Andy Pulkstenis

Andy Pulkstenis

Job Title: Director, Advanced Analytics

Company: State Farm Insurance

Andy Pulkstenis is a Director of Analytics for State Farm Insurance. He leads a team of advanced analytics professionals providing statistical analysis and predictive modeling support for the enterprise across a variety of business units. His background includes over a decade of experience improving business strategies with designed multivariate experiments.

Pulkstenis received his MS degree in statistics from Penn State University and holds a BA in mathematics (statistics minor) from Messiah College. He has spent nearly 20 years in applied business analytics with Trilogy Consulting, Capital One and now State Farm Insurance, with particular focus on predictive modeling, experimental design and statistical recruiting. When not working, Pulkstenis enjoys spending time with his family, NHL hockey and NFL football.

Speaking at the following:

8.30am - 10.30am
Masterclass B – Do you know, or do you think you know? Incorporating business experiments into strategy development

Within this interactive session we will be introducing the concept of business testing, demonstrating how companies are using it to gain insight and increase profitability. Content includes a step-by-step guide for changing, creating, or improving a testing culture, a primer on key testing-related concepts for senior leaders and executives, action plans on how to address… Read more.

10.00am - 10.30am
Keynote Presentation: Data Science Pitfalls

As the practice of applied data science and development of data science/advanced analytics programs proliferate, there have been correlated increases in operator error and questionable practices. The presenter will discuss some common pitfalls to watch out for as you grow or build your data science divisions, using examples and lessons culled from a combination of… Read more.