Fran Bell in Collared jacket outdoors

Franziska Bell

VP, Head of Data and Analytics
bp

Franziska Bell is vice president and head of data and analytics at bp.  She is a career data professional and data science leader with experience in multiple industries and companies. Previously, Fran was the head of data science platforms at Uber.  Before Uber, Franziska was a postdoc at Caltech where she developed a novel, highly accurate approximate quantum molecular dynamics theory to calculate chemical reactions for large, complex systems, such as enzymes. Franziska earned her Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from UC Berkeley focusing on developing highly accurate, yet computationally efficient approaches which helped unravel the mechanism of non-silicon-based solar cells and properties of organic conductors.

Executive Summit Keynote: How to Ensure ML Project Success
Friday, January 22 | 
09:00 AM - 
09:45 AM

With the recent explosion in machine learning & AI initiatives across all industries, one of the biggest challenges executives face is ensuring project success. Far too often precious resources are wasted on projects that fail to generate value, don’t get off the ground quickly enough, are not adequately resourced, or are quickly rendered obsolete as the business and its customers evolve.

This keynote interview will explore the reasons for these failures and best practices for successfully launching and deploying ML & AI solutions for the enterprise.

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