Jul 11th 2021 | E060: How To Thrive In Data Science? How To Get Hired and Flourish?

Caolan Kovach-Orr leads the Data Engineering & New Technology team for ISO Insurance Analytics, Verisk Analytics. Starting next week, he will be starting a new role leading Risk Data Science for Hippo Insurance. He is a Ph.D. data scientist with 12+ years of experience in big data, analytics, machine learning, and new product development. Caolan combines deep subject matter expertise, technical leadership, and a passion for engineering novel solutions to difficult problems.

Before joining Verisk, Dr. Kovach-Orr was a research data scientist who leveraged high performance cluster computing to investigate and understand how variation affects the risk of collapse for ecosystems threatened by environmental change.

In 2018, Caolan led efforts to build and successfully file the Ratemaking product Risk Analyzer Comm Auto symbols. This product uses Tree Based Machine Learning on traditional variables, like engine size and horsepower, for ratemaking purposes. To the best of his knowledge, this was the first regulator approved product of its type in the US.

Caolan’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caolankovachorr/

The episode was recorded on July 7th, 2021. This material represents the speaker’s personal views and not the views of their current or former employer(s).

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