Brayden Ross is a Data Professional with years of experience promoting and teaching the skills and value behind data science and analytics. Since 2018 Brayden has helped create and direct analytics program curriculum at higher education institutions, published articles and given keynotes shared internationally among universities and data professionals, and driven key organizational changes using cutting edge analytics tools and big data at large-scale companies. His insights and analytics work have influenced the use of big data at over 50 colleges nationwide and were key in aiding institutions shifting to online workspaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brayden is professionally experienced in a large tech stack, ranging from cloud computing and virtual machines to graphic design and UI/UX. His focuses include programming in R, machine learning, data science, cloud computing and data visualization.