Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

The unreasonable effectiveness of open data, open source, and open science

Joseph Sirosh (Microsoft)
10:00am–10:15am Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Ballroom D
Average rating: ****.
(4.19, 73 ratings)

Have you heard the story of a rock star, the school teacher and a cosmic mystery? Join Microsoft’s Joseph Sirosh for a conversation about how the “unreasonable effectiveness” of OPEN (source, data, science, cloud) is accelerating humanity’s rate of progress.

Photo of Joseph Sirosh

Joseph Sirosh


Joseph Sirosh is the corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Data group, leading the database, big data, and machine-learning products, as well as a talented team of engineers, data scientists, and product leaders who are developing tools and services to transform data at scale into actionable intelligence. Joseph joined Microsoft from Amazon, where he was most recently the vice president for the Global Inventory Platform, responsible for the science and software behind Amazon’s supply chain and order fulfillment systems, as well as the central machine-learning group, which he built and led. Before joining Amazon, Joseph worked for Fair Isaac Corp. as vice president of research and development, where he led R&D projects for DARPA, homeland security, and several government organizations. He is passionate about machine learning and its applications and has been active in the field since 1990. Joseph holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin and a BTech in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Chennai.