Hamit Hamutcu

Co-Founder, Senior Advisor
Initiative for Data Analytics and Data Science Standards
Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern University

Picture of Hamit HamutcuIn his role as Senior Advisor for The Institute for Experiential AI, Hamit assists the leadership team with strategy, marketing, and partnership efforts to launch programs that contribute to and work with the global AI ecosystem. He brings 25 years of industry and consulting experience in the areas of analytics and data-driven business strategy.

Hamit is the co-founder of the Initiative for Analytics and Data Science Standards. IADSS aims to develop industry standards for the knowledge and skills required in data science roles and is a best-practice and research hub for the data science profession. The Initiative is also working on an innovative framework for data literacy through its Data Citizen program. He is also co-founder of Elements, a data skills assessment platform. 

Previously, Hamit was a partner for Peppers & Rogers Group in Stamford, Connecticut, where he headed the Global Analytics Group and oversaw the growth of the analytics practice. He helped his clients develop best-practice analytics organizations, build data infrastructure, and deploy models to support business goals. He was a founding partner for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa offices and grew the firm in the region. He delivered projects and managed teams across the globe including the UK, South Africa, Singapore, Russia, the Middle East, and many industries such as logistics, financial services, telecom, and government. 

Earlier in his career, Hamit held several marketing analytics and technology positions at FedEx in Memphis, Tennessee, where he led IT and business teams to leverage enormous amounts of company data generated to serve its customers better.

Hamit is a frequent speaker, writer, and board member at various startups and nonprofit organizations.

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