Michael Li


Michael Li

About Michael Li

Michael Li is President of Data Sciences at Pragmatic Institute, responsible for defining and leading their data courses. Michael founded The Data Incubator in 2014 as a platform for training and placing data scientists. Previously, he worked as a data scientist (Foursquare), Wall Street quant (D.E. Shaw, J.P. Morgan), and a rocket scientist (NASA). He completed his PhD at Princeton as a Hertz fellow and read Part III Maths at Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar. At Foursquare, Michael discovered that his favorite part of the job was teaching and mentoring smart people about data science and so he built up a successful startup focused on what he really loves.

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Four Ways Data Analytics Can Make Or Break A Small Or Midsize Business

23-Oct-2019 | Michael Li

What does data analytics mean to your business? Is it that thing you do because your competitors are doing it? Or is it driving real value for your business? In today’s digital and data-driven wo

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How Small And Midsize Businesses Can Extract Greater Value From Their Data

8-May-2019 | Michael Li

As small and midsize companies mature in their Big Data capabilities, they find it increasingly difficult to extract value from their data for two primary reasons: Organizational immaturity with