Dr. JT Kostman

Dr. JT Kostman is the Chief Data Officer for Time Inc. Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading thinkers on the strategic utilization of data, Dr. Kostman has gained deep insight into human behavior through his experiences as a Data Scientist, Mathematician and Psychologist. Since the dawn of the Big Data Revolution, Dr. Kostman's teams have been at the forefront of developing cutting-edge analytic capabilities that have fundamentally changed US Intelligence Agencies, Digital Media Marketing, Predictive Analytics, and Consumer Insights.

Dr. Kostman joined Time Inc. from Keurig Green Mountain, where he leveraged data assets to better understand customers, identify strategic marketing opportunities and improve productivity and profitability. He previously held senior-level roles at Samsung, AIG and Aptus Insights, where he led data science teams that shifted the organizations’ mindset toward data monetization. His work has fundamentally changed the way businesses treat digital media marketing, loyalty and retention and data mining.

Dr. Kostman has also led data initiatives for several US intelligence, defense and security agencies, as well as the Obama 2012 presidential campaign on social media analysis and insights. In addition, he has served on several advisory boards, including for the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Dr. Kostman holds a PhD in psychology from the City University of New York and completed his post- doctoral work in mathematics and physics at the New England Complex Systems Institute at Harvard and MIT. A decorated veteran, he served as a team leader of an elite reconnaissance team with the US Army Special Forces.

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