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Joyce Narvades

Advanced Analytics

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  • Responsibilities at KPI


    Joyce specializes in advanced predictive statistical modeling. She has extensive experience integrating IBM Cognos BI and TM1 with SPSS forecasts specifically with reference to:


    • Performing exploratory data analysis, data cleansing/manipulation, modeling, evaluation and deployment

    • Providing training and guidance for best practices

    • Creating visualizations


    Value to customers


    Joyce holds a Masters in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics and a Certificate in Business Intelligence Analysis. She has nearly 10 years’ experience in predictive modeling using SPSS, SAS and R.


    In addition to Advanced Analytics, Joyce also offers the ability to solve the most critical, performance sensitive business problems using IBM Cognos BI. Having been trained in developing IBM Rave Visualizations, she is one of the few people in the world capable of providing new visualization types such as bandlines, sparkplot used in scorecards and Marimekko charts sometimes used in sales analytics.


    Examples


    Joyce has provided Advanced Analytics training and developed models using Time Series and Neural Net algorithms for customers such as Egg Farmers of Canada and Luxury Retreats.


    Prior to KPI, Joyce was a Research Analyst at State Farm Insurance performing statistical analyses including location analytics.




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