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Portrait of Roger Vandomme, chief data scientist of SMC

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Roger Vandomme

Chief Data Scientist and Principal

Roger’s extensive career has been built on the fundamentals of data analysis, predictive modeling and related decision-making.

 

After studies in applied mathematics with the University of Paris, he joined Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Europe as an econometrician. He spearheaded the design, computation and implementation of credit scores, as well as their integration in credit risk strategies. After implementing Basel II models across Europe, he was transferred to Toronto to build commercial credit scores in Canada, Latin America and Asia-Pacific, implementing credit risk strategies for major financial institutions around the world.

 

With NPD, a world-wide leader for syndicated market studies, Roger oversaw the international team of statisticians contributing to product innovation.

He then moved to the telecommunication industry with Rogers Communication where he created the Business Intelligence department and led his team through three major reorganisations.

 

Moving back to the credit bureaus industry, Roger joined Equifax Canada as vice president analytics, leading the turnaround of commercial business, creating new products, introducing new technologies and organizing marketing strategy.

 

In 2013, Roger created SMC, a small, but talented, data science boutique that helps companies and institutions optimizing their strategic decision-making process through the application of mathematical models. Specialized in predictive modelling and machine learning they contribute to implementing artificial intelligence in process optimization.

Roger teaches Business Analytics and Machine Learning at the University of Toronto and the BrainStation. He is also contributing to the AI curriculum for George Brown College. He has completed numerous studies and research on decision heuristics and biases, developing reasoning methods and processes around systemic design and game theory.

 

His latest projects include market segmentation for a US insurance company, a blockchain credit adjudication platform for a Fintech, a machine learning automated valuation model for the mortgage industry or an NLP classification model for a translation company. He is involved in various start-ups, including a digital marketplace in Ghana.

 

Roger is also a Reserve Officer with the French Army. A Colonel in the Airborne Marines, he is the deputy Defence Attaché with the French Embassy in Ottawa. He graduated from the French Ecole de Guerre in Paris, and from the Canadian Forces College. For more than 15 years, Roger teaches strategic and operational planning to senior officers at the Canadian Forces College.

 

Roger holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Paris University, a MBA from Queen’s University, and a Master in Defense Studies with the Royal Military College.

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