Data Science & Strategy Lecture Series

Prof. Greg La Blanc

Prof. Greg La Blanc
Lecture Series Host

 

The Data Science & Strategy Lecture Series seeks to provide an understanding of the role of data and statistical analysis in managerial decision-making. The focus is on the role of managers as both consumers and producers of information, illustrating how finding and/or developing the right data and applying appropriate statistical methods can help solve problems in business. In this video series, Haas lecturer and lecture series host Greg La Blanc interviews industry executives and data science practitioners on key topics in data science in conjunction with graduate courses in Data Science/Data Strategy and invited lectures.
Please also see our Program in Data Science & Strategy page.

INDEX:
Spring 2017 Videos
Fall 2016 Videos
Spring 2016 Videos
Fall 2015 Videos
Spring 2015 Videos

Spring 2017 Videos (Back to index)


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sherif BotrosWells FargoSherif Botros
Chief Data Officer, Wells Fargo

playLecture: Data Science for B2B Customer Success
(video 49 min, requires UCB password)


Raphael PousUPF and KeonnRafael Pous
Prof. of Engineering, UPF-Barcelona and Co-founder, Keonn Technologies

playLecture: the Internet of Things in the Retail Store
(video 69 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mohammed Guller and Reynold XinGlassbeam and DatabricksMohammed Guller
Principal Architect, Glassbeam

Reynold Xin
Chief Architect, Databricks

playLecture: the Big Data Technology Landscape
(video 53 min, on YouTube)

playGuller Interview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 7 min, on YouTube)

playXin Interview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 7 min, on YouTube)


Jennifer BerteroRocheJennifer Bertero
VP of Analytics, CA Technologies

Video temporarily unavailable


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mike EvansNew RelicMike Evans
Analytics Product Manager, New Relic

playLecture: the Numbers Can’t Speak for Themselves
(video 45 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Francis KendallRocheFrancis Kendall
Digital Strategy Leader, Roche

playLecture: the New Data Paradigm
(video 51 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Steve HirschNYSESteve Hirsch
Chief Data Officer, IntercontinentalExchange Group/NYSE

playLecture: How Data Technology has Transformed Global Markets
(video 48 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Anand ChandrasekharQualcommAnand Chandrasekhar
Senior VP, QualComm Data Center

playLecture: Flat Earth? or Round Earth?
(video 63 min, requires UCB password)


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Healey CypherOak LabsHealey Cypher, CEO, Oak Labs
with Charles Pensig, Principal Data Scientist

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sineesh KeshavSafewaySineesh Keshav
SVP for IT, Experian

playLecture: How Zero UI and APIs are Changing the World
(video 49 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)


Victor SzczerbaYeti DataVictor Szczerba
CEO, Yeti Data

playLecture: Data Strategy
(video 49 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Friday, March 31, 2017

Ashok SrivastavaVerizonAshok Srivastava
Chief Data Scientist, Verizon

playLecture: Data Science in the Enterprise
(video 60 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 4 min, on YouTube)


Vivek WadwaCarnegie-Mellon Silicon ValleyVivek Wadwa
Carnegie-Mellon Silicon Valley

playLecture: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future
(video 82 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 8 min, on YouTube)


Arash NourianUC BerkeleyArash Nourian, Lecturer
UC Berkeley School of Information

playLecture: Big Data Architectures
(video 82 min, on YouTube)


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jeremy StanleyInstacartJeremy Stanley
VP Data Science, Instacart

playLecture: Data Science at Instacart
(video 99 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 8 min, on YouTube)


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pedro DomingosUniversity of WashingtonPedro Domingos
Professor, Machine Learning, University of Washington

playLecture: the Five Tribes of Machine Learning
(video 82 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Michael LiLinkedInMichael Li
Head of Analytics, LinkedIn

playLecture: How Data Science Drives Business Value
(video 76 min, requires UCB password)


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bjorn AustraatNetflixWilliam High
Data Scientist, Netflix

playLecture: Data Science at Netflix
(video 54 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Avinash KaushikGoogleAvinash Kaushik
Data Evangelist, Google

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 7 min, on YouTube)


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bjorn AustraatIBM WatsonBjorn Austraat
Global Leader, Cognitive Visioning and Strategy, IBM Watson

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Fall 2016 Videos (Back to index)


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Anand ChandrasekharQualcommAnand Chandrasekhar
Senior VP, QualComm Data Center

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)


Spring 2016 Videos (Back to index)


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bill PearceRichRelevanceBill Pearce
Executive Chairman, RichRelevance

playLecture: Personalization
(video 45 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 7 min, on YouTube)


