2017 Big Data Day LA

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Startup Showcase / 2017 Big Data Day LA Startup Showcase in collaboration with TenOneTen Ventures

This year we are excited to add something new to Big Data Day LA. In partnership with TenOneTen Ventures, we are bringing together some of the best data driven startups in Southern California! Five startups will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of judges that range from VCs to data experts. The winner will receive a $1500 cash prize, $1,000 in MongoDB Atlas DBaaS credit and 3 strategy sessions with VCs. Congratulations to the first ever Big Data Day LA 2017 Startup Showcase winner – MK.collective.

The Startup Showcase Finalists were: –

  • Popspots
    • Popspots drives sales and improves operations for grocery retailers using a network of IoT devices located in the checkout aisles.
  • MK.Collective
    • Big data debugging, cleaning, and code analytics for production cloud/Apache Spark
  • ALAPY
    • Machine learning for sequencing data compression, transfer, and analysis.
  • Polis Assist
    • Polis Assist, Inc. is the WAZE of parking. Find FREE parking and any other kind of parking in LA, and soon in NYC and San Francisco.

Visit us at 2:30 PM on the day of the event to come witness these 5 finalists duke it out to be crowned the First Big Data Day LA Startup Showcase Winner.

Sessions / Track & Session Info

Sponsors / 2017 Sponsors

Keynote Speakers / 2017

Abbass Sharif, PhD.

Academic Director, Master of Science in Business Analytics Program at the University of Southern California
Abbass is a professor of data science at USC Marshall School of Business, and he is the director of the MS in Business Analytics program. Professor Sharif specializes is in the field of statistical computing and data visualization and he has developed and published new multivariate visualization techniques for functional data, and currently he is developing visualization techniques to study brain activity data collected via the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technology. Professor Sharif teaches statistics courses that range from introductory statistics to data analysis for decision-making through to advanced modern statistical learning techniques, statistical computing and data visualization. (Host)

David Waxman

Managing Director at TenOneTen Ventures
David Waxman is Managing Partner at TenOneTen Ventures, an LA based venture capital firm that invests in data driven businesses. Prior to TenOneTen David has nearly two decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur. After graduating with a masters degree from MIT’s Media Lab in 1995, David co-founded Firefly, an early pioneer in personalization and privacy technology. Firefly was acquired by Microsoft in 1998 where the company’s flagship product became the Microsoft Passport, the web’s first unified authentication and identity platform. After Firefly, David co-founded PeoplePC, a company dedicated to simplifying the process of joining the online world. PeoplePC served over 600,000 individual subscribers as well as Fortune 100 corporations such as Ford Motor Company, Vivendi Universal and Delta Air Lines. PeoplePC went public in 2001 and was acquired by Earthlink in 2002. In 2005, David co-founded SpotRunner, a Los Angeles-based technology company that worked to revolutionize the way advertising was created, planned, bought and sold. Since leaving Spot Runner, David has dedicated his time  as an active mentor, speaker and investor to helping entrepreneurs realize their goals.

Lauren Moores

Director, Data Analytics at Tala
Lauren Moores is a data geek and strategist who uses dirty, disparate data to optimize business practices with relevant metrics and insightful stories. Lauren has over 20 years in data and technology strategy, science and data creation in various information and tech industries, including a PhD in Economics from Brown University.  Lauren currently runs data analytics at Tala, a global fintech startup that transforms mobile behavioral and transactional data to provide financial services in emerging economies. She is also a current member of the data advisory board for the USA for UNHCR, a non-profit which supports the UN Refugee Agency. Most recently, Lauren was chief evangelist for Dstillery, a cross-device digital intelligence platform, and chief science officer for EveryScreen Media, a mobile RTB and audience technology company acquired by Dstillery. Prior to EveryScreen, Lauren managed the science, data assets and data engineering teams at WPP’s Kantar Compete, building large, global, multi-sourced digital consumer research panels and consumer analytics. Lauren is an active speaker and writer on innovation through mobile data, technology and analytics, including prior lecturing at Brown, NYU and UCLA.

