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 founded 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, he worked as a data scientist (Foursquare), Wall Street quant (D.E. Shaw, J.P. Morgan), and a rocket scientist (NASA). He completed his PhD at Princeton as a Hertz fellow and read Part III Maths at Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar. At Foursquare, Michael discovered that his favorite part of the job was teaching and mentoring smart people about data science. He decided to build a startup to focus on what he really loves.

Michael lives in New York, where he enjoys the Opera, rock climbing, and attending geeky data science events. You can find out more at or @thedatainc.


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), Sol Rashidi (Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines)
What are the latest initiatives and use cases around Data and AI within different corporations and industries? How are Data and AI reshaping different industries? What are some of the challenges of implementing AI within the enterprise setting? We’re convening four experts from different industries to answer these questions and more! Read more.