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Make Data Work
September 25–26, 2017: Training
September 26–28, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Derek Ruths

Derek Ruths
Chief Architect, CAI


Derek Ruths is cofounder and chief architect of CAI, a charity focused on bringing the power of data science to social good initiatives. Derek is also an associate professor of computer science at McGill University, the head of R&D at Data Sciences, and the director of the McGill Centre for Social and Cultural Data Science. In these capacities, he works closely with major tech companies, advises governments on technical innovation, teaches executive education programs, and partners with international humanitarian organizations. In his work and research, Derek has been a longtime advocate for the essential role of data science in fostering more equitable, more prosperous, and healthier organizations and societies.


9:05am9:30am Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Location: 1E 09
Derek Ruths (CAI)
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Derek Ruths illustrates how organizations can adopt data-informed practices even in low-tech environments. Drawing on his experience working in and with developing nations, Derek shares several key strategies to significantly improve the odds of success when bringing data-driven practices to seemingly impractical situations. Read more.
11:20am12:00pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Strata Business Summit
Location: 1E 10/11
Derek Ruths (CAI)
Derek Ruths explains how volunteer efforts, when done the right way, can actually improve a data science team’s culture and productivity—motivating data scientists, sharpening their skills, providing exposure to new challenges, reducing turnover, and creating valuable recruiting opportunities. Read more.