Agenda

Wednesday, December 4th

8:00am - 9:00amRegistration & Continental Breakfast (Veranda Room & Ballroom Foyer)
9:00am - 9:05amOpening Remarks (Grand Ballroom)
Speaker
Richard Snee, Chair, Data Science Summit
9:05am - 9:15amState of the Data Movement: The Role of Data Science in Driving our Digital World (Grand Ballroom)
Data science is potentially driving the most accelerated transformation in the human experience we’ve ever seen. Although still emerging as a discipline, it’s already making an impact on our ability to solve some of the world’s biggest problems and deliver on some of the world’s biggest opportunities. What is the role of data science? How has it changed in the last 12 months? What can we expect to see dominating the conversation as we enter 2014?
Speaker
Matt Marshall, CEO & Founder, VentureBeat
9:15am - 9:35amKeynote (Grand Ballroom)
The Future of Data Science: The Relationship Between Data and Applications
Where does the data end and the application begin? Or are they fused forever? This talk points to the need for cross-functional organizational collaboration and the tightly coupled practices of data science and software development. Where do you fit in? What new areas of study are going to matter next? What is going to drive success, and how should we be thinking about our future?
Speaker
Scott Yara, SVP of Products & Platform, Pivotal
9:35am - 10:05amPanel (Grand Ballroom)
The Data Disruptors: Investments that Will Influence our Future
Venture capitalists with a track record for investing in successful data disruptors come together to explore where the next tranche of innovation will come from. What characterizes the next set of disruptors? How are they thinking differently about data and data science? What does it mean for the enterprise?
Panelists
Ping Li, Partner, Accel Partners
Mike Dauber, Partner, Battery Ventures
Adam Ghobarah, PhD, Engineering Partner, Google Ventures
Tim Guleri, Managing Director, Sierra Ventures
Moderator
Matt Marshall, CEO & Founder, VentureBeat
10:05am - 10:35amIndustry Spotlights: Finance & Education (Grand Ballroom)
Join us for a provocative exploration of how data science is fundamentally shifting industries that impact us all. Listen to fresh insight and examples in this series of Industry Spotlights where you will hear experts in finance and education, followed by a talk about healthcare on Day Two.
Speakers
Steve Hirsch, Chief Data Officer of NYSE Euronext
Sebastian Thrun, CEO and Founder, Udacity
10:35am - 11:10amMorning Coffee Break & Quick Connect Networking Session (Ballroom Foyer & Salon 1)
This Quick Connect session offers an opportunity for several quick 4-minute conversations with innovative companies and entrepreneurs within the data ecosystem. Within minutes, you'll make connections with fellow industry professionals & possibly identify partnership or business development opportunities.
11:10am - 11:30amKeynote (Grand Ballroom)
The Changing Role of the CEO
The strategic importance of data science is beginning to shift organizational behavior—all the way to the executive suite. How is data science changing the role of the CEO? What are the differences in how CEOs respond to this new force? How are they setting up their organizations to succeed—or fail—in this new era?
Speaker
Josh James, CEO, Domo
11:30am - 11:50pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
My data vs. Spy data – The Balance of Keeping Data Both Flowing and Protected
Mobile devices have become the ultimate data-collecting equipment. What are the right ways to leverage this and create profitable data platforms with a sustainable user contract? What impact does the more holistic approach of gathering data about not only things but the processes between things play? What does this demand of regulations and approaches? Come hear about opportunities in data as currency, as authentication token or even as ways to refine governance, as well as its risks this "explosive" material can represent.
Speaker
John Henry Clippinger, Executive Director, ID3, MIT Media Labs
Moderator
Christina Farr, Reporter, VentureBeat
11:50am - 12:30pmLightning Talks (Grand Ballroom)
Data Science in Action: Part 1
