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Make Data Work
September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY

Schedule: Keynote sessions

马子雅 (Ziya Ma)

马子雅 (Ziya Ma)
Vice President, Big Data Technologies, Intel

Ziya Ma is vice president of the Software and Services Group and director of Data Analytics Technologies at Intel, where she is responsible for optimizing big data solutions on the Intel architecture platform, leading open source efforts in the Apache... Read More.

9:30am Thursday, September 13, 2018
Data is the fuel for analytics and AI workloads, but the challenges in using it are constant. Ziya Ma discusses how recent innovations from Intel in high-capacity persistent memory and open source software are accelerating production-scale deployments, delivering breakthrough optimizations and faster insights to a wide range of opportunities in the digital enterprise. Full Details
Julia Angwin

Julia Angwin
Senior Reporter, ProPublica

Julia Angwin is an award-winning investigative journalist at the independent news organization ProPublica. Previously, she was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, where she led a privacy investigative team that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory... Read More.

9:35am Thursday, September 13, 2018
Algorithms are increasingly arbiters of forgiveness. Julia Angwin discusses what she has learned about forgiveness in her series of articles on algorithmic accountability and the lessons we all need to learn for the coming AI future. Full Details
Amber Case

Amber Case
Research Fellow, MIT Media Lab

Amber Case studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds. She is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and... Read More.

9:00am Thursday, September 13, 2018
Amber Case outlines several methods that product designers and managers can use to improve everyday interactions through an understanding and application of sound design. Full Details
brian coyne

brian coyne
Manager, Big Data, PNC

Brian Coyne is the business owner of PNC’s big data ecosystem leveraging Cloudera’s Hadoop platform. Brian also cochairs PNC’s Analytics Competency Center, whose mission is to maximize the value of PNC’s enterprise data assets through improved and optimized analytical practices.... Read More.

9:00am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Data volumes don’t translate to business value. What matters is your data platform’s ability to support unprecedented numbers of business users and use cases. Anupam Singh and Brian Coyne look at some of the challenges posed by data-hungry organizations and share new techniques to extract meaningful insights at the speed of today’s modern business. 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.

8:50am Thursday, September 13, 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:50am Wednesday, September 12, 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.

8:50am Thursday, September 13, 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:50am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
DD Dasgupta

DD Dasgupta
Vice President, Marketing , Cisco

Dhritiman Dasgupta (aka DD) is the vice president of marketing at Cisco, where he heads product and solutions marketing for Cisco’s flagship data center platforms, including servers (UCS), switches (Nexus), storage (MDS), and SDN (ACI). DD... Read More.

9:50am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
DD Dasgupta explores the exciting development of the edge-cloud continuum, which is redefining business models and technology strategies while creating a vast array of new applications that will power the digital age. The continuum is also destroying what we know about the centralized data centers and cloud computing infrastructures that were so vital to the success of the previous computing eras. Full Details
Aatif Din

Aatif Din
Architect, Fanatics

Aatif Din is an architect of data science and engineering at Fanatics. Prior to Fanatics, he worked as an engineer at other retail technology companies including, Groupon and eBay. Aatif has a degree in mathematics and computing science from the... Read More.

10:15am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Today’s successful businesses utilize data better than their competitors; however, data sprawl and inefficient data infrastructure restrict what’s possible. Blending the best of the past with the software innovations of today will solve future data challenges. Drew Paroski shares how to develop modern database applications without sacrificing cost savings, data familiarity, and flexibility. Full Details
Ted Dunning

Ted Dunning
Chief Application Architect, MapR

Ted Dunning is chief application architect at MapR. He’s also a board member for the Apache Software Foundation, a PMC member and committer on many Apache projects, and a mentor for various incubator projects. Ted has years of experience... Read More.

9:25am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
There’s real value in big data and more waiting when you add real-time, but to get the payoff, you need successful deployments of your AI and data-intensive applications. You need to be ready with your current applications in production but must have an architecture and infrastructure that are ready for the next ones as well. Ted Dunning explores how others have fared in this journey. Full Details
Chad W. Jennings

Chad W. Jennings
Product Manager for BigQuery, Google

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.

9:55am Thursday, September 13, 2018
Cities all over the world are using data and analytics to optimize infrastructure, but city planners are often held back by outdated data gathering methods and legacy analysis tools. Chad Jennings details how Geotab, a leader in IoT fleet logistics, brought BigQuery's unique machine learning and geospatial capabilities to its existing datasets to deliver a more capable solution to city planners. Full Details
Theresa Johnson

Theresa Johnson
Product Manager, Airbnb

Theresa Johnson is a product manager for metrics and forecasting products at Airbnb. As a data scientist, she was part of the task force and cross-functional hackathon team at Airbnb that worked to develop the framework for the current antidiscrimination... Read More.

Theresa Johnson, Product Manager, Airbnb Full Details
Cassie Kozyrkov

Cassie Kozyrkov
Chief Decision Scientist, Google

Cassie Kozyrkov is Google Cloud’s chief decision scientist. Cassie is passionate about helping everyone make better decisions through harnessing the beauty and power of data. She speaks at conferences and meets with leadership teams to empower decision makers to transform... Read More.

9:55am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Why do businesses fail at machine learning despite its tremendous potential and the excitement it generates? Is the answer always in data, algorithms, and infrastructure, or is there a subtler problem? Will things improve in the near future? Let's talk about some lessons learned at Google and what they mean for applied data science. 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.

