Speaker "Sheridan Hitchens" Details Back



The Last Mile: Driving Continuous Business Results Through Data Science


There’s been an ever increasing expectation that Data Science would help drive company’s performance, but the results from many companies have been mixed. This talk will look at how companies have fared and explore some best practices. It will examine how you form, structure and align your Data Science group against business objectives, how you can properly integrate your product into workflow, and how you can measure success


Sheridan has more than 15 years experience in Business Intelligence, Analytics, Web, Product Management, Business Strategy and Organization Effectiveness. He is currently VP of Data Products at, the leading online real estate auctioneers in the United States.

He has also held positions at two leading online ganmes companies, Kabam and Playfirst, where he has built out Analytics and Big Data groups from inception. Earlier on in his career, Sheridan worked at Procter and Gamble in the areas of Decision Support and Executive Information Systems. He also worked as a Managing Consultant at Towers Perrin where he led many business strategy and organizational effectiveness engagements for large companies.

Sheridan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Cambridge University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, both with honors. He has also held several elected positions at both universities. Most notably, he served as the president of his college student union at Cambridge.