Greetings from the road! We’re currently on the home stretch of our European tour, with 7 cities down and 3 to go. Massive thanks to everyone who’s joined us on the road for nights of insightful talks, networking and an obscene amount of pizza so far. And ICYMI, you can find all of our tour highlights on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
However, just because we’ve been on the road, that doesn’t mean we haven’t also been working hard on the conference of the future. Data Natives 2018 is now just 10 weeks away- and if you haven’t got your ticket yet, maybe our latest speaker announcement will finally entice you into joining us for two days of the biggest and best insights into the tech that’s shaping our futures.
16 New Speakers Announced for DN18
We’ve just added 16 new speakers to our rockstar lineup, including thought leaders from the realms of data science, machine learning, academia and more. Highlights include:
Cassie Kozyrkov, Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud- Cassie is the force who brought the practice of Decision Intelligence to Google, and we’re exceptionally pleased to have her joining us for DN18. In her work, Cassie aims to democratize statistical thinking and machine learning so that everyone - Google, its customers, the world! - can harness the beauty and power of data.
Iveta Lohovska, Principal Data Scientist at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Center for Excellence-Iveta is a creative engineer and aspiring entrepreneur with a passion for artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and natural language processing. Her talk for DN18 is intriguingly titled “How to lie with data and statistics”- this is one you don’t want to miss!
Jekaterina Kokatjuhha, Research Engineer at Zalando- Starting her career with Zalando as a Data Analyst, Jekaterina has now moved into research engineering, with a focus on machine learning for payment fraud prediction. Prior to Zalando, Jekaterina worked in various research institutions across Europe, including the Charité Hospital in Berlin, the Centre for Genomics Regulations in Barcelona and at Manchester University.
Karin Patenge, Principle Sales Consultant at Oracle- Karin has been working with Oracle for 11 years, building relationships with partners across the tech industry. Her focuses include data management, processing and analysis, data-centric application development and emerging technologies like Blockchain, IoT, Bots, Machine Learning and more.
These four incredible women are only the tip of the iceberg- explore our full speaker line-up here. If you want to see our speakers in action, don’t forget to book your ticket for DN18 using the link below!
Aside from bringing you the best speakers from the tech world and beyond, the DN team are also committed to bringing you the best all-round conference experience that we possibly can. From the food to the lighting, the networking zones to the satellite events, everything is precision-engineered to make your DN experience as fruitful as possible.
With that in mind, we’ve created a list of tips to deal with conferences like a boss, which brings together our team’s combined decades of experiences on the tech festival circuit, as well as select insights from DN18 partners. As a taster, here’s Romain Doutriaux (EMEA Marketing VP, Dataiku) on how nail pre-conference planning:
“Working hand-in-hand with the customer team (SDRs+Sales) will help you to define the relevant targets you want to meet at the event. Emailing, social network announcements and more will let you schedule business meetings ahead of the event and therefore not rely only on luck or booth design to engage with relevant prospects.”