Optimized Payments Hires New Chief Data Scientist

Optimized Payments, a leading payments consulting and analytics firm, has hired Fei Hou as its first chief data scientist. The new role represents the company’s commitment to extracting more relevant and timely insights from data so clients can make informed decisions.

Technical expertise is Hou’s strong suit. He’s honed knowledge across coding languages like Python and SQL; algorithms such as linear regression and deep learning; and tools including Tableau, Hadoop, and Spark. Plus, his international background will benefit the firm’s global focus, as it aims to add enterprise clients and consume payments data across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

Anand Goel, CEO of Optimized Payments, is excited to bring Hou on board. “He will further our goal of growing our payments analytics platform, which delivers insights, savings, and streamlined back-office operations for our clients. Through machine learning and data science, Fei will improve our platform’s ability to deliver the timely and relevant insights our clients need to develop informed strategies.”

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