Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
December 1–3, 2015 • Singapore

Why you need a data strategy

Edd Wilder-James (Google)
11:50am–12:30pm Wednesday, 12/02/2015
Data-driven Business
Location: 331 Level: Non-technical
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Prerequisite Knowledge

No previous knowledge required

Description

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 talk, we explain how to create a modern data strategy that powers data-driven business.

Agenda

  • Why have a data strategy?
  • Connecting data with business
  • Devising a data strategy
  • New technology potentials
  • Project development style
  • Example approaches
  • Discussion and Q&A
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Edd Wilder-James

Google

Edd Wilder-James is a strategist at Google, where he is helping build a strong and vital open source community around TensorFlow. A technology analyst, writer, and entrepreneur based in California, Edd previously helped transform businesses with data as vice president of strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science. Formerly Edd Dumbill, Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata conferences and chaired the Open Source Convention for six years. He was also the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Big Data. A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system and a cofounder of the Pharmalicensing online intellectual property exchange. An advocate and contributor to open source software, Edd has contributed to various projects such as Debian and GNOME and created the DOAP vocabulary for describing software projects. Edd has written four books, including Learning Rails (O’Reilly).