Richard Boire’s experience in predictive analytics and data science dates back to 1983, when he received an MBA from Concordia University in Finance and Statistics.
His initial experience at organizations such as Reader’s Digest and American Express allowed him to become a pioneer in the application of predictive modelling technology for all database and CRM type marketing programs. This extended to the introduction of models which targeted the acquisition of new customers based on return on investment.
With this experience, Richard formed his own consulting company back in 1994 which was called the Boire Filler Group, a Canadian leader in offering analytical and database services to companies seeking solutions to their existing predictive analytics or database marketing challenges.
Richard is a recognized authority on predictive analytics and is among a very few, select top five experts in this field in Canada, with expertise and knowledge that is difficult, if not impossible to replicate in Canada. This expertise has evolved into international speaking assignments and workshop seminars in the U.S. , England, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia.
Within Canada, he gives seminars on segmentation and predictive analytics for such organizations as Canadian Marketing Association (CMA), Direct Marketing News, Direct Marketing Association Toronto, Association for Advanced Relationship Marketing(AARM.) and Predictive Analytics World(PAW). His written articles have appeared in numerous Canadian publications such as Direct Marketing News, Strategy Magazine and Marketing Magazine. He has taught applied statistics,data mining and database marketing at a variety of institutions across Canada which include University of Toronto, George Brown College, Seneca College and currently Centennial College. Richard was Chair at the CMA’s Customer Insight and Analytics Committee and sat on the CMA’s Board of Directors from 2009-2013. He has chaired numerous full day conferences on behalf of the CMA such as the 2000 Database and Technology Seminar as well as the 2002 Database and Technology Seminar and the first-ever Customer Profitability Conference in 2005).
He has co-authored white papers on the following topics: ‘Best Practices in Data Mining’ as well as ‘ Customer Profitability: The State of Evolution among Canadian Companies ’. In Oct. of 2014, his new book on “ Data Mining for Managers-How to use Data(Big and Small) to Solve Business Problems ” was published by Palgrave Macmillan.
In March of 2016, Boire Filler Group was acquired by Environics Analytics where he served as senior vice-president and most recently in May of 2019, he formed his own company, Boire Analytics.
Organizations that have benefited from Richard’s expertise include:
General Electric (GE)
National Bank of Canada
TD Bank Financial Group
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
Royal Sun Alliance
Canadian Cancer Society
Lombard Canada(now Northbridge Insurance)
MD Financial(now part of Scotiabank)
Bank of Montreal
Royal Bank of Canada
BMO Life Insurance
Heart and Stroke Association of Canada
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Economical Insurance Company of Canada
North Waterloo Farmers Mutual lnsurance of Canada
Canadian Automobile Association
Alberta Motor Association
Alzeimer’s Society of Canada
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