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

Jerry Overton
Founder, FutureTense, DXC

Website | @jerryaoverton

Jerry Overton is a data scientist and distinguished technologist in DXC’s Analytics Group, where he is the principal data scientist for industrial machine learning, a strategic alliance between DXC and Microsoft comprising enterprise-scale applications across six different industries: banking and capital markets, energy and technology, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Jerry is the author of Going Pro in Data Science: What It Takes to Succeed as a Professional Data Scientist (O’Reilly) and teaches the O’Reilly training course Mastering Data Science at Enterprise Scale. In his blog, Doing Data Science, Jerry shares his experience leading open research and transforming organizations using data science.

Sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: LL21 C/D
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Cait O'Riordan (Financial Times), Lutz Finger (LinkedIn), Kuang Chen (Captricity), Emi Nomura (Jawbone), AJ Loiacono (Truveris), Rosie Atkins (Groupon), Anne Johnson (Credit Suisse), Jerry Overton (DXC), Ann Johnson (Interana), Mark Madsen (Teradata), Leah Hunter (Tech Journalist), Ellen Friedman (MapR Technologies), India Swearingen (United Way of the Bay Area), Satyam Priyadarshy (Halliburton), Joerg Blumtritt (Datarella)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 18 ratings)
All-Day: For business strategists, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs, Data-Driven Business looks at how to use data to make better business decisions faster. Packed with case studies, panels, and eye-opening presentations, this fast-paced day focuses on how to solve today's thorniest business problems with Big Data. It's the missing MBA for a data-driven, always-on business world. Read more.
9:50am–10:10am Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: LL20 A.
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 8 ratings)
Entirely new industries are forming as the result of business model innovations. But discovering these disruptive ideas is, still, largely a matter of trial and error. We need faster, more effective ways of testing out new business model designs. Read more.
4:00pm–4:40pm Thursday, 02/19/2015
Business & Industry
Location: LL20 BC
Moderated by:
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Panelists:
Jeremy Edberg (MinOps), Jerry Overton (DXC), Tatsiana Maskalevich (Stitch Fix), Anne Johnson (Credit Suisse)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Ruthless optimization squeezes every ounce of advantage from the current business model. But it takes a leap of faith—not something the numbers tend to encourage—to truly innovate. When we’re informed by data, are we blinded by opportunity? Or does data pave the way for the best innovations, forcing us to take a harder look at bad ideas that will never work out? Read more.