Every week we're adding new world-class speakers to the conference schedule. This time we have 7 new exciting names to announce, spanning the fields of Data Science, Machine Learning, Astrophysics, Internet of Things, Behavioral Science, and NLP: Kirk Borne, Suzy Moat, Robyn Farah, Chris Armbruster, Nika Mizerski, Mara Tsoumari, and Francisco Webber.
Kirk Borne is Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton. The data scientist, astrophysicist, and Data Science Influencer has taught Astrophysics at George Mason University, and supported NASA projects for over 20 years, including the Hubble Space Telescope, the Astronomy Data Center, and the Space Science Data Operations Office. He will not only be one of the conference's keynote speakers, but he will also facilitate a workshop on November 15.
Robyn Farah is CEO of KATO, a company focusing on product development to solve real world problems in order to create a better world. She runs some of the most influential tech events and communities in South Africa. She has been named as one of Mail&Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans and granted a Shuttleworth Flash Grant. She has also been a guest lecturer at MIT.
Dr. Chris Armbruster is the Director of Data Science Retreat (Berlin) He is collaborating with the Automotive & Mobility sector in establishing their requirements for new talents and product development in data science and machine learning. Previously, he helped the Max Planck Society roll out its digital infrastructure to 80 institutes and >10k researchers.
Nika Mizerski is a product manager of PoolParty Semantic Suite. She is working for Semantic Web Company since 2015, building bridges between tech experts and non-experts. Nika started her career as consultant at a Big Four company with a strong technological focus.
Mara Tsoumari holds a PhD (summa cum laude) in pragmatics/semantics, NLP, corpus linguistics, translation. Mara is also Research Fellow at the Language & Graphic Communication Lab, Department of Multimedia & Graphic Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology. She has designed an annotation tool for parallel corpora, has extensive experience in text analysis, translation and editing, and worked at the Financial Times in London.
Suzy Moat is an Associate Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, where she co-directs the Data Science Lab. She is also a Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. Her research investigates whether data on our usage of the Internet, from sources such as Google, Wikipedia and Flickr, can help us measure and even predict human behaviour in the real world.
Francisco Webber is the Founder and CEO of Cortical.io, a company that develops NLP solutions for Big Text Data. His medical background in genetics combined with over two decades of experience in IT inspired him to create a groundbreaking technology, called Semantic Folding, which is based on the latest findings on the way the human neocortex processes information
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