9:15am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
As companies begin adopting machine learning, important considerations, including fairness, transparency, privacy, and security, need to be accounted for. Ben Lorica offers an overview of recent tools for building privacy-preserving and secure machine learning products and services. Full Details
8:50am Thursday, September 13, 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:50am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin
Founder, Consensus Systems

Joseph Lubin is a cofounder of blockchain computing platform Ethereum and the founder of Consensus Systems (ConsenSys), a blockchain venture studio. ConsenSys is one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the blockchain technology space, building developer tools, decentralized applications,... Read More.

10:25am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Ethereum is a world computer on top of a peer-to-peer network that runs smart contracts - applications that run exactly as programmed without the possibility of censorship, fraud, or third-party interference. Until now, businesses had to build their systems on database technologies that resulted in siloed and redundant information in typically adversarial contexts. Full Details
Hilary Mason

Hilary Mason
Vice President, Research, Cloudera Fast Forward Labs

Hilary Mason is vice president of research at Cloudera Fast Forward Labs and data scientist in residence at Accel Partners. Previously, Hilary was chief scientist at Bitly. She cohosts DataGotham, a conference for New York’s homegrown data community, and cofounded... Read More.

9:20am Thursday, September 13, 2018
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are exciting technologies, but real value comes from marrying those capabilities with the right business problems. Hilary Mason explores the current state of these technologies, investigates what's coming next in applied machine learning, and explains how to identify and execute on the right business opportunities at the right time. Full Details
Dinesh Nirmal

Dinesh Nirmal
Vice President, Analytics Development, IBM

Dinesh Nirmal’s development mission is to build technology that lets businesses operationalize new technologies like machine learning and blockchain and achieve immediate value. As vice president of development for IBM Analytics, Dinesh leads 10 global development labs and design... Read More.

9:15am Thursday, September 13, 2018
IBM Analytics’s Dinesh Nirmal solves school lunch and the struggle to keep ahead of regulations. With AI tech like deep learning and NLG, supplying meals to California’s kids leaps from enriching metadata for compliance to actionable insights for the business. Full Details
Drew Paroski

Drew Paroski
Vice President, Engineering, MemSQL

Drew Paroski is vice president of engineering at MemSQL, where he oversees engineering development and operations. Previously, he was an architect and manager leading development of the new native SQL compilation architecture in MemSQL 5; worked at Facebook, where... Read More.

10:15am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Today’s successful businesses utilize data better than their competitors; however, data sprawl and inefficient data infrastructure restrict what’s possible. Blending the best of the past with the software innovations of today will solve future data challenges. Drew Paroski shares how to develop modern database applications without sacrificing cost savings, data familiarity, and flexibility. Full Details

Amanda Pustilnik
Professor of Law | Permanent Faculty, University of Maryland School of Law | Center for Law, Brain & Behavior, Mass. General Hospital

Amanda C. Pustilnik is a professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law and on the permanent faculty at the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her work focuses on the intersections of... Read More.

10:05am Thursday, September 13, 2018
Have you ever dreamed you could read minds? Do telekinesis? Maybe fly a magic carpet by thought alone? Until now, these powers have existed only in the realm of imagination or, more recently, video, AR, and VR games. Join Amanda Pustilnik to learn how brain-based human-machine interfaces are beginning to offer these powers in near-commercially-viable forms. Full Details
Ben Sharma

Ben Sharma
CEO and Founder, Zaloni

Ben Sharma is CEO and cofounder of Zaloni. Ben is a passionate technologist with experience in solutions architecture and service delivery of big data, analytics, and enterprise infrastructure solutions and expertise ranging from development to production deployment in a... Read More.

10:20am Thursday, September 13, 2018
Once, a company could live 60-70 years on the S&P 500. Now it averages 15 years. If companies were people, this would be an epidemic on par with the Black Plague. But the same things that dragged humanity out of that dark age can drag companies out of this one. Full Details
Anupam Singh

Anupam Singh
GM Analytics, Cloudera

Anupam Singh is the general manager of analytics at Cloudera. Previously, Anupam was the cofounder and CEO of Xplain.io (acquired by Cloudera in 2015), a company whose technology accelerates self-service BI with a massively scalable SQL workload analyzer;... Read More.

9:00am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Data volumes don’t translate to business value. What matters is your data platform’s ability to support unprecedented numbers of business users and use cases. Anupam Singh and Brian Coyne look at some of the challenges posed by data-hungry organizations and share new techniques to extract meaningful insights at the speed of today’s modern business. Full Details
Jacob Ward

Jacob Ward
Journalist and Television Correspondent, CNN | Al Jazeera | PBS

Jacob Ward is a science and technology correspondent for CNN, Al Jazeera, and PBS. The former editor-in-chief of Popular Science magazine, Jacob writes for The New Yorker, Wired, and Men’s Health. His 10-episode Audible podcast, Complicated, discusses humanity’s... Read More.

10:25am Thursday, September 13, 2018
For most of us, our own mind is a black box—an all-powerful and utterly mysterious device that runs our lives for us, using rules and shortcuts of which we aren’t even aware. Jacob Ward reveals the relationship between the unconscious habits of our minds and the way that AI is poised to amplify them, alter them, maybe even reprogram them. Full Details
Jeffrey Wecker

Jeffrey Wecker
Chief Data Officer, Goldman Sachs

Jeffrey Wecker is chief data officer at Goldman Sachs.

9:35am Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Jeffrey Wecker leads a deep dive on data in financial services, with perspectives on the evolving landscape of data science, the advent of alternative data, the importance of data centricity, and the future for machine learning and AI. Full Details