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Data Science at Zillow, with Stan Humphries, Chief Analytics Officer

Friday 5/19/17   1:00 PM ET
Add to Calendar   05/19/2017 01:00 PM 05/19/2017 02:00 PM America/New_York Data Science at Zillow, with Stan Humphries, Chief Analytics Officer Boston Zillow is one of the largest real estate and rental marketplaces in the world, with a database of 100 million homes in the US. The company pioneered data-driven, automated home value estimates with the Zestimate score. On this episode, we speak with Zillow's Chief Analytics Officer and Chief Economist, Dr. Stan Humphries, to learn how Zillow uses data science and big data to make a variety of real estate predictions. MM/DD/YYYY
Stan Humphries, Chief Analytics Officer, Zillow Group
Stan Humphries
Chief Analytics Officer
Zillow Group
Michael Krigsman, Founder, CXOTalk
Michael Krigsman
Industry Analyst
CXOTALK

Zillow is one of the largest real estate and rental marketplaces in the world, with a database of 100 million homes in the US. The company pioneered data-driven, automated home value estimates with the Zestimate score. On this episode, we speak with Zillow's Chief Analytics Officer and Chief Economist, Dr. Stan Humphries, to learn how Zillow uses data science and big data to make a variety of real estate predictions.

Dr. Stan Humphries is the chief analytics officer of Zillow Group, a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant real estate and home-related brands on Web and mobile. Stan is the co-author of the New York Times Best Seller “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate.”

As chief analytics officer, Stan oversees Zillow Group financial planning and analysis, corporate strategy, economic research, data science and engineering, marketing and business analytics, and pricing analytics. Stan was one of Zillow’s earliest pre-launch employees and is the creator of the Zestimate and its first algorithm.

Stan also serves as chief economist for Zillow Group. He has built out the industry-leading economics and analytics team at Zillow, a recognized voice of impartial, data-driven economic analysis on the U.S. housing market. Stan is a member of Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council and the Commerce Department’s Data Advisory Council. Stan also serves on the Visiting Committee of the Department of Economics at the University of Washington.

CIO Report: Cloud First in Financial Services

Friday 4/7/17   1:00 PM ET
Add to Calendar   04/07/2017 01:00 PM 04/07/2017 02:00 PM America/New_York CIO Report: Cloud First in Financial Services Boston Historically, financial services has lagged other industries in moving to the cloud based on concerns about security and data protection. As cloud gains greater acceptance, financial services organizations are adopting cloud computing in greater numbers. On this episode, we talk with one CIO who has adopted a cloud first approach to computing. Mary Cecola, the Chief Information Officer of Antares Capital, explains her approach to cloud and offers advice for making a smooth transition. MM/DD/YYYY
Mary Cecola, CIO, Antares Capital
Mary Cecola
Chief Information Officer
Antares Capital
Michael Krigsman, Founder, CXOTalk
Michael Krigsman
Industry Analyst
CXOTALK

Historically, financial services has lagged other industries in moving to the cloud based on concerns about security and data protection. As cloud gains greater acceptance, financial services organizations are adopting cloud computing in greater numbers. On this episode, we talk with one CIO who has adopted a cloud first approach to computing. Mary Cecola, the Chief Information Officer of Antares Capital, explains her approach to cloud and offers advice for making a smooth transition. 

Mary joined Antares in 2016 from Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Des Moines where she served as chief business technology officer. Prior to FHLB, Mary was global CIO, asset management for Deutsche Bank and held IT-related roles at Zurich Scudder Investments, Scudder Kemper Investments and Zurich Kemper Investments. Mary holds bachelor’s degree in political science and a masters degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University.

Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, and Privacy

Friday 4/28/17   1:00 PM ET
Add to Calendar   04/28/2017 01:00 PM 04/28/2017 02:00 PM America/New_York Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, and Privacy Boston AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics rely on massive data sets. While holding the potential for great benefit to society, this explosion of data collection creates privacy and security risks for individuals. In this episode, one of the world's foremost privacy engineers explores the broad privacy implications of data and artificial intelligence. MM/DD/YYYY
Dr. David A. Bray, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission
Dr. David Bray
CIO
Federal Communications Commission
Michelle Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco
Michelle Dennedy
Chief Privacy Officer
Cisco
Michael Krigsman, Founder, CXOTalk
Michael Krigsman
Industry Analyst
CXOTALK

AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics rely on massive data sets. While holding the potential for great benefit to society, this explosion of data collection creates privacy and security risks for individuals. In this episode, one of the world's foremost privacy engineers explores the broad privacy implications of data and artificial intelligence. 

Michelle Finneran Dennedy currently serves as VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco. She is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization's data privacy policies and practices, working across business groups to drive data privacy excellence across the security continuum. Before joining the Cisco, Michelle founded The iDennedy Project, a public service organization to address privacy needs in sensitive populations, such as children and the elderly, and emerging technology paradigms. Michelle is also a founder and editor in chief of a new media site—TheIdentityProject.com—that was started as an advocacy and education site, currently focused on the growing crime of Child ID theft. She is the author of The Privacy Engineer's Manifesto.

