Sep 23–26, 2019
Brian Dalessandro

Brian Dalessandro
Director, Data Science, SparkBeyond

Website | @delbrians

Brian Dalessandro is the director of data science at SparkBeyond, a research and consulting platform that accelerates discoveries and insights. Brian is also an active professor for NYU’s Center for Data Science graduate degree program. Previously, Brian built and led data science programs for several NYC tech startups, including Zocdoc and Dstillery. A veteran data scientist and leader with over 15 years of experience developing machine learning-driven practices and products, Brian holds several patents and has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles on the subjects of causal inference, large-scale machine learning, and data science ethics. When not doing data science, Brian likes to cook, create adventures with his family, and surf in the frigid north Atlantic waters.


11:20am12:00pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 1E 12/13
Secondary topics:  Culture and Organization
Brian Dalessandro (SparkBeyond)
While data science value is well recognized within tech, experience across industries shows that the ability to realize and measure business impact is not universal. A core issue is that data science programs face unique risks many leaders aren’t trained to hedge against. Brian Dalessandro addresses these risks and advocates for new ways to think about and manage data science programs. Read more.

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