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Wednesday, November 11 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Panel - Culture of Data Driven Decision Making - Livestream

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Moderators
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SriSatish Ambati

CEO and co-founder, H2O.ai
Sri is co-founder and ceo of H2O (@h2oai), the builders of H2O. H2O democratizes bigdata science and makes hadoop do math for better predictions. Before H2O, Sri spent time scaling R over bigdata with researchers at Purdue and Stanford. Prior to that Sri co-founded Platfora and was the Director of Engineering at DataStax. Before that Sri was Partner & Performance engineer at java multi-core startup, Azul Systems, tinkering with the... Read More →

Speakers
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Allison Baker

Allison is a data scientist in clinical services group at HCA.
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Arno Candel

Chief Architect, H2O.ai
Arno is the Chief Architect of H2O, a distributed and scalable open-source machine learning platform. He is also the main author of H2O’s Deep Learning. Before joining H2O, Arno was a founding Senior MTS at Skytree where he designed and implemented high-performance machine learning algorithms. He has over a decade of experience in HPC with C++/MPI and had access to the world’s largest supercomputers as a Staff Scientist at SLAC... Read More →
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Mark Landry

Competition Data Scientist & Product Manager, H2O.ai
Mark Landry is a competition data scientist and product manager at H2O. He enjoys testing ideas in Kaggle competitions, where he is ranked in the top 100 in the world (top 0.03%) and well-trained in getting quick solutions to iterate over. Most at home in SQL, he found H2O through hacking in R. Interests are multi-model architectures and helping the world make fewer models that perform worse than the mean.
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Erin LeDell

Data Scientist & Hacker, H2O.ai
Erin is a Statistician and Machine Learning Scientist at H2O.ai. She is the main author of H2O Ensemble. Before joining H2O, she was the Principal Data Scientist at Wise.io and Marvin Mobile Security (acquired by Veracode in 2012) and the founder of DataScientific, Inc.Erin received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics with a Designated Emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on... Read More →
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Martin McEnroe

Big Data Visualization Evangelist, AT&T
I've always wanted to know everything about everything. I've designed CMOS, I know how adders work, I know BIOS code, timing diagrams, start-up testing, disk head physics, software design, caching, visual basic, that's just PCs. I have picked apart so many things. But LinkedIn, I love. I love understanding what they are doing, the algorithms behind the matches, the maps, the recommendations. I love the sociological aspect of how we interact... Read More →
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Szilard Pafka

Chief Data Scientist, Epoch
Szilard studied Physics in the 90s and has obtained a PhD by using statistical methods to investigate the risk of financial portfolios. Next he has worked in a bank quantifying and managing market risk. About a decade ago he moved to California to become the Chief Scientist of a credit card processing company doing everything data (ETL, analysis, modeling, visualization, machine learning etc). He is also the founder/organizer of several data... Read More →
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Chris Severs

Data Scientist/Manager, eBay
Ph.D Mathematician and accomplished software engineer. Experience with data mining at a massive scale, machine learning and applied statistics. | | Contributor to numerous open source projects. | | Specialties: Mathematics, programming, data analysis, machine learning.
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Magnus Stensmo

Principal Research Scientist, Exabeam
Research and development from prototypes to production code in machine learning, information retrieval, data and text mining, categorization, clustering, collaborative filtering, neural networks, unstructured knowledge, information and data management.
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Martin Tobias

Martin is a data scientist in clinical services group at HCA.
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Daqing Zhao

Director of Advanced Analytics, Macy's
Bio Daqing Zhao has over 20 years of experience in advanced data analytics. Trained in physical sciences, he gained extensive expertise in customer centric marketing, in optimization of all stages of customer acquisition, conversion and retention. He worked on predictive modeling for banner ads, web behavior, search keywords, 1:1 emails, customer life time values, real time recommendation engines, and others. Daqing is Director of Advanced... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Ramanujan Stage