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Getting There from Here: Moving Data Science into the Boardroom

Scott Chastain (SAS), Chris Selland (HP Vertica), Rebecca Shomair (Pentaho)
Data Driven Business
Ballroom CD
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Pundits and analysts agree—the data-driven enterprise is here to stay. But how will companies balance analysis with action? Will optimization of the current model leave firms more vulnerable than ever to disruption by what’s new and unpredictable? And how do we balance legacy investments in data warehousing and business intelligence with emerging technologies for massive, real-time data processing? Join Scott Chastain, Roseanne Saccone, Chris Selland, and Strata Chair Alistair Croll for a look at the practical concerns facing tomorrow’s data-driven business.
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Scott Chastain

Americas Technology Practice, SAS

Scott Chastain, Engineering Manager, Information Management and Delivery, SAS

Scott empowers the SAS Americas sales and technical groups with the architecture, strategy and implementation of SAS’ business analytics infrastructure. He has direct responsibilities for information management, visualization and business intelligence.

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Chris Selland

VP of Marketing, HP Vertica

Chris Selland is vice president of marketing for Vertica, an HP company. In this role, he leads global marketing for the HP Vertica Analytics platform.

Selland has more than 20 years of experience in online, search and inbound marketing programs.. He has also led strategic alliance and corporate development initiatives for entrepreneurial, high-growth companies.

Selland is an established thought leader, speaker and author on customer strategy-related topics, including social media analytics and marketing, CRM, customer analytics, metrics and loyalty.

Earlier in his career, Selland was vice president of CRM and Internet Research at the Yankee Group, and later he founded Reservoir Partners, a customer strategy research firm that merged with Aberdeen Group. He is also a founding member of the Enterprise Irregulars.

He received a bachelor’s degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and a master’s of business administration in international business and economics from the New York University Stern School of Business.

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Rebecca Shomair

Director of Corporate Communications, Pentaho

Loves open source software