Brian Sullivan

How Netflix Leverages Big Data

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Netflix is the world’s leading internet television network. That didn’t happen by accident or simple fortune – we are data-driven as part of our culture, and have built the tools needed to navigate the unchartered waters of delivering internet video at scale and becoming the first truly global storyteller in movies and television. Brian Sullivan is the Director of the Streaming Data Science and Engineering team at Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network. His team builds analytic systems and delivers insight into the streaming activity across hundreds of client devices, world-class server systems and content delivery networks to serve up a third of peak internet traffic in North America. Brian’s prior experience spans the analytic stack from software engineering, data architecture, reporting/visualization and analysis. He has also worked across a number of domains including virtual worlds, banking, retail, automobile traffic measurement and fingerprint recognition systems.

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