The next summit will be held in NYC on June 17th at the 404NYC. Open Analytics Summits are for Developers, Engineers, Data Scientists, CMOs, Data Analysts, CTOs, Architects, Brand Managers, and anyone passionate about open source technologies, big data, or data analytics. Learn more about previous summits.
Check out the NYC Summit schedule and complete list of speakers for more information.
Porter Novelli | SVP, Analytics
Joe has 20 years of experience in market research and data analytics experience. He currently works at Porter Novelli, where he leads the global analytics practice. In prior roles, he led the Marketing Analytics group at Yahoo! providing insight to advertisers and internal marketers on their campaign efforts. At MySpace, Joe led an Analytics team focusing on modeling the ROI of 1st and 2nd degree social networking impacts on P&G, Kraft and Clorox. He also ran the Digital Research and Analytics group at Turner Broadcasting which involved a large scale migration to Omniture across all of their networks’ digital properties.
Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy
Acxiom | Vice President - Data Science
Dr. Priyadarshy is the VP of Data Science at Acxiom’s Global Consulting Divison. He is responsible for Big Data, Big Analytics, New Media and Technology Strategy areas and provides consulting to senior leadership of many large companies, around the Globe. He is also an adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. Previously, he was Chief Knowledge Officer and VP of Analytics at Network Solutions (now Web.com). Prior to that he was co-founder of AOL Research Lab and senior Research scientist and has held many positions at AOL. He has a Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and MBA from Virginia Tech.
Havas Media | EVP, Chief Analytics Officer
Michael oversees Havas Media’s analytics and insights group for North America, including further developing its media effectiveness product and driving value for clients across the agency. In this role, he oversees the overall approach to measurement, including building out the analytics vision and learning agenda. Michael also works closely with Havas Media’s planning and research teams to ensure seamless, integrated processes and insights across their client’s businesses.
Chartbeat | Data Scientist
Josh Schwartz is a data scientist at Chartbeat, where he researches user engagement. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and studied toward a Ph.D. in Computer Science at MIT. Chartbeat, founded in 2009, is a leading provider of analytics. It works with 80% of the country’s top publishers and analyzes browsing data for over a billion sessions per day.
Think Big Analytics | Lead Data Scientist
Dan is a Lead Data Scientist for Think Big Analytics. He has deep experience in Big Data technologies and techniques, having helped many of the Fortune 100 companies generate actionable insights from their data.
Dan has extensive experience working with product, business, and marketing teams across a wide variety of industries. His work with them has been focused on driving value from multi-structured and unstructured data sets. Dan was formally trained in statistics, computer science, and organizational psychology & leadership.
Sailthru | VP, Client Optimization & Analytics
Cassie runs the client optimization team at Sailthru, where she works with top brands in e-commerce and publishing to improve the relevance of their marketing and increase their customer lifetime values. Before joining Sailthru, Cassie spent a year at Gerson Lehrman Group working on new business line development by way of the minimum viable product approach. Prior to GLG, Cassie served as VP Marketing at Savored, a discount website for top restaurants, where she managed user acquisition, email and product marketing, and partnerships; Savored sold to Groupon in 2012.
IKANOW | President
Chris is currently the President and Co-Founder of Ikanow. Ikanow is an open source, big data software organization that built it’s flagship product, Infinit.e, from the ground up, utilizing technologies such as MongoDB, elasticsearch, Hadoop, and others. He has 11 years of experience in project management, systems engineering design, software engineering design and development. In addition, he has extensive experience in operationalizing technology solutions into products that are both robust and practical.
Dr. Mahesh Kumar
Tiger Analytics | CEO
Dr. Mahesh Kumar is the founder and CEO of Tiger Analytics, a boutique consulting company that focuses on applying advanced data analytics in the fields of retail management, online advertising and social media marketing. Prior to founding Tiger Analytics, Dr. Kumar was on the faculty of the Smith School of Business and Rutgers Business School. Dr. Kumar holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT, a post-doc in Marketing from MIT Sloan, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Columbia University | Ph.D. candidate, Sr. BI Analyst
Tiffany Washburn specializes in political micro-targeting, and was one of six modeling analysts on the 2012 Obama campaign. Her projects ranged from determining which voters were most likely to turn out on Election Day and which were the best targets for Get Out the Vote efforts, to predicting which precincts would be the most likely to experience voting irregularities and predicting pricing for future TV slots, to optimize media buys. Tiffany is currently a PhD candidate at Columbia University, where she studies American elections and public opinion, and continues to work in New York City politics.
Cir.cl | Co-Founder & Former Director, Integration & Media Targeting on the 2012 Obama campaign
Carol is currently the Co-Founder of peer to peer targeting platform, Cir.cl, geared toward social marketplaces. She was Director, Integration & Media Targeting on the 2012 Obama campaign, where she project-managed the development of the Media Optimizer. She has been involved in media for the last seven years, and has expertise in both TV data and the TV business more generally. She is now working as a project manager on a web startup with other OFA alums, and is based in NYC.
Foursquare | Server Engineer
Joe Ennever is a Server Engineer at Foursquare, in the Data Infrastructure Team. His job is, essentially, to make Foursquare’s vast amount of data available and easy to use by everyone in the company.
Joe graduated from Columbia University – Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science with a degree in Computer Science.
Allen Day, PhD
MapR | Data Scientist
Allen has been working on scientific computing and BigData problems for 15 years, first with Beowulf clusters and Hadoop since 2008. Allen created one of the first video discovery platforms for mobile phones, and also built the largest public database of human gene expression data. As an open source developer, Allen has authored R and Perl libraries and most recently contributed to Storm. Allen has founded and co-founded multiple machine learning and biotech companies, and he holds a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the School of Medicine at UCLA.
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