Tutorial: Building Data Startups

Location: Strata OLC May Level:

How do you create a company that competes with data? Today’s breakout startups use data as a competitive advantage, mining their relationships with customers, partners, and suppliers. At the core of these companies is a discipline of data science. In this session, Mike Driscoll offers practical advice for building a data startup.

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Michael Driscoll


Michael Driscoll has a decade of experience developing large-scale databases and predictive algorithms for digital media, financial, and life sciences firms. He is the CEO and co-founder at Metamarkets, and Chairman of Dataspora LLC, a big data & analytics consultancy he founded in 2007. Previously, he founded the online retailer, CustomInk.com, and worked as a software engineer for the Human Genome Project. Michael holds a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from Boston University and an A.B. from Harvard College.

Michael tweets at medriscoll and blogs at Data Utopian .