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Big Data Moonshots and Ground Control

Joe Hellerstein (UC Berkeley), Tutti Taygerly (Trifacta)

Mission City
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If Big Data is the grand challenge of our time, most analytic effort is like ground control: the hard work behind the scenes that enables ambitious analysis to occur. Speaking from two perspectives in tech and design, we describe “Predictive Interaction”—a new model for high-level human-data interaction that radically improves the productivity and accessibility of the most time-consuming work in the analytics lifecycle.

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Joe Hellerstein

Chancellor's Professor, UC Berkeley

Joseph M. Hellerstein is the Jim Gray Chair of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and cofounder and CSO at Trifacta. Joe’s work focuses on data-centric systems and the way they drive computing. He is an ACM fellow, an Alfred P. Sloan fellow, and the recipient of three ACM-SIGMOD Test of Time awards for his research. He has been listed by Fortune among the 50 smartest people in technology, and MIT Technology Review included his work on their TR10 list of the 10 technologies most likely to change our world.

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Tutti Taygerly

VP, User Experience, Trifacta

Tutti leads Trifacta’s user experience team, bringing her years of experience in consumer design to revolutionize the enterprise software space. She previously held creative leadership positions at various studios including Method and The Designory Interactive. Her human-centered design work spans the range of product vision / strategy through detailed execution for brands such as Google, Samsung, Disney, JP Morgan Chase, and Oracle.