Maggie Jan

Director, Partner Channel & Developer Advocacy at Keen.IO
Maggie Jan is the Director, Developer Advocacy at the analytics company Keen IO. In addition to running Keen IO internal analytics, she teaches classes on analytics, helps customers, and provides analytics mentorship. She also works part-time as a Doctor of Optometry. Prior to Keen IO, Maggie was a Technical Architect at Accenture performing large-scale SAP implementations for Fortune 500 companies.

Ian Swanson

Founder and CEO at DataScience.com
An expert in analytics and data science, an accomplished entrepreneur, and a successful executive for such Fortune 500 companies as American Express and Sprint, Ian Swanson is at home in both startups and enterprise-level organizations. Swanson is currently the CEO and Founder of DataScience.com, a company that empowers data scientists with best-in-class tools, infrastructure, and expertise. Previously, he founded Sometrics, which launched the industry’s first global virtual currency platform in 2008 and was acquired by American Express in 2011. Prior to Sometrics, Swanson worked for the secure chat and messaging startup, Userplane, which was subsequently acquired by AOL.

Mike Warren

Co-Founder & CTO at Descartes Labs
Mike’s past work spans a wide range of disciplines, with the recurring theme of developing and applying advanced software and computing technology to understand the physical and virtual world. He was a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 25 years, and also worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Sandpiper Networks/Digital Island. His work has been recognized on multiple occasions, including the Gordon Bell prize for outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. He has degrees in Physics and Engineering & Applied Science from Caltech, and he received a PhD in Physics from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ben Welsh

Editor at Los Angeles Times Data Desk
Ben Welsh is the editor of the Los Angeles Times Data Desk, a team of reporters and computer programmers in the newsroom that works to collect, organize, analyze and present large amounts of information. He is also a cofounder of the California Civic Data Coalition, an open-source network of developers working to open up public data, and the creator of PastPages, an archive dedicated to the preservation of online news. Ben has worked at the Los Angeles Times since 2007.  Before working at The Times, Ben conducted data analysis for investigative projects at The Center for Public Integrity in Washington DC. Projects he has contributed to have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Library of Congress' Innovation Award and numerous other prizes for investigative reporting, digital design and online journalism. Ben graduated from DePaul University in 2004. During his time there, he worked with Carol Marin and Don Moseley at the DePaul Documentary Project. He later earned a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism — where he served as a graduate assistant at the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. He is originally from Swisher, Iowa.

Shala Arshi

Sr. Director, Technology Enabling at Intel & Co-Founder at Women in Big Data
Shala has extensive technical, management, marketing and business development background. She has been working at Intel in several roles which spanned from hands on engineering work in super computer and parallel processing with focus on message passing and networking aspect of the system to management running organization focused on operating system and driver development for Intel server platforms before moving to Intel capital. That shift provided Shala with great business insight and equity investment opportunities. Shala is now focused on marketing, promotion and communication for several products and technologies within Intel Software System Technologies and Optimization Division. Shala is also a big advocate for gender equity and one of the co-founders of Women in Big Data.  Shala has BS and MS in Computer Science from Oregon State University.

Keith Camoosa

SVP, Data Intelligence at Warner Bros.
Keith oversees Data Intelligence for Warner Brothers. The Data Intelligence team aggregates and analyzes data generated from thousands of retailers and hundreds of millions of consumers interacting with Warner Brothers’ content on desktop, TV and mobile platforms. These data and insights are used to design, inform and optimize content, user experiences, advertising and general business decisions. Prior to joining Warner Brothers, Keith led the data & advanced analytics practice at IPG Mediabrands. Keith also worked at Yahoo!, TNS and Deutsch. His expertise includes consumer intelligence, business intelligence, attribution & optimization, database & programmatic marketing enablement.

Sid Mohasseb

Adjunct Professor at USC
Sid Mohasseb is a serial entrepreneur, venture investor, professor and speaker. He has built and sold numerous global companies. He has consulted for hundreds of organizations from hyper-growth startups to Fortune 500's. He also teaches Data Science at the University of Southern California.

