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Developing a Modern Data Strategy for AI: Evolving Roles and Practices

Webinar Speaker: Fern Halper, TDWI VP Research, Senior Research Director for Advanced Analytics

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET

As organizations adapt their data strategies to support more sophisticated analytics, AI, and applications, they will need to handle higher volumes of more diverse data. The popularity of generative AI is putting additional pressure on every organization to develop a modern data strategy, which will include people as well as technologies. For instance, organizations are implementing new roles, including data engineers, MLOps engineers, data literacy support teams, modern data analysts, and even data product managers.

Join TDWI VP of Research Fern Halper, Ph.D., as she discusses the role of data and analytics professionals in this modern AI environment with experts from Databricks and dbt Labs. Topics include:

  • The current state of AI in organizations
  • The evolving role of data professionals in the modern environments—what’s new?
  • The importance of having a data strategy tied closely to data governance

Guest Speakers

Ken Wong
Senior Director of Product Management

Ken Wong is a senior director of product management at Databricks responsible for their warehousing and analytics product lines. Prior to joining Databricks, he was Co-founder / CEO of Datajoy - an analytics startup that Databricks acquired in 2022. Ken is passionate about the democratization of data and has spent the bulk of the last two decades building analytic products at places like Tableau and Business Objects. He holds a Master of Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and lives in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.

Drew Banin
dbt Labs

Drew Banin is the co-founder and former Chief Product Officer at dbt Labs, a Philadelphia startup pioneering the practice of modern analytics engineering. dbt is used by over 30,000 companies every week to organize, catalog, and distill knowledge in their data warehouses. Drew works with open source maintainers, contributors, and users to build dbt and strike fear in the hearts of database optimizers.

Fern Halper, Ph.D.

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