Data Science and Building Data Teams

DJ Patil (.)
Location: Westside Ballroom

Given the importance of data to critical decision making, the demand for Data Scientists is at an all time high. Yet, what does it really mean to be a Data Scientist and to build a team of Data Scientists? It’s a new world with startups to well established organizations struggling daily to recruit and structure their teams to best leverage those that can extract valuable insights from data. Unfortunately most organizations don’t realize all the places where a good Data Science Team can make an impact. In this talk we’ll walk through different organizational structures, how to empower, and key technologies required to establish a great Data Science team.

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DJ Patil


Dr. DJ Patil has been the VP of Product at RelateIQ and the Data Scientist in Residence at Greylock Partners.

He has held a variety of roles in academia, industry, and government, including Chief Scientist, Chief Security Officer, and Head of Analytics and Data Teams at the LinkedIn Corporation. Additionally he has held a number of roles at Skype, PayPal, and eBay.

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J Braswell
08/19/2011 12:05pm EDT

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