Sep 23–26, 2019
Ross Schalmo

Ross Schalmo
Senior Director, Data and Analytics , GE Aviation

Ross Schalmo is the senior director of data and analytics at GE Aviation. Ross’s career has covered everything from network and client security to hybrid cloud implementations to finally the data and analytics space. He currently leads an organization that offers a world-class self-service ecosystem, complete with tooling, training, and curated datasets to allow functional subject matter experts to apply their knowledge in GE’s Data lake without having to be technical experts. This organization also provides tools and process to enable data scientists to rapidly build, test, deploy, and orchestrate models in a CI/CD framework. After the business created PoCs and pilots in the self-service ecosystem, Ross’s organization also leads 30+ execution scrum teams, building enterprise-class data products that cover use cases from fleet segmentation analytics to supply chain optimization. Lastly, the organization is building a data governance practice across the entire aviation business, ensuring quality and compliance for all users, whether self-service, developers, or application consumption. His organization is taking data governance from a protectionist mindset to a culture of data democratization.


3:45pm4:25pm Thursday, September 26, 2019
Location: 1E 10/11
Jonathan Tudor (GE Aviation), Ross Schalmo (GE Aviation)
Jonathan Tudor and Ross Schalmo explore how GE Aviation made it a mission to implement self-service data. To ensure success beyond initial implementation of tools, the data engineering and analytics teams created initiatives to foster engagement from an ongoing partnership with each part of the business to the gamification of tagging data in a data catalog to forming a published dataset council. Read more.
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