Amy GershkoffZyngaAmy Gershkoff
Chief Data Officer, Zynga

playLecture: Enterprise Data & Analytics Architecture
(video 49 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 8 min, on YouTube)


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tatsiana MaskalevichStitch FixTatsiana Maskalevich
Data Science Manager, Stitch Fix

playLecture: Evaluating Humans-in-the-Loop
(video 42 min, on YouTube)


Nayak-Shetterley

Fjord-AccentureNandini Nayak
Managing Director, Design Strategy, Fjord

Nathan Shetterley
Senior R&D Principal, Accenture Technology Labs

playLecture: Data, Design & Decisions
(video 45 min, on YouTube)

playNayak Interview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 4 min, on YouTube)


Carl DukatzAccenture Technology LabsCarl Dukatz
Research and Development Manager, Accenture Technology Labs

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 4 min, on YouTube)


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Laurent El GhaouiBerkeley EngineeringLaurent El Ghaoui
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley

playLecture: Data Science: Views from the Bench
(video 45 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 7 min, on YouTube)


Erik WildeSiemensErik Wilde
Siemens

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tye RattenburyTrifactaTye Rattenbury
Director, Data Science and Solutions Engineering, Trifacta

playLecture: Data Wrangling (aka Data Prep)
(video 47 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Bennet HarveyBennet Harvey
Multi-channel CX Management Consultant

playLecture: The Art and Science of Customer Engagement
(video 53 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 4 min, on YouTube)


Saturday, April 23, 2016


Steve RamirezBeyond the ArcSteve Ramirez
CEO, Beyond the Arc

playLecture: Flipping the Script: Leveraging Complaints to Improve the Customer Experience
(video 46 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 4 min, on YouTube)


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Jake FlomenburgAccelJake Flomenburg
Partner, Accel Capital

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Brian BuschCaptricityBrian Busch
Director of Business Development, Captricity

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Roopesh VarierAmexRoopesh Varier
Big Data, American Express

playLecture: Data Science & Strategy
(video 44 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 8 min, on YouTube)


Arjit SenguptaBeyondCoreArjit Sengupta
CEO, BeyondCore

playLecture: Data Science & Strategy
(video 41 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Veronika BeloskhvostovaFacebookVeronika Beloskhvostova
Analytics, Facebook

playLecture: Marketing Attribution
(video 57 min, requires UCB password)


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mike OlsonClouderaMike Olson
Co-founder and CSO, Cloudera

playLecture: What’s Happening to Data?
(video 75 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)


Saturday, April 9, 2016

David ReileyPandoraDavid Reiley
Principal Scientist, Pandora

playLecture: Controlled Experiments Measure the Effects of Advertising
(video 79 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)


Gary ClassWells FargoGary Class
Senior VP, Wells Fargo

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Barry KahnQCueBarry Kahn
Founder and CEO, QCue

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Fall 2015 Videos (Back to index)


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bob ShanksFordBob Shanks
CFO, Ford Motor Company

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 10 min, on YouTube)


Friday, September 11, 2015

Adam GrossmanBlock 6 AnalyticsAdam Grossman
Founder and President, Block 6 Analytics
Co-Author, “The Sports Strategist”

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 8 min, on YouTube)


Spring 2015 Videos (Back to index)


Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (MBA)

Jonathan BallonIntelJonathan Ballon
VP, Internet of Things, Intel

playLecture: Data Science and the Internet of Things
(video 58 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Saturday, May 2, 2015 (EWMBA)

Sineesh KeshavSafewaySineesh Keshav
VP IT, Safeway

playLecture: Safeway’s Big Data Journey
(video 65 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)

Michael LasmanisPulpo

Michael Lasmanis
CTO, Pulpo Media

playLecture: Data and Online Advertising
(video 62 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)

Piyush MalikIBM

Piyush Malik
Data Science Evangelist, IBM

playLecture: Towards a Data-Driven Future
(video 54 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 8 min, on YouTube)


Thursday, April 30, 2015 (MBA)

Juan Miguel LavistaBing
Juan Miguel Lavista
Principal Data Scientist, Bing

playLecture: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Big Data*
(video 48 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)

Max SimkoffCornerstoneMax Simkoff
VP Analytics, Cornerstone OnDemand

playLecture: Data Science for Talent
(video 47 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (MBA)

Mike GlassPG&EMike Glass
Director, Demand Side Systems, PG&E

playLecture: Emerging Uses for Data and Analytics in Utilities
(video 44 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 4 min, on YouTube)

