In the past decade, enterprises have made massive investments in IT to keep pace with increasing data volumes and velocity. Similarly, the tool set to solve use cases for developers, data scientists, and analysts is ever-expanding. Grant Salisbury and Zhiwei Jiang explore how enterprises can create more value from IT investments to maximize ROI (a business challenge) and how big data can improve the tens of thousands of individual decisions that are made daily across an enterprise in order to drive better actions throughout its business network (a technical challenge).
This session is sponsored by Capgemini.
Grant Salisbury is GoodData’s head of sales engineering and business architecture, where he and his team work with global companies to create collaborative data products and smart business applications that drive innovation across their business ecosystems. Formerly an executive at a multinational NGO leading postconflict reconstruction programs, Grant draws on his leadership experience to help GoodData grow its business. He has extensive experience launching, scaling, and running data-driven global projects and has held senior roles where he was responsible for managing $10+ million dollar budget projects with a more than 1,000-person staff located across 10 countries (which including three launches into new markets).
Zhiwei Jiang is the global head of the Insights and Data (I&D) practice within Capgemini’s Financial Services global business unit (FSGBU), where he leads the FS I&D global team (2,500+ staff members) in creating an optimized end-to-end data platform, developing strategic capabilities, and building product vendor alliances to help ensure Capgemini is offering relevant and innovative solutions to the global financial services market. Zhiwei has deep domain expertise in big data, data integration, data quality, risk, trading, connectivity, and finance and extensive management and execution experience spanning multiple continents, including Europe, America, and Asia. Previously, Zhiwei was a managing director at Deutsche Bank, managing finance and risk IT in application services. He previously led Deutsche Bank’s connectivity domain globally and managed equities IT for the EMEA and APAC regions. Zhiwei started his career in financial services as a risk programmer with Morgan Stanley in New York. He later joined Goldman Sachs, where he ran Asia equities trading technology based out of Hong Kong and equity derivatives risk management systems in New York. Zhiwei holds an MS in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Currently, he is based in London but travels frequently throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
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