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Ready to connect with your peers in data? Grab your free ticket for Startup Boston Week 2024 on Sept 9th - 13th today! 

All sessions are available BOTH in-person at Suffolk University and virtually. 

THE AI AVENGERS: CRAFTING YOUR DREAM TEAM FOR MACHINE LEARNING SUCCESS 

Perfect for: founders, early hires/data professionals and startup operators looking to build their AI/ML team

Join us for a discussion on assembling and nurturing a powerhouse AI/ML team! Explore the key skills and qualities essential for building a successful team in the ever-evolving field of artificial intelligence. 

 

We’ll discuss:

 

  • The critical skills and qualities to look for when crafting your AI/ML dream team, from technical expertise and problem-solving abilities to creativity and collaboration

  • Strategies for fostering cross-functional collaboration with other departments within your organization, ensuring that AI initiatives are integrated seamlessly into broader business objectives

  • How to measure the success and impact of AI/ML initiatives, and explore key metrics for evaluating team performance and driving continuous improvement

 

Join us as we explore these topics and more, and gain actionable insights for building and nurturing high-performing AI/ML teams that drive innovation and propel your organization forward.

DATA DYNAMO: TRANSFORMING STARTUP VISIONS INTO REALITY WITH AI AND DATA TOOLS 

Perfect for: founders and the startup operators of data teams

We’re diving into how to leverage AI and data tools to bring your startup vision to life! Explore how to design your idea with market research using AI and data tools, and discover fundamental use cases relevant to startups, including: 

 

  • How to determine which AI and data tools are best suited for your startup idea

  • Discovering how AI and data tools can aid in customer acquisition and retention, and gain insights into incorporating them into your business model and operations

  • Strategies for scaling up your AI-driven startup, including collaborations, partnerships, and ethical considerations to watch out for

DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A DATA STRATEGY?: CRAFTING YOUR DATA SOLUTION STACK 

Perfect for: founders and data operators who want to build out their data strategy within their growth-stage startup

We’re discussing the intricacies of crafting effective data strategies and solutions for your startup! Explore how to align data strategies with overarching business objectives and principles of data governance for seamless implementation. Including: 

 

  • The key principles of effective data governance and learn how organizations can implement them to ensure data integrity, security, and compliance.

  • Factors to consider when designing a robust data architecture, ensuring scalability, flexibility, and efficiency to meet evolving business needs

  • Methodologies for measuring the success of data strategies, including key performance indicators (KPIs) relevant to organizational goals and objectives

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?: HARNESSING EXTERNAL WISDOM FOR INTERNAL BRILLIANCE

Perfect for: startup operators that utilize data in sales and marketing as well as data teams

There is magic in the data - we’re diving into how to harness external insights to drive organizational success! Explore why it's crucial for businesses to actively seek and leverage external intelligence and discover strategies for determining relevance and reliability.

 

We’ll specifically answer your questions, such as: 

  • How can startups determine the relevance and reliability of external data and intelligence?

  • How can external insights seamlessly integrate with internal processes, workflows, and decision-making structures?

  • In what ways can organizations use external insights for competitor analysis, benchmarking and building a competitive advantage?

  • How can businesses assess the return on investment (ROI) of their information harvesting efforts?

TO HOARD OR TO HARVEST? NAVIGATING THE DECISION TO BUILD YOUR DATA WAREHOUSE OR SELL YOUR INSIGHTS

Perfect for: Series A and Series B startups who are interested in strategic decision-making regarding data management and commoditization

Explore the strategic decisions surrounding data commoditization for businesses, specifically delving into the considerations of whether to build and maintain a data warehouse or to capitalize on data assets by selling them to external parties.

 

During this session, we’ll discuss: 

  • When is it strategically beneficial for a business to build and maintain its own data warehouse?

  • What are the different models for monetizing data, and how do businesses typically approach this aspect?

  • How can companies navigate compliance with data protection regulations while monetizing data?

  • How do businesses assess the competitive landscape and determine if selling data provides a competitive advantage?

UNDER LOCK AND KEY: SAFEGUARDING YOU AND YOUR CUSTOMERS' PRIVACY

Perfect for: Series A and Series B startups, data leaders and privacy and compliance professionals

Join us for an essential discussion on safeguarding data privacy for both businesses and their customers! Explore the meaning of data privacy in business operations and its critical importance for maintaining trust and integrity. 

 

  • Learn how startups can ensure compliance with data privacy laws such as GDPR and others

  • Discover strategies for transparent communication with users regarding data collection practices

  • Gain insights into data security measures organizations can implement to protect proprietary data and leverage it to gain a competitive advantage

 

Join us as we delve into these critical topics and empower startups to navigate the complex landscape of data privacy, ensuring the protection of both their and their customers' sensitive information.

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Startup Boston Week is where the whole startup community gathers - all industries, all startup departments and all bootstrapped and funding stages to gather.

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Meet Sully Martinez! Sully is our Data & Engineering Tracks Co-Lead for Startup Boston Week 2024. This is her first year on the Startup Boston Organizing Team.

 

Some fun facts about her: the next place on her travel bucket list are Turkey and Japan. Look them up and connect with them on LinkedIn.

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Meet Hareesh Karthik! Hareesh is our Data & Engineering Tracks Co-Lead for Startup Boston Week 2024. This is his second year on the Startup Boston Organizing Team.

Some fun facts about him: the next place on his travel bucket list is London. Look them up and connect with them on LinkedIn.

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