FUTURE DATA AGENDA

9:00am – 10:00am PT
Welcome and “Next $100B in Data”
Peter Bailis, Founder and CEO, Sisu Data with Martin Casado, Partner, a16z

Join us as we kickoff the second annual Future Data conference. We’ll share welcoming remarks, walk through the format of the day, and get everyone ready for our in-depth technical sessions.

10:00am – 10:30am PT
Changing Role of the CDO
Sol Rashidi, Chief Analytics Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

How is today’s data landscape changing the role and responsibility of Chief Data and Analytics Officers in today’s businesses? Join Sol Rashidi, CAO of Estee Lauder, to hear her take on how her role is evolving. 

10:30am – 11:00am PT
Data Is a Product: What Keeps Us From Managing It Like One?
Eric Weber, Head of Data Product and Experimentation, Yelp

On the surface, most people agree that data should be managed. They seem to also believe it is product like. Why, then, is it so hard to manage data as a product? [Read more]

11:00am – 11:30am PT
The Future is an Experience
Benn Stancil, Co-founder and Chief Analytics Officer, Mode

We often think about the future in technological terms: Five years from now, what will we have invented? What magical thing will be possible that we can’t even imagine today? Data is no different. [Read more]

11:30am – 12:00pm PT
Infrastructure-as-Code and the Modern Data Experience
Tristan Handy, Founder and CEO, dbt Labs

The devops movement transformed system administration–once manual, painstaking work–into scalable software. One of the key breakthroughs: developing a common way to “script” behaviors… [Read more]

12:00pm – 12:45pm PT
Widening the Table (sponsored by Women in Analytics)
Moderator: Rehgan Avon, Founder and CEO, Women in Analytics

In this panel discussion, we’ll look at how diversity in data teams eliminates bias in analysis, allows teams to be more agile in their responses, and accelerates the analytics workflow.

12:45pm – 1:15pm PT
Today is Tomorrow’s Legacy
Veronika Durgin, Head of Data, Saks Fifth Avenue

Today, having hundreds of terabytes of data is no longer uncommon for many companies. Executives and business users alike expect access to high quality near real time data insights. [Read more]

1:15pm – 1:30pm PT
Rapid Fire: Answering your Questions about Real-World Data Trends
Bruno Aziza, Head of Data and Analytics, Google

In this short, rapid-fire Q&A session Bruno Aziza (data luminary, entrepreneur, and head of data & analytics at Google Cloud) will answer questions posed directly by our audience. [Read more]

1:30pm – 2:15pm PT
Future of Data: Gaming, Entertainment, Media
Peter Bailis, Founder and CEO, Sisu Data

Grab a seat as Peter Bailis, Founder and CEO of Sisu Data and data leaders from The New York Times, SiriusXM, and Zynga discuss the state of data today and how they see it changing the role of analysts and decision-makers in the future.

2:15pm – 3:00pm PT
Boss Talk: Future Data Edition
Ali Ghodsi, Co-founder and CEO, Databricks
Ben Horowitz, Co-founder, a16z
Peter Bailis, Founder and CEO, Sisu Data

In this Future Data edition of their engaging Clubhouse series, a16z Co-founder Ben Horowitz and Databricks Co-founder and CEO Ali Ghodsi join Sisu Founder and CEO Peter Bailis for a discussion on leadership, management, and more.