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Breaking the Data Science Bottleneck

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Oren Goldschmidt, CTO, Frost Data Capital

Please join us for the Orange County ACM Chapter's inaugural evening program.

Agenda

6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking

7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation

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Frost Data Capital (http://www.frostdatacapital.com/) (FDC) is a San Juan Capistrano-based incubator focused on big data and analytics which has launched over 20 companies. While a few of our companies provide core infrastructure within the big data stack, our approach to analytics has focused on looking for new ways solve a basic scaling problem that enterprises face when trying to take big data analytics out of the sandbox and apply it across the enterprise. This is not a data or compute issue, but a human one. Delivering accurate, usable insights from data, particularly 'big' data, is a demanding process that often requires highly sought-after data science talent. Finding the data science talent needed to deliver a few 'sandbox' projects is challenging, scaling this across a large entire enterprise is impossible. FDC has focused a number of its ventures on finding ways to break this bottleneck by automating key parts of the data science process. I will discuss the background and the broad approach we have used to drive these forms of automation.

Speaker Bio

Oren is a visionary technologist with over fifteen years’ experience in designing and implementing disruptive technologies.

He has previously been a Chief Technology Officer at a number successful technology startups including Vielife (later acquired by Cigna) and imagini.net. He was co-founder and managing partner of BlueOrange, a London-based innovation centre focused on developing technical strategy and delivering creative products for a series of innovative ventures in the UK. BlueOrange was founded to act as a complete technology arm for startups and emerging business units, servicing the whole technology lifecycle from the elaboration of the initial idea to the development of a product and support of first customer deployments. In practice, it would often continue to manage and evolve these technologies into profitability and in some cases through to acquisition.

Along with his co-founder, Jack Kriendler, Oren used BlueOrange to develop a distinctive approach to the entire lifecycle of technology innovation, concentrating on ways to drive rapid technical innovation and precisely targeted execution while keeping the products tightly coupled with the uniquely uncertain process of defining and executing disruptive business ideas.

After a number of successful exits for BlueOrange companies Oren was able to achieve a long-held goal, returning to academia to earn his doctorate at the University of Oxford; he also holds three Masters’ degrees from the University of Cambridge.