Lessons Learnt from building ML Products for enterprise SaaS:
Having spent the last 4+ years productizing ML powered enterprise products, we have learnt a lot! Join us to hear the stories of our stumbles (ahem learnings) in applying machine learning to solve business problems for Fortune 500 companies. Our hands-on experience has shaped our product strategy, ML platform design and organization’s operational principles. And the investments we made based on our learnings have helped us drastically improve our time to market for ML products. Come on by to hear the technical and organizational challenges (and some solutions) in building ML products for enterprise SaaS. Hopefully our learnings will be useful in your journey.
Bio: LN leads the architecture and design of Workday’s ML Platform and Services. He is all about building large scale distributed systems and data platforms. Currently his days (and some nights) are spent on solving the challenges in building ML products for Enterprise SaaS. LN’s career spans across HP, IBM Research, Symantec and now Workday. At Symantec, he was the architect and lead of a streaming platform that ingested and processed 2+ billions of events per day. As a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, LN built optimizations for automatic parallelization, techniques for approximate computing, deployment automation for OpenStack, and analytics for large scale cloud services.
LN holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University and has published more than 40 technical publications / patents. His work has received awards from ACM, IBM, and HP.
Bio:Madhura Dudhgaonkar is responsible for leading Workday’s search, data science and machine learning teams based in San Francisco. Her teams have spent ~4 years building machine learning products used by Fortune 500 companies. Her experience ranges from being a hands-on engineer to leading large engineering organizations. Madhura’s career spans across SUN Microsystems, Adobe and now Workday. During her career, she has been involved with building a variety of products – from developing Java Language to building a version 1.0 consumer product to building enterprise SaaS products.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications and a master’s degree in math and computer science.
Madhura is originally from a small town in India and came to the United States to pursue her passion in technology. She currently calls San Francisco home, and despite nine years here, can’t get enough of its hilly charm, the diversity of people, culture, and experiences.