Marie Lowman has been making government more efficient with analytics for the better part of two decades, settling on, and never getting over, the fact that if we can do better, then we must do better. Throughout her career Marie has not only spoken, written, and thought extensively about governments doing better for their constituents, but she is also practicing it. As a three-term elected councilmember, and an appointed planning and zoning commissioner for more than five years, Marie practices what she preaches. She's seen firsthand how important government decisions are made and holds firm the belief that decisions impacting the community shouldn't be made on gut-feel alone. Useful, valuable data surrounds us and should be leveraged in our elected officials' decision making process.
Marie's career has afforded her the opportunity to work with government officials around the world, engaging in dialogue with leaders from Estonia to South Africa, Australia, Eritrea, and beyond. It is this practical, on-the-ground engagement that has fostered an enlightened, culturally diverse perspective on the community, locality, and nationwide benefits of data-driven decision making.
Marie serves on the board of Red Arena, a therapeutic riding center for disabled children, is the Lake Travis ISD Special Education Parent Adviser for Bee Cave Elementary School, and a parent volunteer for the Lake Pointe Lazers Swim Team, among various other volunteer activities.
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- Bart Baesens is an associate professor at KU Leuven (Belgium) and a lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom).
- Stephen McDaniel is a west coast-based independent consultant and trainer focused on meeting business needs with simple technical solutions.
- Rick Wicklin is a principal researcher in computational statistics at SAS, where he develops and supports the IML procedure and the SAS/IML Studio application.
- Ron Cody, EdD, a retired professor from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School now works as a private consultant and a national instructor for SAS Institute.