We’ve scoured the data science landscape for some of the freshest, most interesting case studies around to inspire new thinking and bring texture to what both new players and established enterprises are doing to leverage the data science opportunity. Get under the hood and take a look at how these data science teams thought about their respective challenges, how they approached them and what they learned.
Speakers
Pek Lum, Chief Data Scientist and VP of Solutions, Ayasdi
Joel Dudley, Director of Biomedical Informatics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai
Rohan Deuskar, Co-Founder and CEO, Stylitics
Rob Wrubel, EVP and Chief Innovation Officer, Apollo Education Group
12:30pm - 2:00pmLunch & Power Lunches (Veranda Room, Blue Room & Lower Bay Bar)
Power lunches are located in the Veranda Room. Topics include...
-"How can we increase the pathways and opportunities for women and underrepresented groups in data science careers?" hosted by Joshua Bloom, CTO, Wise.io
-"Improving the sales forecasting process with Predictive Analytics." hosted by Rich Wagner, Founder & CEO, Prevedere
-"Data Science for Good" hosted by Noelle Sio, Data Scientist, Pivotal
-"The Internet of Things: The next Big Data wave" hosted by Vivek Ramamurthy & Rashmi Raghu, Data Scientists, Pivotal
-"Open Source ML Libraries and other DS tools" hosted by Regu Radhakrishnan & Anirudh Kondaveeti, Data Scientists, Pivotal
-"Open Data & Data Mashups" hosted by Jin Yu & Grace Gee, Data Scientists, Pivotal
2:00pm - 2:30pmLightning Talks (Grand Ballroom)
Data Science in Action: Part 2
We’ve scoured the data science landscape for some of the freshest, most interesting case studies around to inspire new thinking and bring texture to what both new players and established enterprises are doing to leverage the data science opportunity. Get under the hood and take a look at how these data science teams thought about their respective challenges, how they approached them and what they learned.
Speakers
Sean Knapp, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Ooyala
Stephen Sorkin, CSO, Splunk
Ashok Srivastava, Chief Data Scientist, Verizon
2:30pm - 3:10pmPanel (Grand Ballroom)
Data Transformation Tales: Secrets of the New Organizational Architects
New leaders are emerging in data science, and they are architecting their transformations to data-driven organizations with a new level of focus and intent. Learn how they are driving change, tackling the inherent challenges, and about the new emerging model of Data Science Centers of Excellence.
Speakers
Anil Varma, Data Science COE Head, GE Software Center of Excellence
Jim Baer, Senior Director of Data Science, LinkedIn
Vineet Singh, Director, Data Innovation & Advanced Technology, Intuit
Robert Sahadevan, VP Consumer Marketing & Data Analytics, Humana
Moderator
Annika Jimenez, Global Head of Data Science Services, Pivotal
3:10pm - 3:40pmPanel (Grand Ballroom)
A Higher Education Purpose
Nowhere is the conversation about the impact of data science on the way we work more concentrated than in the top universities. We’ve brought together the top universities that are developing some of the top new programs and cross-disciplinary initiatives. We’ll hear what is driving the development of data science and analytics programs, and gain insight on what it takes to practice data science, and to lead in this next era.
Panelists
Diego Klabjan, Director of Master of Science in Analytics Program, Northwestern University
Jure Leskovec, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University
Michael Rappa, Director of the Institute of Advanced Analytics, North Carolina State University
Moderator
Richard Snee, Chair, Data Science Summit
3:40pm - 4:25pmLightning Talks (Grand Ballroom)
Data Science Dream Team
Get a chance to dive into the inner workings of a team that has catalyzed data science capabilities in some of the most respected Fortune 1000 companies on the planet. Learn how they approach their work, get the inside scoop on what they’ve learned, and get a glimpse into their most meaningful recent work.
Moderator
Kaushik Das, Sr. Principal Data Scientist, Pivotal
4:25pm - 4:30pmData Visualizations Preview and Closing Remarks (Grand Ballroom)
4:30pm - 6:00pmOpening Reception (Lower Bay Bar)
Music provided by DJ Dojah

