Press Release

Analytics Expert Jianping Zhang Joins Navigant

August 20, 2015 at 10:41 AM EDT

Zhang brings predictive analytics and innovative technology expertise to the Firm

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2015-- Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced today that Dr. Jianping Zhang joined as a Managing Director in the Firm’s Legal Technology Solutions practice. With more than 25 years of experience developing analytics products and solutions, Dr. Zhang expands the Firm’s eDiscovery, analytics services and capabilities that address clients’ complex and evolving data challenges.

Dr. Zhang, based in Washington, DC, is recognized globally in areas including artificial intelligence and machine learning with deep experience in predictive analytics, text analytics, advanced data analytics and software development. During his career, Dr. Zhang has served as a principal investigator on a number of projects for different government agencies and led efforts in developing innovative analytics products and solutions to address government and commercial issues. This includes developing many data and text analytics products and solutions to assist with a wide range of issues including eDiscovery, online payments and financial fraud detection.

“Jianping brings the highest level of experience, expertise and reputation in the industry to compliment Navigant’s strong team of Legal Technology Solutions professionals,” said Craig Freeman, Managing Director and Legal Technology Solutions practice leader. “As our clients continue to face complex and costly challenges around data analytics, Jianping will enhance Navigant’s offerings through his technology and analytics expertise.”

Prior to joining Navigant, Dr. Zhang helped build the advanced analytics team for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and led that organization in developing analytics products and solutions for financial fraud detection, technology assisted document review and financial advisory applications. He has also led efforts to develop innovative technologies for financial fraud detection used by the PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board) and the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).

“It is an exciting time to join Navigant’s Legal Technology Solution team,” said Dr. Zhang. “As corporations and law firms continue to face challenges around the review and analysis of huge volumes of data, it has never been more vital to leverage technology to optimize and leverage clients’ data to help capture innovative opportunities and high value solutions.”

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is an independent specialized, global professional services firm that combines deep industry knowledge with technical expertise to enable companies to defend, protect and create value. With a focus on industries and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory and legal issues, the Firm serves clients primarily in the healthcare, energy and financial services sectors which represent highly complex market and regulatory environments. Professional service offerings include strategic, financial, operational, technology, risk management, compliance, investigative solutions, dispute resolutions services and business process management services. The Firm provides services to companies, legal counsel and governmental agencies. The business is organized in four reporting segments – Disputes, Investigations & Economics; Financial, Risk & Compliance; Healthcare; and Energy. More information about Navigant can be found at

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