Jesse Spencer-Smith, PhD is Chief Data Scientist for the Data Science Institute at Vanderbilt University. He was previously at HCA Healthcare where as Director of Data Science he led the first Data Science team for the company. Later, as Director of Enterprise Data Science, he was charged with enabling Data Science across the enterprise through training, mentoring, skills assessments and consulting with business units on Data Science preparedness. Prior to joining HCA, he was an Assistant Professor of Mathematical Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has been teaching and consulting on analytics since he was a high schooler, when he started a consulting company building software for civil engineering companies.