Hotels.com’s Journey to Becoming an Algorithmic Business

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Databricks & Hotels.com

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In the last year Hotels.com has begun it’s journey to becoming an algorithmic business. Matt will talk about their experiences of exponential growth in Data Science Algorithms whilst at the same time the team have migrated to using Spark as their core underlying architecture from SAS / SQL, migrated to the cloud from on-premise are transforming the capability of the data science function. He will also highlight the key enablers that have made this successful including CEO support, the internal concepts of organic intelligence and how Databricks has helped make this happen. He will also highlight the pitfalls on the journey.

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