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Thursday, Sep 19
12:00pm — 1:30pm
Location TBA
549 attending

How to Become a Data Driven Organization

Your company aspires to be data-driven. You want to make decisions and take action based on data with the promise that it leads to better business results. So where does your organization begin? Join us for a panel discussion on what it takes to become a data driven organization. We'll discuss common challenges and share practical advice from our panel's experience in the trenches.

Panel Guests:

Sara Bates, CEO and Co-Founder of MamaMend
Sara is the CEO and co-founder at MamaMend, a personalized, evidence-based maternal health guide (Techstars ‘18). A data scientist by trade, Sara has advised numerous startups on data science and machine learning strategy and is a co-founder and organizer of the Boulder Women in Machine Learning & Data Science (WiMLDS).

Donnie Flood, CTO at Homebound
Donnie is CTO of Homebound whose mission is to create a better way to build a home by leveraging technology and data. He is passionate about building engineering teams and company cultures around community, craftsmanship, and communication. Prior to Homebound, he was CTO of Guild Education, Co-founder and CTO of Bizo (acquired by LinkedIn), and an engineering leader at AdMob (acquired by Google).

Kathy Keating, CTO and Co-Founder of Apostrophe
Kathy is a Forbes Technology Council member and Techstars Boulder alum and mentor. She helped build several successful technology startups, founded her own technology consulting business and guided product strategy for numerous companies. She has been instrumental in making Apostrophe a data driven organization that is providing intelligent health benefits to employers.

Lucas Thelosen, VP of Professional Services at Looker
Lucas spearheaded data and analytics efforts in numerous successful start-ups, including Craftsy (now Bluprint) and as Founder of DAS42. In 2017 he joined Looker whose data platform is used by many startups to understand their data and be data driven. Looker uses their own product internally to drive growth which has contributed to Google’s acquisition plans.

Panel Moderator:

Doris Lippert, Director of Data Analytics at Apostrophe
Doris brings experience and curiosity from her data analytics work at three startups and IBM. She is an active member in local and national data communities, including Women in Machine Learning and Data Science (WiMLDS) and Analyze Boulder. She has been a speaker at Boulder Startup Week and a business analytics judge for the Go Code Colorado competition.