DI&A Webinar: The Role of a Data Scientist (Interview with a CDS)

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About the Webinar

What does a Data Scientist actually do? Much of the discussion has focused on the difficulties associated with hiring and retaining Data Scientists. What is less clear, is what these resources actually do that is so valuable to an organization. In this webinar, we will include an interview with Narasimha Edala, a Chief Data Scientist, who will explain what they do and how they do it.

Get insights and lessons learned as we explore these common questions:

  • What does a Data Scientist do?
  • What are the skills needed by a Data Scientist?
  • What is the training needed by a Data Scientist?
  • To whom do Data Scientists report within the organization?

About the Speakers

Kelle O’Neal

Founder & CEO, First San Francisco Partners

kelleONeal142x142.jpgKelle O’Neal is Founder and CEO of First San Francisco Partners, an Enterprise information Management (EIM) consulting firm. A veteran leader and accomplished advisor in the information management sector, as well as a speaker, author, and trainer, Kelle is passionate about helping organizations apply data intelligence to gain a true competitive advantage.

Kelle’s strong background in customer relationship management, enterprise software, and systems integration uniquely positions her to excel in helping organizations of all sizes and complexities successfully execute on Data Governance, Organizational Change Management, Master Data Management, Data Insights and Analytics, and other EIM initiatives.

Kelle developed her ability to work through organizational complexity, build consensus, and drive results in senior roles at companies that include US-based firms GoldenGate Software, Siebel Systems, and Oracle. She also worked at the executive level in Europe and Asia. Under her leadership of First San Francisco Partners, the firm’s client list has grown significantly over the years, as has its consulting and support teams – and FSFP will celebrate its 10th anniversary in April 2017.

Kelle’s thought leadership and training has been featured on, Data Informed, B-Eye Network, Data Management Body of Knowledge, and DATAVERSITY. She received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and she holds a BA degree from Duke University.

John Ladley

President and Chief Delivery Officer, First San Francisco Partners

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John Ladley is a business technology thought leader and recognized authority in all aspects of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) with 30 years’ experience in planning, project management, improving IT organizations and successful implementation of information systems. Prior to joining First San Francisco Partners in 2015, John was CEO and President of IMCue Solutions, a consultancy he founded in 2007. At IMCue, John led a team focused on improving a client’s business results through business intelligence, information management and data governance. John is widely published, co-authoring a well-known data warehouse methodology and a trademarked process for data strategy planning. His books, Making EIM Work for Business – A Guide to Understanding Information as an Asset and Data Governance – How to Design, Deploy and Sustain a Effective Data Governance Program, are recognized as authoritative sources in the EIM field. John frequently writes and speaks on a variety of technology and EIM topics. His information management experience is balanced between strategic technology planning, project management and practical application of technology to business problems.

Narasimha Edala

Chief Data Scientist, Data-Bloom

Narasimha Edala.jpegNarasimha is the Chief Data Scientist with Before co-founding data-bloom in 2016, Narasimha was a solutions architect at Intel building HVM control systems. Prior to that, he worked as a consulting research scientist with Reed Elsevier Inc. building petascale MPP information extraction systems. Narasimha holds a masters degree in human factors engineering from Wright State University; and an ABD status in data mining from the same alma mater.

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