See highlights of the Spatial Data Science Conference 2023 in New York. The largest event for Data Science, GIS & Analytics professionals.

This year we brought together 800 Data Science, Advanced Analytics & Geospatial experts from across the globe to discuss the latest trends and innovative use cases across multiple industries.

Speakers

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Will Geary

Senior Data Scientist at Revel
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Andie Migden

Senior GIS Analyst at RIPCO Real Estate
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Sowmya Achanta

Program Manager, Community Health Management at BCBSA
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Seth Spielman

Director, Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft
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Vivek Sakhrani

VP, Data & Analytics
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Javier de la Torre

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at CARTO
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Andy Rossmeissl

CEO at Faraday
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Georgina Vaughan

Data Scientist at Ricardo
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Alex Singleton

Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool
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David McClusky

Director, Developer Solutions, Google Maps Platform
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Tom Fleischer

CTO at Vistar Media
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Helen McKenzie

Geospatial Advocate at CARTO
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Christopher Evangelides

Senior GIS & EO Consultant at Ricardo
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Dr Joan LaRovere

Co-Founder, Vice President, and Board Member at Virtue Foundation
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Mark Korver

Geospatial at AWS
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Geoff Michener

CEO at dataplor
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Gavin Lewis

Head of Engineering at Fathom
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Kadir Karakus

Head of Data at Echo Analytics
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Eugene Chong

Senior Product Manager at SafeGraph
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Ray Roberts-York

Managing Director at Michael Bauer International GmbH
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Chen Chen

Sciences Director
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Susan Devitt, PhD

Industry Solution Engineer at Snowflake
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Sohaib Katariwala

Analytics Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS
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Venkatesh Seka

Principal Data Cloud Architect at Snowflake
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Jade Fawcett

GIS Technical Specialist at The University of Manchester
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Aaron Fraint

Senior Solutions Engineer at CARTO
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Zachary Walker

Solutions Engineer at CARTO
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Robert Edwards

Senior Data Scientist at General System
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Gina Park Kenney

Sr Manager, Emerging Wireless Technologies at Comcast
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Joshua Bramall

Head of Data Science at General System
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Eli Knaap

Senior Research Scientist & Associate Director at SDSU Center for Open Geographical Science
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David Peto

Co-Founder and CEO at General System
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Andrew Rogers

Co-Founder and CTO at General System
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Anand Singh

Executive, Location Intelligence at CoreLogic
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Greg Scharer

Senior Vice President Technology & Operations at National CineMedia
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Ali Rossi

Senior Data Scientist at Foursquare
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Jesse Canella

COO at Tensorflight
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James McClain

Machine Learning Lead at Element 84
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Matt Bialas

Senior Software Engineer at Element 84
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Jeremy Malczyk

Cloud Geographer at Google
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Agenda

