• Speakers

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      Dataminr
      CEO, Founder and Chairman

      Ted Bailey is the Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Chairman of Dataminr.

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      Venrock
      Partner

      Nick Beim is a Partner at Venrock in New York City, where he invests in big data, internet, mobile, adtech and software investments.

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      SiSense
      CEO

      A SaaS industry veteran, Amit Bendov is leading SiSense’s rapid growth as a trailblazer in high-performance Business Analytics software.

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      Spinnakr
      Co-Founder

      Adam began his career running digital strategy for political campaigns, breaking national Congressional fundraising records in 2006 and 2008.

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      D-Wave Systems
      President and CEO

      Vern Brownell is the CEO of D-Wave, the world’s first and only commercial quantum computing company, and thought leader in enterprise and data technology.

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      Blue Badge Insights
      Gigaom Research Analyst and Founder and CEO

      In addition to serving as a Big Data analyst for Gigaom, Andrew J. Brust is Founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights and writes a blog for ZDNet called “Big on Data” (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/big-data).

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      Gigaom Research
      VP

      David Card has been following the intersection of technology, media, and consumer behavior 20+ years at GigaOM Pro, Jupiter Research, IDC and Forrester.

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      Ayasdi
      Co-Founder

      Gunnar Carlsson is one of the most renowned mathematicians in the world with his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and doctorate from Stanford.

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      Ford Motor Company
      Data Scientist and Manager

      Michael Cavaretta is a Data Scientist and Manager at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.

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      New Relic
      Founder and CEO

      Lew Cirne discovered the joy of building software in 1982 when he received his first computer as a gift from his parents.

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      Turner Broadcasting System
      Sr. Director Analytics Products Strategy and Data Governance

      Colin owns the digital audience analytics product strategy and data governance program across Turner Broadcasting System, including CNN, Cartoon Network, NBA, NCAA, and TNT/TBS.

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      Foursquare
      Co-founder and CEO

      Dennis Crowley is the Co-founder and CEO of Foursquare, a free mobile application that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are.

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      Gigaom
      Senior Writer

      Barb has covered technology and high-tech companies for longer than she’d care to admit.

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      Battery Ventures
      Principal

      At Battery Ventures, Mike focuses on entrepreneurs, ideas and companies building disruptive technology for the enterprise.

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      Intel
      VP Data Center Group; GM Datacenter SW Division

      Boyd Davis is vice president and general manager of the Datacenter Software Division, which is responsible for delivering software and services that enable customers to take full advantage of Intel’s datacenter solution architecture innovation and advanced platform capabilities.

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      Gigaom Research
      Research Director

      Cormac Foster is a Research Director at Gigaom Research covering Mobile Technologies and Enterprise Operations.

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      LinkedIn
      Manager, Mobile Data Science

      Yael Garten leads the Mobile Data Science team at LinkedIn, which converts LinkedIn’s rich data into actionable product and business insights that optimize the LinkedIn mobile experience, creating powerful data-driven products to help LinkedIn’s 275 million members be productive and successful.

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      Palantir Technologies
      Engineering Ambassador

      Ari Gesher is a senior engineer and Engineering Ambassador at Palantir Technologies.

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      Watson Solutions, IBM Software Group
      VP, WW Marketing and Sales Operations

      Stephen Gold is Vice President, WW Marketing & Sales Operations, Watson Solutions, IBM Software Group.

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      Quid
      Founder and CTO

      Sean is a Physicist, decathlete, political advisor, and TED fellow.

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    • peter_guerra640x474
      Booz Allen Hamilton
      Principal

      Peter Guerra, a Principal in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group, is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of one of the firm’s largest data science teams.

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      Gigaom
      Senior Writer

      Derrick has been a technology journalist since 2003 and has been covering cloud computing, big data and other emerging IT trends for GigaOM since 2009.

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      Gigaom
      Senior Writer

      Stacey is happy when immersed in SEC filings, tech specs or poking through a data center.

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      MetLife
      CIO and SVP of Regional Application Development

      Gary Hoberman is Senior Vice President and CIO of Regional Application Development for MetLife, overseeing global technology for MetLife’s business in the Americas, EMEA and APAC.

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      Gigaom
      Senior Writer

      Mathew covers media in all its forms — social and otherwise — as well as web culture and related issues.

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      ScraperWiki
      CEO

      Francis runs a startup called ScraperWiki, which helps people make data do things on the web.

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      RunKeeper
      Founder and CEO

      Jason Jacobs is the founder & CEO of RunKeeper, a company turning the phone into a personal trainer in your pocket.

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      FuturePerfect Ventures
      Managing Partner

      Jalak Jobanputra is Founder of FuturePerfect Ventures, an early stage VC fund in NYC focused on Interpretative Intelligence.

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      North Bridge Venture Partners and Growth Equity
      Marketing Partner

      Eric Jones joined North Bridge as marketing partner in January 2012 bringing marketing, thought leadership and communications expertise to the firm and its portfolio companies.

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      Federal Trade Commission
      Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection

      Daniel Kaufman is the Deputy Director for the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

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    • patrick_keefe
      The New Yorker
      Staff Writer

      Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a senior fellow at The Century Foundation.

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      Google Ideas
      Product Manager

      Justin Kosslyn is a Product Manager at Google Ideas, exploring how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression.

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      Gigaom
      Executive Editor

      Tom is a veteran technology journalist, writer, and editor who has never worked in any other medium than the internet.

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      Krossover
      Founder and CEO

      Vasu Kulkarni is the founder, CEO, and Chief Intern of Krossover, a sports data-tracking SaaS company, based in NYC.

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      Uber
      Senior Data Scientist

      Henry Lin is a senior data scientist at Uber and one of the authors of Uber’s dynamic pricing algorithm.

