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Dec 4–5, 2017: Training
Dec 5–7, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
John Akred

John Akred
CTO, Silicon Valley Data Science

Website | @BigDataAnalysis

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.


9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, December 5, 2017
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Big data, AI, and data science have great potential for accelerating business, but how do you reconcile business opportunity with the sea of possible technologies? Data should serve the strategic imperatives of a business—those aspirations that will define an organization’s future vision. John Akred explains how to create a modern data strategy that powers data-driven business. Read more.
11:15am11:55am Wednesday, December 6, 2017
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Mark Hunter (Sainsburys Bank)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
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. Read more.
4:15pm4:55pm Wednesday, December 6, 2017
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science)
AI is white-hot at the moment, but where can it really be used? Developers are usually the first to understand why some technologies cause more excitement than others. John Akred relates this insider knowledge, providing a tour through the hottest emerging data technologies of 2017 to explain why they’re exciting in terms of both new capabilities and the new economies they bring. Read more.