Speaker Bio

Aura Popa

Aura Popa

Sr Director Analyst
Aura Popa is a Senior Research Director at Gartner, focusing on BI, Analytics and Data Science.
Ms. Popa advises Data and Analytics leaders on making the most from their data through best practices in applying advanced analytics to solve complex business problems, using data visualization and storytelling to convey the findings to a broader audience. She is also passionate about how to organize Analytics and Data Science teams, with a focus on design, development, training, instruction and data literacy.
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Tuesday, 04 April, 2023 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM JST
The Foundation of Data Science and Machine Learning: Delivering Value in the Age of AI

This session will provide a high-level introduction to data science and machine learning (ML) and their proper function in a data-driven organization. It will include key definitions, major trends, data science talent personas and an overview of leading technologies. How do data science and ML fit within the organization’s analytics and AI strategies? What are the early steps D&A leaders should take to invest in data science and ML?

Wednesday, 05 April, 2023 / 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM JST
Data Storytelling: A Better Way to Engage Decision Makers With Data

Data storytelling offers a more engaging means of communicating findings than BI reporting or data visualization alone. This trend is an extension of the now dominant self-service model of BI, combining data visualization with narrative techniques. What is a data story? When and how should data storytelling be used? What new skills and techniques are needed to create compelling data stories?

Thursday, 06 April, 2023 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM JST
Use Composable Data and Analytics to Build Modular Business-Oriented Analytics Experiences

Analytics capabilities become modular with low- and no-code capabilities introduced into solutions enabled by data fabric. Organizations can compose the building blocks to build tailored analytics experiences rather than monolithic applications. This session will help data and analytics leaders use composable data and analytics to bridge application development, bringing insights into actions.

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