Much of my work is in collaboration with companies. I usually cut up the problem in smaller chunks with each chunk being solved and delivered in periods of 3-6 months. I only work with companies if the problem can be generalized to an academic version, which typically takes 3 years to solve. I am especially interested in developing automated, repeatable solutions. The fields that I am working in are Machine Learning, Customer Analytics and Social Media Analytics. If you have any interest, I would love to hear from you. Here's my Google Scholar Profile