Neil Raden

Hired Brains Research LLC

Neil Raden, based in Santa Fe, NM, is an active industry analyst, consultant, and widely published author and speaker and also the founder of Hired Brains Research. Hired Brains provides thought leadership, context, and advisory consulting in Information Management, Analytics/ Data Science, AI, AI Ethics, and IoT Edge Analytics. Hired Brains is also a leading voice in the fields of “Data for Good” and AI Ethics. Neil began his a career as a Property and Casualty actuary at AIG in New York before forming his own consulting firm which he grew for twenty years before selling it in 2004. Neil is the Principal Investigator and the author of "Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence for Actuaries," sponsored by the Society of Actuaries and is the co-author of the first book about Decision Automation through rules engines and predictive modeling, Smart (Enough) Systems: How to Deliver Competitive Advantage by Automating Hidden Decisions, Prentice-Hall. His articles can be found at He welcomes your comments at