Julia Barnhart - Team Manager, ML Engineering at CarMax
Julia is an innovative leader with a rich Interdisciplinary background blending vision, strategy, systems thinking, data science, and machine-learning engineering to drive innovation within organizations. She has the ability to lead cross-functional team development and delivery of data/algorithmic products and services, influence the adoption of new technologies and organizational work structures, and evangelize the long-term vision of an augmented algorithmic organization.
She is currently leading and growing a team of very-talented and highly-engaged Data Engineers and ML Engineers with a diverse skill set in Azure cloud engineering, software development, machine learning, data lakes, data streaming, and distributed computing to support the development, productionisation, and operationalization of predictive models (algorithms) that enhance the iconic CarMax customer experience. Julia uses the Agile approach and DevOps practices to continually deliver enhancements and new features with direct, measurable business value.