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Analytics leaders are leveraging third-party data to transform the way they innovate, improve customer experiences, and advance research. Learn how data can be used by CPG companies to optimize vending machine placement, publishers to market to commuters, and retailers to optimize delivery routes. From location and weather data to industry-specific data, there is third-party data readily available for analysis to do almost anything. This provides an infinite number of possibilities to enrich and improve business analytics and predictive models.

Join this virtual event with Stephen Orban, author of Ahead in the Cloud and General Manager of AWS Data Exchange. He will lead a panel discussion with AWS customers to discuss the innovative techniques being used in data pipelines, with data analysis, and for data visualization. You will hear about real-world initiatives and breakthroughs being enabled by third-party data.

Stephen will explore best practices for how data and analytics leaders are tapping into the expanding ecosystem of data products as building blocks for insights. You will discover how to expand on this foundational usage with emerging possibilities like training custom machine-learning (ML) models. You will then hear how AWS customers are leveraging third-party data to power their analytics and support a data-driven culture.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to improve data pipelines for assessing high quality and relevant third-party data
  • Data analysis strategies as they apply to faster insights and business outcomes
  • Techniques to distill key insights into data visualization tools
  • How and why diverse data can enrich analytics
  • New technologies that are improving data discovery and licensing
  • Real-world examples of third-party data initiatives from AWS customers

Who Should Attend?

Chief Data Officers, data scientists, business intelligence, and analytics professionals.


Stephen Orban, General Manager, AWS Data Exchange

Stephen Orban is the General Manager (GM) of AWS Data Exchange and author of the book, “Ahead in the Cloud: Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise IT.” He spent his first three-and-a-half years with Amazon as the Global Head of Enterprise Strategy, where he oversaw AWS’s enterprise go-to-market strategy, invented and built AWS’s Migration Acceleration Program (MAP), and helped executives from hundreds of the world’s largest companies envision, develop, and mature their IT operating model using the cloud. Prior to joining AWS, Stephen was CIO of Dow Jones, where he introduced modern software development methodologies and reduced costs while implementing a cloud-first strategy and he also spent 11 years at Bloomberg LP, holding a variety of leadership positions before founding Bloomberg Sports in 2008, where he served as CTO.


Radu Marculescu, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin
Andrew Walleck, Chief Operating Officer, Wine Access
Brian Prascak, Advanced Analytics, Platform and Data Services, Wawa
Nam Le, Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS
Colin Marden, Solutions Architect, AWS
Kanchan Waikar, Senior Partner SA, AWS Marketplace

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About AWS Data Exchange:

AWS Data Exchange makes it easy to find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud. Qualified data providers include category-leading brands such as Reuters, who curate data from over 2.2 million unique news stories per year in multiple languages; Change Healthcare, who process and anonymize more than 14 billion healthcare transactions and $1 trillion in claims annually; Dun & Bradstreet, who maintain a database of more than 330 million global business records; and Foursquare, whose location data is derived from 220 million unique consumers and includes more than 60 million global commercial venues. Visit to learn more.