Carmen McKell: is Co-Founder and President of BaseMetrics Inc., a independent consulting firm specializing in predictive analytics. Carmen has more than 20 years of hands-on experience helping clients use their data to solve problems and maximize business potential. She plays in the space between data and insight. Carmen led BI, balanced scorecard, and performance measurement initiatives in the health care and government sectors. Her current focus is on helping others explore the impact of big data and data science on their organization. She and her colleagues are connected to Rice University and are currently developing courses in business analytics for the health and energy sector in Houston TX. Carmen curates “Making Data Useful” on Scoop.it and can be followed on twitter @CarmenMcKell.