Data Science & Strategy Lecture Series

The Data Science & Strategy Lecture Series seeks to provide an understanding of the role of data and statistical analysis in managerial decision-making. The focus is on the role of managers as both consumers and producers of information, illustrating how finding and/or developing the right data and applying appropriate statistical methods can help solve problems in business. In this video series, Haas lecturer and lecture series host Greg La Blanc interviews industry executives and data science practitioners on key topics in data science in conjunction with graduate courses in Data Science/Data Strategy and invited lectures.

Prof. Greg La Blanc

Lecture Series Host

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Joseph Hellerstein

Chief Strategy Officer, Trifacta and Professor, UC Berkeley.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Heini Zachariassen

Board Member and Founder, Vivino

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Jon Slavet

Managing Director, wework US & Canada west

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

David Andre

CEO and CTO, Cerebellum Capital, Inc.

Daniel McAuley

Daniel McAuley, Principal Data Scientist, Wealthfront

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Matt Killingsworth

Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley and Scientific Advisor, Facebook

Stacia Garr

Co-founder, RedThread Research

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ludovic Breger

Global Head Investor Data, BlackRock

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Newton Cheng

Health and Performance Innovation Manager, Google

Andreas Gyr

Sustainability Program Manager, Google

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Jennifer Prendki

Head of Data Science, Atlassian

Friday, March 30, 2018

Gary Tang

Data Scientist, Airbnb

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Li Deng

Chief AI Officer, Citadel

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sanjit Singh Dang

Director of Investments, Intel Capital

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Joshua Bloom

Professor of Astronomy, UC-Berkeley

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Andreas Weigend

Director, Social Data Lab and Author, Data for the People

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sherif Botros

Chief Data Officer, Wells Fargo

Data Science for B2B Customer Success

(requires UCB password)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Reynold Xin

Chief Architect, Databricks

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Steve Hirsch

Chief Data Officer, IntercontinentalExchange Group/NYSE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Anand Chandrasekhar

Senior VP, QualComm Data Center

Flat Earth? or Round Earth?

(requires UCB password)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sineesh Keshav

SVP for IT, Experian

Friday, March 31, 2017

Ashok Srivastava

Chief Data Scientist, Verizon

Vivek Wadwa

Carnegie-Mellon Silicon Valley

Arash Nourian

Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Information

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Michael Li

Head of Analytics, LinkedIn

How Data Science Drives Business Value

(requires UCB password)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Avinash Kaushik

Data Evangelist, Google

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bjorn Austraat

Global Leader, Cognitive Visioning and Strategy, IBM Watson

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Anand Chandrasekhar

Senior VP, QualComm Data Center

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Amy Gershkoff

Chief Data Officer, Zynga

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Tatsiana Maskalevich

Data Science Manager, Stitch Fix

Nathan Shetterley

Senior R&D Principal, Accenture Technology Labs

Carl Dukatz

Research and Development Manager, Accenture Technology Labs

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Laurent El Ghaoui

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of California, Berkeley

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Brian Busch

Director of Business Development, Captricity

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Veronika Beloskhvostova

Analytics, Facebook

Marketing Attribution

(requires UCB password)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mike Olson

Co-founder and CSO, Cloudera

Saturday, April 9, 2016

David Reiley

Principal Scientist, Pandora

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Barry Kahn

Founder and CEO, QCue

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bob Shanks

CFO, Ford Motor Company

Friday, September 11, 2015

Adam Grossman

Founder and President, Block 6 AnalyticsCo-Author, “The Sports Strategist”

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (MBA)

Jonathan Ballon

VP, Internet of Things, Intel

Saturday, May 2, 2015 (EWMBA)

Sineesh Keshav

VP IT, Safeway

Thursday, April 30, 2015 (MBA)

Max Simkoff

VP Analytics, Cornerstone OnDemand

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (MBA)

Louis Beryl

Founder & CEO, Earnest

Saturday, April 25, 2015 (EWMBA)

Piyanka Jain

Author, Behind Every Good DecisionFounder, Aryng

George Roumelioitis


Thursday, April 23, 2015 (MBA)

Lutz Finger

Director of Data Science, LinkedIn

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (MBA)

Saturday, April 18, 2015 (EWMBA)

Vince dell’Anno

Managing Director, Global Big Data Practice, Accenture

Thursday, April 16, 2015 (MBA)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (MBA)

Saturday, April 11, 2015 (EWMBA)

Rodolfo Martell

Sr. Portfolio Manager, Blackrock

Achalesh Pandey

Machine Learning Lab ManagerGE Global Research

Thursday, April 9, 2015 (MBA)

Alexander Ross

Director, Data Science Programs, GE

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (MBA)

Thursday, April 2, 2015 (MBA) & Saturday, April 4 (EWMBA)

Thursday, April 2, 2015 (MBA)

Ta Chiraphadhanakul

Data Scientist, Facebook

Tuesday, March 30, 2015 (MBA)

Gary Class

Senior VP, Wells Fargo

Jack Levis

Director of Process Management, UPS