Kirk Borne

Principal Data Scientist and Executive Advisor
Booz Allen Hamilton

Kirk Borne is the principal data scientist, Data Science Fellow, and an executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton. He is a career data professional, data science leader, and research scientist with a background in astrophysics. Previously, Kirk was professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University. Before that, he spent 20 years supporting data systems activities for NASA space science missions, including roles with the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Space Science Data Operations Office. Kirk earned his Ph.D. in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology. He is an active worldwide influencer on social media where he promotes data science and data literacy for all.

Building the Business Case for ML Platforms
Friday, January 22 | 
09:45 AM - 
10:15 AM

ML projects are expensive. For business leaders considering where the next incremental investment in ML goes, there is a natural tension between investing in front line ML projects and the platforms, tools and teams that can accelerate these projects and help ensure their success. In this session we discuss how to explain the value of ML platforms and infrastructure investments and build the business case for them.

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