Why your Big Data efforts fail and what to do about it
Many big data and data science initiatives fail, and they do so for a myriad of reasons. This talk will explore the pitfalls and mistakes companies make as they embark on big data initiatives - strategically, organizationally, technically and analytically - and present simple practical solutions to avoiding them.
Sheridan has more than 15 years experience in Business Intelligence, Analytics, Web, Product Management, Business Strategy and Organization Effectiveness. He is currently VP of Data Products at Auction.com, the leading online real estate auctioneers in the United States.
He has also held positions at two leading online ganmes companies, Kabam and Playfirst, where he has built out Analytics and Big Data groups from inception. Earlier on in his career, Sheridan worked at Procter and Gamble in the areas of Decision Support and Executive Information Systems. He also worked as a Managing Consultant at Towers Perrin where he led many business strategy and organizational effectiveness engagements for large companies.
Sheridan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, both with honors. He has also held several elected positions at both universities. Most notably, he served as the president of his college student union at Cambridge.
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