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March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Big data opportunities in next-generation mobility

Evangelos Simoudis (Synapse Partners)
10:00am10:30am Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Location: LL20 B

Evangelos Simoudis explores how data generated in and around increasingly autonomous vehicles and by on-demand mobility services will enable the development of new transportation experiences and solutions for a diverse set of industries and government types.

Topics include:

  • The types of data that are available for such solutions
  • A framework for organizing the data so that it can be effectively exploited using machine intelligence to create value
  • Present recommendations for how to take advantage of the emerging startup landscape developing such solutions
  • The implications of making big data and machine intelligence strategic imperatives
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Evangelos Simoudis

Synapse Partners

Evangelos Simoudis is the cofounder and managing director of Synapse Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture firm, where he invests in early-stage startups working on big data applications and advises global corporations on startup-driven innovation and big data strategies. Evangelos began his investing career as a partner at Apax Partners and continued as a senior managing director at Trident Capital. His current directorships include Amobee/Singtel and Kite. Prior directorships include Brightroll (acquired by Yahoo), Bristol Technology (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), Composite Software (acquired by Cisco), Confluent Software (acquired by Oracle Corporation), Exelate (acquired by Nielsen), and Princeton Softech (acquired by IBM). Prior to his investing and advisory career, Evangelos had a 20-year career in high-tech executive roles, including two startup CEO positions.

A recognized thought leader on big data, corporate innovation, cloud computing, and digital marketing platforms, Evangelos is the author of The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future. In 2014, he was named a Power Player in Digital Media and in 2012 as a top investor in online advertising. He is a member of Caltech’s Information Science and Technology advisory board, the advisory board of Brandeis International School of Business, the advisory board of New York’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, and the advisory board of Securing America’s Future Energy. Evangelos holds a PhD in computer science from Brandeis University in the area of machine learning and large databases and a BS in electrical engineering from Caltech.