of the College of Management at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Higbie is a Franz Edelman laureate and holds several patents. He is particularly known for his groundbreaking work in the logistics, hospitality, and advertising industries. He has been recognized for his contributions to the science of group revenue management, real-time price management, and large-scale network optimization for companies such as Maersk, Walt Disney Television, The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International and Delta Air Lines.

Advisors

Scot Armstrong

Scot Armstrong
Scot Armstrong
Scot Armstrong

Scot has almost 30 years of experience providing strategic growth and technology transformation for the companies he has owned, led, or consulted. Scot has a passion for his customers and strives to elevate dental education and lower practice risk by integrating advanced technology and assessments. Scot started his career as a leader in the world's largest professional services firms, delivering services across all major business functions in multiple industries and countries. As a global leader, Scot has managed large and small organizations, both corporate and entrepreneurial. Scot uses his experience in simulation, digital, AI and IoT to lead the research, design, development and delivery of dental education and simulation courses across the entire dental life cycle.

Mitchell Sipus

Mitchell Sipus
Mitchell Sipus
Mitchell Sipus

Mitch blends design and data science to build companies that redefine how the world works. Regular speaker at venues such as Columbia Earth Institute, Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis, MIT Media Lab, and Oxford University. Previously featured in publications such as WIRED, Forbes, Popular Science, ArchDaily, Gizmodo, and publications and reports by the Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association. In 2016, Mitch received a two-year presidential appointment to drive massive change in federal agencies. The Presidential Innovation Fellows program was founded by President Barack Obama to embed top innovators from the private sector into the highest level of government to deliver significant results. Mitch received his PhD in Design and Human Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University.

Bill Franks

Bill Franks
Bill Franks
Bill Franks

Bill Franks is the Director of the Center for Statistics and Analytical Research at Kennesaw State University. He is also Chief Analytics Officer for The International Institute For Analytics (IIA) and serves on several advisory boards. Franks is also the author of the books Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave, The Analytics Revolution, and 97 Things About Ethics Everyone In Data Science Should Know. He is a sought after speaker and frequent blogger who has been ranked a top global big data influencer, a top global artificial intelligence and big data influencer, a top AI influencer, and was an inaugural inductee into the Analytics Hall of Fame. His work, including several years as Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata (NYSE: TDC), has spanned clients in a variety of industries for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to small non-profit organizations. You can learn more at http://www.bill-franks.com.

Dream team

Our great team is the key

Our high-performing teams of data scientists, solutions engineers, and executives bring a fresh perspective to each new project; working with you to meet objectives and deliver results.

Kirk Borne, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer

kirkborne
kirkborne
Kirk Borne, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer

Michael Bentley

Sr. Director of Industry & Govt Solutions

Michael Bentley
Michael Bentley
Michael Bentley

Sr. Director of Industry & Govt Solutions

Tyler Roth

Lead Technical Recruiter

Tyler Roth
Tyler Roth
Tyler Roth

Lead Technical Recruiter

Bill Boswell

Product Director

Bill Boswell
Bill Boswell
Bill Boswell

Product Director

Jian Wang

Senior Data Engineer

Jian Wang
Jian Wang
Jian Wang

Senior Data Engineer

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