ABD Society and School of Data Science Seminar: Data-Driven Design

January 19, 2023 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

We are excited to kick off the Spring 2023 ABD/SDS Seminar Series.  This first session will be a virtual panel, with three thought leaders from around the globe.   Ask any business executive about how they rate their corporate applications, and you will likely receive scores in the bottom quartile. Why is that? We believe that is not just the fact that the business applications were designed to follow and optimize business processes, but also the fact that the users' expectations have skyrocketed due to what we use in our everyday life outside of work! The B2C(Business to Customer) applications that fill the home page on our phones are beautifully designed, intuitive and fast. These B2C applications have access to large amounts of user interaction data that is used to optimize and segment user interaction. So, what can we do to make B2B applications as intuitive, effective, and user-friendly? Join a very renowned panel that will discuss this topic in detail.


  • Josh Johnson: Sr. Director, Program Management & Acceleration, Walmart

Josh Johnson has been a leader at Walmart for over 16 years. He has deep experience in building digital products from the ground up, leading creating and engineering teams, and delivering re-imagined experiences. 

Jillian holds M.Sc. In Sustainable Energy from Reykjav√≠k University, Iceland with a B.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She employed the skills gained in her geophysics studies in her position at the Geological Survey of Canada where she was a part of various projects whilst working for the corporation. 

Rishi Bhatnagar's current venture is Quaeris.  The company is an Augmented Data startup that helps remote users and executives get instant access to data and insights via natural language predictive BI solution.


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