Lead Data Scientist at Nielsen
Dr. Geffert is based in New York City working as Lead Data Scientist at the American media company Nielsen. Originally from Germany, he moved to the United Kingdom to work with the United Nations on using technology and data science methods in environmental conservation. He obtained a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has since worked with companies in London, Hong Kong, and New York, including large corporations such as Sainsbury's, small disruptive startups, and freelance consulting. He is a contributor to various open-source libraries, a Data Camp instructor, a volunteer for DataKind, and a data science blogger.
Founder and CEO at Actional Analytics Group
MBA in Organisational Development, M.Ed from Stanford, BA in English Literature from Berkeley
Jenny Dearborn is a global C-level human capital management, sales and human resources executive and board member who tames complexity across executive roles in sales, services and human resources for distributed global and public technology firms including SAP, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and SuccessFactors. She is known as an entrepreneurial leader within organizations, leveraging 20+ years of driving talent transformation aligned to strategic technology disruption and company vision. Jenny is an award-winning thought leader and frequent speaker and author on human capital management, corporate culture, sales, global workforce and data analytics. As an independent corporate director supporting software technology start-ups, she is uniquely qualified to serve on the Compensation Committee of both start-up and established boards looking to fully leverage human capital to grow the business with an eye toward international expansion.
Head of Analytics and Data Science at Direct Line Group
PhD in Particle Physics
Alan is the Head of Analytics and Data Science at Direct Line Group, working with the business to drive increased value from data through the adoption of new skills, methods, tools and technologies. Prior to that he was at Deloitte where he built and lead the data science capability for the Financial Services group within Risk Advisory. This primarily involved the application of machine learning to help risk and operations teams do things faster and better across insurers, asset managers and banks. Prior that Alan did a short stint in academia where he did a PhD in Particle Physics.
CEO of Iprova
Julian Nolan is the founder and CEO of Iprova, a scale-up technology company with offices in the UK and Switzerland.
Iprova uses advanced ML and NLP techniques to bring a digital, data-driven, approach to the creation of commercially-relevant inventions with an unprecedented speed and diversity. Iprova has created hundreds of inventions which have been the subject of patent filings by many leading global technology companies.
Before starting Iprova, Julian was Vice President of Licensing for Honeywell in Europe. Julian holds a first degree in electronic engineering, postgraduate degrees in subjects which include artificial neural networks, and over 300 patent filings.
Data Scientist, Author, Educator
Ph.D (Curtin), Master of Education Management (ECU), BA (University of Melbourne)
Michael Baron’s books and articles cover a wide range of business, technology, higher Education-related areas and have been published in Australia, Singapore, China, Russia, Germany and the UK. He is also lecturing MBA and MIS students at some of the leading Australian Universities. . In 2013, Michael was voted by the students of the Charles Sturt University as the University’s #1 Lecturer, narrowly missing the list of Top 10 Australian Lecturers. In 1997, Michael founded Baron Consulting - one of Australia’s leading Business Consulting, Recruitment & Training Agencies. BC services are currently available in Australia, China, Singapore and New Zealand.
eVP Strategy at HG Insights
Tim has helped guide several business intelligence organizations with senior leadership roles within Gideon Gartner's GIGA and Forrester Research Group. He has also globally led the technology businesses of Computerwire, Butler, Datamonitor, Ovum, Kable Research and latterly Pivotal iQ a company he founded. Bringing a comprehensive and independent point of view, Tim has over 20 years’ experience in the intelligence industry and is seen as a thought leader on using Data Science to transform an organization’s sales and marketing processes. As CEO of Pivotal iQ he established himself as a global thought leader in ICT sourcing. Following the sale of Pivotal iQ to HG Insights Tim in his role as eVP Strategy is currently engaged on many data science initiatives with some of the world’s leading technology brands. Tim earned his MBA in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cumbria.
Solution Architect at Nvidia Corporation
Master’s in Computational Data Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Siddha Ganju, an AI researcher who Forbes featured in their 30 under 30 list, is a Self-Driving Architect at Nvidia. As an AI Advisor to NASA FDL, she helped build an automated meteor detection pipeline for the CAMS project at NASA, which ended up discovering a comet. Previously at Deep Vision, she developed deep learning models for resource constraint edge devices. She has served as a featured jury member in several international tech competitions including CES. She is also the author of O'Reilly's Practical Deep Learning for Cloud, Mobile and Edge.
AI Research Scientist | Blockchain Evangelist | Author | TEDx Speaker
Prajit Datta, AI Research Scientist, at AFRY, based out of Gothenburg, Sweden.
He is also serving as a group manager for the AI Global Competence Group at AFRY. His recent involvements are in the development of Conversational AI Platform, AI-enabled HVAC Regulator. His team, AI & Future Technologies is known for its fully developed plug and play AI Product which has got capabilities of doing smart surveillance and is GDPR Compatible.
A 3 times TEDx Speaker and author of 2 books, He is a regular international public speaker on technology and had delivered talks across major continents (Asia, Europe, and the US).
He likes to mentor and teaches aspirants to leverage their skillsets and make them ready to contribute to the Data Science Community. A regular Kaggler and a seasoned Toastmaster. His vision is to develop intelligent systems using principles of artificial intelligence, which will change the way we look at the world or in short to make 'Person Of Interest'.
In his free time, he likes to read books, practice barbell activity in the gym and do yoga.
Ph.D. in Health-Statistics, BHU
I am currently serving as Assistant Professor and HOD-In-charge of Mathematics and Statistics Department at SRM Sikkim University, Gangtok (Sikkim) India. Before joining SRM Sikkim University I have worked as prestigious Health Corps Fellow in the Analysis Unit, Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), Lusaka (2018-2019).I have worked as Assistant Professor-cum-Statistician at Meenakshi Mission Hospital, India; Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at National AIDS Control Organization and Futures Group International and Statistician at DUVASU University in India.
Rakesh holds a PhD and MSc in Health-Statistics from the Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University (BHU); and Master of Population Science from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai.
Statistical and Epidemiological data analysis with R, Stata, Python, Epi-Info, Epi-Map
Research Area-Survival Analysis, Multivariate data analysis, Machine learning
Research Scientist at National Research Council of Canada
Dr. Deepak Kallepalli is a co-founder at the Grey Slide Imaging Inc., Ottawa. He is also currently working jointly with the University of Ottawa and National Research Council of Canada. He contributes articles on data science to Amazon. His expertise areas are in materials processing using lasers, laser-induced forward transfer, spectroscopy, nanoscience and technology, and data science. He also has experience in simulations using Python, C/C++, and MATLAB with knowledge in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and Big Data.
Data Analytics Expert, Siemens AG - Germany
Vijay Pravin Maharajan is based in Munich, Germany working as a Data Analytics Expert at Siemens AG. Originally from India, he moved to Germany to do his Masters. He obtained Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Munich and since then he is working in Germany. He is the recipient of ‘Top 40 Data Scientists under 40’ in India. He is a TEDx Speaker and has also given talks on various International Conferences on a wide range of topics. He is the very first Indian to be invited for a TEDx talk in Germany below 30. He wants to inspire a lot of people and he is involved in such actions.
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