The first SDForum conference on analytics, “The Analytics Revolution,” was held in Mountain View on Friday, April 9th, 2010. The conference focused on recent advances in analytics, new opportunities afforded by these advances, and ways companies can take advantage of the analytics revolution in progress.
Over 250 people attended. Some leading analytics gurus and data scientists gave presentations and participated in panel discussions. This blog post links to summaries of the keynotes and panels.
There were four panel discussions at the conference:
Keynote speakers representing an array of large companies with strong analytics capabilities gave presentations on a wide range of analytics efforts:
- Ronny Kohavi (Microsoft) “Online Controlled Experiments: Listening to the Customers, Not to the HiPPO“
- Sanjay Poonen (SAP) “Leading the Analytics Revolution“
- Peter Norvig (Google) “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data“
- Jeff Kreulen (IBM) “Analytics: An Applied Researcher’s Perspective“
- Jaap Suermondt (HP) “Research in Analytics for Operational Impact at HP“
You can click on the links above to get quick summaries. The keynote presentations and panel discussions were recorded and the audio and video recordings are available individually from the pages above or at dynno.com or at SDForum here. The conference was sponsored by Accel Partners, Dynno, IBM, Impetus, Microsoft and SAP and the organizing committee included Stacey Bishop (Scale Venture Partners), Jim Claussen (IBM), Lars Leckie (Hummer Winblad), Sonja London (Summit Software), Paul O’Rorke (Kraken Data), and Julia Queck (SAP).