Monday Welcome

Edd Wilder-James (Silicon Valley Data Science), Kaitlin Thaney (Mozilla Science Lab)
Location: King's Suite
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Program Chairs, Edd Dumbill and Kaitlin Thaney, welcome you to Strata in London

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Edd Wilder-James

Silicon Valley Data Science

Edd Wilder-James is a technology analyst, writer, and entrepreneur based in California. He’s helping transform businesses with data as VP of strategy for Silicon Valley Data Science. Formerly Edd Dumbill, Edd was the founding program chair for the O’Reilly Strata conferences and chaired the Open Source Convention for six years. He was the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Big Data. A startup veteran, Edd was the founder and creator of the Expectnation conference-management system and a cofounder of the Pharmalicensing.com online intellectual-property exchange. An advocate and contributor to open source software, Edd has contributed to various projects such as Debian and GNOME and created the DOAP vocabulary for describing software projects. Edd has written four books including O’Reilly’s Learning Rails.

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Kaitlin Thaney

Mozilla Science Lab

Kaitlin is the director of the Mozilla Science Lab, a new open science initative at Mozilla to help researchers use the power of the web to change science’s future. She’s previously worked at Digital Science, a technology company out of Macmillan Publishers, as well as Creative Commons, where she managed their science program. She also advises the UK government on digital technology and data-intensive science and business, and is on the board of DataKind UK. You can follow her at @kaythaney.

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