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Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly. Ben has applied business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis in a variety of settings, including direct marketing, consumer and market research, targeted advertising, text mining, and financial engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.
Roger Chen is cofounder and CEO of Computable and program chair for the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference. Previously, he was a principal at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where he invested in and worked with early-stage startups primarily in the realm of data, machine learning, and robotics. Roger has a deep and hands-on history with technology. Before startups and venture capital, he was an engineer at Oracle, EMC, and Vicor. He also developed novel nanoscale and quantum optics technology as a PhD researcher at UC Berkeley. Roger holds a BS from Boston University and a PhD from UC Berkeley, both in electrical engineering.
Julie Shin Choi
Julie Shin Choi is VP and GM of Artificial Intelligence Products and Research Marketing at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for marketing the Intel portfolio of hardware and software products for building enterprise scale AI solutions. She is driving the AI marketing strategy across Intel, helping customers, developers, and the ecosystem understand Intel’s rich set of AI offerings.
Prior to joining Intel, she led product marketing at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mozilla and Yahoo, focused on developer and enterprise audiences.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree from MIT and a master’s degree from Stanford, both in Management Science.
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