Maturing Data Science & Analytics Within Your Organization – Webinar


August 24, 2021


1:00pm-2:00pm CDT; 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT


1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: Online

Everyone from the media to the boardroom is buzzing about the importance of leveraging data to stay competitive. However, this is easier said than done as most organizations are struggling with how to actively get this done.


Join this webinar as our panelists take a deep dive into:

  • The steps needed to implement and foster data science and analytics
  • The importance of cultivating a data culture
  • Examples of prioritizing and executing on AI use-cases
  • Struggles and challenges they’ve faced
  • Best practices


Webinar Price: $0.00 per person

Conor Jensen

VP, Data Science, Dataiku



Amarrtya Jana, Senior Manager, Data Science, India Operations, Cerner Corporation
Josh Edwards, Global Director of Data Science & Operations, Black & Veatch
Tyler Peterson, Senior Director, Data Intelligence & Interoperability, Center for Advanced Analytics, Vizient, Inc.
Jessica Leong, Head of Data & Analytics (Interim) Lead Data Scientist, Zurich North America
Karthik Kandamuri, Enterprise Architecture, Business Technology Solutions, Abbvie
and other enterprise data science leaders sharing strategies, tactics and lessons learned



Jana          Edwards     Peterson      Leong       Kandamuri

Josh Edwards

Global data leader experienced in a broad and diverse range of technologies, analytics, and data driven marketing approaches required to successfully deliver superior business results. Deep practical expertise and skills in data science, data monetization, data operations, and change management. He is currently the Global Data Science & Operations Director about Black & Veatch.


Amarrtya Jana

Amarrtya is a Senior Manager – Data Science at Cerner Corporation. His primary work revolves around using data science to improve business operations. Amarrtya works with multiple business units to make them efficient and take data driven decisions. He specializes in the area of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. As a cross functional data science leader, he has lead projects that have contributed towards saving 1.3 Million USD in 2020. Prior to joining Cerner Corporation, he has worked with Tata Consultancy Services for three years in roles spanning from Business Analyst to Lead Analyst Programmer. Amarrtya has a Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology and a Masters in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from National Institute of Technology, Warangul.


Karthik Kandamuri

Karthik Kandamuri works for Corporate IT group at AbbVie, providing thought leadership in information management and strategy, impacting entire organization. Over the years, Karthik led multiple initiatives covering Master Data, Internet enabled B2B/B2C strategy, Cloud, Big Data, Information/Data Catalogs. Currently he is leading initiatives in Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence area.


Tyler Peterson

Tyler Peterson is Senior Director of Data Operations at Vizient. He oversees the development of technology spanning the lifecycle of data operations, including data intake, data enrichment, and dissemination of data back to users. Tyler completed his Master of Health Administration degree at the University of Iowa in 2013, and his Master of Data Science degree at Indiana University in 2020.


Jessica Leong

Jessica Leong is the President of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), and the Lead Data Scientist at Zurich North America.  Jessica enjoys solving business problems using data and analytics, and has done that throughout her career, spanning Australia, U.K. and the U.S.


Conor Jensen

Conor Jensen is an experienced Data Science executive with over 15 years working in the analytics space. He is the Director of AI Consulting for the Americas at Dataiku, helping customers with their biggest and most ambition AI and Data Science projects. Previously he worked in Customer Success after taking his lumps building out data science teams and platforms at multiple large enterprises. In prior lives, Conor was a Weather Forecaster in the Air Force, a Starbucks Store Manager, an Emergency Management Technician in the Air National Guard, and taught archery and rock climbing. He also earned a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from UIC.

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.