Jim Duarte

Sr. Data Scientist, SAS Institute, Clermont, FL, USA

Jim's business experience includes working as a Corporate Director at two Fortune 100 companies; i.e., Director, Corporate Quality Assurance at Reynolds Metals and Director, Strategic Business Analytics at Anheuser Busch. His experience spans consulting and industrial statistics. He is certified as a Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Academically, Jim holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Statistics. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality. His expertise includes predictive modeling, text analytics, forecasting, strategic planning, reliability statistics and quality systems. His international consulting experience includes work in France, Singapore, England, Canada and Mexico. Industry work includes clinical trials, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, utilities, oil& gas, heavy equipment, purchasing, electronics and healthcare. Jim is a patent holder in the oil & gas space: "Control Variable Determination to Maximize a Drilling Rate of Penetration".

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