SOURCE: Trifacta


November 11, 2014 09:00 ET

Trifacta's Chief Strategy Officer to Speak at UC Berkeley's Data Dialogs Conference

Joe Hellerstein to Discuss How Interaction Technologies Can Lead to 10x Productivity Gains for Data Scientists and Business Analysts

BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2014) - Trifacta, a leading Data Transformation Platform provider, today announced that Trifacta's Co-founder and CSO, Joe Hellerstein, will present at the UC Berkeley Data Dialogs Conference on Friday, November 14, 2014. Hellerstein -- who is also a Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science at Berkeley -- will discuss breakthroughs in data wrangling and productivity gains for data scientists in a session titled, "Interaction Breakthroughs in Wrangling Data." Hellerstein will present how the human computer-interaction research at Berkeley and Stanford is being translated into enterprise software products such as Trifacta, resulting in 10x productivity gains for data scientists, and allowing business analysts to perform self-service data transformation for analysis.

"There has been intense interest in recent years in the role of the Data Scientist -- it has been called one of the 'sexiest' jobs of our time. But, as anyone who works with data regularly can attest, data science today is filled with data wrangling tasks that limit the actual time spent building models and uncovering insights. It doesn't have to be that way. In this talk, I will show how Trifacta grew out of joint research between Berkeley and Stanford, focused on melding computational and human intelligence to address the bottleneck of wrangling data for analysis. It's a very visible example of an increasingly healthy feedback loop between researchers and practitioners," said Hellerstein.

What: Interaction Breakthroughs in Wrangling Data
Where: Clark Kerr Campus Conference Center (South of the main UC Berkeley Campus)
 2601 Warring St., Berkeley, CA 94720
When: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 3:05pm PT

Data Dialogs brings together luminaries from academia, industry and non-profit organizations to discuss data and data science to encourage conversations on issues ranging from new technologies and visualization tools. For more information and to register for Data Dialog visit

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About Trifacta
 Trifacta, the pioneer in data transformation, significantly enhances the value of an enterprise's big data by enabling users to easily transform raw, complex data into clean and structured formats for analysis. Leveraging decades of innovative work in human-computer interaction, scalable data management and machine learning, Trifacta's unique technology creates a partnership between user and machine, with each side learning from the other and becoming smarter with experience. Trifacta is backed by Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and Ignition Partners.

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