Eric Anderson

Product Manager at Google
Eric is a product manager at Google on data processing and analytics working mostly on Google Cloud Dataflow and Dataprep. Previously he worked at AWS on EC2 and at General Electric. He's on the Project Management Committee of the Alluxio open source project and speaks often about Apache Beam. He studied engineering at the University of Utah and received an MBA from Harvard.

Mary Bui-Pham

VP of Operations for Media Brands & Products at Oath
Mary Bui-Pham is VP of Operations for Media Brands & Products at Oath. In this role, she is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Publisher Products team that is responsible for combination of Yahoo and AOL flagship properties such as Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Tumblr, HuffPo, Techcrunch, and more.Mary is an 8-year Yahoo veteran and has held various leadership positions in Program Management, Design, and Business Operations.  Prior to joining Yahoo, Mary led Engineering, Quality, Program Management, and Release Management teams at eBay and DoubleClick. Mary holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, where she conducted computational modeling on Laminar Flames.

Espree Devora

Founder and Creator at WeAreLATech
Espree Devora (espreedevora.com) "the Girl who Gets it Done" is the Producer and Host of WeAreLATech , "Hello Customer" and #womenintech Podcasts. All have hit #1 on iTunes New & Noteworthy across all categories. She has run the monthly LA podcasters meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Podcasters-Meetup/) since 2014. WeAreLATech (wearelatech.com) unites the LA tech community via the podcast, a calendar of all tech events happening in the city and an offline 'Experience' Club. The Club provides people working in tech curated activities to step away from the computer like horseback riding, escape rooms, food tours, archery and more. She has given talks on entrepreneurship to many organizations including USC Business School, CBS, South by Southwest and Georgetown MBA. Most recently she was listed by INC Magazine as one of the top 30 women in tech to follow.
  • WeAreLATech Podcast: wearelatech.fm
  • #womenintech Podcast: womenintech.fm

Mike Limcaco

Senior Technical Advisor at Agilisium ConsultingAdvisor / Principal Architect at Agilisium Consulting
Mike is a senior technology adviser for the team - he is passionate about advanced analytics, including streaming analytics, ML & AI and brings over 25 years of large-scale systems design, development, and operations.  Mike, previously was the Technology Leader for the AWS Solutions Architecture team here in Los Angeles, and also worked as a management consultant at various firms including Ernst & Young, & Deloitte Consulting. Mike's experience include providing large-scale systems design and advanced analytics expertise for the Defense Intelligence community. Mike has been a featured speaker at Amazon, Gartner and UCLA Anderson School of Management events. (Sponsored)

