As President and CEO of Giant Oak, a software company focusing on big data and behavioral analytics, Dr. Gary Shiffman keeps busy, which keeps him happy.

“Being the CEO of a small and growing company is the most fun I could imagine having in the office,” he said. “It is a process which requires one to do 50 different things every day, and I love the pace.”

But running a successful company is far from being the only thing Shiffman has on his plate. He has been a professor at Georgetown University for the past 12 years, the place he describes as the source of his greatest intellectual challenges. And this is perhaps the key

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