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CR206: Data Careers Decoded: Exploring the Many Paths to Quantitative Careers

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Ballroom R

Objective: Guidance
Audience Level: Student/Early Career
Session Type: Panel

What's the difference between a Data Engineer and a Data Scientist? Or a Data Product Manager and Data Product Marketer? Data careers share a common quantitative foundation, but can differ greatly in their daily responsibilities. Is one of them right for you? This panel explores diverse paths into 'Data' via technical and non-technical backgrounds and the skills needed to excel in different roles.


Kathy Copic, VP of Growth, Insight Data Science
Frances B. Haugen, Product Manager, Pinterest
Akansha B. Sidhwani, Product Marketing Manager, Salesforce
Maria B. Kazandjieva, Engineering Manager, Netflix
Lisa B. Qian, Data Scientist, Airbnb, Inc.