Ron Bodkin is a technical director on the applied artificial intelligence team at Google, where he provides leadership for AI success for customers in Google’s Cloud CTO office. Ron engages deeply with Global F500 enterprises to unlock strategic value... Read More.
Mar Cabra is the head of the Data and Research unit at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which produces the organization’s key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. Mar fell in love with data... 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.
Patricia Florissi is vice president and global chief technology officer for sales at Dell EMC, where she helps define mid- and long-term technology strategy representing the needs of the broader EMC ecosystem in EMC strategic initiatives. Patricia... Read More.
Martin Hall is the senior director of analytics platforms at Intel. Martin has spent the past 10 years at the heart of the analytics and big data marketplace; before joining Intel, he was at Karmasphere and FICO, where he... Read More.
Chad W. Jennings is a product manager for BigQuery at Google Cloud. Chad has a long history in navigation processing; he came to Google from the startup world, where he worked on navigation algorithms on airplanes, helicopters, and mobile phones,... Read More.
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Paul Kent is vice president of big data initiatives at SAS, where he divides his time between customers, partners, and the research and development teams discussing, evangelizing, and developing software at the confluence of big data and high-performance computing.... Read More.
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker. Her books include the New York Times best-seller The Secret History of Wonder Woman; Book of Ages,... Read More.
Roger Magoulas is the vice president of O’Reilly Radar. Previously, Roger was the research director at O’Reilly, where he and his team built the company’s analysis infrastructure and provided analytic services and insights on technology-adoption trends to business decision makers... Read More.
A scientist, best-selling author, and entrepreneur, Gary Marcus is currently professor of psychology and neural science at NYU and CEO and cofounder of the recently formed Geometric Intelligence, Inc. Gary’s efforts to update the Turing test have spurred... Read More.
Raghunath Nambiar is the chief technology officer of Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) business. He helps define strategies for next generation architectures, systems, and datacenter solutions, as well as leads a team of engineers and product leaders focused... Read More.
Jack Norris is the senior vice president of data and applications at MapR Technologies, where he works with leading customers and partners worldwide to drive the understanding and adoption of new applications enabled by data and analytics. With over 25... Read More.
Mike Olson cofounded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013, when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer. As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment,... Read More.
Lynn Overmann serves as senior policy advisor to the United States chief technology officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In this role, Lynn leads the White House Data-Driven Justice Initiative, focused on data-driven... Read More.
DJ Patil is the chief data scientist and deputy chief technology officer for data policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he advises on policies and practices to maintain US leadership in technology and innovation,... Read More.
James Powell is Nielsen’s Chief Technology Officer, leading our data science, engineering and technology teams. James joined Nielsen in this role in July 2015.
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Tom Reilly is the CEO of Cloudera. Tom has had a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market. Previously, Tom was vice president and general manager of enterprise security at HP; CEO of enterprise security company ArcSight,... Read More.
Joseph Sirosh is the chief technology officer at Compass. Previously, he was the corporate vice president of the Cloud AI Platform at Microsoft, where he lead the company’s enterprise AI strategy and products such as Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive... Read More.
Robert D. Thomas is the general manager of IBM Data and Artificial Intelligence. He directs IBM’s product investment strategy, sales and marketing, expert labs, and global software product development. With a portfolio of over 1,000 products, IBM has... Read More.
Sriram Vishwanath is the president of Accordion Health and a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a serial entrepreneur. He has roughly 20 years of experience in the domains... Read More.
Sam Wang pioneered the science of data-based political prediction later popularized by Nate Silver. Like Nate, Sam has harnessed the power of big data to yield astonishingly accurate predictions of the last several American elections. In 2008 and 2012, Sam... Read More.
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