Session Speakers / 2017

Adam Mollenkopf

Real-Time & Big Data GIS Capability Lead at ESRI

Anand Ranganathan

VP of Solutions at Unscrambl

Andrea Trevino

Lead Data Scientist at DataScience.com

Andrew Psaltis

HDF/IoT Product Solutions Architect at Hortonworks

Andrew Waage

Co-Founder at Retention Science

Annette MartinezNovo

Director, Benefits at Entertainment Partners

Aparajeeta Das

Co-Founder & COO at Third Eye Consulting

Armen Donigian

Data Science Engineer at Zest Finance

Ashish Thusoo

Co-founder/CEO at Qubole

Avinash Deshpande

Chief Software Architect at Logitech

Basavaraj Soppannavar

Technology & Marketing, GridDB at Toshiba America

Ben Coppersmith

Data Engineering Manager at Factual

Bin Fan

Software Engineer at Alluxio

Brendan Herger

Machine Learning Engineer at Capital One

Brian Bulkowski

CTO and Founder At Aerospike

Brian Dolan

Founder & Chief Scientist at Deep 6 AI

Brian Kursar

VP, Data Strategy & Architecture At Warner Bros

Chelsea Ursaner

Solutions Architect at Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

Colin McCabe

Software Engineer at Confluent

David Hsieh

SVP Marketing at Qubole

Dylan Rogerson

Senior Data Scientist at Activision

Edwin Robbins

Sales Engineer at Denodo

Emad Hasan

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder at Retina AI

Eric Ruiz

LatAm Marketing Manager at Google Waze

Hannah Smalltree

VP, Marketing at Cazena

Henry Pak

Solutions Architect at Elastic

Hicham Mhanna

Vice President of Engineering at BCG Digital Ventures

Huiyu Deng

Research Assistant at USC

Ingo Mierswa

Founder & President at RapidMiner

Irina Kukuyeva

Senior Data Scientist at Dia &Co

Jason Lee

Principal, Advanced Analytics Group at Bain & Company

Jeff Weintraub

Vice President at theAmplify

Jeffrey Carpenter

Developer Advocate at DataStax

Jerry Power

CEO at I3 Systems

Jill Dyche

Vice President, Best Practices at SAS

John Dohoney

Solutions Architect at Mesosphere

John Sullivan

Director of Innovation at SAP NA

Jonathan Gael

Co-Founder at Ether2

Josh Hemann

Director - Content Data Engineering & Analytics at Netflix

Joshua Poduska

Senior Data Scientist, Big Data Group at HPE Vertica

Joshua Robinson

Founding Engineer, FlashBlade at PureStorage

Jules Damji

Spark Developer & Community Advocate at Databricks

Karthik Ramasamy

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Streamlio

Kivanc Yazan

Software Engineer at ZipRecruiter

Kuassi Mensah

Director, Product Management at Oracle

Kurt Brown

Director, Data Platform at Netflix

Lawrence Spracklen

VP of Engineering at Alpine Data

Lilian Coral

Chief Data Officer at Office Of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

Lynn Langit

Big Data & Cloud Architect at Lynn Langit Consulting

Manas Bhat

Director - Finance and Strategy at Guitar Center

Mark Politi

VP Licensing at The Tone Knows

Matt Chapman

Senior Data Engineer at Tronc

Max Dumas

Principal Solution Engineer at Kinetica

Mehrdad Yazdani

Data Scientist at Open Medicine Institute & UCSD

Michael Lee Williams

Director of Research at Fast Forward Labs

Michael Tiernay

R&D Data Scientist at Edmunds.com

Mohit Mehra

Lead Data Engineer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

Monica Willbrand

Senior Business Consultant at Tableau Software

Neal Fultz

Principal Data Scientist, Optimization at OpenMail

Noelle Saldana

Principal Data Scientist at Pivotal

Olin Hyde

Founder & CEO at Leadcrunch AI

Raj Babu

CEO At Agilisium

Raman Marya

Director, Data Engineering and Analytics at OpenTable

Ramniklal Mistry

Sr. Manager - IoT Data Analytics at Verizon

Roman Shaposhnik

VP Technology at ODPi

Roopal Garg

Data Scientist at GumGum

Roozbeh Davari

Data Scientist at The Honest Company

Shawn Trainer

IM Technical Lead at Aviana Global

Shreekant Agrawal

Technology Consultant (Big Data) at ZS Associates

Sig Narvaez

Senior Solutions Architect at MongoDB

Slim Baltagi

Big Data Practice Director at Advanced Analytics LLC

Stuart McCormick

Americas Digital Services Leader at Honeywell

Suresh Paulraj

Principal Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft

Tague Griffith

Developer Advocate at RedisLabs

Vadim Tkachenko

CTO / Co-founder at Percona

Vartika Singh

Senior Solutions Architect at Cloudera

Yves Bergquist

Director, Data & Analytics Program at USC/ETC

Organizers / 2017 Organizers

Subash D’Souza

Organizer, Sponsors Co-Chair

Organizers / 2017 Committee Leaders

Abraham Elmahrek

Sessions Co-Chair

Amee Lord

Registration Co-Chair

Arjun Mahajan

Marketing Co-Chair

Arnold Borres

Registration Co-Chair

Arti Annaswamy

Technology Co-Chair

Clarissa Pinto Ribeiro

Sponsors Co-Chair

Humberto Zuniga

Sessions Co-Chair

Jason Brancazio

Sessions Co-Chair

Jimmy Kim

Locations & Catering Co-Chair

John Kim

Locations & Catering Co-Chair

Kaloyan Todorov

Registration Co-Chair

Nilesh DSouza

Food/ Beverages Co-Chair

Oszie Tarula

Food/Beverages Chair

Ravin Kumar

Registration Co-Chair

Rich Ung

Technology Co-Chair

Ruben Barrios

Registration Co-Chair

Sanjeev Sehgal

Sponsors Co-Chair

Spencer Huang

Sponsors Co-Chair

Subash D’Souza

Organizer, Sponsors Co-Chair

Volunteers / 2017 Volunteers

Aaron Zira

Data Scientist at Scribie

Abbass Sharif

Academic Director, MS in Business Analytics Program at USC

Abraham Elmahrek

First Employee at FOSSA, Inc.

