John Elder founded the world’s most experienced data science company, Elder Research, 25 years ago. He’s led teams to solve seemingly intractable challenges to, for example: detect fraud, find insider threats, discover a drug, forecast markets, and analyze vast networks. John has co-authored three books – on data mining, text mining, and ensembles – two of which won “book of the year” in Mathematics or Computer Science. He has invented analytic breakthroughs, chairs international conferences, and is a popular keynote speaker, illuminating complex topics with clarity and humor. Dr. Elder is an (occasional) Adjunct Professor at UVA and was named by President Bush to serve five years on a panel to guide technology for national security.