Director, Data Science

John Hogue

John Hogue

John Hogue is the Director of Data Science at Ovative with a dual mandate of helping the team build sustainable and scalable products and explore the bleeding edge of what’s possible for our clients.

John spent 8 years at General Mills developing a 26-person data science organization from scratch. There, he built a reputation for being a people-first leader that looks to instill a culture of inclusion as well as productivity. In his tenure there, he saw his team applied as integral drivers of enterprise-wide data and analytics programs, such as strategic revenue management, integrated supply and demand forecasting, supply chain commodity sourcing, ecommerce, digital loyalty programs, and Box Tops for Education.

John also serves as an Executive Advisor for Minneanalytics, a 17,000-member strong non-profit organization focused on connecting data analytics professionals together across the Midwest. There, he has chaired and organized Big Data Tech and MinneFRAMA conferences, bringing over 1,100 data-driven attendees together for each of these events. Additionally, he co-founded Social Data Science, a non-profit with the mission of applying the knowledge of aspiring and practicing data scientists to make their communities a better place through skill-based volunteerism. John is committed to giving back to the community and reserves an hour every Friday for career coaching.

Outside of the world of data and analytics, John can be seen riding his cargo bike with two kids onboard or on his tandem with his wife. He can also be found in the many state parks Minnesota and Wisconsin have to offer in a small teardrop camper.

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