Session Outline

As the data infrastructure evolves and the ability of the business to consume data-driven insights improves, the role of the Data Scientist will become better defined.  The ability to provide more relevant information faster from messy data is the core source of value. Gone are the days of the Unicorn. Now we should focus on building Unicorn Teams, sharing responsibility with different functions to accelerate outcomes that influence decisions.

Key Takeaways

  • Don’t do it alone – be the bass player
  • Demands are increasing; specialisation will help Data Scientists continue to drive value
  • Information from data continues to be the core source of value
  • Know what you are building – use the Party, Refrigerator, House model to guide investment



Leo Lopes – Head of Data Science – Pricing and Performance | SEEK | Australia

Leo is a pragmatic Data Science leader with a distinguished record across diverse industries and academia, responsible for millions of dollars of business value through AI deployments that change business as usual. Leo is focused on elevating people and organisational capabilities through impactful projects that are free of drama.
Leo’s team currently looks after marketplace health at SEEK, Asia’s most important platform for connecting hirers and candidates. He started his career leveraging stochastic networks and language design to simplify the way people interact with complex mathematical systems that remove uncertainty from decision making. He then built high performance software and consulted at some of the world’s elite analytical companies, helping their customers automate and refine decisions at scale

September 15 @ 14:40
14:40 — 15:10 (30′)

ANZ-Stage 1

Leo Lopes – Head of Data Science – Pricing and Performance | SEEK | Australia