Deploying machine learning in business requires far more than just selecting an algorithm. You need the right architecture, tools, and team organization to drive your agenda successfully. John Akred and Mark Hunter share practical advice on the technical and human sides of machine learning, based on experience preparing Sainsbury’s for its ML-enabled future. You’ll leave with a blueprint for organizing your company around machine learning and AI as well as an understanding of the benefits, pitfalls, patterns, and anti-patterns.
With over 15 years in advanced analytical applications and architecture, John Akred is dedicated to helping organizations become more data driven. As CTO of Silicon Valley Data Science, John combines deep expertise in analytics and data science with business acumen and dynamic engineering leadership.
Mark Hunter is chief data officer at Sainsbury’s Bank. Previously, Mark was head of analytics and digital products at Coles Financial Services, where he worked across Beijing, Hong Kong, and Melbourne. He has served as deputy chair of ISAC, an analytics industry association in Australia.
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