Inna Burdein, Director of Panel Analytics, The NPD Group, Inc.
Inna joined the NPD Group, in Corporate Research Science, in 2006. At NPD, Inna has worked across a broad range of industries, designing, managing and analyzing survey data. For the past year, Inna has taken on the role of Director of Panel Analytics, which is specifically focused on ensuring a high quality online panel. Some of her focus has been on modeling the probability of response, overreporting, and fraudulent responses. Prior to joining NPD, Inna worked as a research associate and personnel director at the Center for Survey Research at Stony Brook University, while completing her Ph.D. in Political Psychology and Methodology. Pete Cape, Global Knowledge Director, SSI
Pete has over 25 years experience in market research. Initially a specialist in international telephone research, he was a founder member of TNS Interactive in the late nineties and has concentrated on online research ever since. Joining Survey Sampling in 2005 he oversaw the rapid development of their online business in the UK and became Global Knowledge Director in 2006. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and training workshops around the globe and a regular contributor to research and marketing publications.
John Bremer, Chief Research Officer, Toluna; Co-Chair, 2013 CASRO Online Research Conference
John joined Toluna as Chief Research Officer in April 2011. Before joining Toluna, he served as Chief Research Officer at Compete, Inc., a Kantar Media company. Prior to working at Compete, John worked for Harris Interactive. His work has consisted of research into all areas of representativeness. He has specialized, however, in areas of non-probability sampling, rare populations, selection bias and online survey research. He is most well known for having developed the proprietary propensity score weighting technique utilized by Harris, as well as producing successful election forecasts in the US in 2000-2008 an in the UK in 2005-2010. In addition, he co-directed the Harris Center for Innovation. Previously, John was a senior research assistant to Dr. James Heckman, specializing in selection bias issues. Projects John worked on were cited in awarding Professor Heckman the 2000 Nobel Prize in Economics. John received his BAs in statistics, mathematical economic analysis and public policy from Rice University. He was awarded an MS in statistics from the University of Chicago. Later John returned to the University of Chicago to obtain his MBA. He was awarded an MA and an ABD in political science from the University of Rochester his M.A. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in Science Studies from the University of Minnesota.