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.


Fall 2016 Videos   (See also Spring 2016 Videos and Fall 2015 Videos and Spring 2015 Videos)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Barry KahnQualcommAnand Chandrasekhar
Senior VP, QualComm Data Center

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


Spring 2016 Videos   (See also Fall 2016 Videos and Fall 2015 Videos and Spring 2015 Videos)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Barry KahnQCueBarry Kahn
Founder and CEO, QCue

playInterview with Prof. La Blanc
(video 5 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, 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 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)


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 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 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)


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)


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)


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)


Fall 2015 Videos   (See also Fall 2016 Videos and Spring 2016 Videos and Spring 2015 Videos)

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)


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bob ShanksFordBob Shanks
CFO, Ford Motor Company

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


Spring 2015 Videos   (See also Fall 2016 Videos and Spring 2016 Videos and Fall 2015 Videos)

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

Applied Economics in Retail Banking

Wells Fargo

Jack LevisJack Levis
Director of Process Management, UPS

UPS Analytics – The Road to Optimization

UPS

Thursday, April 2 (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)


Thursday, April 2 (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)


Tuesday, April 7 (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 9 (MBA)
Alexander RossGE SoftwareAlexander Ross
Director, Data Science Programs, GE

      (Video not available)


Saturday, April 11 (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

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Tuesday, April 14 (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)


Thursday, April 16 (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)


Saturday, April 18 (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)


Tuesday, April 21 (MBA)

Sumit SharmaMuleSoftSumit Sharma
Strategy, MuleSoft

playLecture: APIs
(video 53 min, on YouTube)

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


Thursday, April 23 (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)


Saturday, April 25 (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)


Tuesday, April 28 (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)


Thursday, April 30 (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)


Saturday, May 2 (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)


Tuesday, May 5 (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)

 

 

 

 

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