Pivotal has been closely working with Visa to unleash the power of data science onto its cyber-security program, and, while not without its challenges, it’s having immediate impact. In this talk Annika Jimenez will paint a picture of requirements for data science success, and Ravi Devireddy will discuss the challenges in cyber security, opportunities with hadoop & big-data, and present some use cases and applications. Both will share lessons learned on the bleeding edge of data science.
As a senior business leader at Visa Inc, Ravi heads the design, engineering and implementation of advanced analytics and data services. He is currently implementing petabyte scale data platforms leveraging data mining, visualization, and machine learning for advanced cyber security intelligence. Prior to that, Ravi has led several large scale data warehouse and business intelligence implementations putting on various hats as a director, architect, DBA, and developer
Annika is a seasoned leader of analytics initiatives, and came from Greenplum where she built the “Data Science Dream Team” – an industry-leading group of Data Scientists – representing a rich combination of vertical domain and horizontal analytical expertise – who are facilitating Data Science-driven transformations for Greenplum customers.
Before Greenplum, Annika worked for Yahoo! for six years in data leadership roles: She led Audience and International data solutions for Yahoo!’s central data organization, Strategic Data Solutions, and led Insights Services – comprised of a team of 40 researchers covering Web analytics, satisfaction/brand health metrics, and audience/ad measurement. Annika is a recognized evangelist for “applied data” and well known for her acute focus on action-enablement.
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