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: Madhan Gounder is a senior manager of marketing and analytics for the Inflammation and Immunology (I&I) division of Celgene Corporation. In this role, he provides ongoing market analysis and insights to senior executives that inform strategies for the company. Madhan also equips the company's sales leadership and Salesforce with dashboards and information to aid in tactical planning and execution. Also, he led the ground-up development of the agile commercial analytics infrastructure that enables the division to monitor and rapidly analyze market developments. Madhan holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, an MPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford, and an MBA from INSEAD.