Global Data Science Conference

Day - 1 (October 16th 8:00AM-7:00PM)
 
Track  1 Conference Room 251

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:40AM Machine Learning & Suspicious Activity (Gregg Sansone, Director of Financial Crime Analytics, USAA)
9:40 AM - 10:20AM Keynote Session:  Finding Value in Massive, Growing Health and Wellbeing Data (Andrew Jacobus, VP Data Science, Virgin Pulse)
10:20AM -10:40AM Break
10:40 AM - 11:20AM Operationalizing Data Science - How to Leverage Big Data, AI and the Cloud for Business Success (Stephen Smith, Eckerson Group, Head of Data Science)
 
11:20 AM - 12:00PM Boost Model Performance: Advanced Data Preparation and Model Strategies (Scott Clendaniel, VP Analytics, Morgan Stanley)
12:00 PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM - 1:40PM Cheating at Deep Learning: Quick Prototyping using Keras (Jeremiah Johnson, Professor, University of New Hampshire)
1:40PM - 2:20PM Qualitative Visualization: Visualizing Uncertainty and the Unforeseeable (Payman Khodabandehloo, Principal UX Design-Information Architect, TIAA)
2:20PM - 3:00PM Keynote: Diverse architectures to run your R code on single machine to widely distributed PaaS environments (Tirthankar Barari, Solution Architect, Microsoft)

3:00PM - 3:30PM Afternoon Break
3:30PM - 4:10PM Applied AI & Deep Learning in the context of NLP (Anindita Mahapatra, Data Engineer, Think Big Teradata)
 
4:10PM - 4:50PM Increase Customer Engagement with Data-Driven Content Marketing (Chris Requena, Co-Founder, Boston New Technology)
4:50PM - 6:00PM

Keynote Panel: The Future of AI
Radha Kuchibhotla (Vice President, State Street)
Gregg Sansone (Director of Financial Crime Analytics, USAA)
Chris Requena (CEO, Boston New Technology)
Mark Kanner (Data Scientist, Aetna)
Feyzi Bagirov (Data Scientist, Metadata.io) - Moderator

Day -1 ( Oct 16 9:00AM-7:00PM )
Track 2 (Workshop) Conference Room 252A

9:00 AM - 10:20AM Spark Workshop (Spark Core) (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale)
10:20 AM - 10:30AM Morning Break
10:20 AM - 12:00PM Spark Workshop (Spark Core) (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale)
12:00 PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM - 1:40PM IoT- Machine Learning with Telematics (Martin Lurie, Sr Systems Engineer, Cloudera)
1:40 PM - 3:00PM Advanced Spark (Spark SQL, Spark ML) & Hadoop (Hive)Workshop (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale)
3:00 PM - 3:15PM Break
3:15 PM - 7:00PM Advanced Spark (Spark SQL, Spark ML) & Hadoop (Hive)Workshop (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale) (Contd..)

Day -2 (October 17th 7:45AM-7:30PM )
Track 1
Conference Room 251

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:40AM Best Practices for Data at Scale (Carolyn Duby, Big Data Architect, Hortonworks)
9:40 AM - 10:20AM Keynote: Healthcare Fraud Detection (Mark Kanner, Data Scientist, Aetna)
10:20AM -10:40AM Break
10:40 AM - 11:20AM Clinical Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning (Sadid Hasan, Senior Data Scientist, Philips Research North America)
11:20 AM - 12:00PM Data Science: Commercial options for biotech in rare diseases (Erick Diaz outten, Biotech Commercial Expert)
12:00 PM - 1:0PM Lunch Break
1:00PM - 1:40PM Reinventing Healthcare: Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease With Machine Learning (Ayin Vala, Chief Data Scientist, Foundation for Precision Medicine)
1:40PM - 2:20PM Machine Learning vs Finance (Mikey Shulman, Head of Data Science, Kensho)
2:20PM - 3:00PM Keynote: How Financial Services firms are leveraging A.I. (Greg Woolf, CEO, Coalesce.Info)

3:00PM - 3:30PM Afternoon Break
3:30PM - 4:10PM Applying Apache Spark on a Petabyte scale Machine learning platform (Saket Mengle, Senior Principal Data Scientist & Maximo Gurmendez, Lead Engineer, DataXu)
 
4:10PM - 4:50PM Seven Steps to High-Velocity Data Analytics with DataOps (Christopher Bergh, CEO, DataKitchen)
4:50PM - 6:00PM

Keynote Panel: Solving Business Problems With Data Science
Claytonb Kim (Director Data Sciences, Tivo)
Stephen Gatchell (Director, Dell)
Nidhi Khetrapal (Product Management, Vistaprint)
Erick Diaz outten (Biotech Commercial Expert)
Christopher Bergh (CEO, DataKitchen)
Ayin Vala (Chief Data Scientist, Foundation for Precision Medicine)
Carolyn Duby (Big Data Architect, Hortonworks) - Moderator

Day -2 ( Oct 17 8:00AM-7:30PM )
Track 2 Workshop Conference Room 252A

8:00 AM - 10:20 AM Kafka & Spark Streaming Workshop (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale)
10:20 AM - 10:30AM Morning Break
10:30 AM - 12:00PM Workshop: Kafka & Spark Streaming (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale)(Contd..)
12:00 PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 3:00PM Keras for Deep Learning applications (Sri Krishnamurthy, CEO, QuantUniversity)
3:00 PM - 3:30PM Break
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM "Architecting a next-generation data platform"  Workshop (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale)
4:30PM - 7:30PM Data Science with Python Workshop (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale)

Day -3 (October 18th 7:45AM-5:00PM )
Track 1 Conference Room 251

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Data Science at Scale with Apache Spark 2.0 and Zeppelin Notebook (Carolyn Duby, Big Data Architect, Hortonworks)
9:40 AM - 10:20 AM Keynote: Empowering FinTech with Big Data and Advanced Analytics (Shahidul Mannan, Head of Technology, Teletech Insights)
10:20AM - 10:40AM Break
10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Data Science Applications (Ayse Bener, Professor, Ryerson University)
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Data Cleanup using Natural Language Processing in Account-Based Marketing Automation (Feyzi Bagirov, Data Scientist, Metadata.io)
12:00 PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 1:40PM How to build an exceptional career in Data Science (Adam Keene, Director, Harnham)
1:40 PM - 2:20 PM Extracting Actionable Insights From Medical Records Data (Rania M. Masri, Data Visualization Designer, Ex-UnitedHealth)
2:20 PM - 3:00 PM Cognitive Computing: Combining Linguistic Analysis with Semantics to Automatically Deliver Contextually Correct Metadata at the Enterprise Level (Bryan Bell, Executive Vice President, Expert System)
3:00PM - 3:30PM Break
3:30 PM - 4:10 PM Towards a better human-chatbot interaction (Aleksandra Przegalinska, MIT)
4:10 PM - 4:50 PM Development of a Strategic Vision for Real World Evidence (RWE) Big DATA ecosystem that can transform Organizational engagement and R&D impact (Usman Iqbal, Senior Director Medical Affairs & HEOR, Trevena)

Day -3 ( Oct 18 8:00AM-5:00PM )
Track 2 Workshop Conference Room 252A

8:00 AM - 10:20 AM Applied Tensorflow Workshop (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale)
10:20 AM - 10:30AM Morning Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Applied Tensorflow Workshop (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale) (Contd..)
12:00 PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM - 3:00PM NLP Workshop (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Workshop: Cassandra (Tim Fox, Big Data Architect, Elephant Scale)

NOTE: Agenda and speakers subject to change without notice

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