Presented By O’Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Digital transformation demands faster, more productive data science (sponsored by

Ian Swanson (
11:00am11:40am Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Location: LL20 B
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Learn strategies for leading more productive data science teams


The key to accelerating digital transformation is deploying quality machine learning solutions faster to operationalize decisions. With this mandate, organizations are racing to hire more data scientists. However, many do not fully realize the value of these teams and face roadblocks trying to scale their efforts.

Ian Swanson shares strategies for leading more productive data science teams, along with steps you can take today to meet growing demands for AI and machine learning use cases.

This session is sponsored by

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Ian Swanson

Ian Swanson is the CEO of An expert in big data and analytics, an accomplished entrepreneur, and a successful executive for such Fortune 500 companies as American Express and Sprint, Ian is at home in both startups and enterprise-level organizations. Previously, he founded Sometrics (acquired by American Express in 2011), which launched the industry’s first global virtual currency platform. That platform—for which he holds a patent—managed more than 3.3 trillion units of virtual currency and served an online audience of 250 million in more than 180 countries. Prior to Sometrics, Ian worked for the secure chat and messaging startup Userplane (acquired by AOL). A sought-after speaker on data science, the internet of things, big data, and performance-based analytics, he advises a number companies on their product and marketing strategies and serves as a mentor to the Los Angeles startup incubators Amplify and Launchpad LA. Ian won the 2013 American Express Chairman’s Award and was twice recognized as one of Direct Marketing News’s 30 under 30. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara.