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Past speakers

Kirk Borne, Ph.D.
Kirk Borne, Ph.D.
Kirk Borne, Ph.D.
Kirk Borne, Ph.D.
Kirk Borne, Ph.D.
Kirk Borne, Ph.D.
Kirk Borne, Ph.D.
Kirk Borne, Ph.D.

Here’s what we covered…


Brett Hurt, CEO & Co-Founder,

Connecting the dots at LinkedIn

Wenjing Zhang, Senior Director, Data Science, LinkedIn

While LinkedIn has some of the world’s most unique and valuable data, the data points themselves do not generate value. The value comes from connecting the disparate data into knowledge, insights, opinions, and decisions. That’s the role that the data science team is playing at LinkedIn day in and day out. In this talk, we will take you through a few examples where we connect the dots from different parts of the LinkedIn ecosystem. These examples will also allow us to peek into the interesting data science problems at LinkedIn and the approach we take to solve them.

Case study: Wunderman Thompson Data’s groundbreaking identity graph

Michael Murray, Chief Product Officer and President Data Products, Wunderman Thompson Data
Bret Harper, Chief Data Officer, Wunderman Thompson Data
Amy Niemann, Vice President Client Services,

“We now do in half a day what we couldn’t do in six months,” says Michael Murray, President of Wunderman Thompson Data, about the company’s identity graph. Learn how this global marketing communications agency is disrupting the customer 360 model using’s knowledge graph technology.

Agile practices for data governance

Jon Loyens, Chief Product Officer,

Most high-functioning enterprises today embrace a culture of openness, collaboration, and reuse. In this session, learn how to turn your data governance strategy into a critical business value driver. Get ready to run your first agile data sprint with the right people on your team.

Panel: What’s in your modern data stack?

Claire Look, Vice President, Data, The Zebra
Clarke Patterson, Head of Market Intelligence, Snowflake
Barr Yaron, Product Manager, Metadata, Fishtown Analytics
Brandon Chen, Product Marketing, Fivetran

Getting more value from your data is easier said than done. That’s why having the right foundation- a mix of tools, people, and processes- is absolutely essential. In this session, we’ll explore the latest innovations and best practices in data integration, data warehousing, metadata, and more.

Understanding DataOps and its impact on your data journey

Chris Bergh, CEO, DataKitchen
Tim Gasper, Director of Product,
Juan Sequeda, Principal Scientist,

Accelerating the delivery of data applications and overcoming environments, requirements, and semantics challenges are top-of-mind for any enterprise. Join Tim, Juan, and special guest Chris Bergh for a conversation about DataOps and learn how this data management methodology helps build, manage, and scale data pipelines while unleashing groundbreaking data analytics.

1001 free things you can do with your data to achieve analytics mastery

Kirk Borne, P.h.D, Principal Data Scientist, Booz Allen

In this talk, Dr. Borne will review the algorithms of machine learning and data science that help to discover patterns and insights from data. From there, he will identify numerous business applications and use cases that can deliver innovation and inspiration from those insights. In all cases, the goal is to deliver business value from rich data assets, and not just “one and done”, but multiple opportunities to generate value from the same data set.

Data product managers: the missing link

Juan Sequeda, Principal Scientist,
Jon Loyens, Chief Product Officer,

To succeed in today’s data-driven economy, businesses need reliable data with the right people who take responsibility. But who sits at the intersection of data producers and data consumers? In this session, we’ll dig into the emerging data role that’s key to this: the data product manager.

Product tour: Agile Data Governance in action

Stewart Coerver, Director, Sales Engineering,

What happens when enterprises use a data catalog? They start indexing all of their knowledge and unifying people, data, and analysis to achieve their goals. In this session, you’ll see platform in action and get inspired by how Agile Data Governance can take your data and analytics strategy to the next level.

A conversation with Pablos Holman

Pablos Holman, Hacker & Inventor
Brett Hurt, CEO & Co-Founder,

This one’s for the data people who keep their eyes on the horizon, who don’t get distracted by shiny objects, silver bullets, or buzzwords.

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