eTail West 2019

February 19 - 22, 2019

JW Marriott, Palm Springs, CA


Chris Clark

Co-founder & CTO
Grove Collaborative

4:40 PM In God We Trust. All Others Must Bring Data

Worried that you don't have enough employees with PhDs? Are your LinkedIn connections bragging about their algorithms while you just caught your colleague googling "VLOOKUP"? Or perhaps you are just concerned you have small data.

The reality is that most decisions don't need fancy algorithms or expensive prediction engines. Most decisions just need simple, accurate, supporting data. But if the data is hard to get, then decisions get made without it.

At Grove, instead of spending our precious neurons tuning deep learning models, we've focused on giving all of our employees access to up-to-date, easy-to-use, and complete datasets. Come with me on Grove’s data journey and see examples of how much power lies in simple analysis when you get data infrastructure, tools, and culture right.
• Infrastructure: Fast; complete; up-to-date; Pick all three or risk no one using it.
• Tools: Licenses and training for everyone! Data is not a specialty.
• Org. & Culture: Avoid the plague of almost-but-not-quite-useful dashboards and the curse of “Susan is out of the office today, and no one else can run that report.”

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Chris.

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