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John Akred

John Akred
CTO, Silicon Valley Data Science

Website | @BigDataAnalysis

With over 15 years in advanced analytical applications and architecture, John is dedicated to helping organizations become more data-driven. He combines deep expertise in analytics and data science with business acumen and dynamic engineering leadership.


Hadoop and Beyond
Ballroom F
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Tuesday.
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Richard Williamson (Silicon Valley Data Science), Stephen O'Sullivan (Data Whisperers)
Average rating: ***..
(3.27, 22 ratings)
3-Hours: What are the essential components of a data platform? This tutorial will explain how the various parts of the Hadoop and big data ecosystem fit together in production to create a data platform supporting batch, interactive and realtime analytical workloads. Read more.
Hadoop and Beyond
GA Ballroom J
Rachel Poulsen (Silicon Valley Data Science), John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 7 ratings)
Design of Experiments (DOE) is a scientific approach to understanding causality using data collection and applied statistical techniques. Through a series of relevant case studies, this session will review the “design” and the “experiment” side of DOE, including systematic data collection and basic statistical applications, and discuss relevant applications beyond A/B testing websites. Read more.
Office Hour
Table A
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science)
John loves interesting and challenging problems—and figuring out how to make an impact with data. Talk to John about how to navigate the changing technology landscape, and how to determine the best platforms and frameworks for your data infrastructure. Learn how to prioritize technology investments to deliver on your business objectives. Read more.