Alain Mbuku

Member Technology Specialist at WeWork

Alvin Thai

Data Scientist at Galvanize

Aman Mathur

Data Science Engineer at SnackNation

Amee Lord

Talent Acquisition Manager at iSpace

Angela Chung

Biotech Research Analyst at XCG Design Corp

Angelina Ha

Director, Platform Solutions Global Center Of Excellence at SAP

Anna Rezhko

IT Support Specialist at Life Sciences Computing Group

Anthony James

Data Scientist at Southern California Edison

Anya Singer

MBA Candidate, UCLA Anderson

Arjun Mahajan

Client Principal at Bitwise Inc

Armen Donigian

Lead Data Engineer at ZestFinance

Arnold Borres

Associate Software Architect at UST Global

Arti Annaswamy

Manager, Global Ops at Warner Bros

Asha Dasi

Senior ETL Engineer at UC Irvine

Austin Clements

Senior Associate at TenOneTen Ventures

Benjamin Parker

Sales Development Representative at Qubole

Bob Newstadt

Director of Business Intelligence at HopSkipDrive

Brandon Brooks

Technical Recruiter at Teradata

Brian Song

Lead Systems Engineer at US Navy, Space and Missile Systems Center

Charalampos (Harry) Papadimitriou

Data Scientist at DataScience.com

Cheng (Jimmy) Chen

Data Analytics Intern at Disney

Chita Oje

Programmer & Systems Analyst at UCLA Extension

Chulhee Lee

Student, MA Applied Math at CSU, Fullerton

Clarissa Pinto Ribeiro

Technical Recruiter at Crescent Solutions

Crystian Marron

Student at CSU, Channel Islands

David Harnick-Shapiro

Data Engineering Consultant

Diane Craig

System Business Analyst

Earl Cooke

Business Partner Lead - Space Systems at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

Ella Foux

Sr. Program Manager at Cornerstone OnDemand

Elysia Oh

Business Analyst at Mitchell Madison Group

Emma Freeman

Data Science Teaching Assistant at General Assembly

Eric Pan

Summer Life Science Analyst (Intern) at DeciBio

Eyal Yurman

DBA & Big Data Engineer at AOL

Fangzhao Si

Retail Associate at Peet's Coffee

Frank Solomon

Chief Blogger at bitvectors.blogspot.com

Gina Escobar

Data Science Intern at Valor Water Analytics, Inc.

