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You can be a Data Scientist too!
The honor of “Sexiest job title of 21st Century” in the industry today goes to “Data Scientist”. Armed with data and analytical results, a top-tier data scientist can be an organizational change agent but this breed of professionals is tough to find and harder to groom. But what does a data scientist do and how does a typical day in the life of a data scientist look like? In addition to answering these questions in this session, the very person who coined the term “data scientist”, will share with the audience how to energize an organization by creating a culture of data science.
Jim Kaskade is CEO of Infochimps, a cloud service provider enabling fast development of Big Data applications. Jim has led companies in cloud computing, software as a service (SaaS), online and mobile digital media, online and mobile advertising, and semiconductors from their founding to acquisition. Prior to joining Infochimps, Jim was...Read more
Dr. DJ Patil is currently a Data Scientist in Residence at Greylock Partners.
He has held a variety of roles in Academia, Industry, and Government. These include, the Chief Scientist, Chief Security Officer and Head of Analytics and Data Products Teams at the LinkedIn Corporation. Additionally he has held a number of roles at Skype, PayPal, and eBay. He is known for co-coining the term Data Scientist. In 2011 he was ranked in Forbes Data Scientist list as #2 behind Larry Page. In 2012 he along with other notable "Gen Fluxers" were featured on the cover of Fast Company.
As a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland, his research focused on nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory and he helped start a major research initiative on numerical weather prediction. As an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the Department of Defense, Dr. Patil directed new efforts to leverage social network analysis and the melding of computational and social sciences to anticipate emerging threats to the US. He has also co-chaired a major review of US efforts to prevent bioweapons proliferation in Central Asia and co-founded the Iraqi Virtual Science Library (IVSL).