On July 10, 2019, Calvin College becomes Calvin University. In addition to other celebratory events on campus, the Big Data and Hadoop Users Group of West Michigan will be meeting at 6:30 in North Hall 276.

We look forward to a presentation by Bill Meade, PhD, entitled “Understandable SKU Analysis.” This is the story of how a simple business question was translated into a simple data model and resulted in a 40% increase in Return on Sales.

Come early to participate in the Calvin University Celebration. Food and games will be available beginning at 4:30, and we’ll delay the start of Dr. Meade’s presentation until 6:30 to allow everyone a chance to grab something to eat at one of several food trucks that will be on hand. (No need to register for the Calvin University Celebration, we have already pre-registered the MeetUp.)

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Meade is a data modeler, economist, and founder of GrokStats (https://grokstats.com). He has 18+ years of experience in building and evaluating data models in the areas of marketing, demand planning, forecasting, econometrics, electrical engineering, ecology, insurance, automotive, airlines, oil, consumer goods, and education. In so doing, Dr. Meade has worked for major companies such as Coca-Cola, Kraft, and Mars.