Our Journey to SOC 2 Type II Compliance and How You Can Do It Too

As Civis’ General Counsel, my day-to-day is filled with a wide-ranging mix of business and legal issues, including leading our data protection efforts… and also a lot of keeping this guy out of my hair. But, today I want to share my thoughts about something I care about deeply: Trust. You — our clients — trust us … Continued

Civis Platform is now HIPAA Compliant

Ethical and technological data stewardship is a responsibility that we take incredibly seriously. Last year, we announced SOC 2 Type II certification, which is one of the most stringent enterprise security standards. Since then, we have continued our investment in data privacy and security, and today, we’re excited to announce that Civis achieved HIPAA compliance. This means … Continued

Reducing bias and ensuring fairness in data science

Here at Civis, we build a lot of models. Most of the time we’re modeling people and their behavior because that’s what we’re particularly good at, but we’re hardly the only ones doing this — as we enter the age of “big data” more and more industries are applying machine learning techniques to drive person-level … Continued

From Science to Production: Unleash your Jupyter Notebooks

Data scientists are explorers. They use Jupyter Notebooks, one of the most popular environments for data science analysis, to begin work toward creative solutions to big problems. But once those solutions are discovered…what’s the next step? In order for data scientists to make a major impact, the creativity that starts in notebooks needs to find … Continued

The best Mario Kart character according to data science

Mario Kart was a staple of my childhood — my friends and I would spend hours after school as Mario, Luigi, and other characters from the Nintendo universe racing around cartoonish tracks and lobbing pixelated bananas at each other. One thing that always vexed our little group of would-be speedsters was the question of which … Continued

Interviewing with Tech at Civis Analytics

  Let’s be real. Interviews can be weird, challenging, awkward, confusing, and complicated all at the same time. At Civis, we want to make this experience as best as possible for all candidates. Your candidate experience is our top priority and we strive for it to be nothing short of excellent. If you are interested … Continued

6 Ways You Might Be Unintentionally Introducing Bias Into Your Marketing Surveys

Note: this piece originally appeared in Adweek By now, everyone can agree: done right, data-based insights can drive smarter, more personalized touchpoints with the people that matter, and improve the overall quality of business decisions. For this to work, though, companies need accurate, trustworthy data. As we like to say at my organization, “garbage in, garbage … Continued

Why Civis Signed a U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting Dreamers

Civis employees share a strong belief in the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion at work and in society. At work, everyone should feel a strong sense of comfort and safety — comfort knowing that their differences are embraced, and safety to come as they are and display their uniqueness. You feel this when you … Continued