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Make Data Work
22–23 May 2017: Training
23–25 May 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
John Akred

John Akred
CTO, Silicon Valley Data Science

Website | @BigDataAnalysis

With over 15 years in advanced analytical applications and architecture, John Akred is dedicated to helping organizations become more data driven. As CTO of Silicon Valley Data Science, John combines deep expertise in analytics and data science with business acumen and dynamic engineering leadership.


9:0012:30 Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Level: Intermediate
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Stephen O'Sullivan (Data Whisperers)
Average rating: ***..
(3.64, 14 ratings)
What are the essential components of a data platform? John Akred and Stephen O'Sullivan explain how the various parts of the Hadoop, Spark, and big data ecosystems fit together in production to create a data platform supporting batch, interactive, and real-time analytical workloads. Read more.
13:3017:00 Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Level: Intermediate
Scott Kurth (Silicon Valley Data Science), John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 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 John Akred explain how to create a modern data strategy that powers data-driven business. Read more.
12:0512:45 Thursday, 25 May 2017
Ask Me Anything
Location: Capital Suite 7
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Stephen O'Sullivan (Data Whisperers), Scott Kurth (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
John Akred, Scott Kurth, and Stephen O'Sullivan 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.
16:3517:15 Thursday, 25 May 2017
Level: Intermediate
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Valuing data can be a headache. The unique properties of data make it difficult to assess its overall value using traditional valuation approaches. John Akred discusses a number of alternative approaches to valuing data within an organization for specific purposes so that you can optimize decisions around its acquisition and management. Read more.