September 08 to 10 2014, Santa Clara, USA.

Speakers

Speaker "Mark Wang" Details

Name :
mark wang
Company :
Title :
Chief Data Scientist
Topic :

Big Data Analytics for Insights and Business Growth

Abstract :

This presentation will describe how advanced analytic techniques are used to find high impact insights, and to accelerate business growth. Chegg is an e-commerce startup that helps high school and college students save time, save money, and get smarter. Known originally for renting textbooks, Chegg has evolved to offer students a wide range of digital products and services. Chegg grew quickly as a venture-funded startup, and had an NYSE IPO in November 2013. Big data analytics are leveraged to generate insights into customer behavior and business opportunities, then guide roadmaps and operations.

Profile :
Dr. Mark Wang is Chief Data Scientist at Chegg, a fast-growing Silicon Valley startup. Since 2010, he has built and led its big data and advanced analytics team that uses data and analysis to finds stories buried in the data, then communicates insights and opportunities to the business. Trained as an MIT PhD particle physicist, he previously had a long career at the RAND Corporation “think tank.” There, he received Al Gore’s “Hammer Award” for work dramatically improving high performance military supply chains, and he held leadership positions of two federally funded research and development centers supporting the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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