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Spatial
Data
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Conference
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October 25th - 28th 2021

Data Science vs GIS

Having brought together more than 5,000 experts online in 2020, we’re excited to announce 2021’s online edition of the Spatial Data Science Conference, gathering Data Science, Advanced Analytics & GIS experts from across the globe. Further supporting the exponential growth of this community, we’re excited to bring together businesses and organizations who need to ask important location-based questions to adapt to the new era we are living in.

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Alex Singleton, Professor at University of Liverpool
Urban Analytics
#SDSC19

"The presentations were amazing and I liked the networking break feature. Also, I could see the members who have joined the conference and connect with them on LinkedIn and the ability to drop in and out for the presentations was great."
2020 Attendee

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Agenda

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Mon, October 25th, 2021

  • 09:00 AM

    30 mins

    Javier de la Torre

    Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of CARTO

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    The Rise of Spatial SQL

  • 09:30 AM

    15 mins

    Lydia Martin

    Strategy Manager, National RAN Strategy at Telus

    Peter Duong

    Design Specialist in Technology Strategy, Business Transformation at TELUS

    _

    Modernizing Wireless GIS

  • 09:45 AM

    15 mins

    Gerardo Lastra

    Team Leader Data Scientist at Vodafone

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    Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Turn Mobile Network Input into Actionable Insights

  • 10:00 AM

    15 mins

    Jonathan Americo

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager at TomTom

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    TomTom Traffic Analytics Data as an Input for Mobility Solutions

  • 10:15 AM

    15 mins

    Anita Graser

    Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology

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    Understanding Tracking Data

    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Networking Break

  • 10:45 AM

    30 mins

    Denise Pearl

    Global ISV Lead at Google

    Jamie Herring

    President at Climate Engine

    Andrew Zolli

    VP, Global Impact Initiatives + Planet Fellow at Planet

    Gregg Verutes

    Data Science & GIS Lead at MarFishEco

    Rosalie van der Maas, MSc

    CEO at Ellipsis Drive

    Sina Kashuk

    SVP, Head of Unfolded

    _

    Panel: The Rapidly Growing Role of Geospatial Analysis to Ensure Sustainability

  • 11:15 AM

    15 mins

    Carlos Carrión

    External Advisor at Real Madrid

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    Using Spatial Data for Stadium Projects

  • 11:30 AM

    15 mins

    Kendra Lord

    Director, Geospatial Engineering & Analytics at T-Mobile

    Ryan Rembert

    Director, Software Development - Emerging Products at T-Mobile

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    Leveraging Spatial Data in Telecom

  • 11:45 AM

    15 mins

    Claire Byrne

    Spatial Data Scientist at Environmental Protection Agency

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    Generating a New Indoor Radon Risk Map

Tue, October 26th, 2021

  • 09:00 AM

    30 mins

    Bryan Stiekes

    Technical Director at CTO Office, Google Cloud

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    Democratizing Geospatial

  • 09:30 AM

    45 mins

    Martin Fleischmann

    Research Associate / Data Scientist at the University of Liverpool

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    Capturing the Structure of Cities with Data Science

  • 10:15 AM

    15 mins

    Taylor Reich

    Research Associate at Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

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    Pedestrians First: Why Walkability Data Matters

    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Networking Break

  • 10:45 AM

    30 mins

    Ryan Ferriman

    Sr Data Scientist GIS Focus at Charter Communications

    Eva Murray

    Senior Evangelist, EMEA at Snowflake

    Saif Ahmed

    Developer Relations Lead at Kinetica

    Eugenie Chen

    VP of Data & Analytics at Vistar Media

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    Panel: New Types of Data for Innovative Spatial Modeling

  • 11:15 AM

    15 mins

    Fletcher Berryman

    Product Manager at SafeGraph

    Bilal Lodhi

    Advanced Analytics Director at Bain & Company

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    Developing a Data-Driven Site Selection Methodology

  • 11:30 AM

    15 mins

    Argyrios Kyrgiazos

    Data Scientist AT CARTO

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    Building a Spatial Model to Classify Global Urbanity Levels

  • 11:45 AM

    15 mins

    Pelayo Arbués

    Head of Data Science at Idealista

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    Automatic Valuation of Spanish Cadastre

