Data Careers: Where are We Now, Where are We Headed?
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  Steven Miller   Steven Miller
Data Maestro
  Peter Aiken   Peter Aiken
Founding Director, Data Blueprint
Data Blueprint
  Harlan Harris   Harlan Harris
Director of Data Science
The Education Advisory Board
  Marc Teerlink   Marc Teerlink
Chief Business Strategist
IBM Watson Group


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Level:  Business/Strategic

A few years ago few had the title of data engineer, data scientist, or chief data officer. There are nearly 40,000 data engineer jobs open on LinkedIn (likely a lot more when you read this). A panel of forward thinking data luminaries will discuss questions such as:
  • What is a data engineer?
  • How is this role different than a DBA or data architect?
  • How is the data engineer different than the data architect or data scientist?
  • How are career paths changing?
  • How is the CDO different than CIO?
  • How do I prepare for a CDO position?
Join us to discuss the present & future of the data profession. Learn what skills industry is looking for today. Learn how to adapt to ensure your skills will be in demand tomorrow.

I am focused on the talent & skills needed by the data driven organization. At IBM I am driving our Big Data & Analytics Professional of the Future program. With this program, we collaborate with schools in the US and abroad to develop the strong pipeline of talent needed for the next century with a focus on data scientists, big data architects & engineers, data governance professionals and developers. We sponsor the big data & analytics education conference in partnership with leading universities and provide curriculum development awards to top faculty worldwide. Steve joined IBM in 2001 as part of the acquisition of Informix Software, a leading provider of mission critical database systems. Since joining IBM he has held multiple roles in product management, product marketing, and business & go-to-market strategy.

Peter Aiken, Ph.D., is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten data management authorities worldwide. As a practicing data consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing in and studying data management for more than 30 years. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 20 countries across numerous industries, including defense, banking, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing. He is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and author of multiple publications, including his latest book “Monetizing Data Management”. Peter is the Founding Director of Data Blueprint, a data management consulting firm that puts organizations on the right path to leverage data for competitive advantage and operational efficiency. He is also past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I).



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