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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Shivon Zilis

Shivon Zilis
VC, Bloomberg Beta

@shivon

Shivon Zilis is a venture capitalist and founding member of Bloomberg Beta, where she focuses on early-stage data and machine-intelligence investments. Shivon has led 12 investments since launch. One, Newsle, was acquired by LinkedIn; others include Context Relevant, Alation, and InfluxDB. She recently released a report on the current state of machine intelligence that analyzed thousands of companies and put forward predictions on where the industry is headed. Shivon’s previous experience includes building startups at Bloomberg Ventures, the firm’s incubator, and developing cloud core banking solutions for microfinance institutions at IBM. She is a C100 charter member and was named to Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list in venture capital.

Sessions

9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Data-driven Business
Location: 1 E18
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Roger Chen (.), Ari Gesher (Palantir Technologies), Hilary Mason (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.
3:30pm–4:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
I+G
Location: 1E 18
Shivon Zilis (Bloomberg Beta), Jacomo Corbo (QuantumBlack)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Shivon Zillis, who's done work mapping the machine learning landscape for Bloomberg, will talk to Jacomo Corba about how his machine learning work to improve Formula 1 engineering team productivity became more generally applicable to help productivity and outcomes in other fields. Read more.
2:55pm–3:35pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Data-driven Business
Location: 1 E10 / 1 E11
Michael Dauber (Amplify Partners), Shivon Zilis (Bloomberg Beta), Matthew Ocko (Data Collective), Roger Chen (.), Jerry Chen (Greylock)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
To anticipate who will succeed and invest wisely, investors spend a lot of time trying to understand the longer-term trends within an industry. In this panel discussion, we’ll consider the big trends in big data, asking top-tier VCs to look over the horizon and discuss the visions they have two or more years in the future. Read more.