Making Beautiful Things with Data

One of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Data Scientist Hilary Mason discusses the future of machine learning and data analytics. Learn how your business can use these tools to move from insight to action to competitive advantage.

Hilary Mason

Hilary Mason uses technology to unearth hidden insights, from how to catch people’s attention online, to where you can find the best burgers in New York City. She has been at the forefront of machine learning, AI, and analytics. She is the co-founder of Fast Forward Labs, Data Scientist in Residence at Accel and is the former Chief Scientist at Bitly.

Where Data Goes Next

Data is the natural resource of the 21st Century. How you acquire it, share it, secure it, and use will ultimately determine if you can transform your business, build better products, know your customers better, and drive revenue. Host and explainer-in-chief, BBC Anchor Kate Silverton and IBM’s Rob Thomas invite you to connect with the people pioneering where data goes next.

Rob Thomas

No, he’s not that Rob Thomas. But as General Manager of the IBM Analytics Platform, Thomas is a rock star of the data world. In a world where insights are critical to success, he sees that so much data is trapped – trapped behind firewalls, trapped because we aren’t asking the right questions, trapped because we don’t have the right tools to visualize and analyze the data.

Data Science is a Team Sport

Dez Blanchfield, Hilary Mason and Marc Altshuller reveal the magic of data science as collaborative team approach to challenge bias and be successful today with data science.

Dez Blanchfield

What do cloud computing, machine learning, and virtualization have in common? Dez specializes in them all. His expertise in all things data spans 25 years. Over that time, he has been a consultant and analytics guru for major companies. Different industries, one goal: making data matter.

 

Marc Altshuller

Analyze your way to business success. Marc Altshuller, General Manager, IBM Business Analytics, has found a niche developing software that makes sales easier by using analytics to make sense of complicated transactions.

Changing Regulations into Assets

Seth Dobrin will lead a discussion with IBM experts and business clients about the future of Unified Governance. Hear data experts from global brands discuss how their approach to compliance didn’t just take check off the regulatory boxes – it created new assets for their companies.

Seth Dobrin

How can data science solve the world’s biggest challenges and yield new insights for your business? Ask Dr. Seth Dobrin, Vice President and Chief Data Officer for IBM Analytics. From applying genetics data to find the causes of neuropsychiatric disorder to leading the data science transformation of a Fortune 500 company, Dr. Dobrin has spent his career using technology to address previously intractable problems.

The Biggest Balancing Act: Hybrid Data Management

Hear how 15 minutes could change your business with IBM’s new fast and seamless integration of your company’s data management system.

Dinesh Nirmal

Dinesh Nirmal, Vice President of IBM Analytics Development, delivers advanced analytics solutions covering data management, Hadoop, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more. He is Site Executive of IBM Silicon Valley Laboratories, an R Consortium board member, and also owns the mission for the IBM Machine Learning Hub and IBM Spark Technology Center.

Breakout sessions

Engineering Our Data-driven Future

We're seeing a shift from developing systems that generate data as a side-effect to designing products that help people make better decisions from data. In this session, we'll explore what this means for technologists and businesses, why it's happening now, and where the opportunities are today as well as where they are going to be in the next few years. Finally, we'll look at examples of the next generation of data products.

Hilary Mason

If you could have any superpower, which would it be? For Hilary Mason, it’s not a question of if, because she already has one: She uses technology to unearth hidden insights, from how to catch people’s attention online, to where you can find the best burgers in New York City. She has been at the forefront of machine learning, AI, and analytics. Hilary will discuss how your business can use these tools to move from insight to action to competitive advantage faster than a speeding bullet. She is the co-founder of Fast Forward Labs, Data Scientist in Residence at Accel and is the former Chief Scientist at Bitly.

