Brownie Group applies data science to help companies make evidence-based decisions.

  • Rapid Deployment
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Solution Generation
  • Results Validation
Eli Smith

is founder and principal consultant. He is a Certified Public Accountant, financial analyst, and project manager who discovered programming and upgraded his tool kit. He now designs and builds robust automated workflows.

Data science is the vehicle. Strategy provides the destination coordinates. Eli can show you the route, and if you need help, Eli loves to drive.

Eli is volunteer organizer of the Twin Cities Python User Group, a Python Software Foundation affiliate with over 3,600 members. The language is widely-deployed as a connector of applications and data streams; other uses include data mining, machine learning, data visualization, web development, and security.

Eli enjoys bicycling and rollerskiing in summer, and cross-country skate skiing in winter.

Source: Myleen Hollero Photography

Open Source

languages make it easier for us to understand each other.

We speak

  • SQL
  • Python
  • JavaScript


rapid development and prototyping.

We speak

  • Dashboards
  • Alerts
  • Visualizations


Advanced Autopilot

is here now. Applying the same tools and techniques, the self-driving business process captures more data, sees unexpected patterns, and responds in real-time, with fewer mistakes.

We integrate

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Reporting
  • Operations
  • Risk Management



Key performance metrics that tell a story.



If Napoleon had predicted how many troops would be lost in the advance (thick tan band) toward and retreat (thinner black band) from Russia in 1812, he might have chosen a different tactic. This iconic map by Charles Minart graphs six key statistics Napolean needed in real-time.



A data-driven organization creates sustainable value.