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

How to eat change for breakfast: Building an experimental enterprise

Sanjay Mathur (Silicon Valley Data Science)
4:10pm–4:55pm Tuesday, 03/29/2016
Location: 211 C

The world of data—from practitioner skill sets to consumer assumptions and even employee expectations—is changing. Our current and potential consulting clients recognize this: the recruits they’re talking to are eager to employ data in their decision-making processes. To truly take advantage of this fact—to thrive—your business must adapt.

An experimental enterprise is, fundamentally, an organization that thrives on change and uses data as a catalyst. Becoming an experimental enterprise means reshaping the way you and your company understand things like failure, the role of technology, and your own gut instinct. But the benefits are fantastic learning and growth. Sanjay Mathur offers three key questions to ask yourself and three pitfalls to avoid along the way.

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Sanjay Mathur

Silicon Valley Data Science

As the CEO of Silicon Valley Data Science, Sanjay Mathur has brought together a team of world-class data scientists and engineers to help companies become more data driven. Previously, Sanjay was SVP of product management for LiveOps, where he was responsible for LiveOps’s overall product strategy and roadmap and designed and deployed social, mobile, multichannel, and analytic applications into the LiveOps Cloud Platform. Prior to LiveOps, Sanjay was a partner in Accenture’s R&D organization, Accenture Technology Labs, where he led a global team that delivered market-ready business solutions built using emerging technologies to Accenture’s clients and built three different analytics and data practices, including the Information Insight R&D team focusing on machine learning and semantic web, the Analytics and Insight group focused on predictive analytics, and the Data & Platforms R&D group focused on analytics, big data, and virtualization.

Sanjay has worked with clients in many industries including pharmaceuticals, retail, healthcare, high tech, utilities, and state and federal government. He holds several patents and has published thought leadership pieces in management and industry journals. He has also been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, CIO magazine, and others.