Mark Drewes

Salt River Project
Manager Analytics Center of Excellence

Mark is the Manager of Salt River Project’s Analytics Center of Excellence. In his role, he is responsible for formulating strategy and engaging with other business areas to ensure that the correct technology and solutions are in place to enable effective analytics across the enterprise. During his time at SRP, Mark has helped transform SRP’s reporting team into a true ACE with the creation of SRP’s Enterprise Data Warehouse, the adoption of new visualization and analytical tools, the implementation of SRP’s big data infrastructure, and the creation of a data science practice.

Sessions

October 25, 2018

11:00  -  11:45

Grand Cypress G

204: Delivering the Value of Machine Learning and AI from Your Data Science Practice to Growing Consumers of Analytics

Machine Learning and AI are becoming core components of both customer engagement and operational refinement initiatives. Institutionalizing advanced analytics, whether part of a centralized Analytics Center of Excellence (ACE), or a stand-alone business unit, requires a consistent set of best practices designed to ensure the full potential of a utility’s machine learning and AI initiatives … Continued

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October 25, 2018

1:45  -  2:45

Grand Cypress C

303: Flip the 80/20 Rule…How Data Analysts Can Spend More Time Analyzing and Less Time Wrangling

At the start of many Data Analytics projects, Analysts must embark on a digital scavenger hunt that can sometimes consume up to 80 percent of the project’s timeline. Instead of building models, analysts are searching for data sources, learning how to query data, moving data from one location to another, and fixing issues with data … Continued

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