what we do

We want to make the world a better place, through data. This means helping organizations and individuals to better explore, understand, and use information.

Our primary focuses are consulting and teaching. Though the combination may appear unusual, we approach consulting in the exact same way we approach teaching: with the end goal of empowering the client.

When we consult, we don't just provide answers like traditional consultants; we provide analytical approaches for asking the right questions and tools for uncovering answers.

When we teach, we don't just teach methods like traditional teachers; we teach context and challenge students to think (and learn) on their own.

The Data Life Cycle

meet the team

Ben

Chief Executive Officer

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    Ben Brew

    I am originally from Gainesville, Florida and earned a BA in Economics from The University of the South in Tennessee (2012). I graduated with a Master’s in Economics from the Paris School of Economics and the Sorbonne in France (2015) and spent the following summer as a data science fellow at the University of Chicago's Data Science for Social Good program. I am currently working as a bioinformatician in the Genetics and Genome Biology Lab at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, cycling, and watching the Toronto Raptors.

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Joe

Chief Data Scientist

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    Joe Brew

    I am a data scientist, epidemiologist, and economist. I have worked with the Florida Department of Health (USA), the Chicago Department of Public Health (USA), the Barcelona Public Health Agency (Spain), the Tigray Regional Health Bureau (Ethiopia) and the Manhiça Health Research Center (Mozambique). My research focuses on the economics of malaria and its elimination. I earned my BA at Sewanee: The University of the South (2008), an MA at the Institut Catholique de Paris (2009) and an MPH at the Kobenhavns Universitet (2013). I am passionate about international development, infectious disease surveillance, teaching, running, and pizza.

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Xing

Chief Operating Officer

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    Xing Brew

    I graduated with a BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Economics of Local Development from the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne. I am passionate about contributing to the social good through research, civic tech, and getting involved in my community. I enjoy cooking, playing music, learning Brazilian Jiujitsu, and practicing mindfulness meditation.

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