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December 1–3, 2015 • Singapore

Office Hour with Edd Dumbill and John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science)

Edd Wilder-James (Google), John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science)
3:10pm–3:50pm Wednesday, 12/02/2015
Office Hours
Location: Table A (Office Hours)

Edd Dumbill and John Akred help large enterprises use data effectively for business. While they’re happy to talk about anything, particular topics of interest include:

  • Planning for using data in your business
  • The state of big data technology
  • Treating and running data science teams
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Edd Wilder-James


Edd Dumbill is a technology analyst, writer, and entrepreneur based in California. He’s helping drive businesses with data as VP Strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science.

Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata conferences, and chaired the Open Source Convention for six years. He was the founding editor of the journal Big Data.

A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system, and a co-founder of the 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 O’Reilly’s Learning Rails. He writes regularly on Google+ and on his blog at

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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.