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3 minutes with Gary Zavaleta, Director of Data & Analytics, Global Hotel Alliance

Written by Cheryl Yong

3-Minutes Q&A with Gary Zalaveta

Written by Corinium on Jul 24, 2019 5:30:10 AM

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Corinium’s data analytics events are designed to provide deep value to senior leaders and decision makers who are responsible for driving the strategic growth of data analytics within their organisations.


Cheryl YongSenior Conference Producer conducted a brief interview with

Gary Zavaleta , Director of Data & Analytics at Global Hotel Alliance


Gary, what are your thoughts on the future of data analytics scene for 2020 in the UAE/Middle East?

Being 2020 the expo year, all AI efforts will be put into enhance customer experience and marketing personalization to attract new customers

What is on top of your data agenda for 2020?

Expose advanced analytics to our data consumers by using state-of-the-art BI tools as Power BI and machine learning frameworks like Tensorflow

Is your organization Ai/Data Ready for this future change?

We are currently in the process of digital transformation updating and upgrading of our legacy OLTP and OLAP systems. At the same time building recommendation engines

If you could give one piece of advice to your industry peers, what would it be? What topics or interaction do you wish to see and will they be able to learn it at DataCon Dubai 2019.

A piece of advice: Do not forget the good all old Enterprise Data Warehouse otherwise you may end up using your expensive Data Scientist as ETL developers

What is your favourite quote about Data/Data Analytics/Data Science of all time?

"you'll have an appreciation for the need to be one-half DBA and one-half MBA as you tackle your DW/BI projects" - The Data Warehouse Toolkit by Ralph Kimball




Gary Zavaleta,Director of Data & Analytics at Global Hotel Alliance


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