Data can help you rethink strategies, streamline processes, interact with customers, and power new products and services. Unfortunately, only 18% of companies believe they can harness data insights effectively—much less incorporate the latest AI and machine learning tools.
Why? Demand for data science and AI talent—who command eye-popping salaries and often take months to hire—far outpaces supply. There’s also a lot of confusion about how this new area fits into large legacy businesses. Many executives understand they should be able to get more from their data, but they aren’t sure how to go from promising pilots to enterprise-wide change initiatives.
Meet the Speakers
Ryan Bulkoski, Global Head, Artificial Intelligence and Data & Analytics Practice, Heidrick & Struggles
Ryan Bulkoski is a Partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ San Francisco office and Global Head of the Artificial Intelligence and Data & Analytics Practice. He has authored multiple thought leadership pieces on topics such as innovation, digital transformation, and talent in data and analytics. Ryan frequently contributes to media outlets including CNBC, CIO.com, and Forbes and received a bachelor’s of science degree in management from Case Western Reserve University.
Sandra Pinnavaia, EVP & Chief Innovation Officer, Business Talent Group
Sandra Pinnavaia leads BTG’s business innovation work, driving the development of the company’s enterprise relationships with top clients. She brings over 25 years of experience as a business leader, management consultant, and trusted advisor. Sandra is BTG’s “employee #1,” and since BTG’s launch, has focused on leading BTG’s innovations in product offerings and go-to-market strategy. She holds an M.Phil in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, Trinity College, where she was a Marshall Scholar.
Mohammad Ghassemi, Independent Data Science Expert
Mohammad Ghassemi is an independent data science expert with over a decade of experience working with executives who want to leverage data science—from machine learning and data mining to recommendation systems and decision support—to make their businesses more competitive, innovative, and effective. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ted Bissell, Independent Data Analytics & Strategy Expert
Ted Bissell is an independent consultant and executive who helps companies bring together data analytics and machine learning to improve digital offerings in the financial services and payments space—and other industries that depend on them. He received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.