Russell Wurth

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...knowledgeable, thoughtful, and energetic...

I have known Lorien for almost 20 years – from my time as her student to when she first introduced me to Linux before it was popular, to collaborating on research defining cloud service models for telecommunications companies, and culminating in her current role in data modelling. Lorien has always been knowledgeable, thoughtful, and energetic about the latest trends in technology and using them to solve practical problems. I count myself as fortunate to be able to learn from her and work with her.

Russell WurthSenior Director Solutions ManagementAccuvant

About the author: Lorien Pratt

When I was a little girl I once spent a week disassembling a telephone down to the nuts and bolts. Worried at the dangerous parts she saw, mom called the phone company, who said "it's fine, but if she puts the phone back together, then tell her to apply for a job."

These days, I still enjoy understanding how things work, and my favorite "dissassembly" tools come from data analysis and machine learning. But now I put them back together.

And I've learned that it's how the pieces work together in an integrated system that really matters, not what they do when apart.

I invented inductive transfer and am evangelizing decision intelligence. I lead machine learning and decision intelligence projects worldwide.