Jay Colbert is an expert in data collection, transformation and analysis; management; matching and algorithmic deduplication; and automating processes. He has almost 20 years of experience analyzing and managing data for community initiatives, most notably the SAVI community information system, for which he also led public training workshops.
Jay has provided technical support and strategic data consulting to a variety of community-based organizations (CBOs) in Central Indiana. He has led large and novel data integration efforts for Domestic Violence Network and Hear Indiana.
Jay has worked at The Polis Center for 16 years full-time with a four-year hiatus during which he was a self-employed data expert specializing in eCommerce, data analysis, and geographic information systems.
He has a B.S. degree in Aviation Technology from Purdue, an M.S. degree in Geographic Information Science from IUPUI, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Data Science at IUPUI.