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      HP Vertica
      VP and GM

      Colin Mahony serves as VP and General Manager, HP Vertica.

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      Gigaom
      Founder

      Om Malik has more than 15 years of experience as a journalist covering technology and business news.

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      Pivotal
      CEO

      Pivotal Chief Executive Officer Paul Maritz formed Pivotal in 2013, having previously served as Chief Strategist of EMC and CEO of VMware.

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      quicloud
      Gigaom Research Analyst and Founder and Principal Engineer

      Rich is a full-stack generalist with a deep and wide background in architecture, development and maintenance of web-scale, mission-critical custom applications, and building / leading extraordinary technology teams.

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      McLaren Applied Technologies
      Managing Director

      Geoff McGrath trained as a mechanical engineer, initially working in aeronautical, civil, chemical, petroleum and mechanical engineering.

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      McKnight Consulting Group
      Gigaom Research Analyst and Founder

      William is an internationally recognized authority in information management.

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      SwiftKey
      Co-Founder and CTO

      Dr. Ben Medlock is co-founder and CTO of SwiftKey.

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      The Cloud of Data
      Gigaom Research Analyst and Founder

      Paul is an analyst and consultant, based in the Yorkshire (UK) market town of Beverley, and working with clients world-wide.

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      Idibon
      CEO

      Rob is the CEO of Idibon, founded with the goal of bringing language technologies to all the world’s languages.

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      Paxata
      CEO and Co-Founder

      Prakash is a seasoned entrepreneur and enterprise software visionary with over 20 years of experience in both start-up and large companies.

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      DataHero
      CEO and Cofounder

      Chris is the CEO and Cofounder of DataHero, a data analytics company whose goal is to enable anyone to be able to unmask the answers in the data that matters to them.

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      Airbnb
      Head of Data Science

      Riley Newman is the Head of Data Science at Airbnb.

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      Sight Machine
      Chief Product Officer

      Nathan Oostendorp is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Sight Machine, a company delivering a machine vision platform for the Industrial Internet.

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      Plaid
      Founder

      Zach Perret is the co-founder and CEO of Plaid: the API for Banking Data.

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      Declara
      Co-Founder and CEO

      Ramona Pierson is the CEO and co-founder of Declara, a technology company focused on adult learning.

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      Microsoft Research
      Distinguished Scientist and Manager, Machine Learning Department

      John Platt joined Microsoft Research in 1997 and is currently a distinguished scientist.

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      Turing AI
      CEO and Founder

      Juliette Powell is the Founder & CEO of Turing AI, the first commercial spinoff of WeTheData, a research project with Intel Labs featured in 2013 at the World Economic Forum, NYT and MIT’s Technology Review.

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      Cloudera
      CEO

      Tom has a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market.

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      Gigaom
      Staff Writer

      Mathew covers media in all its forms — social and otherwise — as well as web culture and related issues.

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      Prism Skylabs
      CEO and Founder

      Steve Russell is a Silicon Valley veteran with 15 years of experience in building and managing disruptive content networking, video search, and video intelligence technology companies.

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      UC Berkeley
      Professor and Dean

      AnnaLee (Anno) Saxenian is Dean of the U.C. Berkeley School of Information, which offers graduate degrees in information management and information and data science.

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      TA Telecom
      Founder and CEO

      Amr Shady is the founder and CEO of TA Telecom, which develops specialized service delivery platforms for mobile operators in emerging markets, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Afghanistan.

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      Premise
      CEO and Co-Founder

      David Soloff is a leading expert on data and financial markets.

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      DataBricks
      CEO and Co-Founder

      Ion Stoica is the CEO of Databricks, which he co-founded in 2013 to commercialize Spark and other related big data technologies developed at AMPLab (UC Berkeley).

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      Khosla Ventures
      Partner and CTO

      Sven is an engineer by heart and is the CTO of Khosla Ventures since 2012.

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      David Strom
      Contributor, Gigaom Research and President

      David Strom is one of the leading experts on network and Internet technologies.

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      Plaid
      Head of Platform

      Carl Tremblay is the Head of Platform of Plaid: the API for Banking Data.

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      AlchemyAPI
      CEO

      Elliot Turner is the founder and CEO of AlchemyAPI, a cloud-based platform used by over 35,000 developers for creating big unstructured data applications that rely on the company’s innovations in natural language understanding, computer vision and question answering.

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      Expect Labs
      CEO and Founder

      Tim started his career at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, where he received his PhD. Tim has also served on the research faculty at MIT as well as Bell Laboratories.

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      Amazon Web Services
      General Manager, Data Services

      Ryan leads engineering teams focused on a number of internal to AWS, big data projects including Metering, Log Processing, the AWS Data Warehouse, Fraud/Risk Analytics (predictive analytics), and AWS metadata services.

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      Gigaom
      CEO

      Paul Walborsky brings two decades of entrepreneurial, financial, and executive expertise to Gigaom.

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      IEEE Intercloud Testbed Executive Committee
      Author, Cloudonomics, and Chairman

      Joe Weinman has held executive leadership positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Telx, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D.

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      The Echo Nest
      Co-Founder and CTO

      Brian is recognized as a leading scientist in the area of music and text retrieval and natural language processing.

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      Guess
      Director of Business Intelligence

      Mr. Yen is the Director of Business Intelligence at GUESS?, Inc. and leads the global business intelligence and data warehousing initiatives.

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      Endeavor
      Director, Network and Business Development

      Shaun is the Director of Network and Business Development at Endeavor, a non-profit that transforms emerging countries by establishing high-impact entrepreneurship as the leading force for sustainable economic development.

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      Bloomberg Beta
      VC

      Investor at Bloomberg Beta, an early stage venture fund. Focuses on investments in data, media, and enterprise software.

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