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Steven Hillion
Chief Product Office, Alpine Data Labs


Steven Hillion is the Chief Product Officer of Alpine Data Labs. He has been leading large engineering and analytics projects for fifteen years. Before joining Alpine, he founded the analytics group at Greenplum, leading a team of Data Scientists and also designing and developing new open-source and enterprise analytics software. Before that, he was vice president of engineering at M-Factor, Inc. (acquired by DemandTec) where he built analytical applications that became a global standard for demand modeling at companies like Coca-Cola. Earlier, at Kana Communications, Mr. Hillion led the engineering group during the two largest releases of its flagship product, which remains the engine for email support at companies like eBay and Staples. At Scopus Technology (later Siebel Systems) he co-founded development groups for Finance, Telecom and other verticals.

Mr. Hillion is originally from Guernsey, in the British Isles. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a King Charles I Scholar at Oxford University.


Data Science
Ballroom AB
Diane Chang (Intuit), Steven Hillion (Alpine Data Labs), Nick Kolegraff (Rackspace), Matthew Gee (Impact Lab/University of Chicago )
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In this panel discussion, experts from four different industries will share their first-hand experiences building and deploying teams of data scientists. Read more.
Office Hour
Table C
Steven Hillion (Alpine Data Labs)
If you’re looking to build a data science team, or use agile development in you data projects, Steven is the man to talk to. Meet him to discuss how to develop analytics workflows collaboratively, and how to conduct predictive analytics, particularly on Hadoop. Read more.