Heather Nelson

A problem solver by nature, Heather is passionate about helping organizations leverage data to drive competitive advantage. She draws across a diverse background in business and technology consulting to find the best solutions for her clients’ toughest data problems.

Recent Posts

Data Opportunities in Insurance

In this post we explore how data is changing the insurance industry, through the lens of auto insurance underwriting.

Crossing the Development to Production Divide

Heather knows what it’s like to deal with complex production deployments that cover the gamut from infrastructure upgrades, to feature deployments, to data migrations, where each step threatens to derail the plan. In this post she’ll give an overview of obstacles she’s faced (you may be able to relate) and talk about solutions to overcome these obstacles.

Past Events


  • UNSTRUCTURED Data Science Pop-Up

    Chicago, IL

    At this intimate day-long forum for data science practitioners, SVDS participates in a panel on data strategy moderated by O’Reilly Media’s Tim McGovern and gives a talk on running data science teams.


  • Enterprise Dataversity 2016

    Chicago, IL

    Several of us will be in Chicago this year, presenting tutorials on data strategy, data platforms, and how to manage data science in the enterprise. CTO John Akred will also be taking part in a panel about how to strengthen your data strategy skills.

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