Mr. Ternent brings over 20 years’ experience as a developer, architect, and data scientist to CRI. He has served as CIO and CTO of multiple organizations, and has spent the majority of his career consulting with organizations across multiple industries on data architecture, analytics, and data science. He has a broad set of technical skills that span the continuum from data management and cleansing through building and scoring predictive analytics models, to building complex natural language processing applications. Mr. Ternent holds certifications in the Big Data arena (Hortonworks Certified Developer) and in Analytics (INFORMS Certified Analytic Professional). He has presented at multiple big data and analytics conferences on topics ranging from Hadoop to using text analytics in data science. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, he is fluent in both English and Spanish and has managed multi-national and multi-cultural teams both regionally and globally distributed.