The next summit will be held in Chicago in early 2014 at the City Winery. 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.
Some of the NYC Summit Speakers are below. Interested in presenting in Chicago? Click here.
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.
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.
Elasticsearch | Software Developer
Andrew has been fascinated with distributed systems since 2400 baud modems. His love took flight building mail systems and high-performance computing clusters for academia. In recent years he has focused on informatio retrieval while working with Elasticsearch at one of its early petabyte-scale installations.
He now works as a developer for Elasticsearch where he champions functional programming and reproducible research.
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.
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.
Intridea | Fellow, Managing Director of Engineering
Anthony is a forward thinking charismatic professional who loves technology and working with software teams who are building collaborative, cutting edge and disruptive web, mobile and desktop-based software focused on enabling, empowering and encouraging people to engage software technology.
Specialized experience with software architecture (Mobile, App, Web, Enterprise) business analysis, functional & technical design, development, implementation, deployment, support, and management. Strong analysis, design and execution expertise in medical imaging, bioinformatics, scientific computing, big data and semantic analysis.
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.
NYC Summit Sponsors are listed below. Interested in sponsoring? Click here to get more information.
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