The unreasonable effectiveness of empathy

The unreasonable effectiveness of empathy

February 26, 2018

About the speaker

JD Long

I build models. And according to George E. P. Box, my models are wrong. My skill is understanding when and where my models are useful.

I’m an experienced risk and data scientist with a background in insurance, reinsurance, market risk, and stochastic modeling. I’m the guy who can build a Monte Carlo model, help parallelize the model to run on Amazon’s cloud services and then stand in front of a general audience and put the work in context where everyone understands. My super power is thinking probabilistically, understanding risk, and communicating clearly. I have a history forming bridges between IT and business teams.