S4: Managing Data Science in the Enterprise
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  John Akred   John Akred
Silicon Valley Data Science
    Jin Lim
Senior Director, Data Science Solution Architecture
Silicon Valley Data Science
  Jeffrey Yau   Jeffrey Yau
VP, Data Science
Silicon Valley Data Science


Thursday, September 22, 2016
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM

Level:  Business/Strategic

Organizing around data is a concern for the whole business. The myth of the lone ranger data scientist is very much that: effectively leveraging data requires cross-functional collaboration, organizational adaptation, and an organizational understanding of what using data to create business value entails.

In this day-long tutorial, we will share our methods and observations from three years of effectively deploying data science in enterprise organizations. Attendees will learn how to build, run and get the most value from data science teams, and how to work with and plan for the needs of the business.


  • Building the right culture
  • Organizational concerns for data science
  • Data science techniques for business
  • Tools and platforms
  • Managing and hiring data scientists
  • Methods for running data science projects
  • Deploying data science: from the lab to the factory

With over 15 years in advanced analytical applications and architecture, John is dedicated to helping organizations become more data-driven. He combines deep expertise in analytics and data science with business acumen and dynamic engineering leadership.

Jin brings to SVDS over twenty years of experience driving data-fueled partnerships, integrations, business strategies, and analytics across multiple industries including healthcare, e-commerce, media, and software development. She is boundlessly enthusiastic about enabling business with data.

An expert in quantitative modeling, Jeffrey brings over 17 years of experience applying econometric, statistic, and mathematical modeling techniques to real-world challenges. He brings a strong background in finance as well as a passion for leading data science teams in finding innovative solutions to challenging business problems.

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