  • 12:00 PM

    15 mins

    Roberto Cruz

    VP Data & Analytics at OnTruck

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    CO2 Emission Reduction Due Geospatial Data Utilization in Logistics

Wed, October 27th, 2021

  • 09:00 AM

    30 mins

    Dan Baeder

    Data Scientist at Deloitte Consulting

    Dr. George Panteras

    Manager in Data Science & Applied AI at Deloitte

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    AI-Powered Simulation for Massive-Scale Systems

  • 09:30 AM

    45 mins

    Giulia Carella

    Spatial Data Scientist at CARTO

    Miguel Álvarez García

    Lead Data Scientist at CARTO

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    Unlocking Spatial Analytics in the Cloud with CARTO

  • 10:15 AM

    15 mins

    Iacopo Testi

    Urban Artificial Intelligence Scientist at RHEA Group

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    Urban Forestry Science

    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Networking Break

  • 10:45 AM

    15 mins

    Simone Torino

    Head of Product & Business Development at CKDelta

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    Digitalisation of Energy Networks and Spatial Insights: A Case Study for Advanced Forecasting of Network Demand

  • 11:00 AM

    30 mins

    Joe Karlsson

    Developer Advocate at SingleStore

    Antonio Cotroneo

    Director of Technical Content Strategy at OmniSci

    Geoff Michener

    CEO & Co-Founder of dataPlor

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    Panel: How to Hire and Develop the Best Spatial Data Talent Out There

  • 11:30 AM

    15 mins

    Parker Ence

    CEO of Veraset

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    Using Location Data to Improve Voting, Protect Nursing Homes, and Predict Customer Behavior

  • 11:45 AM

    15 mins

    Minori Matsuda

    Data Scientist Manager at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan

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    How Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan use Spatial Data Science to Steer POS Strategy

  • 12:00 PM

    15 mins

    Alexander Romero Diaz

    Data Science at Securitas Direct

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    Working with Spatial Data from Zero

Thu, October 28th, 2021

  • 09:00 AM

    30 mins

    Jake Freivald

    VP, Product Marketing at Fulcrum

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    Humans as Sensors

  • 09:30 AM

    15 mins

    Haiku Sky

    Product Portfolio Manager at NREL

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    Enabling Renewable Energy Planning through Accessible Data Visualization

  • 09:45 AM

    15 mins

    Satya Basu

    Digital Innovation Strategist, Senior Associate at Perkins + Will

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    Geospatial Analysis for Advanced Air Mobility

  • 10:00 AM

    15 mins

    Jan Benetka

    Senior Research Scientist at Unacast

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    Are We Back to Normal Yet? The Impact of Covid on Human Mobility

  • 10:15 AM

    15 mins

    Andrea Gorrini

    Transport Research Consultant at Systematica Srl

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    COVID-19 Pandemic and Activity Patterns in Milan: WI-FI Sensors and Location-Based Data

    10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Networking Break

  • 10:45 AM

    15 mins

    Jonathan Cook

    Student Researcher at UCL

    Tova Perlman

    Research Fellow at Data Science for Social Good

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    Mapping the World's Offline Population

  • 11:00 AM

    15 mins

    Matt Forrest

    VP of Solutions Engineering

    Travis Webb

    Solutions Architect at Google

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    Geospatial Data Ingestion at Scale with Dataflow & geobeam

  • 11:15 AM

    15 mins

    Raphaël Huser

    Assistant Professor of Statistics at (KAUST)

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    Big Data Modeling for Estimating Extreme Sea Surface Temperature Hotspots in the Red Sea

  • 11:30 AM

    15 mins

    Nik Hengel

    VP, Localytics at Novus Media

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    Using Location Data for Future Ready Multimedia

  • 11:45 AM

    15 mins

    Alaina Sliwinski

    Location Intelligence Specialist and Moderator

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    Spatial Data Scientist of the Year 2021 Award

Speakers

  • 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.

  • Anita Graser

    Anita Graser

    Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology

    Anita Graser

    Anita is a spatial data scientist, open source GIS advocate, & author. She's the developer of MovingPandas, a Python library for analyzing movement data & has published several books about QGIS, including “Learning QGIS” & “QGIS Map Design”.