Steve Walker
Senior Staff Generative AI ML Solution Engineer
Venkatesh Seka
Principal Data Cloud Architect at Snowflake
Kyle Barron
Cloud Engineer at Development Seed
Jeremy Malczyk
Cloud Geographer at Google
David McClusky
Director, Developer Solutions, Google Maps Platform
Matt Bialas
Senior Software Engineer at Element 84
James McClain
Machine Learning Lead at Element 84
Gavin Lewis
Head of Engineering at Fathom
Jade Fawcett
GIS Technical Specialist at The University of Manchester
Gina Park Kenney
Sr Manager, Emerging Wireless Technologies at Comcast
Jesse Canella
COO at Tensorflight
Ali Rossi
Senior Data Scientist at Foursquare
Greg Scharer
Senior Vice President Technology & Operations at National CineMedia
Anand Singh
Executive, Location Intelligence at CoreLogic
Andrew Rogers
Co-Founder and CTO at General System
David Peto
Co-Founder and CEO at General System
Eli Knaap
Senior Research Scientist & Associate Director at SDSU Center for Open Geographical Science
Joshua Bramall
Head of Data Science at General System
Robert Edwards
Senior Data Scientist at General System
Zachary Walker
Solutions Engineer at CARTO
Aaron Fraint
Senior Solutions Engineer at CARTO
Venkatesh Seka
Principal Data Cloud Architect at Snowflake
Sohaib Katariwala
Analytics Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS
Sourav Ganguly
Sr. Leader Enterprise Architecture at CoreLogic
Susan Devitt, PhD
Industry Solution Engineer at Snowflake
Chen Chen
Sciences Director
Alex Singleton
Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool
Seth Spielman
Director, Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft
Sowmya Achanta
Program Manager, Community Health Management at BCBSA
Tom Fleischer
CTO at Vistar Media
Yuri Astrakhan
CoFounder of MapLibre and Sr Staff Engineer at Rivian
Ashish Jain
Principal Software Architect at CoreLogic
Helen McKenzie
Geospatial Advocate at CARTO
Javier de la Torre
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at CARTO
Dr Joan LaRovere
Co-Founder, Vice President, and Board Member at Virtue Foundation
Ray Roberts-York
Managing Director at Michael Bauer International GmbH
Georgina Vaughan
Data Scientist at Ricardo
Christopher Evangelides
Senior GIS & EO Consultant at Ricardo
Eugene Chong
Senior Product Manager at SafeGraph
Geoff Michener
CEO at dataplor
Andie Migden
Senior GIS Analyst at RIPCO Real Estate
Will Geary
Senior Data Scientist at Revel
Andy Rossmeissl
CEO at Faraday
Mark Korver
Geospatial at AWS
Vivek Sakhrani
VP, Data & Analytics
Felix Palmer
Principal Rendering Engineer at CARTO
Matt Forrest
Field CTO at CARTO
Javier de la Torre
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at CARTO
Alberto Asuero
CTO at CARTO
Alejandro Quinto
Head of Innovation
Mark Wright
Lead Analyst at Experian
Andrew Maclachlan
Lecturer in Spatial Data Science and Visualisation at UCL
Dr Andrew Smith
Co-Founder at Fathom
Jeremy Morley
Chief Geospatial Scientist at OS
Raquel Carvalho
Director, Partner Development at NIQ
Bernardo Monechi
Data Scientist at The Data Appeal Company
Hannah Babineau
Head of Partnerships at Data Appeal
Charlie Dacke
Head of Geospatial Technology and Standards at Office for National Statistics
Antonio Hita
Director of Solutions Engineering at CARTO
Tomas Ehrenfeld
Senior Solutions Engineer at CARTO
Lucía García Duarte
Data Scientist at CARTO
Simon Wrigley
Senior Solutions Engineer at CARTO
Dean Page
Postgraduate Researcher at University of Hull
Kadir Karakus
Head of Data at Echo Analytics
Alexandre Outman
Product Manager at Echo Analytics
Thea Backlar
VP of Product at Echo Analytics
Oleksii Bielov
Product Manager at Snowflake
Biswajit Acharya, Ph.D.
Consulting Partner, Sustainable Banking, Finance and Investment at Tata Consultancy Services
Giulia Carella
Data Scientist at CARTO
Matthew Garrod
Data Scientist at BT
Katy Ashwin
Market Planning Analyst at KFC
Bill Oates
Cloud Capability Lead at ProjectiveGroup
Helen McKenzie
Geospatial Advocate at CARTO
Sean Howard
Sr Solutions Architect at AWS
Tim Rains
Geospatial Data Scientist at BT
Clifford McDowell
Founder & CEO at Doorda
Caroline Robinson
Unite Lead, Executive Board at Women+ in Geospatial
Fawad A. Qureshi
Industry Field CTO at Snowflake
Adam Dennett
Professor & Head of Department,Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL
Louise Etherden
Partner at CACI Ltd
Jasmine Small
Data Science and Research Officer at Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Aaron Martin
Data Innovation Manager at Clear Channel UK
Ali Saad
Data Science Lead at Connected Kerb
Susanne Knorr
Product Owner Site Selection at Connected Kerb
Dr. Beth Crane
Chief Data Operations Officer at dataplor
Phil Cooper
Global Geospatial Lead at Amazon Web Services
Bryan Bonack
Director, Product Management at SafeGraph
Ed Parham
Director of Innovation and Design at Space Syntax
Milos Colic
Tech Lead Public Sector UK&I at Databricks
Dr Carolin Sievers
Lead Data Scientist at Outra
Javier de la Torre
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at CARTO
Georgios Giasemidis
Lead Data Scientist at Choregraph
Priyanka Sharma
Manager - Location Intelligence at Booking.com
Evan Harwin
Data Scientist at Mott MacDonald
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60
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Registration & Welcome Breakfast
Registration & Welcome Breakfast
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9:00
30
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Javier de la Torre
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at CARTO
Talk to the Map: GenAI and Geo
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9:30
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Anand Singh
Executive, Location Intelligence at CoreLogic
Innovation and Impact through CoreLogic’s unrivalled Property and Location Insights
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Susan Devitt, PhD
Industry Solution Engineer at Snowflake
Spatial Data Clean Rooms for Collaborative Logistics Optimization
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9:55
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Sowmya Achanta
Program Manager, Community Health Management at BCBSA
Tackling Health Inequities with Geospatial
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10:10
20
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Coffee Break
Coffee Break
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10:30
20
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Mark Korver
Geospatial at AWS
What Did We Learn From the Short History of Cloud-Native Geospatial to Inform Us in the Age of GenAI?
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15
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Gina Park Kenney
Sr Manager, Emerging Wireless Technologies at Comcast
Improving the Xfinity Mobile Experience
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Kadir Karakus
Head of Data at Echo Analytics
Greg Scharer
Senior Vice President Technology & Operations at National CineMedia
Navigating Cinema Advertising with Geospatial Data
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11:25
15
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Andie Migden
Senior GIS Analyst at RIPCO Real Estate
Predicting Rent Prices of Ground Floor Retail Space using GWR and Spatial Regression
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15
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Will Geary
Senior Data Scientist at Revel
How to Build an Electric Rideshare Service
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Eugene Chong
Senior Product Manager at SafeGraph
Chen Chen
Sciences Director
Navigating OOH Campaign Measurement Through a Dynamic World
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12:05
60
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Lunch
Lunch
