Drew Conway

Drew Conway
CEO, Alluvium

Website | @drewconway

Drew Conway, CEO and founder of Alluvium, is a leading expert in the application of computational methods to social and behavioral problems at large-scale. Drew has been writing and speaking about the role of data — and the discipline of data science — in industry, government, and academia for several years.

Drew has advised and consulted companies across many industries; ranging from fledgling start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, as well as academic institutions and government agencies at all levels. Drew started his career in counter-terrorism as a computational social scientist in the U.S. intelligence community.


Location: Mission City M
Joseph Adler (Confluent), Hilary Mason (Fast Forward Labs), Drew Conway (Alluvium), Jake Hofman (Yahoo!)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 29 ratings)
This tutorial offers a basic introduction to practicing data science. We'll walk through several typical projects that range from conceptualization to acquiring data, to analyzing and visualizing it, to drawing conclusions. Read more.
Disruption & Opportunity
Location: Mission City M
Drew Conway (Alluvium), Christopher Ahlberg (Recorded Future), Robert McGrew (Palantir Technologies), Rion Snow (Twitter) Moderated by: Drew Conway
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 13 ratings)
Data doesn't just show us the past—it can help predict the future. Several new firms harvest massive amounts of open data, trying to anticipate everything the right ad placement to the next terrorist attack. In this session, we bring together the founders of these firms to discuss the technology—and ethics—of looking into the future. Read more.


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