Farrah Bostic is the founder of the Difference Engine, which she created based on her belief that deep understanding of customer needs is essential to growing businesses through great products and services. Farrah has honed her customer-centric insights as an... Read More.
David Boyle is passionate about helping businesses to build analytics-driven decision making to help them make quicker, smarter, and bolder decisions. Previously, he built global analytics and insight capabilities for a number of leading global entertainment businesses covering television (the... Read More.
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Doug Cutting is the chief architect at Cloudera and the founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene, Nutch, Avro, and Hadoop. Doug joined Cloudera from Yahoo, where he was a key member of the team that built and... Read More.
Daniel L. Goroff is vice president and program director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a grant-making philanthropy that supports breakthroughs in science, technology, and economics. He is professor emeritus of mathematics and economics at Claremont’s Harvey Mudd College, where... Read More.
Dr. Timothy Howes, co-inventor of LDAP and holder of numerous patents, leads innovation on ClearStory’s Spark-based data analysis platform. A respected entrepreneur and computer scientist, he was a co-founder of Loudcloud/Opsware and Rockmelt, and previously served as VP of... Read More.
Joy Johnson leads mobile at music technology startup AudioCommon, a team of MIT musicians and PhD hackers revolutionizing the way music is created, organized, and shared in today’s interconnected world. Through AudioCommon’s cloud-based collaboration platform, musicians and the greater... Read More.
Jeff Jonas is an IBM Fellow and chief scientist of Context Computing. His work in context-aware computing was originally developed at Systems Research & Development (SRD), founded by Jonas in 1985, and acquired by IBM in January,... Read More.
Ronald E. Kasabian is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of big data solutions at Intel Corporation. He has overall responsibility for Intel’s strategy and plans in the big data arena, spanning hardware platforms, software solutions,... Read More.
Paul Kent is vice president of big data initiatives at SAS, where he divides his time between customers, partners, and the research and development teams discussing, evangelizing, and developing software at the confluence of big data and high-performance computing.... Read More.
Maria Konnikova writes about human behavior, science, and psychology, most notably for her weekly blog at The New Yorker. In her bestseller, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, she offers tips and advice for improving cognitive ability. And in... Read More.
Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly. Ben has applied business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis in a variety of settings, including direct marketing, consumer and market research, targeted advertising, text mining, and financial engineering.... Read More.
Roger Magoulas is the vice president of O’Reilly Radar. Previously, Roger was the research director at O’Reilly, where he and his team built the company’s analysis infrastructure and provided analytic services and insights on technology-adoption trends to business decision makers... Read More.
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Katherine Milkman is a tenured associate professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the winner of numerous research and teaching awards. Her research relies heavily on big data to document various ways in which individuals systematically... Read More.
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AnnMarie Thomas is an engineering and entrepreneurship professor at the University of St. Thomas, where she directs the Center for Engineering Education and the Playful Learning Lab. She was the founding executive director of the Maker Education nonprofit, and is... Read More.
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