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15
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Andy Rossmeissl
CEO at Faraday
The Value of Customer-Led Market Strategies
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10
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Geoff Michener
CEO at dataplor
Jesse Canella
COO at Tensorflight
Powering Insurance Systems for More Informed Decisions
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25
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Helen McKenzie
Geospatial Advocate at CARTO
Ray Roberts-York
Managing Director at Michael Bauer International GmbH
Jade Fawcett
GIS Technical Specialist at The University of Manchester
Ali Rossi
Senior Data Scientist at Foursquare
Panel - Spatial Data Science Careers
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13:55
15
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Alex Singleton
Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool
Seth Spielman
Director, Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft
Harnessing Old and New Technologies: An Open Geodemographic Classification System for the US
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David McClusky
Director, Developer Solutions, Google Maps Platform
Go Beyond the Map
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15
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Vivek Sakhrani
VP, Data & Analytics
Geo-Targeting in the Last Mile of Public Health: Reaching the Zero-Dose Child
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Coffee Break
Coffee Break
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15
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Dr Joan LaRovere
Co-Founder, Vice President, and Board Member at Virtue Foundation
Data for Good: Changing the Shape of Medical Deserts to Save Lives
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15
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Christopher Evangelides
Senior GIS & EO Consultant at Ricardo
Georgina Vaughan
Data Scientist at Ricardo
Monitoring the Impact of Climate Change: Using Satellite Imagery to Detect Wildfires
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20
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David Peto
Co-Founder and CEO at General System
Andrew Rogers
Co-Founder and CTO at General System
Expanding Into New Dimensions With Spatiotemporal Data
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Tom Fleischer
CTO at Vistar Media
Vistar Media
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16:10
5
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Spatial Data Scientist of the Year Award
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Steve Walker
Senior Staff Generative AI ML Solution Engineer
Venkatesh Seka
Principal Data Cloud Architect at Snowflake
Kyle Barron
Cloud Engineer at Development Seed
Jeremy Malczyk
Cloud Geographer at Google
David McClusky
Director, Developer Solutions, Google Maps Platform
Matt Bialas
Senior Software Engineer at Element 84
James McClain
Machine Learning Lead at Element 84
Gavin Lewis
Head of Engineering at Fathom
Jade Fawcett
GIS Technical Specialist at The University of Manchester
Gina Park Kenney
Sr Manager, Emerging Wireless Technologies at Comcast
Jesse Canella
COO at Tensorflight
Ali Rossi
Senior Data Scientist at Foursquare
Greg Scharer
Senior Vice President Technology & Operations at National CineMedia
Anand Singh
Executive, Location Intelligence at CoreLogic
Andrew Rogers
Co-Founder and CTO at General System
David Peto
Co-Founder and CEO at General System
Eli Knaap
Senior Research Scientist & Associate Director at SDSU Center for Open Geographical Science
Joshua Bramall
Head of Data Science at General System
Robert Edwards
Senior Data Scientist at General System
Zachary Walker
Solutions Engineer at CARTO
Aaron Fraint
Senior Solutions Engineer at CARTO
Venkatesh Seka
Principal Data Cloud Architect at Snowflake
Sohaib Katariwala
Analytics Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS
Sourav Ganguly
Sr. Leader Enterprise Architecture at CoreLogic
Susan Devitt, PhD
Industry Solution Engineer at Snowflake
Chen Chen
Sciences Director
Alex Singleton
Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool
Seth Spielman
Director, Principal Data Scientist at Microsoft
Sowmya Achanta
Program Manager, Community Health Management at BCBSA
Tom Fleischer
CTO at Vistar Media
Yuri Astrakhan
CoFounder of MapLibre and Sr Staff Engineer at Rivian
Ashish Jain
Principal Software Architect at CoreLogic
Helen McKenzie
Geospatial Advocate at CARTO
Javier de la Torre
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at CARTO
Dr Joan LaRovere
Co-Founder, Vice President, and Board Member at Virtue Foundation
Ray Roberts-York
Managing Director at Michael Bauer International GmbH
Georgina Vaughan
Data Scientist at Ricardo
Christopher Evangelides
Senior GIS & EO Consultant at Ricardo
Eugene Chong
Senior Product Manager at SafeGraph
Geoff Michener
CEO at dataplor
Andie Migden
Senior GIS Analyst at RIPCO Real Estate
Will Geary
Senior Data Scientist at Revel
Andy Rossmeissl
CEO at Faraday
Mark Korver
Geospatial at AWS
Vivek Sakhrani
VP, Data & Analytics
Felix Palmer
Principal Rendering Engineer at CARTO
Matt Forrest
Field CTO at CARTO
Javier de la Torre
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at CARTO
Alberto Asuero
CTO at CARTO
Alejandro Quinto
Head of Innovation
Mark Wright
Lead Analyst at Experian
Andrew Maclachlan
Lecturer in Spatial Data Science and Visualisation at UCL
Dr Andrew Smith
Co-Founder at Fathom
Jeremy Morley
Chief Geospatial Scientist at OS
Raquel Carvalho
Director, Partner Development at NIQ
Bernardo Monechi
Data Scientist at The Data Appeal Company
Hannah Babineau
Head of Partnerships at Data Appeal
Charlie Dacke
Head of Geospatial Technology and Standards at Office for National Statistics
Antonio Hita
Director of Solutions Engineering at CARTO
Tomas Ehrenfeld
Senior Solutions Engineer at CARTO
Lucía García Duarte
Data Scientist at CARTO
Simon Wrigley
Senior Solutions Engineer at CARTO
Dean Page
Postgraduate Researcher at University of Hull
Kadir Karakus
Head of Data at Echo Analytics
Alexandre Outman
Product Manager at Echo Analytics
Thea Backlar
VP of Product at Echo Analytics
Oleksii Bielov
Product Manager at Snowflake
Biswajit Acharya, Ph.D.
Consulting Partner, Sustainable Banking, Finance and Investment at Tata Consultancy Services
Giulia Carella
Data Scientist at CARTO
Matthew Garrod
Data Scientist at BT
Katy Ashwin
Market Planning Analyst at KFC
Bill Oates
Cloud Capability Lead at ProjectiveGroup
Helen McKenzie
Geospatial Advocate at CARTO
Sean Howard
Sr Solutions Architect at AWS
Tim Rains
Geospatial Data Scientist at BT
Clifford McDowell
Founder & CEO at Doorda
Caroline Robinson
Unite Lead, Executive Board at Women+ in Geospatial
Fawad A. Qureshi
Industry Field CTO at Snowflake
Adam Dennett
Professor & Head of Department,Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL
Louise Etherden
Partner at CACI Ltd
Jasmine Small
Data Science and Research Officer at Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Aaron Martin
Data Innovation Manager at Clear Channel UK
Ali Saad
Data Science Lead at Connected Kerb
Susanne Knorr
Product Owner Site Selection at Connected Kerb
Dr. Beth Crane
Chief Data Operations Officer at dataplor
Phil Cooper
Global Geospatial Lead at Amazon Web Services
Bryan Bonack
Director, Product Management at SafeGraph
Ed Parham
Director of Innovation and Design at Space Syntax
Milos Colic
Tech Lead Public Sector UK&I at Databricks
Dr Carolin Sievers
Lead Data Scientist at Outra
Javier de la Torre
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at CARTO
Georgios Giasemidis
Lead Data Scientist at Choregraph
Priyanka Sharma
Manager - Location Intelligence at Booking.com
Evan Harwin
Data Scientist at Mott MacDonald

