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Schedule: Data Driven Business sessions

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Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Alistair Croll, Strata Program Chair Read more.
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Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Tuesday.
Average rating: ***..
(3.46, 13 ratings)
All-Day: For business strategists, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs, Data-Driven Business looks at how to use data to make better business decisions faster. Packed with case studies, panels, and eye-opening presentations, this fast-paced day focuses on how to solve today's thorniest business problems with Big Data. It's the missing MBA for a data-driven, always-on business world. Read more.
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Farrah Bostic (The Difference Engine)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
Using the right tool for the job, understanding how the right data helps make better decisions, and having a sound data infrastructure are needed before big data will come to your rescue. I'll tell a few stories of marketers failing at data, and one or two about the rare client who does it right. Read more.
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Susan Etlinger (Altimeter Group)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Join industry analyst Susan Etlinger as she demonstrates how leading brands are deriving actionable intelligence from a holistic view of social and enterprise data, the challenges and opportunities in doing so, and the criteria required to achieve social data intelligence maturity. Read more.
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Jen van der Meer (Reason Street)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
Open data has been established in government circles, particularly with the launch of open data government initiatives such as Data.gov and Data.gov.uk. These efforts are grounded on an overall philosophy that data should be available for to use and share without restrictions, and that government data has value as public infrastructure. But what about all of that commercial data – what role do... Read more.
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Krista Schnell (Accenture)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
Everyone wants to know, how do I get the most value out of my data? Data requires time and money for proper ingestion, transformation, and analysis, so there better be some concrete ROI. While there are many internal uses for this data (the importance of which cannot be overstated), in this “Insight Economy,” companies must realize that the value of data extends outside the organization as well. Read more.
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Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
The 2013 update to IBM’s Big Data Analytics Survey examines in-depth the key components (people, process, technology, culture, leadership and governance)required for organizations to excel at deriving value from their information assets (structured/unstructured, streaming/static, big data/little data) in a digital landscape that includes big data, mobile and cloud technologies. Read more.
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Scott Chastain (SAS), Chris Selland (HP Vertica), Rebecca Shomair (Pentaho)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
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. Read more.
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Diane Chang (Intuit)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
You have data. You’ve hired data scientists. Now, how do you structure your teams? Do you keep the data scientists together to allow them to learn from each other? Or do you assign them individually to project teams so they can share their knowledge and become closer to the business? Intuit experimented with both ways and learned what it takes to get great outcomes. Read more.
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Ben Waber (Sociometric Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Today companies have no idea what makes their best employees tick, or why one team outperforms another that has the exact same processes. With the explosion of sensors in the workplace, however, we can now discover these best practices in real time. Using real-world case studies, we'll discuss how this fundamentally changes how people work, manage, and change. Read more.
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Peter Pirnejad (City of Palo Alto)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Open Data, for many local governments is an experiment they are not willing to risk. In these lean times we continuously look for ways to add value and lower expenses. The City of Palo Alto has ventured into this space and has learned lessons as well as discovered proven approaches that will help transform open data from a trial to a successful business model for local agencies. Read more.
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Jane Kell (AutoTrader.com)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
This presentation highlights the business processes, data architecture and analytic tools AutoTrader.com has put in place to enable robust analysis across subject areas, yielding improvements in the consumer experience and ultimately in customer value. Read more.
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Sebastian Thrun (Udacity)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
Today, we are facing a looming job skills gap in any area that uses Big Data. McKinsey estimates there will be a need for 1.5 million data-savy managers and analysts in the next 5 years with this number increasing exponentially around the world. Can digital education be the catalyst to start closing this gap? Read more.
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André Karpištšenko (Proekspert)
Average rating: ****.
(4.22, 9 ratings)
Millions of sensors measure oceans and atmosphere to guide decisions made in offshore, renewables, maritime and other industries. Fast and responsive big data solution created by Marinexplore allows many organizations to plan their ocean activities next to others for the first time. New resulting workflows reduce financial, safety and environmental risks through improved decision making. Read more.
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Pamela Peele (UPMC)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 7 ratings)
Many organizations are jumping on the analytic wagon and hiring their own in-house analytic teams. This talk addresses the dos and don'ts of building a data team including some surprising skills sets you will need on your data team, where to find them, how to organize them and then how to manage knowledge discovery to drive business optimization at the corporate level. Read more.
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Baron Schwartz (VividCortex)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
What if data doesn't need to be big? Many use cases are served as well, or nearly as well, by a Small Data mindset, storage, processing, and algorithms. This talk presents ideas and options you might not have considered for reducing big problems to comparatively small and cheap ones. Read more.
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Narendra Mulani (Accenture)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
In this session, Accenture’s Narendra Mulani takes us beneath the streets of one of the world’s biggest cities and show how big data architectures, data science algorithms, and advanced visualizations tackle the management challenges of large-scale, infrastructure-heavy networks such as water utilities, and how analytics can replace capital to extend the effectiveness of current infrastructure. Read more.
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LP Maurice (Busbud)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Travellers are roaming the world with smartphones. They want access to travel and schedule data that helps them make smart travel decisions, notably about route options, connections, price and service. Read more.
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Edith Harbaugh (LaunchDarkly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
In the haste to build and ship product, metrics to measure effectiveness and learn from user behavior can't be left behind. The heart of TripIt is parsing travel itineraries into trips that users can access anywhere, on web, mobile or tablet. TripIt uses data to navigate and prioritize support for a wide range of travel confirmation templates. Read more.
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Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Alistair Croll, Strata Program Chair, presents the Data Driven Business Day closing remarks. Read more.