Seth is a data scientist at Microsoft who specializes in training and consulting clients who use Microsoft R Server. His past work includes training teams of data scientists to use R and MRS, showing how MRS fits in the big-data architecture, and helping with migration from tools such as SAS to R and MRS, and optimizing R performance. Before joining Microsoft, Seth worked as an analytics consultant at Revolution Analytics, the R-based big data and analytics company that was acquired by Microsoft in May 2015. Seth also has experience in marketing and customer analytics from prior jobs at American Express and Saks Fifth Avenue. He is a passionate "R-vangelist", an avid outdoorsman (who moved to Seattle to be close to lakes and mountains), and an amateur globetrotter.