 

Louis BerylEarnestLouis Beryl
Founder & CEO, Earnest

playLecture: Building the Modern Bank for Our Generation
(video 47 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, requires UCB password)


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (MBA)

Mike GlassPG&EMike Glass
Director, Demand Side Systems, PG&E

playLecture: Emerging Uses for Data and Analytics in Utilities
(video 44 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 4 min, on YouTube)

 

Louis BerylEarnestLouis Beryl
Founder & CEO, Earnest

playLecture: Building the Modern Bank for Our Generation
(video 47 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, requires UCB password)


Saturday, April 25, 2015 (EWMBA)

John MillerAccentureJohn Miller
Data Insights Group Lead, Accenture

playLecture: Building an In-House Data Insights Lab
(video 35 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)

Piyanka JainAryng

Piyanka Jain
Author, Behind Every Good Decision
Founder, Aryng

Lecture: Behind Every Good Decision
(Video not available)

George Roumelioitis@WalmartLabsGeorge Roumelioitis
@WalmartLabs

playLecture: Data Science, Design Thinking
(video 32 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Thursday, April 23, 2015 (MBA)

Lutz FingerLinkedIn
Lutz Finger
Director of Data Science, LinkedIn

Lecture: Ask Measure Learn (Video not available)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)

Kaushik DasPivotal
Kaushik Das
Head of Data Science, Pivotal

playLecture: Creating a Data-Driven Enterprise
(video 46 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 8 min, on YouTube)


Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (MBA)

Sumit SharmaMuleSoftSumit Sharma
Strategy, MuleSoft

playLecture: APIs
(video 53 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Saturday, April 18, 2015 (EWMBA)

Vince dell'AnnoAccentureVince dell’Anno
Managing Director
Global Big Data Practice, Accenture

Lecture: The Modern Enterprise Data Supply Chain
(Video not available)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Thursday, April 16, 2105 (MBA)

Gaurav AgarwalGoodDataGaurav Agarwal
Gaurav Agrawal, Head, Product Management and Strategy, GoodData

playLecture: Changing Landscape: From BI to Big Data Insights
(video 43 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)

 


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (MBA)

Juliet HouglandClouderaJuliet Hougland
Data Scientist, Cloudera

playLecture: Responsive Applications that Use Machine Learning
(video 53 min, on YouTube)

Daniel BrucknerTamrDaniel Bruckner
Co-Founder, Tamr

 

playLecture: Data Science and Strategy
(video 49 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)


Saturday, April 11, 2015 (EWMBA)

Esteban Arcaute@WalmartLabs
Esteban Arcaute
Sr. Director, Software Engineering, @Walmart Labs

playLecture: An Overview of the Role of Data Science in Retail
(video 62 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)

Rodolfo MartellBlackRockRodolfo Martell
Sr. Portfolio Manager, Blackrock

playLecture: Quant Investing in the 21st Century
(video 62 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)

Acalesh PandeyGE Global ResearchAchalesh Pandey
Machine Learning Lab Manager
GE Global Research
(Video not available)

 

 

 


Thursday, April 9, 2015 (MBA)
Alexander RossGE SoftwareAlexander Ross
Director, Data Science Programs, GE
(Video not available)


Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (MBA)

Matt SchumpertDatameerMatt Schumpert
Datameer

playLecture: Data Science without the Data Scientist
(video 50 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 7 min, on YouTube)


Jose Plehn-DujowichPowerlyticsJose Plehn-Dujowich
Co-Founder, Powerlytics

playLecture: Market Intelligence, Financial Benchmarking, Market Sizing, Business and Economic Research
(video 45 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 7 min, on YouTube)


Thursday, April 2, 2015 (MBA)
Saturday, April 4 (EWMBA)

Veronika BeloskhvostovaHotwireVeronika Beloskhvostova
VP, Analytics and Strategy, Hotwire

playLecture: Applied Data Strategy
(video 45 min, on YouTube)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 min, on YouTube)


Thursday, April 2, 2015 (MBA)

Ta ChiraphadhanakulFacebookTa Chiraphadhanakul
Data Scientist, Facebook

playLecture: Visualizing Big Data at Facebook
(video 48 min, requires UCB password)

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 6 min, on YouTube)


Tuesday, March 30, 2015 (MBA) Videos not available
Gary ClassGary Class
Senior VP, Wells Fargo

Applied Economics in Retail BankingWells Fargo
Jack LevisJack Levis
Director of Process Management, UPS

UPS Analytics – The Road to Optimization

UPS

 

 

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