#CH2022: Ronny Kohavi

Author of "Trustworthy Online Controlled Experiments"

#CH2022: Ronny Kohavi

Author of "Trustworthy Online Controlled Experiments"

Biography

Like every year, the first rounds of Conversion Hotel tickets are sold to attendees while not having selected speakers yet. We ask for input from these attendees, and they bring us potential topics and speakers.

Several attendees told us, “Bring back Ronny Kohavi”. We had Ronny as a speaker of our orange-colored #CH2017 year and how fun: orange is our color again this year. Back then, Ronny dropped several knowledge bombs for trustworthy experimentation as learned while being in charge of the Experimentation Platform at Microsoft, while annecdoting about the differences between Amazon (his previous job) and Microsoft.

In the past 5 years, Ronny went on to AirBnB and became the author of “Trustworthy Online Controlled Experiments”, seen as a standard work in our field. He was granted a lifetime achievement award at The Experimentation Culture Awards 2020, and he is the most cited author of scientific publications in the field of online controlled experiments.

In the last months, Ronny has been focussing on teaching a 10-hour live course on “accelerating innovation with A/B-testing”, which also made him start to share more knowledge on Linkedin and use this as a platform to gain more insights for his course. Well worth following!

It’s great to have Ronny back on our stage, where we will give him the time he needs to share his experimentation learnings with us. It will be a keynote length though, but we are also looking at organizing a small group extra full-day workshop on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022, where Ronny will take us through the essential parts of this course. Please reach out to info@conversionhotel.com if you are interested in participating (currently looking for companies willing to buy four seats in this workshop).

Ton Wesseling

Founder & host of The Conference formerly known as Conversion Hotel

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