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Amr Awadallah is the cofounder and CTO at Cloudera. Previously, Amr was an entrepreneur in residence at Accel Partners, served as vice president of product intelligence engineering at Yahoo, and ran one of the very first organizations to use... Read More.
Eric Colson is chief algorithms officer at Stitch Fix, where he leads a team of 100+ data scientists and is responsible for the multitude of algorithms that are pervasive to nearly every function of the company, from merchandise, inventory, and... Read More.
Alistair Croll is an entrepreneur with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud computing, and business strategy. In 2001, he cofounded Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011) and has since helped launch Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, and several... Read More.
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.
Anoop Dawar is vice president of product management and marketing at MapR Data Technologies. Anoop has more than a decade of experience leading product management and development teams at Cisco and Aerohive. His scientific approach to product management stems from... Read More.
Natalie Evans Harris is the founder of Harris Data Consulting and COO of BrightHive. Natalie has spent more than 16 years driving the strategic use of data to answer some of our nation’s toughest questions and driving organizational success... Read More.
Li Fan is the senior vice president of engineering at Pinterest, where she leads the company’s technical direction and oversees a team of 400+ engineers building a visual discovery engine. Previously, Li was the senior director of engineering at Google,... Read More.
Ajey Gore is group CTO at GO-JEK, primarily focused on payments and organization-wide technology and team strategies, where he helps the company deliver a transport, logistics, lifestyle, and payments platform of 20 products. Ajey has 18 years of... 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.
Nancy Lublin does not sleep very much. Nancy is the founder and CEO of Crisis Text Line, which has processed over 50 million messages in four years and is one of the first “big data for good” orgs. Previously,... Read More.
Hilary Mason is vice president of research at Cloudera Fast Forward Labs and data scientist in residence at Accel Partners. Previously, Hilary was chief scientist at Bitly. She cohosts DataGotham, a conference for New York’s homegrown data community, and cofounded... Read More.
Dinesh Nirmal is vice president of development for data and AI at IBM. His mission is to empower every organization to transform their industry—whether it’s aerospace, finance, or healthcare—by unlocking the power of their data. Dinesh speaks and writes... Read More.
Sangeeth is a strategic and result oriented technology leader with 20-plus years of broad leadership experience in technology strategy and enterprise solutions delivery in retail, hospitality and financial services domains. He has extensive experience in overseeing strategic programs and managed... Read More.
Nikita Shamgunov is the cofounder and CEO at MemSQL. He’s dedicated his entire career to innovation in data infrastructure. Previously, Nikita was a senior database engineer for Microsoft’s SQL Server and worked on the core data infrastructure of... Read More.
Janelle Shane’s neural network blog, AIweirdness.com, features computer programs that try to invent human things like recipes and paint colors and Halloween costumes. AIweirdness.com has been covered in the Guardian, the Atlantic, NBC News, and Slate and was... Read More.
Alex Smola is director of machine learning at Amazon.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz uses data from the internet (particularly Google searches) to get new insights into the human psyche, measuring racism, self-induced abortion, depression, child abuse, hateful mobs, the science of humor, sexual preference, anxiety, son preference, and sexual insecurity, among... Read More.
Tobias Ternstrom is the product management leader for open source databases and database migrations in Microsoft Azure, where he is responsible for supporting Microsoft’s customers betting on open source databases for their business. His team builds Azure database services for... Read More.
William Vambenepe leads the product management team responsible for big data services on Google Cloud Platform.
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