Ricky Barron

Ricky Barron

Job Title: Head of Enterprise Insights

Company: Tatts Group

Ricky has over thirty years of information management consulting experience (E&Y, Deloitte & PwC, and independently) across Australia, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, Spain, Greece and Japan.

He specialises in working with senior executives, at both board and operational level, to help them generate and understand insights from data. More recently he advised a number of companies on their adoption and use of Enterprise Data Insights platforms, making sense of the plethora of “big data” tools on the market and their application for specific information needs. As a consequence, Ricky has developed an appreciation/understanding of platforms such as Apache Spark (Databricks), Hadoop Ecosystem (Open and Cloudera distrubutions), Analytic Languages (R, Python, Scala & SAS), Unstructured Search (SOLR, Elastic, Splunk), Data Wrangling (Alteryx, Knime, Adatao, Trifacta) and Exploration Visualisation (D3.js, Tableau, Qlik).

Speaking at the following:

15:05 - 15:40
Discussion Group: What are the Pain Points when Building a Data Science & Data Analytics Team?

Data Scientist & Engineers, how can you offer them a challenging environment? Are you getting the right mix of Data Science, Data Engineering, and Data Analytics? Nurturing talent: how do you grow and build the right skill set across your team? Are we still chasing Unicorns?