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The role of instinct in data-driven analytics

Video Summary

As we become more dependent on data analytics, will human instinct diminish? As modern technologies make data analytics real-time, accurate, predictive and pervasive, what is the role of the human? Does instinct or “gut-decision-making” still matter? Is intuition relevant? If analytics provide the conclusions, what will it mean to take risks?


Christian co-founded Sumo Logic in 2010 and has served as CTO since then. Christian was at ArcSight from 2001 through January 2010 most recently serving as Chief Architect for the event-based products, both ArcSight ESM and ArcSight Logger. He led development teams that owned and delivered the core of the ArcSight product line across server infrastructure and user interaction. Christian was the first server-side engineer building the ESM backend and growing the server team. He designed and implemented the core backend event handling framework along with the object-relational mapping framework. He was integral in the design and development of core product features such as a flexible framework for real-time query processing and the initial set of stream processors. Christian also co-designed and implemented a patented approach to display large result sets that change dynamically. Prior to ArcSight, he was co-founder of Gigaton, an infrastructure software company enabling distributed file management solution over IP-enabled networks.

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