The Data Science Innovator's Playbook

Today's top leaders reveal industry trends, career advice, and how to meet the world's biggest challenges.

We’re all inspired by people who make great leaps – especially those who dedicate their lives to potential breakthrough technologies such as data science and medicine.

That’s why, in this ebook, we bring you revealing insights on data science innovation from some of the brightest minds in the industry – individuals who are advancing the profession, achieving new value for their companies, and helping to solve the world's biggest problems.

Discover data science innovation through the lives of 7 innovators

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Revealing insights on data science innovation

Learn how to drive innovation and even get career advice from people who’ve risen to some of the top positions in data science:

  • Cassie Kozyrkov, Ph.D. - Chief Decision Scientist, Google
  • Glenn Hofmann, Ph.D. - Chief Analytics Officer, New York Life Insurance Company
  • Najat Khan, Ph.D. - Chief Data Science Officer and Global Head, Strategy & Operations for Research & Development at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
  • Robert Nishihara, Ph.D. - Co-creator of Ray, and Co-founder & CEO, Anyscale
  • Mona G. Flores, M.D. - Global Head of Medical AI at NVIDIA
  • Andy Nicholls - Senior Director, Head of Statistical Data Sciences, GSK
  • John K. Thompson - Analytics thought leader, best-selling author, innovator in data & analytics

Data science departments have seen tremendous growth, both in terms of the size of their teams and their ability to answer critical questions for their businesses. See where these innovators expect even larger gains from the smart application of data science.

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Here’s a sneak peek at just some of the innovators

Cassie Kozyrkov

Cassie Kozyrkov

Chief Decision Scientist, Google

As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, Cassie Kozyrkov advises leadership teams on decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations. She works to democratize statistical thinking and machine learning so that everyone – Google, its customers, the world! – can harness the beauty and power of data. She is the force behind bringing the practice of Decision Intelligence to Google and she has personally trained over 15,000 Googlers in machine learning, statistics, and data-driven decision-making. Before her current role, she served in Google’s Office of the CTO as Chief Data Scientist. Prior to joining Google, Cassie worked as a data scientist and consultant. She holds degrees in mathematical statistics, economics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.

Glenn Hofmann

Glenn Hofmann

Chief Analytics Officer, New York Life Insurance Company

Glenn Hofmann is currently the Chief Analytics Officer at New York Life Insurance Company (NYL), a Fortune 100 firm, where he combines extensive knowledge in applied statistics, analytics and data infrastructure with deep expertise in building and leading large teams of data- and analytics-focused professionals from the ground up to influence strategy as well as transactional decisions through data science-driven innovation. Glenn has previously held leadership positions at Allstate, TransUnion, and Verisk Analytics.

Najat Khan

Najat Khan

Chief Data Science Officer and Global Head, Strategy & Operations for Research & Development at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Najat Khan serves as Global Head of Janssen R&D Strategy & Operations and co-leads the cross-sector Johnson & Johnson Data Science Council. She is also responsible for identifying and executing high-impact initiatives across Discovery and Development.

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from these incredible industry leaders!