Crain's Names Open Data Group's Founder and Chief Data Scientist, Bob Grossman, to Chicago Tech50

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Crain's recognizes Bob Grossman for his contributions to predictive analytics, big data, and genomics. Over the past 20 years and working with a variety of companies, he has developed a set of best practices called "AnalyticOps" that allow organizations to maximize their returns on data analytics.

"Few people know more about Big Data than Grossman." - Crain's Chicago

Open Data Group is pleased to announce our founder, Robert (Bob) Grossman, was named to Crain’s Tech50 list this week.

"Few people know more about Big Data than Grossman," writes Crain's Chicago. Having spent the last 20 years in both industry and academic positions, Bob has expanded the application of data science in many ways. As a founder of Open Data Group, Bob is revolutionizing the way companies deploy their analytic models and develop their data infrastructure. In doing so, Bob has identified and defined the role and responsibilities of “AnalyticOps”, a new core competency that allows enterprises to efficiently monetize their data science investments.

Bob is also part of the University of Chicago’s faculty, serving as the Director of the Center for Data Intensive Science where he recently launched the Genomic Data Commons, which is part of Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot. Bob is also a Core Faculty and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology (IGSB) and at the Computation Institute. His research group focuses on data science, big data, bioinformatics, cloud computing and related areas.

“We couldn’t be more proud of this honor for Bob,” said Pete Foley, CEO of Open Data Group. “Bob’s commitment and vision for the use of data science and big data has helped guide industry and academic research for more than 20 years. His focus continues to help derive important economic and health advancements across a wide variety of companies and institutions.”

Open Data Group is a privately held software company focused on helping enable enterprises to build their analytic infrastructure. Founded in 2001, Open Data Group has helped companies large and small tackle their data science model deployment and infrastructure integration challenges.

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