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Office Hour with Paco Nathan (Liber 118)

Paco Nathan (
Office Hours
Expo Hall (Table B)

If you have questions about machine learning, math, and the shift from chasing algorithms to building data workflows, then Paco is the man to talk to. Bring him your questions on:

  • Just Enough Math (advanced math for business people for leveraging Big Data)
  • Data workflows and abstraction layers (Cascading, Apache Spark, etc.)
  • PMML use cases
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Paco Nathan

Paco Nathan is known as a “player/coach” with core expertise in data science, natural language processing, machine learning, and cloud computing. He has 35+ years of experience in the tech industry, at companies ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage startups. His recent roles include director of the Learning Group at O’Reilly and director of community evangelism at Databricks and Apache Spark. Paco is the cochair of Rev conference and an advisor for Amplify Partners, Deep Learning Analytics, Recognai, and Primer. He was named one of the "top 30 people in big data and analytics" in 2015 by Innovation Enterprise.