Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Ari Gesher

Ari Gesher
Director, Software Engineering, Kairos Aerospace

Website | @alephbass

Ari Gesher is the founding director of software engineering at Kairos Aerospace, a startup building and operating the next-generation of airborne and spaceborne sensors for monitoring oil and gas infrastructure. Ari also serves as consulting architect for Jupiter, a company productizing high-quality datasets that describe the long-term effects of climate change. Previously, he was a very early engineer at Palantir Technologies and later served as Palantir’s engineering ambassador to the tech community at large; before Palantir, he was the maintainer of the SourceForge.net open source archive. Ari is the coauthor of The Architecture of Privacy, which explains how to responsibly hold data about people while preserving their privacy to the greatest extent possible. Ari is a frequent speaker on various topics, including the need for modern, high-leverage engineers to work on substantive problems, human-computer symbiosis as system design aesthetic, the limits of automated decision making, and privacy architectures for a world where everything is recorded.

Sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Data-driven Business
Location: 1 E18
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Roger Chen (Computable), Ari Gesher (Kairos Aerospace), Hilary Mason (Cloudera Fast Forward Labs), Eva Ho (Susa Ventures), Matthew Tamayo-Rios (Kryptnostic), Ann Johnson (Interana), Gary Marcus (Geometric Intelligence), Shivon Zilis (Bloomberg Beta), Jacomo Corbo (QuantumBlack), Peter Brodsky (HyperScience), Cack Wilhelm (Scale Venture Partners), Alex Rice (HackerOne), Chris Wake (Spire Global, Inc.), Harper Reed (Modest), Dennis Mortensen (x.ai), Rajiv Maheswaran (Second Spectrum), Jessica Stauth (Quantopian)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 14 ratings)
This is a day to learn about the data innovations that have the potential to blindside even the most careful organizations. Aimed at decision makers, the Innovation + Growth program focuses on how data-oriented startups, academics, and venture capitalists approach innovation and the potential to disrupt incumbent business models. Read more.
9:00am–9:30am Tuesday, 09/29/2015
I+G
Location: 1E 18
Ari Gesher (Kairos Aerospace)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Lessons from Palantir on how attention to UI design helps augment analytic capability, even when working with unstructured data. Read more.