Sep 23–26, 2019

Keynote Speakers

Hear inspiring and illuminating presentations from experts and executives at the Strata Data Conference.

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.

8:45am Thursday, September 26, 2019

Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details

8:45am Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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.

8:45am Thursday, September 26, 2019

Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details

8:45am Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details

Jonathan Foster

Jonathan Foster

Principal Content Experiences Manager, Microsoft

Jonathan Foster leads the Windows and content intelligence writing team at Microsoft. Their work includes UX writing, designing personality and voice within products and experiences, and authoring and designing conversational interactions for products and experiences. He built the writing team... Read More.

Language shapes our thinking, our relationships, our sense of self. Conversation connects us in powerful, intimate, and often unconscious ways. Jonathan Foster explains why, as we design for natural language interactions and more humanlike digital experiences, language—as design material, conversation, and design canvas—reveals ethical challenges we couldn't encounter with GUI-powered experiences. 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.

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are no longer science fiction, but what does it take to harness their potential effectively, responsibly, and reliably? Based on lessons learned at Google, this talk will offer actionable advice to help you find opportunities to take advantage of machine learning, navigate the AI era, and stay safe as you innovate. 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.

8:45am Thursday, September 26, 2019

Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details

8:45am Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details

Sara Menker

Sara Menker

CEO, Gro Intelligence

Sara Menker is the founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, a data company dedicated to building products that change the way the world understands agriculture. Prior to founding Gro, Sara was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s commodities group.... Read More.

Sara Menker, CEO, Gro Intelligence Full Details

Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly

Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan was simply “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. O’Reilly Media delivers online learning, publishes books, runs conferences, urges companies... Read More.

AI has the potential to add $16 trillion global economy by 2030, but adoption has been slow. While we understand the power of AI, many of us aren’t sure how to fully unleash its potential. The reality is: AI is not magic. It’s hard work. Full Details

Nikita Shamgunov

Nikita Shamgunov

CTO, MemSQL

Nikita Shamgunov has dedicated his entire career to innovation in data infrastructure. Nikita is the Co-Founder and CEO of MemSQL, the No-Limits Database™ for modern applications and operational analytics. Prior to co-founding the company, Nikita worked on the core... Read More.

Data is now the world’s most valuable resource — with winners and losers decided every day by how well we collect, analyze, and act on data. However, most companies are struggling to unlock the full value of their data. Why? Outdated, outmoded data infrastructure. Full Details

Swatee Singh

Swatee Singh

Vice President, Big Data Platform, and Distinguished Architect, Machine Learning Platform, American Express

Swatee Singh is the first female Distinguished Architect at American Express, where she is spearheading machine learning transformation at the company. Swatee is a proponent of democratizing machine learning by providing the right tools, capabilities, and talent structure to the... Read More.

Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas

General Manager, Data and Artificial Intelligence, IBM

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 1000 products, IBM has... Read More.

AI has the potential to add $16 trillion global economy by 2030, but adoption has been slow. While we understand the power of AI, many of us aren’t sure how to fully unleash its potential. The reality is: AI is not magic. It’s hard work. Full Details

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