Enterprises across the globe are on a mission to enhance customer experience and streamline business operations by leveraging data. This mission, which is often referred to as Digital Transformation, is an existential imperative. Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com refers to digital transformation as "the fourth industrial revolution", and John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco Systems, predicts that 40% of large companies will go out of business because they cannot keep pace during the digital transformation. Advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning hold great promise to help drive competitive advantage and growth in business, but realizing the potential of these methods, remains a significant challenge without true analytics agility and the ability to operate with data at scale. This talk will focus on real-world challenges that companies face, and have to overcome, as they strive to transform their business through data. We will discuss some of the advances in enterprise data operations and orchestration (EDO2) that are enabling companies to achieve the analytics scale and agility that they need for successful transformation. We will also discuss some of the challenges that remain and are of urgent importance to enterprises on the path.
Buno Pati is CEO of Infoworks.io and a Partner at Centerview Capital. Pati is a veteran CEO, entrepreneur, investor, and corporate board member, who co-founded and took public his first company, Numerical Technologies, which developed a key enabler for the semiconductor industry to continue to march down the path of smaller integrated circuits feature sizes. Pati received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and began his career in academics as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Information Systems Lab at Stanford University and an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University. Pati also serves and has served as a Board member of several corporations and non-profit organizations.