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Sep 4-5, 2018: Training
Sep 5-7, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Nachum Shacham

Nachum Shacham
Distinguished Data Scientist, Teradata


Nachum Shacham is a distinguished data scientist in Teradata’s Technology and Innovation Office (TIO), where he leads the Data Science Practice, exploring and applying technologies and practices. He works on developing statistical and machine learning methods for optimizing the operation of large-scale analytics platforms and benchmarking their performance under complex workloads. He also collaborates with business leaders to identify opportunities to leverage the Teradata Analytics Platform’s data science and machine learning functionality to drive business value from large-scale data. Previously, Nachum worked at eBay and PayPal, where he led projects on Teradata and Hadoop workload analytics, developed customer-oriented machine learning models, and taught advanced analytics using R. He is a fellow of the IEEE. Nachum holds a BSc in EE and an MSc in EE from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and a PhD in EECS from UC Berkeley.


1:45pm-2:25pm Friday, September 7, 2018
Location: Franciscan BCD
Nachum Shacham (Teradata)
Businesses can use AI techniques to make accurate predictions but still not act effectively on this knowledge. Since business value derives from actions rather than knowledge, it’s essential to identify a clear path from model predictions to effective actions. Nachum Shacham outlines a path that leverages model interpretability and Teradata Analytics Platform functions to guide effective actions. Read more.