Shen Wang is a Principal Data Engineer at Assurance IQ where he oversees the data and analytics infrastructure and leads data-driven initiatives to take the business forward. Shen has 6 years of engineering experience and is an expert in computer sciences, classical mechanics, programing and computing. A Toronto native, Shen enjoys spending his free time outdoors.
Principal Data Engineer, AssuranceIQ
By deploying Starburst, we’ve reduced our time-to-insight from months to hours, strengthened our security, reduced costs by 40%, and increased our overall conversion rate by over 10%.
Before Starburst and Trino, we were struggling to connect our data sources. We wasted too much time copying and transferring our data and were looking for a solution that would allow us to access all our data together and spend more time creating models and performing analytics. We were already using Presto, now Trino, at the time, and it was a natural progression to transition to Starburst in order to get the most out of the enterprise only functionalities.
Our entire Analytics and Model Training stack is integrated with Starburst. It is used to power all analysis at the company, and to support feature development, training, retraining and monitoring of our hundreds of ML models in production.
My favorite Starburst features are:
We are really proud of the ability for Data Scientists to really explore and access data from across all our data stores quickly. In order to get the most out of our data, our data scientists have to have the full picture. By being able to access all our data from one access point, we enable them to be curious, explore, and innovate with our data.
In addition, we have also been able to enable robust modeling. With these models, we can optimize agent licensure and ensure sufficient insurance coverage to all our customers. This, in turn, allows us to provide more insurance products to more customers.
Our time-to-insight has been reduced from months to weeks and from weeks to hours. This has led to multiple business optimizations across the entire organization Our conversion rates have also improved significantly. We can generate better insights resulting in an increase on conversions by over 10%.
Yes! Each team should definitely have access to data and access to how it relates to others to be able to scale.
Shen hiked the Alps from Germany to Slovenia over the course of a month.
"Winning with Starburst means getting the answers we need faster and with the most accurate data. Starburst has allowed us to drive down our time-to-insights and make an impact not only across the organization but also in the lives of our customers. We're now able to help our customers get the best insurance policies possible and our agents be more successful through more robust modeling."
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