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Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
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.


1:30pm5:00pm Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Data-driven business management, Strata Business Summit
Location: 210 B/F Level: Intermediate
Edd Wilder-James (Google), Scott Kurth (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
Big data and data science have great potential for accelerating business, but how do you reconcile the business opportunity with the sea of possible technologies? Data should serve the strategic imperatives of a business—those aspirations that will define an organization’s future vision. Scott Kurth and Edd Wilder-James explain how to create a modern data strategy that powers data-driven business. Read more.
11:00am11:40am Thursday, March 16, 2017
Ask Me Anything
Location: 212 A-B
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Scott Kurth (Silicon Valley Data Science), Julie Steele (Manifold), Stephen O'Sullivan (Data Whisperers)
John Akred, Julie Steele, Stephen O'Sullivan, and Scott Kurth field a wide range of detailed questions about developing a modern data strategy, architecting a data platform, and best practices for and the evolving role of the CDO. Even if you don’t have a specific question, join in to hear what others are asking. Read more.