Eric Haller is the Executive Vice President and Group Head of Experian DataLabs. He pitched the idea of the datalabs to Experian’s executive team and received funding for 8 people to start the first lab in 2011. Since then he’s led the development and expansion of Experian DataLabs.
Experian DataLabs is the research and development organization within Experian. It was established in 2011 to drive the creation of new products and services from breakthrough experimentation across Experian’s businesses in 37 countries. Labs are located in London, Sao Paulo, Singapore and San Diego. Over 65% of these team members have their PhD in hard science areas. The labs have been featured in Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fox Business News, Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Cheddar TV and two published books covering innovation and artificial intelligence. They specialize in leveraging artificial intelligence and a broad array of data assets to solve a variety of challenges in risk, operations and marketing.
Prior to Experian, Eric worked in several start-ups including co-founding a local company in San Diego that focused on detecting identity fraud. This business was later renamed ID Analytics and sold in 2012 to LifeLock for $185 million. Eric also held roles as Chief Marketing Officer for HNC Software (sold to FICO in 2002 for $800mm) and executive roles with MasterCard and Visa.
Eric has his M.S. in Technology Management from Columbia University and B.S. in Finance from San Diego State University.