  • Minori Matsuda

    Minori Matsuda

    Data Scientist Manager at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan

    Minori Matsuda

    Minori is currently Data Scientist Manager at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. He is a speacialist in Machine Learning, Linguistics, Statistics & Data Analytics with an MBA in Business Administration. He has been recognized as a Google Developpers Expert (Machine Learning) by Google.

  • Martin Fleischmann

    Martin Fleischmann

    (He/Him)

    Research Associate / Data Scientist at the University of Liverpool

    Martin Fleischmann

    (He/Him)

    Martin is a member of the Geographic Data Science Lab at the University of Liverpool. Researcher in urban morphology & geographic data science focusing on quantitative analysis of urban form & open-source software.

  • Bilal Lodhi

    Bilal Lodhi

    Advanced Analytics Director at Bain & Company

    Bilal Lodhi

    Bilal Lodhi is a director in Bain & Company's Advanced Analytical Group. He has extensive experience in customer segmentation, predictive modeling, white space analysis, complexity reduction, pricing research and big data analytics.

  • Jonathan Americo

    Jonathan Americo

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager at TomTom

    Jonathan Americo

    Jonathan has more than 10 years of experience working with tech products, location data & mobility solutions for different international companies across the globe. He is currently at TomTom focusing on smart mobility.

  • Claire Byrne

    Claire Byrne

    Spatial Data Scientist at Environmental Protection Agency

    Claire Byrne

    Claire has a background in GIS and spatial analysis, applying these skills in the environmental sphere for over 14 years, & adjusting toward spatial data science more recently.

  • Dan Baeder

    Dan Baeder

    Data Scientist at Deloitte Consulting

    Dan Baeder

    Dan is a data scientist at Deloitte focusing on transportation & human mobility. He leads the data science team on FutureScape, an analytics initiative merging cloud-scale, agent-based simulations with spatial data science.

  • Pelayo Arbués

    Pelayo Arbués

    Head of Data Science at Idealista

    Pelayo Arbués

    Pelayo is Head of Data Science at idealista. Previously, he worked as an Applied Economics researcher in Academia & in 2015 he started his career as a Data Scientist in the private sector.

  • Denise Pearl

    Denise Pearl

    Global ISV Lead at Google

    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.

  • Fletcher Berryman

    Fletcher Berryman

    Product Manager at SafeGraph

    Fletcher Berryman

    Fletcher is a geographer & remote sensing specialist currently working in product at SafeGraph. Previously, Berryman held roles at dataPlor, CARTO, and Apollo Mapping, & he continues to work as a research assistant at the University of Chicago.

  • Andrea Gorrini

    Andrea Gorrini

    Transport Research Consultant at Systematica Srl

    Andrea Gorrini

    Andrea is an environmental psychologist with experience in human behavior in transport systems, crowd dynamics and walkability. Since 2019, she collaborates with Systematica as Transport Research Consultant.

  • Jan Benetka

    Jan Benetka

    Senior Research Scientist at Unacast

    Jan Benetka

    Jan is a research scientist at Unacast where he works on deriving insight about human mobility. During his PhD studies at NTNU he focused on intelligent assistants and their ability to proactively provide information based on user's context (such as location or time). Currently, he is most passionate about ((spatial) knowledge) graphs.

  • Giulia Carella

    Giulia Carella

    Spatial Data Scientist at CARTO

    Giulia Carella

    Giulia holds a PhD in Statistical climatology from the University of Southampton (UK) and previously she worked as a researcher at the Le Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (FR) & at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

  • Miguel Álvarez García

    Miguel Álvarez García

    Lead Data Scientist at CARTO

    Miguel Álvarez García

    Miguel is CARTO's lead data scientist with more than 9 years of experience in desiging, implementing & delivering optimization & machine learning solutions to enable data driven decision making in organizations.

  • Iacopo Testi

    Iacopo Testi

    Urban Artificial Intelligence Scientist at RHEA Group

    Iacopo Testi

    Iacopo works at the intersection of data science, sustainability & urbanism applying artificial intelligence models to the urban domain. Specifically, he develops supervised & unsupervised artificial neural networks.

  • Gerardo Lastra

    Gerardo Lastra

    Team Leader Data Scientist at Vodafone

    Gerardo Lastra

    Gerardo is a Team Leader Data Scientist at Vodafone Business. He leads the development of a solution called Vodafone Analytics that turns network data into mobility insights & is live in many markets across Vodafone's international footprint. He holds a MEng in Computer Science & a MSc in Artificial Intelligence, he is also passionate about applying software engineering principles & devops practices in his day-to-day.

