>Ling Zhang

About The Speaker

Ling Zhang

Data Science & AI visionary with a 20-year career including developing data science & AI strategy and building high-performing data science teams for project execution. Expertise in applying data science to drive multiple revenue streams in diverse industries. Driven leader with an entrepreneurial spirit to consistently identify opportunities and challenge assumptions for innovation. Experienced in guiding business transformations, fostering a data-driven culture across business units, and empower teams. Effective communicator with extensive public speaking, published works, and two patents. • Evangelize the value of data science across Ally and nurture data and analytics driven culture and transform traditional silo analytics culture to a fully empowered integrated culture to drive productivity and business optimization • Develop data science and AI strategies and initiatives around a vehicle's life cycle to manage a leasing portfolio($10B) and maximize ROI • Identified 21 analytics opportunities by following a typical data science project life cycle and using a frame work that's well aligned with business processes, defined KPI/OKR, and crafted execution roadmap to drive proceeds optimization • Build and lead a data science team to execute projects - define problems, gather and enrich data, research machine learning & AI methodologies, build models and data driven products and automate business decisions; and developed three self-analytics services within one year, improve the business performance by 20% • Lead a group of analytics professionals across each line of business to transcend analytics tools and embrace the best practices of industry, effectively manage through ambiguity and drive results. • Delivered record high profit ($660M) during pandemic period by leveraging data science to manage risk and optimize sales.