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Make Data Work
21–22 May 2018: Training
22–24 May 2018: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Keynotes

Hear inspiring and illuminating presentations from experts and executives at Strata. Keynotes take place Wednesday, 23 May - Thursday, 24 May.

Mikio Braun

Mikio Braun
Principal Engineer, Search, Zalando SE

Mikio Braun is principal engineer for search at Zalando, one of the biggest European fashion platforms. Mikio holds a PhD in machine learning and worked in research for a number of years before becoming interested in putting research results to... Read More.

9:25 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Keynote with Mikio Braun Full Details
Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll
Founder, Solve For Interesting

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.

9:00 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Doug Cutting

Doug Cutting
Chief Architect, Cloudera

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.

9:00 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details

Christine Foster
Managing Director, Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute

Christine Foster is managing director for innovation at the Alan Turing Institute, where she is responsible for driving forward the institute’s goal to translate its data science and artificial intelligence research into real-world impact by forging connections between the Turing’s... Read More.

10:10 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Keynote with Christine Foster Full Details
Alison Howard

Alison Howard
Assistant General Counsel, Privacy & Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft

Alison Howard is an assistant general counsel at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. She supports Microsoft’s efforts around the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. She also provides privacy advice for Microsoft’s identity and security services as well as enterprise and... Read More.

9:25 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Alison Howard, Attorney, Microsoft Full Details
Christine Hung

Christine Hung
Head of Data Solutions, Spotify

Christine Hung leads the data solutions team at Spotify, which collaborates with business groups across the company to build scalable analytics solutions and provide strategic business insights. Previously, Christine ran the data science and engineering team at the New York... Read More.

9:05 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Keynote with Christine Hung Full Details
Eva Kaili

Eva Kaili
Member | Chair, European Parliament | The Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel

Eva Kaili is a member of the European Parliament and the chair of the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment body (STOA), where she has been working intensively on promoting innovation as a driving force of the establishment... Read More.

10:20 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Keynote with Eva Kaili Full Details
Martha  Lane Fox

Martha Lane Fox
Baroness Martha Lane Fox, CBE

Martha Lane Fox is founder and executive chair of Doteveryone.org.uk, a charity fighting for a fairer internet. Over her career, Martha has served as a nonexecutive director of Twitter, a cross-bench peer in the UK House of Lords, a member... Read More.

10:25 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Martha Lane Fox, founder and chair, doteveryone.org.uk Full Details
Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica
Chief Data Scientist, O'Reilly Media

Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly Media. 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... Read More.

9:00 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
9:00 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Pierre Romera

Pierre Romera
Chief Technology Officer, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

Pierre Romera is the chief technology officer at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), where he manages a team of programmers working on the platforms that enabled more than 300 journalists to collaborate on the Paradise Papers and... Read More.

10:00 Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Last November, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published the Paradise Papers, a yearlong investigation on the offshore dealings of multinational companies and the wealthy. Pierre Romera offers a behind-the-scenes look into the process and explores the challenges in handling 1.4 TB of data and making it available securely to journalists all over the world. Full Details
Zubin Siganporia

Zubin Siganporia
CEO, QED Analytics

Zubin Siganporia is the founder and CEO of QED Analytics, a consultancy specializing in mathematical modeling and machine learning. His work has involved a wide variety of industries, including cryptography, financial algorithms, genetics, and the design of strategy... Read More.

9:50 Thursday, 24 May 2018
Some industries have been exploring the power of data analytics and machine learning for several years. Others, such as healthcare and law, have made relatively little use of such techniques. Using these two industries as case studies, Zubin Siganporia will share recent examples of how machine learning has provided large and immediate improvements over traditional approaches. Full Details