  • Dr. George Panteras

    Dr. George Panteras

    Manager in Data Science & Applied AI at Deloitte

    Dr. George Panteras

    George is a Lead Data Scientist at Deloitte’s Applied AI, leading efforts in FutureScape, an AI-based simulation. He previously worked for Allstate and The World Bank as a Spatial Data Scientist and holds a PhD in Geoinformatics.

  •  Rosalie van der Maas, MSc

    Rosalie van der Maas, MSc

    (She/Her)

    CEO at Ellipsis Drive

    Rosalie van der Maas, MSc

    (She/Her)

    Rosalie is co-founder and CEO of Ellipsis Drive. She was accepted into Dutch Design school at age 15, organized her own events on Big Data & society at age 20, & founded her first company at age 22. The journey goes on!

  • Parker Ence

    Parker Ence

    CEO of Veraset

    Parker Ence

    Parker Ence is the CEO of Veraset, a leading geospatial data-as-a-service company providing population movement data to over 100 data science teams who are solving problems in advertising, financial services, public health, city planning, transportation, mobile networks, & more.

  • Eva Murray

    Eva Murray

    Senior Evangelist, EMEA at Snowflake

    Eva Murray

    Eva Murray is a recognised expert in data visualization and has published two books on data visualisation and community building. Eva helps Snowflake’s customers drive user adoption and increase the role data plays in decision making.

  • Nik Hengel

    Nik Hengel

    (He/Him)

    VP, Localytics at Novus Media

    Nik Hengel

    (He/Him)

    Nik is an experienced marketing analytics & optimization leader with a demonstrated history of working in the retail marketing & web analytics industries. He is skilled in media planning analytics, integrated marketing performance, Test-and-Learn optimization & has a BS focused in Marketing from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

  • Geoff Michener

    Geoff Michener

    CEO & Co-Founder of dataPlor

    Geoff Michener

    Geoff is an entrepreneur, international business executive & outdoorsman with 10+ years of experience providing successful outcomes for global enterprises. His specialities include geospatial data, business development & counterterrorism.

  • Taylor Reich

    Taylor Reich

    (They/Them)

    Research Associate at Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

    Taylor Reich

    (They/Them)

    Taylor (they/them) leads ITDP's global analytics program, measuring urban mobility and emissions in cities around the world. Their background is in biochemistry & Middle Eastern housing policy.

  • Carlos Carrión

    Carlos Carrión

    External Advisor at Real Madrid

    Carlos Carrión

    Carlos is currently a Senior Advisor for the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium remodelling project at Real Madrid CF. He previously worked at Telefónica as a Corporate Marketing Director focusing on sport content (F1, MotoGP, Football) & BBVA as Head of International Communications & Marketing focusing on Liga BBVA, the largest online football community at that time.

  • Joe Karlsson

    Joe Karlsson

    (He/Him)

    Developer Advocate at SingleStore

    Joe Karlsson

    (He/Him)

    Joe Karlsson is a software engineer turned Developer Advocate at SingleStore. He comes from the frozen tundra of Minneapolis, Minnesota (& yes, it does get really cold here, & no, not everyone here has the accent from the movie, Fargo). Joe has been primarily a Node & JavaScript engineer. He has been writing, teaching, and talking about code his entire career.

  • Alejandra Aranzadi

    Alejandra Aranzadi

    Data Partnerships Manager at CARTO

    Alejandra Aranzadi

    Alejandra is a Data Partnerships Manager at CARTO, establishing and coordinating our relationship with top class location data providers worldwide.

  • Antonio Cotroneo

    Antonio Cotroneo

    (He/Him)

    Director of Technical Content Strategy at OmniSci

    Antonio Cotroneo

    (He/Him)

    Antonio is the Director of Technical Content Strategy at OmniSci. He has spent his career helping people around the world maximize their geospatial data, mapping technology, & spatial analyses to make critical decisions for their customers and community. Antonio has a M.S. from the University of Southern California in GIS & Technology & worked as Esri for over 5 years.

