In this session, Nathaniel discussed how NFPA uses data to empower fire stations worldwide with data-driven insights. We discussed the future of fire in this tech-driven world.
0:29 Nathaniel’s journey.
3:50 What’s NFPA?
6:12 Nathaniel’s role in NFPA.
8:50 Nathaniel’s book.
12:21 The data science team at NFPA.
15:01 Working with the government.
18:50 Interesting use cases of NFPA.
25:49 Fining tuning the data model at NFPA.
28:11 NFPA alliance with the Insurance industry.
31:33 Recruiting an idea concept or tool.
33:16 How to approach NFPA?
36:03 Nathaniel’s role: in facing or outfacing?
40:41 Suggestions for Non-profits to build a data science practice.
43:49 Putting together a data science team.
46:34 Predicting the fire outcome.
48:11 Closing remarks.
Nathaniel Lin has an extensive background in business and marketing analytics with strategic roles in both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He offers the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) agency and client perspective gleaned from his work at Fidelity Investments, OgilvyOne, Aspen Marketing, and IBM Worldwide. During his tenure with IBM Asia Pacific, he also built and led a marketing analytics group that won a DMA/NCDM Gold Award in B2B Marketing.
Lin served as an adjunct professor of business analytics at Boston College and Georgia Tech College of Management. He is also the founder of two LinkedIn groups related to big data analytics and is the 2014 author of Applied Business Analytics – Integrating Business Process, Big Data, and Advanced Analytics. Lin has an MBA in Management of Technology/Sloan Fellows from MIT Sloan School of Management and earned both a Ph.D. In Environmental Engineering and an Honors B.S from Birmingham University in England.
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach, and advocacy; and partner with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit www.nfpa.org.
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