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Lessons learned productizing data science: Software Development vs. Model Development Best Practices


Planning, staffing, testing, launching, monitoring & scaling large-scale predictive models, recommenders & rankers poses fundamentally different challenges than managing traditional apps, API's and services. This talk covers the key risk points and field-proven best practices, that every engineering manager venturing into data science should plan for.


David Talby is a chief technology officer at John Snow Labs, helping healthcare & life science companies put AI to good use. David is the creator of Spark NLP – the world’s most widely used natural language processing library in the enterprise. He has extensive experience building and running web-scale software platforms and teams – in startups, for Microsoft’s Bing in the US and Europe, and to scale Amazon’s financial systems in Seattle and the UK. David holds a PhD in computer science and master’s degrees in both computer science and business administration.