Alton Alexander was the first master and teacher in Utah’s Data Science Guild where he currently coaches apprentices on actual academic and industry projects. Alton is also the founder and chief data scientist at Front Analytics Inc. Previously he has worked as an employee or consultant to data oriented technology startups, marketing agencies, healthcare groups, legal firms, and manufacturing companies. He has been known to participate and win high impact data science competitions. Alton is enthusiastic about all things advanced analytics, machine learning, and big data. If asked, his favorite technology stack includes HDFS, Spark, R, and H20. Alton is a husband and loves dancing with his daughters. A Salt Lake City transplant from Olympia, Washington. He is optimistic, a learner, and a results driven individual.