Three Popular Ways to Fail with Data Science: How to Overcome Common Pitfalls on the Way to Creating Business Value with Data

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 3:45 pm to 4:20 pm

Driven by the success of companies like Google and AirBnB, many enterprises have high aspirations for creating business value with data.

However, few achieve those goals. A Gartner study from Q4 2016 states that only 15% of enterprises have big data systems in production, while 30% are piloting and experimenting. The remainder are gathering knowledge or developing their data strategy. This suggests that fewer than 15% are truly successful. In this talk, Juergen will discuss and examine the root causes behind this relative lack of success.

Three Popular Ways to Fail with Data Science (Juergen Urbanski)

Vice President of Growth
Silicon Valley Data Science

Juergen Urbanski is the Vice President Growth at Silicon Valley Data Science.  As the former CTO for Deutsche Telekom’s $12 billion enterprise services division, he is passionate about ensuring enterprise customer success with and generating revenue growth from emerging technologies.  He brings particular expertise in driving a digital transformation for the business powered by big data, cloud and digital marketing.  At Deutsche Telekom, he built out a high-performing 62 FTE CTO function from scratch.  Juergen enjoys acting as a trusted advisor at CXO level to ensure enterprises are realizing maximum value from their investments in big data & analytics.  His personal journey over the last 20 years covers the entire IT life cycle from strategy to development, deployment, procurement and outsourcing.  Working for McKinsey, Microsoft, SAP, NetApp and Deutsche Telekom, he has picked up the skills that make the difference between success or failure of large-scale IT change initiatives. He obtained his MBA from the Wharton School.   Juergen’s perspectives on how to extract business value from technology have been featured in the Financial Times, Information Week, Wired, GigaOm, TDWI and other publications.