Build Smarter apps with Data Science + App Developers

Data, people, disciplines and technology need to come together to deliver better outcomes. To achieve results, companies must change their approach to data - as well as the applications and connected processes that reach into every part of the organization to fuel decisions. Data science professionals, data engineers, and app developers need a workspace for collaboration, with fit-for-purpose experiences. Learn how the Watson Data Platform integrates all data types and serves as the backbone for AI-enabled apps.

Manish Goyal

Manish Goyal is Director of Offering Management for the Watson Data Platform in the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform business unit. In this role, Manish is responsible for driving the Data Science, Machine & Deep Learning, Data Prep & Integration and Data Governance capabilities across the platform.

Mixing oil and water: Getting data scientists and business analysts to work together painlessly

Data scientists make magic with vast amounts of data generated by customers, products, and transactions, but often struggle to communicate their value in solving real-world business problems. This workshop to improve data science and business collaboration will explore practical actions and tools to start the right conversations and embed data-centric practices across your organization. Bring your trickiest stalled project to try to stump data science expert Dez Blanchfield and Business Analytics General Manager, Marc Altshuller.

Dez Blanchfield

What do cloud computing, machine learning, and virtualization have in common? Dez specializes in them all. His expertise in all things data spans 25 years. Over that time, he has been a consultant and analytics guru for major companies. Different industries, one goal: making data matter.

Marc Altshuller

Analyze your way to business success. Marc Altshuller, General Manager, IBM Business Analytics, has found a niche developing software that makes sales easier by using analytics to make sense of complicated transactions.

Get ready for GDPR

GDPR, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, goes live May 25 2018. GDPR is a complex and far-reaching regulation, comprising many duties & obligations that touch the personal data of individuals possessed by every organization in numerous ways and at all levels. We have expertise, assessment and engagement methodology to accelerate your GDPR readiness journey, which will be shared in this breakout session.

John Bowman

John Bowman is a Senior Principal at Promontory, an IBM company. In this role he advises clients on all aspects of compliance with data-protection laws and regulations. Prior to joining Promontory, John worked at the U.K. Ministry of Justice, where he was the head of EU and international data-protection policy and was the U.K. government’s lead negotiator on the proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Jessica Douglas

Jessica Douglas leads IBM's market and client response to GDPR in the UK and Financial Services. She and her team of privacy, security, cognitive analytics and customer experience experts work with clients to address the GDPR imperative. She sees the opportunity this presents for Financial Institutions to strengthen customer trust and create value-sharing experiences with customers in uncertain times - especially in the context of the competitive differentiation and aggregation opportunities of Open Banking, PSD2 and the wider Digital Single Market.

Richard Hogg

Richard Hogg is a Global GDPR & Governance Offerings Evangelist at IBM. With 15+ years’ experience across InfoGov, he has consulted with Fortune 10 global organizations to assess, develop and execute information governance initiatives. Since 2015 he has engaged with global clients on their GDPR journey to help them use analytics, cognitive and ML to accelerate their success towards their privacy, governance and compliance goals.

Rob Langhorst

Rob Langhorst is an associate partner in IBM Global Business Services. He is an experienced project manager, management consultant and team builder and is currently developing the Cognitive Business Decision Support (CBDS) service line within IBM. In this role he is managing and developing the European IBM cross-brand solution on GDPR.

Demo: Experience where data goes next: Read your customer's mind

In this unique demo session, experts will take you on a guided tour through three different business scenarios operating on a single data platform. Using data science and machine learning, a retail company brings a new product to market. This innovative demo will show you why only an integrated data platform with machine learning can help you capture impulse buyers, read your customers' minds and optimize operations and inventory.

John J. Thomas

John Thomas is on the edge. The edge of technology, that is. He directs IBM’s Analytics business and holds the coveted title of Distinguished Engineer. His expertise includes developing enterprise architecture competitive strategy and engaging with clients worldwide. Right now, he’s leading a technology acceleration team focused on Machine Learning, Data Science and Blockchain Analytics.

22 June 2017
13:00 CET
Infinity Hotel and Conference Center,
Munich, Germany
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