Since 2004, Travis has been professionally involved with the information technology. Highlighted roles:
- As a programmer/analyst for the largest military cohort study, contributing to peer reviewed research
- Founded and sold a company with the largest database of US manufacturing companies
- Performed data analysis/product management/paid acquisition for a publisher with 10+ million monthly sessions in a highly competitive SEO/PPC industry.
- Built and led a growth team for the marketing arm of a publicly traded healthcare company
Travis grew up in San Diego, California. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, graduating in 2004 with a double major in Computer Science and English.
Data can have a big impact on understanding the world, illuminating dark corners that were previously unknown. It can also be used inappropriately – for support rather than illumination – especially unconsciously. This is why data discipline matters.
- Seeking the answer you want will inject bias. Knowing the answer you want will inject bias. This is often worse than no answer.
- If you look to data to confirm you’re right, you are wrong.