SDSC22 Globe

Columbia University -
New York, US

Thursday, October 20th 2022

Workshops on Wednesday, October 19th

In person

Columbia University
New York, US
October 20th 2022

Workshops on October 19th
Data Science vs GIS

Having gathered more than 12,000 experts online in 2020 & 2021, and 400 attendees at our sold out first in-person edition in London earlier this year we're excited to be bringing back an in-person 2022 edition of the Spatial Data Science Conference in New York.

Gathering Data Science, Advanced Analytics & GIS experts from across the globe, we're excited to bring together a host of businesses and organizations asking important location-based questions: about our cities; for commercial impact; and most importantly, for sustainability.


  • Javier de la Torre

    Javier de la Torre

    Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of CARTO

    Javier de la Torre

    Javier founded CARTO with a vision to democratize data analysis and visualization. Under his leadership, it has grown into one of the fastest growing geospatial companies in the world.

  • Arthur Berrill

    Arthur Berrill


    Distinguished Technologist & CTO

    Arthur Berrill


    Arthur Berrill is CTO for the Royal Bank of Canada Data and Analytics team. He is a technology leader and voice for RBC technology and innovation with commercial partners, government, open source communities and academic researchers, in domains relevant to RBC’s vision and strategy. In service of this responsibility, Arthur is involved in most of the data science disciplines including location intelligence, data content, artificial intelligence, ontology, graph analytics and climate change studies.

  • Cindy Hu

    Cindy Hu

    Lead Data Scientist

    Cindy Hu

    Xindi (Cindy) Hu, ScD is an award-winning data scientist with over a decade of experience in environmental health and geospatial methods. She strives to make data accessible and actionable by decision-makers and the public to identify and address health inequalities.

  • David Cavanaugh

    David Cavanaugh

    Data Scientist

    David Cavanaugh

  • Brianna Brown

    Brianna Brown

    Location Data Expert

    Brianna Brown

    Briana is a geographer specializing in data content, storytelling, and visualization. Currently leading content and product marketing at SafeGraph, she has experience in product management, solution engineering, and consulting, having previously worked at Precisely and Esri. Briana has also volunteered her GIS and data expertise with the United Nations and Catholic Relief Services.

  • Matt Forrest

    Matt Forrest

    VP of Solutions Engineering

    Matt Forrest

    As Director of Spatial Data Science at CARTO, Matt works on complex problems such as transaction analysis, data monetization, and branch consolidation, combining tools for analysis and visualization.

  • Denise Pearl

    Denise Pearl

    Geospatial & Sustainability Expert

    Denise Pearl

    Denise is an experienced sales leader capable of building teams & processes to support strategic opportunities from exploratory conversations to the negotiation of highly complex deals. Striving in every organization to be a corporate polymath connecting internal & external teams to help build value chains between customers & solutions.

  • Natalie Rose

    Natalie Rose

    PhD Student

    Natalie Rose

    PhD student working in the Geographic Data Science Lab at the University of Liverpool. Studying the impact of weather conditions on retail purchasing behaviours in the UK and most recently the early impacts of a national lockdown on online and offline retail sales.

  • Bobby Shackelton

    Bobby Shackelton

    Chief Product Officer

    Bobby Shackelton

    Bobby is the Chief Product Officer for Climate Engine and helps lead the commercialization and product strategy. His passion for geospatially-driven climate solutions in finance has influenced policy and decision making worldwide, working alongside the United Nations, the White House, the World Bank, and more.

  • Geoffrey Michener

    Geoffrey Michener

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Geoffrey Michener

    Geoff Michener is the CEO and co-founder of the geospatial data company dataplor. He previously co-founded Prospectwise and was a nuclear counterterrorism contractor.

  • Kaushik Mohan

    Kaushik Mohan

    Data Scientist

    Kaushik Mohan

    I develop data-driven applications to help nonprofits answer research questions at Data Clinic. In the past I developed NewerHoods, a spatial clustering tool, which we presented at NYC Open Data Week.

  • Laurent Madeleni

    Laurent Madeleni

    VP Insights Strategy

    Laurent Madeleni

Past topics include:


Mastercard Ikea Airbnb Rakuten Uber Heineken Waze JLL Google Knight Frank Coca Cola Facebook

Want to speak at #SDSC22?

Want to present at SDSC New York? Send us your proposal and we'll be in touch. Deadline 30th of August.

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Take a look back at Spatial Data Science Conference 2022 London highlights


Columbia University
Lerner Hall,
New York City,
NY 10027

Columbia University


Get hands on with
spatial modeling

Whether you're more interested in Spatial SQL, Python or R, we'll be holding interactive sessions on October 19th so that you can learn from industry specialists.

Past workshops:
Dani Arribas Bel

"Enriching your Analytics with Geographic Data Science" by Levi Wolf & Dani Arribas Bel

Helen McKenzie

"Location Intelligence for First/Last Mile Delivery Analytics" by Helen McKenzie

Gladys Kenyon

"Using Spatial Data Science To Explore Housing Market Dynamics" by Gladys Kenyon & Juan Ramón Selva Royo


Early Bird Tickets
not $699$399
This includes:
  • check iconAccess to main conference on October 20th
  • check iconAccess to workshops on October 19th *
  • check iconAccess to our “very spatial” after party on October 20th
  • check iconWelcome pack

Please note the venue's current vaccination policy.

Early bird tickets available until August 15th

* All tickets include access to sign-up for our pre-conference workshops, but participants must register for these sessions separately as there are only a limited number of places available. Once you make your order, you will receive instructions on how to do so.

Diversity program

Having a diverse group present at #SDSC22 is a priority for us, and for that reason we are setting aside 30 tickets to ensure we attract attendees from groups who are typically underrepresented at Data Science or GIS events. This includes but is not limited to: women, underrepresented backgrounds, people with disabilities and LGBTQ.

Diversity program


To apply for a ticket, please email us at sharing your motivations to attend the event and what makes you eligible for a diversity ticket.

Spatial Data Scientist of the Year Award

Each year, a panel of experts select the Spatial Data Scientist of Year, taking into account the projects, research and methodologies used by leading Spatial Data Science talent from across the globe. To see the 2021 winner check out this post, or nominate your candidate for 2022.

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