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Keynote Speakers / 2020

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Peter Zaitsev

CEO at Percona
Peter Zaitsev is CEO and co-founder of Percona. As one of the foremost experts on MySQL strategy and optimization, Peter leveraged both his technical vision and entrepreneurial skills. Peter is a co-author of High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication, one of the most popular books on MySQL performance. Peter frequently speaks as an expert lecturer at conferences.

Brian Dolan

CEO at Verdant AI
Brian Dolan, Founder of Verdant AI, is a leading mathematician, data scientist, and cyberneticist that has built thousands of AI products for over 20 years. Brian is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded Deep 6 AI, Qurius, and Discovix. He has led enterprise projects for clients like EMC, Havas, T-Mobile, and the government. Formerly Chief Scientist at Greenplum (EMC), Brian led data science at Yahoo! Inc. and Research Analytics at FOX and MySpace. An experienced author and speaker, he co-authored “MAD Skills: New Analysis Practices," delivered a TEDx talk, and wrote the chapter “Information Pathways” in "Transforming Healthcare with Big Data."

Maria Malavenda

CEO at THE LOOK
Maria Malavenda is Founder and CEO of LOOK Enterprises, a personalized, data-driven care management platform for beauty and wellness services. Prior to LOOK, Maria catalyzed several award-winning high-growth ventures in healthcare, consumer products and technology -- including companies acquired by Microsoft, Bosch and IMG. She previously served as a Fortune 100 marketing executive for Johnson & Johnson, a Strategy Partner for Deloitte and Accenture, and immersed herself in the “digital data revolution” as VP of Strategy and Corporate Development for Monster Worldwide and ZoomInfo.

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Email Subash D’Souza at subash[at]dataconla.com if you are interested in being a sponsor for our 2020 event.

About the Conference / What You Need To Know

Data Con LA was awarded the prestigious Certificate of Appreciation by the City of LA for our community work.

Data Con LA is the largest, of its kind, data conference in Southern California. Spearheaded by Subash D’Souza and organized and supported by a community of volunteers, sponsors and speakers, Data Con LA features the most vibrant gathering of data and technology enthusiasts in Los Angeles.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DCLA 2020 is going virtual. Join us on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of October to be part of the SoCal Data Community.

Data Con LA began as Big Data Day LA in 2013, with just over 250 attendees. We have since grown to over 550 attendees in 2014, 950+ attendees in 2015, 1200+ attendees in 2016, and 1550+ attendees in 2017. In 2018, we re-branded ourselves from Big Data Day LA to Data Con LA with over 1800 attendees and over 2000 in 2019. In 2020 we expect over 2000 attendees as well.

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