Thursday, March 8, 2018

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Learning to Fish in a Data Lake
Speaker: Mark Drewes, Business Intelligence Architect, Salt River Project
Salt River Project has gone from the early days of a data warehouse to a fully implemented, value generating Open Analytics Platform (OAP) that incorporates a data lake as one of our key enabling technologies. Mark Drewes, who helped to design the architecture that SRP is using for the OAP will speak on the aspects of the journey the utility has undertaken over the past three years.

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Is Your Data Talking to You?
Speakers: Damian McKenna, Head of eCommerce, US, Facebook
Paolo Mercado, Manager, GTM and Data Analytics/Data Scientist, Hitachi Vantara

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Data Pitstop: Getting Things Moving Fast

Friday, March 9, 2018

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
From Data to Dollars: A Journey of Analytical Transformation
Speaker: David Baron, Manager of Performance Management/Organizational Strategy, Southern California Gas Company
So you want to transform your business through the use of data and analytics? That’s great. But what types of analytics are there and how can you find the value to your organization through the use of all types? Do you know what types are a best fit for your organization? Do you need descriptive analytics? Maybe you need prescriptive analytics? What about predictive, exploratory, and machine learning analytics?

In this session, we’ll hear perspectives on what finding the true value of data and analytics really looks like, the steps you should be taking to get there, and what this journey really looks like from those who are already on their way. Our panel members will explore these topics and more with the audience.

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Enhanced Customer Experience Through Predictive Analytics