Abstract: We live in an era in which data is unquestionably the new currency. All sectors of the industry and disciplines in academia are searching for creative ideas to leverage the ever expanding information space. As is with any new trend, we see some justified skepticism as well as a lot of opportunistic hype around AI. There is no generic rule how to structure the business operations in tandem with Data Science/Analytics efforts for success.
We already see a small number of companies making smart choices that is revolutionizing how they wield information. Creating value with AI is often not only related to creating fancier algorithms.
Choosing the right data science & analytics leader has proven to be critical for success. I will talk about what I’ve learned over a decade from successes and failures about how to build and lead data science teams that will lead to maximum business impact.
Bio: Dr. Bülent Kiziltan is a Chief Scientist and a Data Science & Analytics leader who uses data driven methodologies to tackle problems in a wide range of disciplines including healthcare, pharma, insurance, transportation, manufacturing, finance, and art. He serves as a senior partner at multiple startups and acts as an executive advisor to VCs. He advises Fortune 500 on Data/Science Strategy and Digital Transformation.
In the past 15+ years he has led data driven efforts to create value in the multiple domains. He worked at Harvard, MIT, and NASA in close collaboration with pioneers of their respective fields.