Kurt Roots, M.B.A., M.S. – Started his first company in high school, which provided web analytics. M.B.A. and M.S. from Iowa State University, M.S. in Software Engineering from University of St. Thomas, and studied Systems Engineering and Game Design at MIT. After five years at Oracle, he went on to solving problems in retail and healthcare. This involved working as a Data Scientist at a management consulting company in Minneapolis where he focused on predictive analytics. He was a Senior Data Scientist for Infor in the Dynamic Science Labs based in Cambridge, MA working on optimization and predictive analytics across several industries. In addition to involvement with two start-ups, he is currently a Director of Analytics at Renaissance Learning.