Wayne Thompson is one of the early pioneers of business predictive analytics, and is a globally recognized presenter, teacher, practitioner, and innovator in the field of predictive analytics technology. He has worked alongside the world’s biggest and most challenging companies to help them harness analytics to build high–performing organizations.
Thompson was previously an Executive Director at JP Morgan. His team owned and executed the product strategy for Account Validation Services. His team was responsible for delivering and commercializing a suite of data verification services including identity payment instrument and financial services.
Over the course of his 29-year career at SAS, he has been credited with bringing to market landmark SAS analytic technologies (SAS® Text Miner, SAS® Credit Scoring for SAS® Enterprise Miner™, SAS® Model Manager, SAS® Rapid Predictive Modeler, SAS In Memory Statistics, SAS® Scoring Accelerator for Teradata, SAS® Analytics Accelerator for Teradata, and SAS® Visual Statistics). Wayne is also highly skilled at delivering easy-to-use, self-service data mining tools for business analysts, deep learning and cognitive computing.
Thompson received his Ph.D. and master degrees from the University of Tennessee. During his Ph.D. program, he was a visiting scientist at the Institut Superieur d’Agriculture de Lille, Lille, France.
The opportunity to teach at NC State University and share what he has learned from so many is a true bucket list item.
Ph.D. Agronomy and Statistics University of Tennessee
Ph.D. Plant Sciences University of Tennessee