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Want to Ditch Spreadsheets? Gauthier Vasseur Explains How, Using Data Science

Gauthier Vasseur has held many roles in his career: auditor, controller, marketer, strategist, to name several. These days, though, he’s probably best known as an educator -- he lectures on data science at Stanford University and in organizations around the world. His goal is to help students rely less on spreadsheets and more on smart data-driven processes. Vasseur believes treasury and finance professionals need to become data CEOs, relying less on technical skill and more on intellectual curiosity.

In this episode of AFP Conversations, Vasseur tells host Ira Apfel why spreadsheets need to be set aside, how anybody can be a data scientist, why it’s so important to be professionally curious, and more.


Guest Bio:

Gauthier Vasseur

Gauthier Vasseur

Gauthier Vasseur teaches Data to business leaders at Stanford University. He feeds his research by leading data product development and marketing as a consultant for Silicon Valley startups. Previously, he led the strategy and the design of business intelligence and performance management systems at TriNet and co-founded Semarchy, a Master Data Management solution. Earlier, he was director of performance management at Google and senior director of enterprise performance management strategy at Oracle. Prior to his high tech career, Gauthier was Remy Cointreau’s controller and in charge Remy Suisse Finance, the group internal bank. He received MBAs from EDHEC Business School.


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