It Ain’t What You Do To Data, It’s What You Do With It

Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Data-Driven Business
Location: 118-119.
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Creating value from data needs a new mindset. To fully exploit new big data tools and architectures, we need a new way of thinking: data as the raw material of growth. Unfortunately, the way industry typically thinks about data is exactly the opposite: controlling and governing. This talk will show how to rewire your company’s brain and think about data in a different light.

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Edd Wilder-James


Edd Wilder-James is a strategist at Google, where he is helping build a strong and vital open source community around TensorFlow. A technology analyst, writer, and entrepreneur based in California, Edd previously helped transform businesses with data as vice president of strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science. Formerly Edd Dumbill, Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata Data Conference and chaired the Open Source Software Conference for six years. He was also the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Big Data. A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system and a cofounder of the Pharmalicensing online intellectual property exchange. An advocate and contributor to open source software, Edd has contributed to various projects such as Debian and GNOME and created the DOAP vocabulary for describing software projects. Edd has written four books, including Learning Rails (O’Reilly).