A lot of people have been asking for more background on the speakers, so here’s a quick profile on each of our stars:
Tricia Wang is a global technology ethnographer and co-founder of Sudden Compass, a consultancy that builds infrastructure for organizations to scale customer experience. Their client list includes P&G, Kickstarter, Clorox, GE, and Spotify, A recognised thought leader in her field, Tricia advises organizations on integrating Big Data and what she calls Thick Data — data brought to light using digital age ethnographic research methods that uncover emotions, stories, and meaning — to improve strategy, policy, products, and services.
Ashutosh Garg is CEO of VolkScience, which is transforming the recruiting space using machine learning. Serial entrepreneur and inventor, he has years of information retrieval, machine learning and search experience. He founded the leading content management company BloomReach, and has previously held roles a staff scientist at Google and IBM Research.
Rajat Monga leads TensorFlow at Google Brain, powering machine learning research and products worldwide. Prior to this role, he led teams in Google AdWords, built and scaled eBay’s first search engine, built the engineering team at Attributor delivering web scale content-matching, among other technologies.
David Hayes is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Fenwick & West LLP. He represents numerous clients on high profile, complex technology transactions, and counsels on complex open source issues. David is a nationally recognized expert on copyright issues related to the Internet and digital media. He will be our MC for the evening.
I’m looking forward to hearing these amazing people share their experiences, and I’m sure we’ll get some interesting perspectives from the rest of the room too!
Edit: Get the post-event recap of this San Francisco Bay Area event from 26th September 2017.