Aaron is a highly competitive and motivated result-driven leader with a passion for creative-based solutions to challenging problems. He creates and lives in an atmosphere that demands effort, innovation, and excitement. Inspired by new and untapped technologies, he enjoys the pleasure of mixing Big Data systems with Python/R stats and some sweet visualization… he also frequently dabbles with and hacks his Raspberry Pi. A pure mathematician by training, Aaron received Academic-All America and All America awards as a lacrosse goalie at Eastern University. He was then a Sr. Data Scientist at Accenture where he built and executed big data analytics applications primarily across health, call center, and big oil enterprises. He has been a speaker at several conferences including Strata-Hadoop World and the Global Big Data Conference. Aaron is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Degree Analytics where he focuses on helping Universities graduate more students by uniquely leveraging IoT data.