Nathaniel Payne

Nathaniel Payne, Associate Director, Data Science & Engineering, Cardinal Path

Nate is a technology leader, systems architect, researcher, marketer, and statistician with over ten years of experience. He is responsible for Data Science, Architecture & Engineering at Cardinal Path.

In this role, Nate manages the delivery of numerous large enterprise data science, engineering, and analytics initiatives, including, machine learning, data modeling, systems architecture design, and data warehousing projects for Cardinal Path’s largest Fortune 1000 clients.

Nate is the company’s predictive analytics subject matter expert, and spends significant time defining, designing, detailing, and leading the technical execution of new analytics and machine learning methodologies in production environments. His specialties include database systems and architectures, cloud computing, software architecture and engineering, machine learning and statistical modeling, market research, marketing and competitive strategy, programmatic media buying, DMP & DSP architecture, and more. Nate frequently finds himself involved in and leading teams working with tools and products including Google Cloud (Compute Engine, BigQuery, CloudSQL, Cloud Storage), AWS, R, Python, SAS, JavaScript, Java, C++, SQL Server, MySQL, Cassandra, Hadoop, Apache's vast array of products, and Tableau.

Nate holds a BBA in Business and MSc in Statistics from Simon Fraser University and is nearly finished his MSc in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. He is currently an instructor at the British Colombia Institute of Technology and a lecturer in the MBA program at Simon Fraser University.

Posts by: Nathaniel Payne

BigQuery Innovates With New Release

Google BigQuery

This past year has seen a major evolution in the features and functionality of Google’s BigQuery, and last week, Google released some new and exciting capabilities (summarized below). Recently, our data science team at Cardinal Path has seen a lot of of interest in Google BigQuery as well as many of Google’s various Cloud products. … Read Full Post

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Three Lessons To Remember When Enabling Your Data & Analytics Strategy with Cloud Computing

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If you’re like many organizations, data and analytics are fast becoming a fountain of organizational insights, a source of competitive advantage, and a means to empower your enterprise to make data-based decisions.  The tools and technology that enable all of this analysis are foundational to the process, and cloud computing is one of the ways … Read Full Post

An Inside Look – Universal Analytics (UA) Moves Out of Beta

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Today, the digital analytics sphere received some very interesting news. Universal Analytics (UA), the expanded update to Google Analytics (GA), was released from Beta. For many months, Cardinal Path clients have been asking our service and delivery teams for details relating to the timing, features, and impact of UA. Uncertainty swirled regarding the features that … Read Full Post

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