Abstract: The software industry has advanced from releasing features every 6-12 months to every 11 seconds -- more than one million times improvement! In this session, learn how to apply the lessons learned from developing software to producing analytics and models. Learn about the latest practices called DataOps. For background, we first look at challenges in analytics today and explain the dynamics of a new pharmaceutical launch. Next, we present the Seven Shocking Steps so you can learn how to set up a technical environment to support DataOps. We also show how we used Redshift and other Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies and explain how to implement a Data Lake in AWS. The presenters then examine how to organize teams to partition the work and walk through examples on how to implement features quickly and with high quality. The speakers are the founders of DataKitchen and the Senior Manager of Analytics at Celgene (Top 25 Global Pharma Company) and have decades of hands-on and executive management experience in data, analytics, and software development and are current practitioners of DataOps.
Bio: Christopher Bergh is a Founder and Head Chef at DataKitchen. Chris has more than 20 years of research, engineering, analytics, and executive management experience. Previously, Chris was Regional Vice President in the Revenue Management Intelligence group in Model N. Before Model N, Chris was COO of LeapFrogRx and analytics software and service provider. Chris led the acquisition of LeapFrogRx by Model N in January 2012. Prior to LeapFrogRx Chris was CTO and VP of Product Management of MarketSoft (now part of IBM) an Enterprise Marketing Management software vendor. Prior to that, Chris developed Microsoft Passport, the predecessor to Windows Live ID, a distributed authentication system used by 100s of Millions of users today. He was awarded a US Patent for his work on that project. Before joining Microsoft, he led the technical architecture and implementation of Firefly Passport, an early leader in Internet Personalization and Privacy. Microsoft subsequently acquired Firefly. Chris led the development of the first travel-related ecommerce web site at NetMarket. Chris began his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory and NASA Ames Research Center. There he created software and algorithms that provided aircraft arrival optimization assistance to Air Traffic Controllers at several major airports in the United States. Chris served as a Peace Corps Volunteer Math Teacher in Botswana, Africa. Chris has an M.S. from Columbia University and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an avid cyclist, hiker, reader, and father of two teenagers.