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BigData@CSAIL Lecture Series: The Future of Analytics

November 6, 2015 - 2:30pm
Patil (Kiva) Conference Room G449, Stata Center
Speaker Name: 
Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

A new era of analytics is being engendered by cloud computing. The cloud gives us the power to collect and integrate data from an enormous variety of sources, to process big data at amazing scale and economics, to dramatically simplify development and deployment, and offer amazing intelligent APIs and applications as hosted services. In this keynote talk, Joseph will review with demos and examples how these game-changing developments will change how we live, work and play, and show the enormous opportunities for customers and partners to capitalize on these innovations.

Joseph Sirosh is a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, and leads the Information Management and Machine Learning group. His team of data scientists and engineers are developing the Cortana analytics Suite to transform data into actionable intelligence. Joseph joined Microsoft in fall 2013 from Inc. where he was most recently the vice president for the Global Inventory Platform and the CTO of the core retail business. In this role he had responsibility for the science and software behind Amazon’s supply chain and order fulfillment systems, as well as the central Machine Learning group, which he built and led. During his nine years at Amazon, he managed a variety of teams including forecasting, inventory, supply chain and fulfillment, the precursor to the Amazon Machine Learning product, fraud prevention systems, data warehouse, and a novel data-driven seller lending business. Before joining Amazon, he worked for Fair Isaac Corp. as vice president of research and development. He is passionate about machine learning and its applications and has been active in the field since 1990.