Presentation: Building a Data Science Capability From Scratch



4:10pm - 5:00pm

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This talk will cover the challenges, both technical and cultural, of building a data science team and capability in a large, global company. It will discuss best practices, lessons learned, and rewards of leveraging data effectively in the next frontier of data science: commercial insurance.

Speaker: Victor Hu

Head of Data Science @QBE

Victor Hu is the Head of Data Science at QBE and comes from a background of leveraging data intelligently to benefit and transform industries. Previously he was the Chief Data Officer at Tictrac and built the data science team at Next Big Sound, a music analytics startup acquired by Pandora in 2015. His other experience ranges across diverse fields: intelligence (U.S. Department of Defense), consulting, and sports (New York Yankees). He graduated from Harvard University and can be found profiled in Data Scientists At Work.

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