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March 28–29, 2016: Training
March 29–31, 2016: Conference
San Jose, CA

Ask me anything: Developing a modern enterprise data strategy

John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Scott Kurth (Silicon Valley Data Science), Colette Glaeser (Silicon Valley Data Science)
4:20pm–5:00pm Thursday, 03/31/2016
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John Akred, Scott Kurth, and Colette Glaeser field a wide range of detailed questions about developing a modern enterprise data strategy. Even if you don’t have a specific question, join in to hear what others are asking.

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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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Scott Kurth

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.

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Colette Glaeser

Silicon Valley Data Science

Colette Glaeser is a principal data strategist at Silicon Valley Data Science. With a proven track record in applying analytics to provide a competitive advantage, Colette brings over 20 years of experience in driving business development, customer insight, operational analysis, and continuous process improvement across a range of industries. She uses her full understanding of the types of business questions that surface in support of profitability growth initiatives as well as an arsenal of analytic tools, methods, and technologies to translate data into insights that are actionable.