Thursday, December 5th

8:00am - 9:00amRegistration & Continental Breakfast (Veranda Room & Ballroom Foyer)
9:00am - 9:05amOpening Remarks (Grand Ballroom)
Speaker
Meghan Kelly, Writer, VentureBeat
9:05am - 9:20amIndustry Spotlight: Healthcare (Grand Ballroom)
Join us for this provocative exploration of how data science is fundamentally shifting industries that impact us all. Listen to fresh insight and examples in this series of talks where you will hear experts in medicine, education, and finance.
Speaker
John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser
9:20am - 9:40amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Ask More of Your Data, Ask More of Yourself
As we depend increasingly on data to drive our decisions, what is the role of intuition? Where are the key cultural points of tension between gut and analytics? Where does human thought still matter? How do you know what balance to strike, and what are the signs that you are headed into dangerous territory? This discussion will shed new light on how humans and machines can work best together.
Speaker
Sean Gourley, CTO, Quid
Moderator
Richard Snee, Chair, Data Science Summit
9:40am - 10:00amLightning Talks (Grand Ballroom)
When Data Science Fails: The Challenge of Adaptive Adversaries
How do you fight adversaries attempting to actively evade detection in the data? Statistical machine learning techniques have difficulty correctly spotting these adaptive adversaries while humans are slow and error-prone when attempting to move through very large volumes of data. Hear a new perspective on how machines and humans can work together to fight threats ranging from viruses to fraud to cyber-security and terrorism.
Speaker
Ari Gesher, Senior Software Engineer, Palantir
10:00am - 10:15amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Machine Learning and How Real is "Real Time"?
The idea of "real time" machine learning seems simple enough: build a system that immediately learns from the freshest data, and it will always give you the best, most up-to-date predictions. In this talk, we ask what "real time" really means in practice, and question whether up-to-the-minute data is necessary.
Speaker
David Gerster, VP of Data Science, BigML
10:15am - 10:55amLightning Talks (Grand Ballroom)
Today’s Data Science Tool Chest: The Top Tools Face Off
Tools are evolving fast, and it’s often not clear which tools will be your winning “recipe”. Get an overview of the most popular tools used in the field today and hear how some of the most experienced data scientists are making their decisions. Listen in to spirited debate on the best approaches and investments.
Speakers
Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist, O'Reilly Media
Paco Nathan, Chief Scientist, Mesosphere
Moderator
Roger Magoulas, Director of Market Research, O'Reilly Media
10:55am - 11:25amMorning Coffee Break (Ballroom Foyer)
11:25am - 11:40amFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Data Science is a Dish Best Served Boring
Too many companies buy big data tools (and hire consultants) without first defining their data science opportunities. At best, the results can be data viz nonsense. At worst, they can steer a company away from value. How does a business move from doing big data because they're supposed to to doing big data because it adds value? Truly effective data science work is about practical service to the business first and the trappings of big data second—and no one cares about fancy tools if you can't help solve your problems. Hear this provocative stance on the value of ""leading from the back"" in data science, even if that sometimes means breaking out a spreadsheet over using Hadoop.
Speaker
John Foreman, Chief Data Scientist, Mailchimp
11:40am - 12:30pmLightning Talks
Data Science in Action: Part 3
We’ve scoured the data science landscape for some of the freshest, most interesting case studies around to inspire new thinking and bring texture to what both new players and established enterprises are doing to leverage the data science opportunity. Get under the hood and take a look at how these data science teams thought about their respective challenges, how they approached them and what they learned.
Speakers
Vikram Somaya, General Manager, The Weather Company, WeatherFX
Chris Pouliot, Head of Data Science, Lyft
Jason Fass, CEO, Zepp Labs
Mike Crowley, CEO, InfoMotion Sports Technologies
12:30pm - 2:05pmLunch & Power Lunches (Veranda Room, Blue Room & Lower Bay Bar)
Power lunches are located in the Veranda Room
-"Leveraging Customer Data to Predict Retention and Churn" hosted by Nick Mehta, CEO , Gainsight
-"Using Crowdsourcing Challenges to Create Extreme Value with Your Data" hosted by Narinder Singh, Co-Founder, TopCoder
-"Open vs. Closed. How should the ideal data analytics platform be?" hosted by Rosaria Silipo, Certified Trainer, Knime
-"How data science can reveal untapped potential and remove our biases." hosted by VIvienne Ming, Chief Scientist, Gild
-"Tips on extending the genius of your data team throughout the organization." hosted by Lloyd Tabb, CTO, Looker
2:05pm - 3:00pmPanel
The Art of Acceleration: New Thinking in Data Science Accessibility
As the opportunity of data science becomes clear, a key conversation is emerging: how do we increase the productivity and approachability of data science? This session brings together some of the leading thinkers in this area that are taking on just this challenge as their next mission. Hear what they see in the future of the movement to make data science more accessible.
Panelists
Steven Hillion, Chief Product Officer, Alpine Data Labs
Joe Hellerstein, CEO, Trifacta
Alon Halevy, Research, Google
Moderator
Roger Magoulas, Director of Market Research, O'Reilly Media
3:00pm - 3:15pmFireside Chat (Grand Ballroom)
Turning medical practice into medical science
Medicine has been as a scientific field for centuries. Yet, newly available troves of individual data, from genetic sequences to past clinical history, are redefining the levels of exactitude doctors can achieve—a and shifting expectations. . We may soon expect our human doctors to be aided by powerful algorithms that help them quickly consider millions of variables Join us for a discussion that sheds light on what we can expect to emerge as a new definition of scientific medicine.
Speakers
Vinod Khosla, Partner, Khosla Ventures
Moderator
Matt Marshall, CEO & Founder, VentureBeat
3:15pm - 4:00pmRoundtable (Grand Ballroom)
The Rat Pack Comes Back
They were there back in the early days when data science didn’t even have a name. Some of them even helped coin the term. We’re bringing these pioneers from the data science “rat pack” together for a fun discussion on what’s changed and what they are excited about now.
Speakers
Pete Warden, Founder, OpenHeatMap
Monica Rogati, VP of Data, Jawbone
Peter Skomoroch, Former Principal Data Scientist, LinkedIn
Jeremy Howard, Faculty, Singularity University
Moderator
Michael Driscoll, CEO, Metamarkets
4:00pm - 4:10pmVisualization Challenge (Grand Ballroom)
Visualization, Storytelling, and Design
Data storytelling has pushed design to new levels. Take a look at what works—and doesn’t—in data visualization today through our “Visualization Challenge” and get a chance to select the winners.
4:10pm - 4:15pmClosing Remarks (Grand Ballroom)
4:15pm - 5:45pmClosing Reception (Lower Bay Bar)
Music provided by DJ Dojah

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