SOURCE: Alpine Data Labs

Alpine Data Labs

June 20, 2012 12:04 ET

Media Alert: Alpine Data Labs' Steven Hillion to Speak on the Power of Cross-Functional Predictive Analytics

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2012) - Alpine Data Labs:

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, Alpine Data Labs Chief Product Officer Steven Hillion will discuss the power of cross-functional predictive analytics as a featured speaker on a webinar panel produced by Data Science Central, the industry's online resource for big data practitioners. Hillion's presentation will focus on how to accelerate success with predictive analytics and gain a greater level of insight from data by involving more stakeholders across organizational functions.

More specifically, Hillion and other panelists will help attendees understand what can be achieved by transitioning predictive analytics from an isolated function to a cross-functional practice; gain insight into how to compose the team; acquire knowledge about the key technology, organizational and cultural ingredients; learn the three essential steps to getting started with cross-functional predictive analytic initiatives; and hear firsthand examples of the impact of marrying the collective knowledge of the organization to predictive power.

Featured panelists include: Steven Hillion, chief product officer at Alpine Data Labs; Blake Johnson, a professor at Stanford University; and Michael Chui, a senior fellow at McKinsey Global Institute.

As technologies and approaches evolve, it is now possible to let multiple functions and disciplines easily and actively engage in predictive analytics. Business managers can now work alongside power users and data scientists to contribute valuable insights that can accelerate any business. By expanding participation, organizations can finally realize the full promise of data.

Wednesday, June 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT.

Data Science Central webinar. To register, please visit

About Steven Hillion
Steven Hillion has been leading large engineering and analytics projects for fifteen years. Before joining Alpine Data Labs, he founded the analytics group at Greenplum, leading a team of Data Scientists and also designing and developing new open-source and enterprise analytics software. Before that, he was vice president of engineering at M-Factor, Inc. (acquired by DemandTec) where he built analytical applications that became global standards for demand modeling at companies like Coca-Cola.

Steven is originally from Guernsey, in the British Isles. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a King Charles I Scholar at Oxford University.

About Alpine Data Labs
Alpine Data Labs has developed the first solution for Big Data predictive insight, making it faster, easier and less complex to achieve predictive insights from the massive datasets companies can now collect and store due to declining storage costs. Incubated within Greenplum (acquired by EMC in 2010) and founded by an experienced team with strong ties to China, Alpine Data Labs has Big Data in its DNA. The company is based in Silicon Valley and is backed by Sierra Ventures, Mission Ventures, Sumitomo Corporation and Stanford University. For more information, please visit:

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