We know that data science strategy can be confusing. What’s not confusing are these mottos—
– Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
– The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
– Motivation is the key to lasting change.
That’s what we believe—an unbreakable work ethic, applicable tools, and a knack for problem solving will take you far—and that’s what you’ll get partnering with us.
Yucky Data works the way you want to work—easily, efficiently, and effectively. Do you want to chat for an hour about the latest ROI model? We’d love to. Do you need help preparing a 6-month assessment of the data science team’s capabilities? We can help. We take pride in our work and want you to share in our data science glee.
We make every effort to minimize cost and maximize value for our clients. That’s why we work on contracted hourly rates instead of on a contracted flat rate. Hourly rates allow us the flexibility to work together as your needs grow—or shrink. When we estimate the amount of time a project will take, we can efficiently support your needs, both big and small.
We believe building relationships fosters collaboration and productivity. We also know that your time is valuable, as is ours. That’s why we are partial to connecting digitally—like video conferencing, Slack, e-mail, and phone. Virtual platforms offer seamless information sharing and collaboration opportunities no matter where we are located across the globe. Of course, in-person events are not to be excluded. We are happy to hand deliver final product presentations, facilitate data science team working sessions, or coach a leader one-on-one. Just let us know when in-person meetings are the best fit for your office culture, and we’ll be there.
SCOTT MURDOCH, PH.D.
Scott Murdoch is the Founder and CEO of YuckyData, a premier executive data science consulting firm that helps companies make smarter decisions. A data science director, Scott is known for rethinking the ways in which businesses can harness big data analytics to uncover insights, steer strategy, and realize long-term gains.
Currently, the Director of Data Science with HealthJoy, a healthcare startup, Scott leads enterprise-class big data analytics projects critical to the company’s product development and growth strategy. His hallmark achievement is the evolution of the company’s healthcare claim analytics capabilities. He has led his team to introduce sophisticated data analytics and business intelligence tools critical to identifying opportunities to lower healthcare costs, improve the member experience, and simplify care.
Prior to joining HealthJoy, he served as a Data Scientist with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and an Econometrician with Ford Motor Credit Company.
Scott holds a Ph.D. in Economics and is a frequent guest speaker on big data at industry conferences. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two daughters.