Presented By
O’Reilly + Cloudera
Make Data Work
March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Eric Colson

Eric Colson
Chief Algorithms Officer, Stitch Fix

Website | @ericcolson

Eric Colson is chief algorithms officer at Stitch Fix, where he leads a team of 100+ data scientists and is responsible for the multitude of algorithms that are pervasive to nearly every function of the company, from merchandise, inventory, and marketing to forecasting and demand, operations, and the styling recommender system. He’s also an advisor to several big data startups. Previously, Eric was vice president of data science and engineering at Netflix. He holds a BA in economics from SFSU, an MS in information systems from GGU, and an MS in management science and engineering from Stanford.


2:40pm3:20pm Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Eric Colson (Stitch Fix), Daragh Sibley (Stitch Fix)
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A/B testing has revealed the fallibility in human intuition that typically drives business decisions. Eric Colson and Daragh Sibley describe some types of systematic errors domain experts commit, explain how cognitive biases arise from heuristic reasoning processes, and share several mechanisms to mitigate these human limitations and improve decision making. Read more.