Hilary Mason is the Founder of Fast Forward Labs, a machine intelligence research company, and the Data Scientist in Residence at Accel. Previously, she was the Chief Scientist at bitly where she led an team that studied attention on the internet in realtime, doing a mix of research, exploration, and engineering. Hilary also co-founded of HackNY, co-host DataGotham, and is a member of NYCResistor.
Hilary is an advisor to several organizations including Mortar, knod.es
, collective[i], and DataKind. She is a mentor to Betaspring, the Providence, Rhode Island-based startup accelerator, and the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative. She was a member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Technology and Innovation Advisory Council. Hilary received honors including the TechFellows Engineering Leadership award, and was on the Forbes 40 under 40 Ones to Watch list and Crain’s New York 40 under Forty list.