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Make Data Work
Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
Edd Wilder-James

Edd Wilder-James
Open Source Strategist, TensorFlow, Google

Website | @edd

Edd Dumbill is a technology analyst, writer and entrepreneur based in California. He’s helping drive businesses with data as VP Strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science.

Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata, and chaired the Open Source Convention for six years. He was the Founding Editor of the journal Big Data.

A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference management system, and a co-founder of the Pharmalicensing.com 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 O’Reilly’s “Learning Rails”. He writes regularly on Google+ and on his blog at eddology.com.

Sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 10/15/2014
SOLD OUT
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: 1 E20/1 E21
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Farrah Bostic (The Difference Engine), Edd Wilder-James (Google), Jennifer Zeszut (Beckon), Brian Dalessandro (Capital One), Jana Eggers (Nara Logics), Joe Caserta (Caserta Concepts), Joy Beatty (Seilevel), kim rees (Periscopic), Peter Ferns (Goldman Sachs & Co), Brigitte Piniewski (nonaffiliated ), Nellwyn Thomas (Etsy), Michael Rosenbaum (Pegged Software), Merici Vinton (OI Engine @ IDEO ), Mary Ann Wayer (Premier Inc), Rohit Jain (Esgyn), Amy Gaskins (Panopticon), Jen van der Meer (Reason Street), Mark Doms (United States Department of Commerce), Halle Tecco (Rock Health)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 12 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.
9:50am–10:10am Wednesday, 10/15/2014
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: E 20/ E 21
Edd Wilder-James (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
The “data lake” vision has been adopted by industry vendors, but what does it mean, and where is it headed? This talk will cover the change in data architectures, its advantages, and help you understand where you and your vendors fit along the four stages of data lake maturity. Read more.
3:25pm–4:05pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Office Hour
Location: Table E
John Akred (Silicon Valley Data Science), Edd Wilder-James (Google)
If you’re struggling with how to plan your data strategy, a few minutes with John and Edd could prove invaluable. They’ll talk with you about how to chose platforms and frameworks to store and analyze your data, how to find business value in big data technology investment, and how to access and utilize data locked in difficult formats. Read more.