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Make Data Work
September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Edd Wilder-James

Edd Wilder-James
Open Source Strategist, TensorFlow, Google

Website | @edd

Edd Wilder-James is a strategist at Google, where he is helping build a strong and vital open source community around TensorFlow. A technology analyst, writer, and entrepreneur based in California, Edd previously helped transform businesses with data as vice president of strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science. Formerly Edd Dumbill, Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata Data Conference and chaired the Open Source Software Conference for six years. He was also the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Big Data. A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system and a cofounder of the Pharmalicensing online intellectual property exchange. An advocate and contributor to open source software, Edd has contributed to various projects such as Debian and GNOME and created the DOAP vocabulary for describing software projects. Edd has written four books, including Learning Rails (O’Reilly).


9:05am–9:30am Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Data 101
Location: 1B 01/02
Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Spark is white-hot at the moment, but why does it matter? Developers are usually the first to understand why some technologies cause more excitement than others. Edd Wilder-James relates this insider knowledge, providing a tour through the hottest emerging data technologies of 2016 to explain why they’re exciting in terms of both new capabilities and the new economies they bring. Read more.
1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Data-driven business
Location: 1 E 15/1 E 16 Level: Intermediate
Colette Glaeser (Silicon Valley Data Science), Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 7 ratings)
How do you reconcile the business opportunity of big data and data science with the sea of possible technologies? Fundamentally, data should serve the strategic imperatives of a business—those key aspirations that define an organization’s future vision. Edd Wilder-James and Colette Glaeser explain how to create a modern data strategy that powers data-driven business. Read more.
4:35pm–5:15pm Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Location: 1 C04 / 1 C05
Moderated by:
Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Maksim Pecherskiy (City of San Diego), Robert Stratton (Neustar), Chris Kakkanatt (Pfizer)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
Analytic discovery is a team sport; the lone hero data scientist is a thing of the past. John Akred of Silicon Valley Data Science leads a panel of analytics and data experts from Pfizer, the City of San Diego, and Neustar that explores how these businesses were changed through analytic collaboration. Read more.