Jana Eggers is CEO of Nara Logics, a neuroscience-inspired artificial intelligence company providing a platform for recommendations and decision support. A math and computer nerd who took the business path, Jana has had a career that’s taken her from a three-person business to fifty-thousand-plus-person enterprises. She opened the European logistics software offices as part of American Airlines, dove into the internet in ’96 at Lycos, founded Intuit’s corporate Innovation Lab, helped define mass customization at Spreadshirt, and researched conducting polymers at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her passions are working with teams to define and deliver products customers love, algorithms and their intelligence, and inspiring teams to do more than they thought possible.
9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 10/15/2014
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)
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.
11:20am–11:40am Wednesday, 10/15/2014
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: E 20/ E 21
If all you can only hear the screaming voices in your data, you're likely only acting on what every other rational expert would see. What separates innovation from incremental improvement is the ability to listen to the weak signals from your data -- and customers, advisers, and partners.
4:15pm–4:55pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Location: Table E
Want to encourage innovation in your organization? Jana will describe how to set-up listening posts around the company to bring up innovation ideas, how you can sort through and manage ideas across a company, and how to marry customer interaction with data to help prioritize ideas.