Dr. David A. Bray began work in public service at age 15, later serving in the private sector before returning as IT Chief for the CDC’s Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program during 9/11; volunteering to deploy to Afghanistan to “think differently” on military and humanitarian issues; and serving as a Senior Executive advocating for increased information interoperability, cybersecurity, and civil liberty protections. He completed a Ph.D. in from Emory University’s business school and two post-docs at MIT and Harvard. He serves as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Visiting Associate at the University of Oxford. He has received both the Arthur S, Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership. In 2016, Business Insider named him one of the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World”. He is currently the Chief Information Officer at the US Federal Communications Commission.

 

Digital Transformation and Cognitive Computing

Friday 3/31/17   1:00 PM ET
Add to Calendar   03/31/2017 01:00 PM 03/31/2017 02:00 PM America/New_York Digital Transformation and Cognitive Computing Boston Digital transformation is part of the core strategy for many companies. Today, however, transformation involves not just organizational change but platforms, ecosystems, and technologies that enable organizations to use data in new ways. This episode explores the transition to new business models -- simplifying without gaining complexity -- using machine learning and cognitive computing as a foundation. MM/DD/YYYY
Shanker Ramamurthy, CTO and Global Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services
Shanker Ramamurthy
Chief Technology Officer and Global Managing Partner
IBM Global Business Services
Anurag Harsh, SVP and Founding Executive, Ziff Davis
Anurag Harsh
SVP and Founding Executive
Ziff Davis
Michael Krigsman, Founder, CXOTalk
Michael Krigsman
Industry Analyst
CXOTALK

Digital transformation is part of the core strategy for many companies. Today, however, transformation involves not just organizational change but platforms, ecosystems, and technologies that enable organizations to use data in new ways. This episode explores the transition to new business models -- simplifying without gaining complexity -- using machine learning and cognitive computing as a foundation.

Shanker Ramamurthy is Global Managing Partner for Business Analytics and Strategy at IBM Global Business Services (GBS). Shankar is responsible across all industries globally for consulting services that include: digital front office; operations and supply chain; finance, risk and fraud; advanced analytics; technology and data; change and workforce; and The Institute for Business Value. Prior to this position with IBM, he was President of Global Growth & Operations for Thomson Reuters. Here, he headed $1.2B P&L, and was charged by the Board and CEO to accelerate growth in Latin America, Russia/CIS, Middle East, Africa and Asia. In this role, he grew revenues by 50%, reduced costs by 10% and installed a high-performance culture for the company via a “Right People, Roles and Tools” strategy. And, as Thomson Reuters’ President of Financial Professionals & Marketplaces, Shankar stemmed three years of revenue erosion, and restructured the organization to achieve annualized efficiency savings.

Anurag Harsh is an entrepreneur, a company executive, a digital and management guru, a blogger, published author of several books, business columnist for leading US publications, an investor, and a classical musician who has performed two sold out solo concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall. His business blog has attracted hundreds of thousands of readers. His Carnegie Hall concert is one of the fastest growing and most watched world music videos online, with millions of views. Over his 20 year career as a business leader he has led the digital transformation of several companies with programs that have deepened customer engagement, introduced new business models, digitized operational processes, enabled greater employee collaboration, and reimagined the way we work.  His most recent book is Going Digital: Harnessing the Power of Digital Innovation.

The Future of Computing

Friday 4/14/17   1:00 PM ET
Add to Calendar   04/14/2017 01:00 PM 04/14/2017 02:00 PM America/New_York The Future of Computing Boston How do computers think, and how is that changing? For a peek into the ethics and governance surrounding tomorrow’s advanced computing models, join us with Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Scientist from Dun & Bradstreet, and Stephen Wolfram, the creator of the powerful computing system Wolfram Alpha. Their deep perspectives have implications for both policymakers and corporate strategists. MM/DD/YYYY
    Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet
    Anthony Scriffignano
    Chief Data Scientist
    Dun & Bradstreet
    Stephen Wolfram, CEO and Founder, Wolfram Research
    Stephen Wolfram
    CEO and Founder
    Wolfram Research
    Michael Krigsman, Founder, CXOTalk
    Michael Krigsman
    Industry Analyst
    CXOTALK

    How do computers think, and how is that changing? For a peek into the ethics and governance surrounding tomorrow’s advanced computing models, join us with Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Scientist from Dun & Bradstreet, and Stephen Wolfram, the creator of the powerful computing system Wolfram Alpha. Their deep perspectives have implications for both policymakers and corporate strategists.

    Anthony Scriffignano has over 35 years experience in information technologies, Big-4 management consulting, and international business. Sciffignano leverages deep data expertise and global relationships to position Dun & Bradstreet with strategic customers, partners, and governments. A key thought leader in D&B’s worldwide efforts to discover, curate, and synthesize business information in multiple languages, geographies, and contexts, he has also held leadership positions in D&B’s Technology and Operations organizations. Dr. Scriffignano has extensive background in linguistics and advanced computer algorithms, leveraging that background as primary inventor on multiple patents and patents pending for D&B.