Workshops

On the day prior to the conference, we held multiple interactive sessions with industry specialists.

A Data-Driven Approach to Flooding & Climate Risk Design to Enhance Supply Chain Network Resilience

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Enable Serverless Geospatial Analytics and Machine Learning with AWS and CARTO

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Blank spaces: using geosegmentation & financial data to learn which locations could most benefit from the "Swift Effect"

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Mastering Geospatial Analytics using Snowflake and CARTO

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Taming Big Data with Spatial Indexing

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From Data to Action: Decision Science for Accelerated Business Results

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Low Code Flow: Using CARTO Workflows for Low Code Repeatable Spatial Analytics

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Deeper, Broader, Faster, Stronger: Expanding into new dimensions with spatiotemporal data

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Spatial Data Science with PySAL: An Introduction to Geodemographic Segmentation and Urban Economic Structure

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ML on the Edge: Training models for Remote and On-Orbit Earth Observation

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Planet-scale spatial analysis with Google EarthEngine and BigQuery

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Workshops

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Jay Conference Bryant Park
Columbia University
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Auditorium of the conference
Venue

Columbia University

New York, US

After Party

Amity Hall

Amity Hall
People smiling and enjoying the SDSC afterparty
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Diversity program

Having a diverse group present at #SDSC23 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.

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