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Ben Sadeghi
Data Scientist , MapR

Ben Sadeghi is a Data Scientist at MapR (Asia Pacific & Japan), helping companies implement data-driven, machine learning solutions based on Hadoop.

Prior to MapR, Ben developed internal and external data products at Wego.com, a travel meta-search site, and worked in the Internet of Things domain at Jawbone, where he implemented analytics and predictive applications for the UP Band self-quantification platform. Before moving to the private sector, Ben contributed to several NASA and JAXA space missions.

Ben is an active member of the open-source Julia language community. He holds an M.Sc. in computational physics, with an astrophysics emphasis.

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Posted on March 22, 2016 by Ben Sadeghi

Churn prediction is big business. It minimizes customer defection by predicting which customers are likely to cancel a subscription to a service. Though originally used within the telecommunications industry, it has become common practice across banks, ISPs, insurance firms, and other verticals.

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