Summit partners with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) to conduct data analysis and policy investigations for our clients

10/27/20 11:20 AM

Summit Consulting has partnered with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) to conduct data analysis and policy investigations for our clients. Our partnership with Virginia Tech is multifaceted and includes teaming up with expert staff for proposals, providing curricula direction, and driving student recruitment.

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Topics: Summit Blog, recruiting, statistical applications, Virginia Tech, curriculum guidance

Economist’s Corner: Indicators to watch this fall

10/23/20 10:33 AM

Back in March, I posted about how Summit is approaching our forecasts for the U.S. economy during the COVID-19 pandemic and how we are creating reactive and flexible models that overweight new or recent data compared to traditional models. In the six and a half months since then, the volatility in many economic measures proven remarkably persistent. Or, to put it more bluntly: the economy is still a wild ride. As such, I am sharing a few notes on the key factors that are driving the current state of the economy, as well as the indicators that I am watching closely to understand what might come next.

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Complexity Simpified: Summit Founder Albert Lee holds a panel discussion with Valligent Technologies on available models and valuation techniques to support default management

10/20/20 2:50 PM

COVID-19 has injected uncertainty into the mortgage industry. Reflecting on previous crises can provide guidance on the trajectory of the industry.

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog, models and valuation techniques

Summit releases new white paper: Summit's Approach to Mitigating Unforeseen Risks

9/9/20 10:02 AM

The COVID-19 outbreak reminds us that low-probability, high-risk events are inevitable. Therefore, responsible organizations must be prepared for any event, even if their form is hard to predict.

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Topics: data analytics, white paper, COVID-19, Summit Blog, unforeseen risks

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses WIFIA and its relevance to the COVID-19 economic recovery with John Ryan of InRecap

9/1/20 8:30 AM

Recently, Partner Anthony Curcio sat down with John Ryan of InRecap to discuss the WIFIA program's surprising relevance to the COVID-19 economic recovery.
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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog, WIFIA

Complexity Simplified: Founder Albert Lee discusses the impact COVID-19 has had on the municipal bond market with Chief Economist Dr. Simon Wu

8/27/20 9:19 AM

In our most recent episode of Complexity Simplified, Founder Dr. Albert Lee sits down with Dr. Simon Wu, Chief Economist at Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the municipal bond market.

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog, municipal bond market

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses WIFIA with John Ryan of InRecap

8/20/20 7:45 AM

In our most recent episode of Complexity Simplified, Partner Anthony Curcio sat down with John Ryan of InRecap to discuss WIFIA, the EPA's water infrastructure loan program. How does WIFIA work, and what has been the key to its success? How much value has it provided for taxpayers?

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), infrastructure, Summit Blog, WIFIA

Summit's 2020 Summer Associate Program was a huge success!

8/11/20 1:13 PM

Each summer, Summit Consulting accepts a group of 10-15 talented and motivated Summer Associates (Interns).

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Topics: summer interns, Summit Blog

Complexity Simplified: Summit Manager Kellen MacBeth shares his experience transitioning projects from traditional project management practices to Scrum

7/30/20 10:38 AM

In this podcast, Summit Consulting Manager Kellen MacBeth talks with Agile Coach and Summit Senior Consultant Derek Hills sharing his experience transitioning USDA’s Business Modernization Office from traditional project management practices to Scrum, and also reveals how – after some initial struggles and skepticism – his group embraced the change and quickly improved its focus, productivity, quality, and teamwork.

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), Scrum, Summit Blog, project management

Complexity Simplified: Director Kate Machado discusses how rural populations are uniquely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with Hilda Heady, MSW

7/29/20 1:22 PM

The CDC states that “About 46 million Americans live in rural areas, which face distinctive challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog, rural health, rural communities

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