Toby Segaran

Toby Segaran
Data Scientist, Google

Website | @kiwitobes

Toby Segaran is the author of the O’Reilly title, “Programming Collective Intelligence”, one of Amazon’s top-selling AI book, and a co-founder of His upcoming titles “Programming the Semantic Web” and “Beautiful Data” will be on shelves in July. He frequently speaks on the subjects of machine learning, collective intelligence and freedom of data at conferences worldwide.

He currently holds the title of Data Magnate at Metaweb Technologies, where he works on large-scale data reconciliation problems. Prior to Metaweb he founded Incellico, a biotechnology software company, which was acquired in 2003.

Toby holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from MIT and is deemed a “Person of Exceptional Ability” by the USCIS. He loves applying data-analysis algorithms to everything ranging from pharmaceutical trials to online dating to financial risk models.


Landscape & Strategy, Workshop
Location: 1A24 Level:
Jamie Taylor (Metaweb), Toby Segaran (Google), Robert Cook (Metaweb)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Semantically enabled content can now tap into a wide variety of data and services available in "the cloud." This session walks content managers and Web 2.0 developers through the fundamental concepts behind semantic representation, how to start semantically enabling content and what you can do when your content is connected to the web of data. Read more.
Development, Government 2.0
Location: 1A14 Level:
Toby Segaran (Google), Jesper Andersen (Bloom Studios)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
The SECs new XBRL format combined with community efforts will soon provide enough free financial data that hackers will be able to create interactions with data. We'll cover sources and ways that developers can use machine learning and visualization to explore financial data in novel ways, using techniques like multidimensional scaling, network visualization and variations on traditional charts. Read more.
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  • Layered Technologies, Inc.
  • Neustar, Inc.
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  • Opera Software
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  • Qtask
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Sony Ericsson

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