  • Alaina Sliwinski

    Alaina Sliwinski

    (She/Her)

    Location Intelligence Specialist and Moderator

    Alaina Sliwinski

    (She/Her)

    Alaina is a Location Intelligence Specialist at CARTO. Previously, she was honored as a Brooke Owens Fellow in 2020 & currently serves as Board Member & Treasurer to nonprofit, SciAccess. She is passionate about making STEM inclusive for all. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & a certificate in Data Analytics & Data Science.

  • Gregg Verutes

    Gregg Verutes

    Data Science & GIS Lead at MarFishEco

    Gregg Verutes

    With a diverse background in environmental science & management, Gregg's research blends the fields of geography & technology to empower others in protecting the planet. He is passionate about environmental education, data visualization, & machine-learning to make better use of existing data & turn info into action in data-limited areas.

  • Satya Basu

    Satya Basu

    Digital Innovation Strategist, Senior Associate at Perkins + Will

    Satya Basu

    Satya is a Digital Innovation Strategist in the Perkins and Will i/o lab. He is a designer, strategist & technologist who utilizes his diverse background to respond to design challenges with inventive problem-solving. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy & social thought from the University of Chicago and a master’s of Architecture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

  • Jonathan Cook

    Jonathan Cook

    Student Researcher at UCL

    Jonathan Cook

    Jonathan first studied Theoretical Physics at university & loves to use its ‘first principles’ approach to problem solving in his data science work. He is now a DeepMind scholar at the UCL Centre for AI & has recently been working with the UN to map the world’s offline populations.

  • Tova Perlman

    Tova Perlman

    (She/Her)

    Research Fellow at Data Science for Social Good

    Tova Perlman

    (She/Her)

    Tova has a Masters in Urban Spatial Analytics and loves working primarily on urban related issues like housing and economic development. She was thrilled to be part of the Data Science for Social Good fellowship, working with the UN to map internet connectivity throughout the world.

  • Argyrios Kyrgiazos

    Argyrios Kyrgiazos

    Data Scientist AT CARTO

    Argyrios Kyrgiazos

    Argyrios is holding a PhD on Satellite communications from University of Surrey and has worked as a researcher in many projects modelling the space-time channels and rain fields. He is currently working as a Data Scientist at Carto focusing on spatial algorithms and applications.

  • Saif Ahmed

    Saif Ahmed

    Developer Relations Lead at Kinetica

    Saif Ahmed

    Saif Ahmed leads Developer Relations at Kinetica. Saif served as Chief Quantitative Technologist at AIG Asset Management, where he directed investments for a $230B real-estate portfolio driven by geospatial features. Saif holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell & an MS at UC Berkeley.

  • Sina Kashuk

    Sina Kashuk

    SVP, Head of Unfolded

    Sina Kashuk

    Sina leads the advancement of Foursquare’s powerful new geospatial analytics & visualization technology. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering & has spent his career applying data science to the geospatial industry. Sina co-founded Unfolded & has worked across sectors for organizations like Uber, DataKind and New York University’s Center for Urban Science & Progress.

  • Andrew Zolli

    Andrew Zolli

    VP, Global Impact Initiatives + Planet Fellow at Planet

    Andrew Zolli

    Andrew works at the intersection of global innovation, foresight, social change & resilience. Today, he oversees the sustainable development, humanitarian, & human rights Impact portfolio at Planet a breakthrough geospatial imaging organization that has deployed the largest constellation of Earth-observing satellites in history.

  • Jamie Herring

    Jamie Herring

    President at Climate Engine

    Jamie Herring

  • Ryan Ferriman

    Ryan Ferriman

    Sr Data Scientist GIS Focus at Charter Communications

    Ryan Ferriman

    Ryan is a Sr. Data Scientist on Charter’s Mobile Product Strategy Team. His focus is on spatial analysis of new and evolving projects.

  • Simone Torino

    Simone Torino

    Head of Product & Business Development at CKDelta

    Simone Torino

    Simone leads the Utility practice at CKDelta, data specialists within the CK Hutchison Holdings group. As Head of Product and Business Development, Simone focuses on delivering value and innovation by combining global scale, diverse data sets and multi-category expertise from sectors such as mobile telecoms, utilities, retail, transport and energy.

  • 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.

