Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A short Introduction: Who is GG?
As it is customary to introduce oneself in a first post, I will tell you more about myself.
Born and raised in rural Normandy, France, I am a 26yo Frenchie working in the United States. Growing up, I did my Engineering Undergrad in Lyon (2nd largest city in France) before transferring to Duke University for a dual Master Program in Engineering Management. My first full-time job was at Opera Solutions (winner of the Netflix Prize hosted on Kaggle) before joining AlixPartners 1.5 year later, a Turnaround and Restructuring boutique consultancy where I helped companies fix their Analytics.
At AlixPartners, I specialize in Advanced Analytics applied to businesses. My work essentially consists in identifying algorithms that can be leveraged in business situations, in the vast majority, in the Marketing and Healthcare field.
After that, I joined BCG's GAMMA team in March 2017 with a focus on Healthcare and personalization with the ambitious goal to fix Healthcare using Analytics for the good of patients.
At the cornerstone of all these problems, there is Analytics: An ill-defined field that encompasses Stats and Math, BI, Reporting and Machine Learning (among other specialties) and that is to be the focus on my Blog.
Last, I go by GG as my nickname (acronym for Guillaume Guy) as Guillaume has proved itself to be a challenge for native speakers. Feel free to use it too to hail me!