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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Scott Kurth

Scott Kurth
VP, Client Solutions, Silicon Valley Data Science


Scott Kurth is the vice president of client solutions at Silicon Valley Data Science, where he helps clients define and execute the strategies and data architectures that enable differentiated business growth. Building on 20 years of experience making emerging technologies relevant to enterprises, he has advised clients on the impact of technological change, typically working with CIOs, CTOs, and heads of business. Scott has helped clients drive global technology strategy, conduct prioritization of technology investments, shape alliance strategy based on technology, and build solutions for their businesses. Previously, Scott was director of the Data Insights R&D practice within the Accenture Technology Labs, where he led a team focused on employing emerging technologies to discover the insight contained in data and effectively bring that insight to bear on business processes to enable new and better outcomes and even entire new business models, and led the creation of Accenture’s annual analysis of emerging technology trends impacting the future of IT, Technology Vision, where he was responsible for tracking emerging technologies, analyzing their transformational potential, and using it to influence technology strategy for both Accenture and its clients.


1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Data-driven Business
Location: 3D 05/08 Level: Intermediate
Scott Kurth (Silicon Valley Data Science), Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 17 ratings)
Big data and data science have great potential for accelerating business, but how do you reconcile the opportunity with the sea of possible technologies? Conventional data strategy has little to guide us, focusing more on governance than on creating new value. In this tutorial, we explain how to create a modern data strategy that powers data-driven business. Read more.
2:55pm–3:35pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Ask Me Anything
Location: 3D 05/08 Level: Intermediate
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Julie Steele (Manifold), Scott Kurth (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
Join the team behind the tutorial “Developing a modern enterprise data strategy," as they field a wide range of detailed questions. Even if you don’t have a specific question, join in to hear what others are asking. Read more.