  • Kendra Lord

    Kendra Lord

    Director, Geospatial Engineering & Analytics at T-Mobile

    Kendra Lord

    Results driven business intelligence & geospatial engineering professional with 10+ years of experience driving strategic & operational initiatives utilizing intelligence and data analytics.

  • Ryan Rembert

    Ryan Rembert

    Director, Software Development - Emerging Products at T-Mobile

    Ryan Rembert

    Ryan is an engineer, geoscientist, and consultant with 15+ years experience developing leaders and delivering products to market.

  • Alexander Romero Diaz

    Alexander Romero Diaz

    Data Science at Securitas Direct

    Alexander Romero Diaz

    Alexander is graduated in Mathematical Engineering from the University Complutense of Madrid, right now he is finishing a Master Degree in Big Data. Although he has a background in AI, Alex is currently a Data Scientist within the Analytics team of Securitas Direct Verisure, where they focus on reporting & improving the Business contributing with new ideas after certain analysis.

  • Eugenie Chen

    Eugenie Chen

    VP of Data & Analytics at Vistar Media

    Eugenie Chen

    Eugenie Chen is the Vice President of Data & Analytics at Vistar Media, where she leads the strategic growth and development of the company’s data & analytics functions globally. Partnering with the industry's leading data providers, Eugenie & her team continuously build and enhance data & measurement solutions to make digital out-of-home easier to buy & measure for today's omnichannel marketers.

  • Roberto Cruz

    Roberto Cruz

    VP Data & Analytics at OnTruck

    Roberto Cruz

    Roberto, who leads the Data team at Ontruck, has extensive experience as an engineer specializing in Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning Big Data, and the data world in general, having developed his career in companies such as IBM and HAVAS Media among others.

  • Bryan Stiekes

    Bryan Stiekes

    Technical Director at CTO Office, Google Cloud

    Bryan Stiekes

    Bryan has more than 20 years of experience in edge computing, enterprise systems development, software defined networking, & security. At Google, Bryan works with customer engineering & executive leadership teams to identify emerging themes and prove innovative solutions are viable and valuable.

  • Lydia Martin

    Lydia Martin

    Strategy Manager, National RAN Strategy at Telus

    Lydia Martin

    Lydia Martin is a Strategy Manager in Technology Strategy, Business Transformation at TELUS. She primes the wireless GIS roadmap for applications requiring coverage & other wireless spatial datasets. Lydia has a Geography degree from McMaster University & a GIS Applications Specialist diploma from Fleming College.

  • Peter Duong

    Peter Duong

    Design Specialist in Technology Strategy, Business Transformation at TELUS

    Peter Duong

    Peter is a Design Specialist in Technology Strategy, Business Transformation at TELUS. His focus is on technical lead cloud technology, location intelligence and data analytics.

  • Haiku Sky

    Haiku Sky

    Product Portfolio Manager at NREL

    Haiku Sky

    Haiku Sky is a Product Portfolio Manager within the Geospatial Data Science Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His role entails overseeing strategic design & development on a suite of over 40 geospatial data visualization web applications for users across the world. Each application focuses on providing comprehensive data & analytical capabilities to support researchers, industries, & governments achieve goals for the transition to renewable energy.

  • Jake Freivald

    Jake Freivald

    VP, Product Marketing at Fulcrum

    Jake Freivald

    Freivald’s twenty-five year career in software has covered multiple technologies with a focus on data management and analytics, placing particular emphasis on helping people understand the practical requirements of modernization.

  • Raphaël Huser

    Raphaël Huser

    Assistant Professor of Statistics at (KAUST)

    Raphaël Huser

    Raphaël Huser is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he leads the Extreme Statistics (extSTAT) research group. His research mainly focuses on the development of novel statistical methodology for the modeling, prediction & assessment of risk related to spatio-temporal extremes arising in a wide range of geo-environmental applications.

  • Keith Chen

    Keith Chen

    Professor of Behavioral Economics at UCLA Anderson

    Keith Chen

    Keith Chen is a Professor of Behavioral Economics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. His research blurs traditional disciplinary boundaries in both subject & methodology, bringing unorthodox tools to bear on problems at the intersection of Economics, Psychology, & Biology. Professor Chen also advises numerous companies on topics at the intersection of behavioral economics, business strategy, & dynamic pricing. Most recently he was the Head of Economic Research for Uber, where among other projects he designed Uber's current "Surge" pricing model.

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