    Scriffignano regularly presents at various business and academic venues in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia as a keynote speaker, guest instructor, and forum panelist. Topics have included emerging trends in data and information stewardship relating to the “Big Data” explosion of data available to organizations, multilingual challenges in business identity, and strategies for change leadership in organizational settings.

    Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Over the course of nearly four decades, he has been a pioneer in the development and application of computational thinking—and has been responsible for many discoveries, inventions and innovations in science, technology and business.

    He published his first scientific paper at the age of 15, and had received his PhD in theoretical physics from Caltech by the age of 20. Wolfram's early scientific work was mainly in high-energy physics, quantum field theory and cosmology, and included several now-classic results. Having started to use computers in 1973, Wolfram rapidly became a leader in the emerging field of scientific computing, and in 1979 he began the construction of SMP—the first modern computer algebra system—which he released commercially in 1981.

Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence

Friday 4/21/17   1:00 PM ET
Add to Calendar   04/21/2017 01:00 PM 04/21/2017 02:00 PM America/New_York Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Boston We interact with the digital world through PCs and smartphone screens. According to Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, renowned authors of the new book “The Fourth Transformation,” that’s about to change dramatically as head-mounted virtual interfaces, powered by A.I., will immerse us in digital worlds. You’ll rethink every part of your digital strategy once you see the world through Scoble and Israel’s virtual reality goggles. MM/DD/YYYY
    Robert Scoble, Entrepreneur in Residence, Upload VR
    Robert Scoble
    Entrepreneur in Residence
    Upload VR
    Shel Israel, Author and Speaker, Beyond Mobile: Life after Smartphones
    Shel Israel
    Author and Speaker
    Beyond Mobile: Life after Smartphones
    Michael Krigsman, Founder, CXOTalk
    Michael Krigsman
    Industry Analyst
    CXOTALK

    We interact with the digital world through PCs and smartphone screens. According to Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, renowned authors of the new book “The Fourth Transformation,” that’s about to change dramatically as head-mounted virtual interfaces, powered by A.I., will immerse us in digital worlds. You’ll rethink every part of your digital strategy once you see the world through Scoble and Israel’s virtual reality goggles.

    As entrepreneur in residence at Upload VR Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology.

    He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books ("The Age of Context," a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, has been released at http://amzn.to/AgeOfContext), YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people. They have worked together on a new book about AR and AI, called "The Fourth Transformation" which you can order here: https://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Transformation-Robert-Scoble/dp/1539894444

    Shel Israel is a writer, speaker and an occasional company advisor. He writes and speaks about technology's impact on business and life in books, for Forbes and occasionally for business.

    He is co-author with Robert Scoble of Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data & the Future of Privacy [2013] and Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers [2006]. He has contributed editorially to many publications and sites including Forbes, BusinessWeek, Fast Company and Dow Jones Business.

    An accomplished keynote speaker, Israel has addressed business-oriented audiences on six continents on diverse subjects related to how people and businesses respond to technological changes.

Aetna: Innovation in a Regulated Industry

Friday 5/12/17   1:00 PM ET
Add to Calendar   05/12/2017 01:00 PM 05/12/2017 02:00 PM America/New_York Aetna: Innovation in a Regulated Industry Boston At the disruptive intersection of government, healthcare, and technology is the health insurance industry. David Edelman, CMO of Aetna, is helping design personalized experiences for customers based on their lifetime health journeys. He’ll explain innovation in a stodgy industry facing a volatile market, and describe how technology and marketing, together, will transform healthcare. MM/DD/YYYY
    David Edelman, CMO, Aetna
    David Edelman
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Aetna
    Michael Krigsman, Founder, CXOTalk
    Michael Krigsman
    Industry Analyst
    CXOTALK

    At the disruptive intersection of government, healthcare, and technology is the health insurance industry. David Edelman, CMO of Aetna, is helping design personalized experiences for customers based on their lifetime health journeys. He’ll explain innovation in a stodgy industry facing a volatile market, and describe how technology and marketing, together, will transform healthcare.

    As Chief Marketing Officer for Aetna, David Edelman lead the research, design, strategy, and implementation of enterprise-wide marketing initiatives. His focus is on designing personalized experiences for customers and partners based on their lifetime health journey. David believes that healthcare is in the early days of a revolution, particularly in the area of digital engagement and brand loyalty.

    Prior to this role, he held numerous leadership positions at premier management consulting firms and digital agencies. For the past eight years, he worked at McKinsey & Company where he co-led the Global Digital Marketing and Sales Practice and served as Chief Marketing Officer for McKinsey's Marketing and Sales Practice. Prior to McKinsey, he was Executive Vice President for strategy and analysis at Digitas, and earlier was a partner with the Boston Consulting Group. David speaks frequently at industry conferences and events, and blog on topics ranging from digital marketing to the Customer Decision Journey.

    David holds a Bachelor's Degree in economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.