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Big Data Takes Crime-fighting Role

In Westerns, you didn’t need analytics to tell the bad guy. He showed his character — or lack thereof — right when he walked into the saloon. Times have changed.

PointPredictive, a provider of machine learning, AI and fraud solutions, digs deep to find bad actors looking to scam the system.

The company had record attendance at its Auto Lending Fraud Roundtable held recently in Plano, Texas.

According to the San Diego-based company, auto lenders identified their three biggest fraud concerns.

  1. Deceptive credit washing where false claims of identity theft are used to remove legitimate problems.
  2. The rise in synthetic identity where credit protection numbers are used to create new credit under false pretenses.
  3. The systematic fraud by dealers that results in early payment defaults.
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PointPredictive’s tools take on fraud in auto, mortgage and retail as well as income validation.

It’s a fascinating business.

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It is often asked: How do you make your resume stand out?

Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Kaiser Permanente San Diego Jane Finley found one way. She worked the floor packing kiwis at a produce sorting warehouse in 1984.

That is the kind of job and experience we often remember fondly as we make our way down our career paths.

As she said at the SDBJ CEO of the Year Awards, while accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award, “it enabled me to have some capital while searching for my dream job in health care.”

Obviously, she found that dream job. The fruits of our labor can produce some great results.

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Speaking of standout resumes.

Cubic Corp. announced the appointment of Jim Colson as vice president and chief technology officer.

“Colson will join Cubic’s executive team to define and drive transformative platforms, including cloud and mobile across all Cubic business divisions,” the company said. He reports to Kevin Eagan, senior vice president and chief digital officer.

According to Cubic, “Colson retired from IBM as an IBM Fellow, vice president and worldwide CTO for the AI and ML infused Watson Customer Engagement portfolio. … Throughout his tenure, (at IBM) he held roles of increasing leadership responsibilities across mobile, smarter cities and collaboration systems, while driving market changing ecosystem contributions …”


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