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Paul van der Boor

Senior Director of Data Science
Prosus Group

Paul van der Boor is an established data science leader and currently serves as senior data science director at Prosus Group. Prior to that, he was engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. Paul is also co-founder of Data Science for Social Good Europe. Paul earned his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Executive Summit Roundtable Discussion
Friday, January 22 | 
11:30 AM - 
12:30 PM

This session will begin with a series of short conversation starters; talks by accomplished ML/AI leaders. These talks will be followed by a Q&A session and open discussion among Executive Summit participants.

Talks include:

  • Laying the Foundations of a Sophisticated ML Org in a Greenfield Environment – Ameen Kazerouni, chief analytics officer, Orangetheory Fitness
  • Demonstrating the Value of Machine Learning: Tracking and attributing model contributions across the enterprise – Paul van der Boor, senior director of data science, Prosus Group
  • Why Your ML Org Should Function like a Neural Net: Designing an AI-first organization – Hussein Mehanna, vice president and head of ML/AI at Cruise
Building ML Platform Capabilities at Global Scale
Tuesday, January 26 | 
10:00 AM - 
10:40 AM

Prosus is a global consumer internet group serving >1,5 bln people, through its investments in food delivery, online classifieds, payments and edtech in growth markets like India, Russia and Brazil. This talk explores the evolution of ML Platform capabilities at several Prosus companies to enable applying machine learning at scale, including iFood’s ML Platform leveraging existing Amazon SageMaker capabilities, OLX’s development of data infrastructure for ML and model serving infrastructure based on KFServing, and Swiggy’s home-built Data Science Platform making a billion predictions a day.

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