Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK
Francine Bennett

Francine Bennett
CEO and Cofounder, Mastodon C

Website | @fhr

Francine Bennett is a data scientist and the CEO and cofounder of Mastodon C, a group of Agile big data specialists who offer the open source Hadoop-powered technology and the technical and analytical skills to help organizations to realize the potential of their data. Before founding Mastodon C, Francine spent a number of years working on big data analysis for search engines, helping them to turn lots of data into even more money. She enjoys good coffee, running, sleeping as much as possible, and exploring large datasets.


14:05–14:45 Thursday, 2/06/2016
Law, ethics, governance
Location: Capital Suite 17 Level: Non-technical
Duncan Ross (Times Higher Education), Francine Bennett (Mastodon C)
Average rating: ****.
(4.47, 17 ratings)
Being good is hard. Being evil is fun and gets you paid more. Once more Duncan Ross and Francine Bennett explore how to do high-impact evil with data and analysis. Make the maximum (negative) impact on your friends, your business, and the world—or use this talk to avoid ethical dilemmas, develop ways to deal responsibly with data, or even do good. But that would be perverse. Read more.
17:25–18:05 Thursday, 2/06/2016
Data-driven business
Location: Capital Suite 4 Level: Non-technical
Tags: education
Duncan Ross (Times Higher Education), Francine Bennett (Mastodon C)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
In 2014, Times Higher Education made the decision to move from being a traditional publisher to being a data business. As part of the move, it needed to bring the creation of the World University Rankings in-house and build a set of data products from scratch. Duncan Ross and Francine Bennett explain how the transition was made and highlight the challenges and lessons learned. Read more.