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Couples Therapy: Bringing Data Science and IT Leaders Together

Data Science and Advanced Analytics

Are you a data science leader struggling to work with IT to get things done? Or are you an IT leader struggling with data scientists who don't understand risk and governance? Are arguments between you two getting more frequent? Sounds like it's time for couples therapy. In this session, we'll bring a real data science leader and IT leader on stage to talk about their perspectives, goals and how they can work together more effectively. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book "Machine Learning for Dummies."

Core Curriculum Data and Analytics Data Science and Advanced Analytics
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Tue (March 20), 1:30PM PT


Trisha Mahoney

Product Marketing Manager, IBM

Trisha Mahoney is a Product Marketer & Data Scientist for IBM’s Data Science Experience (DSX). Trisha has spent the last 9 years working in product marketing and product management roles in Cloud, IoT and Analytics. Prior to that, Trisha spent 8 years working as a data scientist in the chemical detection space.

Ryan Arbow

Offering Manager - Data Science & Machine Learning, IBM

Shadi Copty

Director, Data Science & Machine Learning Offerings, IBM

Shadi Copty is responsible for the business and strategy for IBM Analytics' Data Science and Machine Learning offerings. Prior to this role, he led the Data Science practice in IBM Watson Customer Engagement, which included top Machine Learning, Optimization and Statistical learning experts that invented, built, and supported the models that became the heart of the business's cognitive engine. Prior to that Mr Copty held various technical and business leadership roles in IBM Research, where he started his career 17 years ago. He holds a BSC in Computer Science and an MBA from the Technion, Israel.