Presented By O’Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
21–22 May 2018: Training
22–24 May 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Michael Li

Michael Li
Founder and Executive Director, The Data Incubator

Website | @thedatainc

Michael Li is the founder and CEO of the Data Incubator, a New York-based training program that turns talented PhDs from academia into workplace-ready data scientists and quants. The program is free to fellows and routinely accepts just 1% of applicants. Employers engage with the Incubator as hiring partners. Previously, Michael was a data scientist at Foursquare, a quant at D.E. Shaw and JPMorgan, and a rocket scientist at NASA. At Foursquare, Michael discovered that his favorite part of the job was teaching and mentoring smart people about data science, so he decided to build a startup that lets him focus on what he really loves. He holds a PhD from Princeton, where he was a Hertz fellow, and read Part III Maths at Cambridge, where he was a Marshall scholar. Michael enjoys the opera, rock climbing, and attending geeky data science events.


14:0514:45 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Data-driven business management, Strata Business Summit
Location: Capital Suite 15/16 Level: Beginner
Michael Li (The Data Incubator), Philipp Diesinger (Boehringer Ingelheim), Julie Shin (Citigroup)
What are the latest initiatives and use cases around data and AI? How are data and AI reshaping industries? How do we foster a culture of data and innovation within a larger enterprise? What are some of the challenges of implementing AI within the enterprise setting? Michael Li moderates a panel of experts in different industries to answer these questions and more. Read more.