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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley Data Science: Ask Us Anything

Manu Mukerji (8x8), John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Stephen O'Sullivan (Data Whisperers), Tatsiana Maskalevich (Stitch Fix), Harrison Mebane (Silicon Valley Data Science)
11:30am–12:10pm Friday, 02/20/2015
Ask Us Anything
Location: 211 B

What does successful big data and data science really look like? As consultants out in the field, we’ve learned a lot of lessons and have great stories to tell about success, failure, and how to negotiate a path through a fast-moving technology landscape.

Come and talk to us about:

  • creating a data strategy
  • data science teams: hiring and running them
  • big data platforms and architectures
  • which tools should I choose?
  • how to engage your whole organization with data
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Manu Mukerji


Manu Mukerji is senior director of data, machine learning, and analytics at 8×8. Manu’s background lies in cloud computing and big data, working on systems handling billions of transactions per day in real time. He enjoys building and architecting scalable, highly available data solutions and has extensive experience working in online advertising and social media.

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John Akred

Silicon Valley Data Science

With over 15 years in advanced analytical applications and architecture, John Akred is dedicated to helping organizations become more data driven. As CTO of Silicon Valley Data Science, John combines deep expertise in analytics and data science with business acumen and dynamic engineering leadership.

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Stephen O'Sullivan

Data Whisperers

A leading expert on big data architectures, Stephen O’Sullivan has 25 years of experience creating scalable, high-availability data and applications solutions. A veteran of Silicon Valley Data Science, @WalmartLabs, Sun, and Yahoo. Stephen is an independent adviser to enterprises on all things data..

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Tatsiana Maskalevich

Stitch Fix

Tatsiana is a Data Science manager at Stitch Fix. Blending both industrial and academic research, Tatsiana is expert at solving hard business problems. She brings a background in both mathematics and statistics, and has deep experience researching and implementing models for predicting user behavior.

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Harrison Mebane

Silicon Valley Data Science

I have a background in theoretical physics, but now I do fun stuff with data. I enjoy numbers, coding, and learning new tools.