Vice Presient, Predictive Analytics,
During his 18+ year tenure, Rick Pechter has held a variety of roles at MicroStrategy. While managing the company’s Pacific Technology Center in San Diego, Rick was also Senior Director of Advanced Analytics with responsibility for the architecture, design and implementation of MicroStrategy’s advanced analytics and data mining features. He’s authored the MicroStrategyR package for the open source R project and contributed new features to the Predictive Model Markup Language or PMML, the industry’s de facto standard for data mining interoperability. Today, Rick’s main focus is on customer adoption, helping them successfully inject analytics into their business intelligence applications. He’s worked with hundreds of customers around the world representing a wide variety of industries and sectors, from university and government agencies to Fortune 500 companies. Before joining the MicroStrategy team, he started his career as a hardware engineer at Teradata where he managed hardware and software engineering teams focused on massively parallel enterprise-class computer systems. Rick lives in San Diego with his family where he enjoys bicycling and skiing.