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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Evan Prodromou

Evan Prodromou
founder and CTO,

Website | @evanpro

Evan Prodromou is founder and CTO of, an AI-as-a-service startup based in Montreal. His previous startups include Wikitravel, StatusNet, where he led development of StatusNet and Open Source social software, and Breather. He is chair of the W3C working group on Social Web standards.


2:55pm–3:35pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Business & Innovation
Location: 1 E16 / 1 E17
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Joseph Adler (Facebook), Margaret Dawson (Red Hat), Joseph Sirosh (Compass), Evan Prodromou (
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Data has gravity. Jim Gray once said that, “compared to the cost of moving bytes around, everything else is free,” and because of what this means for the economics of computing, the more data you have, the more it wants to be near other data. That means all big data systems, eventually, will live in centralized cloud environments. On the other hand, different data is processed in different ways. Read more.