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Civis Analytics and AWS

Civis Analytics and AWS

by Civis Analytics

Data sets are growing rapidly. But in spite of this abundance of data, most organizations are still struggling to leverage all of it to understand their customers, figure out new markets, build their operations, and more. Data is the key to making these decisions effectively, but that data is buried deep in dozens of unconnected systems. There’s too much latency...

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Partnering with Discovery

Partnering with Discovery

by Peter B.

We are so happy to announce our partnership with Discovery Communications today. We’ll explore how the work Civis does can integrate in to Discovery’s global portfolio of television networks. Our teams are joining forces at a time when data and new technology continue to change the way viewers consume content. Together, we will interpret more accurately rapidly-evolving viewership patterns and...

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On building stuff at AWS re:Invent 2014

On building stuff at AWS re:Invent 2014

by Civis Analytics

Our founder, Dan Wagner, was recently featured at AWS re:Invent in a Founders Fireside Chat with Amazon CTO, Dr. Werner Vogels. Watch the full video, or read an excerpt below: Werner Vogels: “So do you actually build stuff?” Dan Wagner: “We do!” Werner Vogels: “So tell us the kinds of things that you build?” Dan Wagner: “We left the campaign...

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Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

Obamacare: Who Was Helped Most

by Civis Analytics

“Now a large set of data “” from Enroll America, the group trying to sign up people for the program, and from the data firm Civis Analytics “” is allowing a much clearer picture. The data shows that the law has done something rather unusual in the American economy this century: It has pushed back against inequality, essentially redistributing income...

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A Formula to Find the Uninsured Around the Country

by Civis Analytics

Enroll America is an organization with a big job: to find the uninsured around the country and persuade them to sign up for health insurance. It needs a good way to find them. The organization realized early that it would need a detailed picture of just who was uninsured int he country and where they lived. [Enroll America] partnered with...

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City Uses New Technology to Target Women, Encourage Mammography

by Civis Analytics

“CHICAGO ““ The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has joined Civis Analytics to conduct targeted outreach to uninsured women on the City’s South Side. The initiative encourages these women to take advantage of City-funded mammogram services. To identify the women most likely to be uninsured, Chicago-based analytics firm, Civis Analytics, used a combination of private and public data to...

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7 fast growing Chicago tech companies that are hiring right now

7 fast growing Chicago tech companies that are hiring right now

by Civis Analytics

“This civic tech company came out of President Obama’s cutting edge 2008 election campaign. Led by Obama’s former chief analytics officer Dan Wagner, Civis Analytics is reapplying the lessons they learned on the campaign trail as a big data startup. They have a number of different expertise including database integration, predictive analytics, randomized controlled experiments, and survey research.” Read full...

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Civis Wins the Moxie Awards’ Best New Startup

Civis Wins the Moxie Awards’ Best New Startup

by Civis Analytics

This past June, we were thrilled to be awarded Best New Startup at the third annual Moxie Awards. Our data scientists and software developers were honored to take home the statue. The Moxies celebrate Chicago’s most innovative digital entrepreneurs and are presented each year by Built in Chicago. According to Built in Chicago founder Matt Moog, an incredible 175 new...

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Ex-Obama Techies Celebrate Birthday with Science Fair

Ex-Obama Techies Celebrate Birthday with Science Fair

by Civis Analytics

“What happens when a bunch of data scientists throw a birthday party? There are drinks, food and music “” and a science fair. Civis Analytics, a company formed by many of the data scientists from Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, celebrated its one-year anniversary in style last night by hosting a science fair and Mayor Rahm Emanuel at its West Loop...

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Obama’s Data Gurus Find Life Outside the Beltway

Obama’s Data Gurus Find Life Outside the Beltway

by Civis Analytics

“A celebration was underway Thursday night on the seventh floor of a lofted office in Chicago’s West Loop. Civis Analytics, the firm founded by Dan Wagner, the former chief analytics officer of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, was marking (and marketing) its first birthday with the theme of a data “science fair.” That meant, among other things: DJ’s wearing lab...

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