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Make Data Work
March 5–6, 2018: Training
March 6–8, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Lessons learned deploying machine learning and deep learning models in production at major tech companies

Harish Doddi (Datatron), Jerry Xu (Datatron Technologies)
1:50pm2:30pm Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Data science and machine learning
Location: Expo Hall 1
Secondary topics:  Expo Hall
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • CIOs, CTOs, and heads of data science

What you'll learn

  • Understand data science lifecycles
  • Discover the challenges when taking models into production
  • Learn best practices for machine learning and deep learning


Deploying machine learning models and deep learning models in production is hard. Harish Doddi and Jerry Xu outline the enterprise data science lifecycle, covering how production model deployment flow works, challenges, best practices, and lessons learned. Along the way, they explain why monitoring models in the production should be mandatory.

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Harish Doddi


Harish Doddi is cofunder and CEO of Datatron. Previously, he held roles at Oracle; Twitter, where he worked on open source technologies, including Apache Cassandra and Apache Hadoop, and built Blobstore, Twitter’s photo storage platform; Snap, where he worked on the backend for Snapchat Stories; and Lyft, where he worked on the surge pricing model. Harish holds a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford, where he focused on systems and databases, and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad.

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Jerry Xu

Datatron Technologies

Jerry Xu is cofounder and CTO at Datatron Technologies. An innovative software engineer with extensive programming and design experience in storage systems, online services, mobile, distributed systems, virtualization, and OS kernels, Jerry also has a demonstrated ability to direct and motivate a team of software engineers to complete projects meeting specifications and deadlines. Previously, he worked at Zynga, Twitter, Box, and Lyft, where he built the company’s ETA machine learning model. Jerry is the author of open source project LibCrunch. He’s a three-time Microsoft Gold Star Award winner.

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Eric Schmidt |
03/13/2018 1:27pm PDT

The concepts and lessons were worth listening and looks like their product revolves around solving those pain points. I definitely could think such product can revolutionize the way enterprise business works.