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Douglas Merrill

Douglas Merrill
CEO and Founder, ZestFinance

Website | @DouglasMerrill

Dr. Douglas C. Merrill is the founder and CEO of ZestFinance, a financial services technology startup dedicated to serving the needs of the underbanked. He is also the author of Getting Organized in the Google Era, a book on personal and workplace organization published by Random House. Previously, Merrill was CIO and VP of Engineering of Google Inc. where he oversaw all aspects of internal engineering, including Google’s 2004 IPO. He most recently served as COO of New Music and President of Digital Business at EMI Music. Merrill holds an MA and Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University, and a BA from the University of Tulsa in Social and Political Organization.


Grand Ballroom
Douglas Merrill (ZestFinance)
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Most people think success in big data analysis is about the right mix of vast amounts of data, mathematics and Ph.D.’s (oh my!). Those people are wrong. You need artistry too. This talk will provide some examples of "pure" ML failures and give suggestions on how to build an appropriately artistic team. Read more.


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