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September 29, 2016
Added Functionality and Free Trial Lowers Many Data Science Hurdles
McLean, VA – An algorithm that predicts consumer retail trends down to the style of sweater that’s most likely to sell out this fall. And another that could transform heart disease diagnosis. Buried in the volumes of data we produce every day are answers to questions that may fuel a retailer’s success. Or insights that can help to solve challenges that have plagued us for decades. But until society becomes more conversant in analytics and data science, this transformative knowledge will remain out of reach. With updates to its Sailfish platform, Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) is leading commercial and government organizations to learn more from their data and to spur business and mission success. For the first time, users can try their own hand at analytics by accessing Booz Allen Hamilton’s Sailfish trial that is fully available to the public.
Through work at the highest levels of the federal government, military, and dozens of Fortune 500 companies, Booz Allen’s team of 600+ data scientists have developed algorithms to improve vehicle safety, increase access to vaccines, and combat human trafficking. This experience has been applied to the Sailfish solution, first introduced in January 2016, to deliver a number of improvements, including:
“Sailfish breaks down the barriers between traditional analytics and management teams, allowing businesses to function as a cohesive unit and be smarter and more efficient in their decision making,” said Booz Allen Senior Vice President Josh Sullivan, a leader of the firm’s data science team. “In a time when the availability of skilled data scientists lags way behind the demand for analytics, we’ve specifically engineered Sailfish to allow more professionals to assist their organization in the pursuit of informed decision making without needing heavy formal training.”
The updates to Sailfish extend Booz Allen’s leadership to democratize access to data science skills and big data analytics technologies. Announced earlier this year, Sailfish’s three distinct solutions are:
Booz Allen is committed to driving innovation in data science and analytics. In 2014, the firm launched Explore Data Science, an online training program geared toward a wide range of data science students. In 2015, Booz Allen released the latest iteration of The Field Guide to Data Science, an industry resource of data science best practices and use cases. For more information on the firm’s data analytics capabilities, go to BoozAllen.com/DataScience
To learn more about the Sailfish suite of products or to request a free trial, go to Sailfish.BoozAllen.com
About Booz Allen
For more than 100 years, business, government, and military leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. They trust us to bring together the right minds: those who devote themselves to the challenge at hand, who speak with relentless candor, and who act with courage and character. They expect original solutions where there are no roadmaps. They rely on us because they know that—together—we will find the answers and change the world.
We solve the most difficult management and technology problems through a combination of consulting, analytics, digital solutions, engineering, and cyber expertise. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our firm employs approximately 24,600 people globally, and had revenue of $6.17 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2018. To learn more, visit www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)