Girlie Salgueiro

Co-Founder at Oodon: The Never-Ending Comic Con

Greg Sweeney

Enterprise Software Leader at TechTrends.biz

Guru Palanisamy

IT Specialist at Souther California Edison

Hassan Afzal

Business Analyst & MBA Candidate at ISU

Hilary Primack

Associate Director, MS In BA Program At USC

Hina Fatima

Computer Science Graduate Student at USC

Humberto Zuniga

Sr. Product Owner at Disney

Ivan Bermudez

Director, Client Solutions at Cognizant

Janice Lee

MBA Candidate at UCLA Anderson

Jason Brancazio

Software Engineer, Data Services at Red Bull Media House

Jay Talaviya

Manager, Enterprise Data at Cox Automotive

Jennifer So

Avionics Systems Engineer at Boeing

Jenny Wang

Data Wrangler at Koss REsource

Jerry Power

Executive Director, CTM at USC

Jerry Tsai

Data Scientist

Jessica Santana

Founder & CEO at LS Lab Media

Jim Morales

Lead Data Warehouse Engineer at Cox Automotive

Jimmy Kim

Enterprise Account Executive at Spectrum Enterprise

John Kim

VP, Operations at Captive Eight

John Shojaei

Data Engineer at Ingram Micro

Juan Carreno

Consultant at Softech and Associates Inc

Julian Haft

Associate Data Engineer at Disney ABC Television Group

Justin Javier

Data Analyst at Kaiser Permanente

Kaloyan Todorov

Senior Data Scientist at Fama

Karen Simmons

Sr. Director, Enterprise Data Services at KBB

Kevin Coyle

Data Science Teaching Assistant at General Assembly

Kimberly Co

Sales Operations Analyst at Boston Scientific Neuromodulation

Kingshuk Chatterjee

CTO at Cerebro Solutions Inc

Lex Collette

Research Fellow, Swarm Robotics at CSU-Channel Islands

Lisa Tse

GIS Analyst at CalTrans

Luis Torres

Student at CSU, Channel Islands

Manish Dwibedy

Graduate student at USC

Marc Waddell

Owner at Trademark Artists

Margaret Chang

Support Analyst at Cornerstone OnDemand

Marianda Dong

Student at University of California, Irvine

Martha Wolnicki

Summer Life Science Analyst Intern at DeciBio

Mehul Merchant

Sr. Executive at Aptude

Melissa Paloma

Project Engineer at Romeo Power

Mike Rose

Telecommunications/Tech Support

Miten Bhatt

Director at Aviana Global

Nancy Chansavang

Web Developer at Ensign Services

Nandan Chandrashekhar

Data Scientist at DeepCurrent

Nicholas Cummings

Content Distribution Analyst at Shareability

Nicole Dubin

Web Developer and Computer Science Student at CSU - Channel Islands

Nilesh Dsouza

Sr. Data/ Business Analyst at Molina Healthcare

Nithin Reddy

Senior Software Engineer at Enplug, Inc.

Oswald Jones

Lead Engineer at Griddy

Oszie Tarula

Web Manager at UCLA

Paul Rusk

Senior Account Executive at Rimini Street

Prathibha Muralidharan

Graduate Student at USC

Raj Babu

CEO at Agilisium

Rajeev Mehrotra

Director of Data Management at Carrington Holding

Ravin Kumar

Supply Chain Systems Engineer II at SpaceX

Rich Ung

Data Engineer at Disney ABC Television Group

Richard Ye

Associate Software Engineer at Riot Games

Ruben Barrios

Datawarehouse Analyst at Tigo Guatemala

Ruchi Singh

Global Information Security Analyst Intern at Disney

Saavi Gupta

Datascience Intern at Netgear

Sabitha Arputham

Software Professional

Sabrina Xie

Universal Store Guardians Teams at Microsoft

Sanjeev Sehgal

SVP Sales Satwic

Saritha Ivaturi

Director of Data Systems at Dollar Shave Club

Sean Randle

Scrum Master at Independent Consulting

Shehreen Dheda

Data Platforms Trainer at Qubole

Siddharth Jain

MS in Business Analytics at USC Marshall

Siva Kumar Rajagopal

Sr. Data Acquisition Specialist at FNG

Sonali Galhotra

Technical Project Manager at Sony Pictures

Sooraj Akkammaddam

ETL Architect at Core Digital Media

Spencer Huang

Director, Strategic Accounts at Qubole

Stefanie Davis

Business Intelligence Consultant at Claraview, a division of Teradata

Stevie Rhim

Applications Engineer at Infineon Technologies

Subash D’Souza

Director of Big Data at Warner Bros

Suryakiran George

Graduate Student at USC

Susan Kelley

Semantic Web Researcher

Swapnil Kanani

Tech Lead at eInfoChips

Sylvia Tran

Data Scientist at Gracenote

Tianyi Deng

Designer at RTKL

Tiffany Tse

Front End Engineer at Stainless Code

Tony DiPietra

Data Science Manager at loanDepot

Travis Huang

Data Scientist at AlgoLIFT

Wei Qi

MBA Candidate at the University of San Diego

William Rivera

Full Stack Developer in Residence at Coding Dojo

Xi Wang

Senior Data Scientist at Fama

Xu Liu

Graduate Student at UCLA

Yuan Ma

Student at UCLA

Yvonne Coit

Director at Capgemini

Zia Khan

VP Business Development at Allsite IT