Dr. Ralph Thomas
Chief Data Scientist and General Manager of Gaming & Strategy
Dr. Thomas is Chief Data Scientist and General Manager of Gaming & Strategy at VizExplorer, a software company specializing in operational intelligence solutions for casinos. A gaming industry veteran, Dr. Thomas has substantial experience implementing analytics into single and multi-property gaming companies to drive tangible and measurable gains to the bottom line. Prior to joining VizExplorer, he was the VP of Strategic Analysis and Database Marketing at Seminole Gaming, where he helped oversee seven properties in the Florida market. He also spent four years in various roles at Station Casinos in Las Vegas. Dr. Thomas understands gaming from raw data up through casino operations, giving him a unique, 360 degree view of the industry, which he applies daily in the development of VizExplorer solutions. His specialties include areas of Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Tools, Casino Marketing, Database Marketing, Strategic Analytics, Casino Gaming Operations, Casino Gaming Floor Design. He has a B.A. & M.S. of Mathematics from the University of Chicago, a M.Phl. of Mathematics from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in Pure & Applied Mathematics from University of Nevada at Las Vegas. the first such Ph.D. awarded in the state.