JD Long

I build models. And according to George E. P. Box, my models are wrong. My skill is understanding when and where my models are useful.

I’m an experienced risk and data scientist with a background in insurance, reinsurance, market risk, and stochastic modeling. I’m the guy who can build a Monte Carlo model, help parallelize the model to run on Amazon’s cloud services and then stand in front of a general audience and put the work in context where everyone understands. My super power is thinking probabilistically, understanding risk, and communicating clearly. I have a history forming bridges between IT and business teams.

rstudio::conf 2019

Putting empathy in action Building a 'community of practice' for analytics in a global corporation

January 25, 2019

The theme of "empathy" will be recurring as he discusses how he worked to create a supportive learning environment focused on helping analysts "kick ass" regardless of their tool set.