Personalizationpalooza
Thursday February 25, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Building upon the success of last year’s event, Personalizationpalooza is a ½ day program that will feature a dozen speakers delivering lightning talks, demonstrations and discussion focused on data science and the opportunity for increasingly personalized experiences across the media/tech industry. You will hear from startup founders and corporate data scientists who are focusing on data-driven products and services, and from faculty experts in the fields of big data and computer science.

This event is now sold out. Please see below for standard registration waitlist options.

Speakers include:

Zac Aghion, Director of Product, Localytics
Pancrazio Auteri, CTO, ContentWise
Yiannis Broustas, Co-founder & CEO, Rabt
Larry Birnbaum, Co-Founder, Narrative Science
Field Garthwaite, Co-founder & CEO, IRIS.TV
Roxana Geambasu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
Anindya Ghose, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, NYU Stern School of Business
Andy Hsieh, PhD Candidate, Cornell Tech
Rahel Jhirad, Director of Data Science, Hearst
David Luan, Co-founder, Dextro
Hilary Mason, Founder, Fast Forward Labs
Vidhya Murali, Data Science Engineer, Spotify
Barin Nahvi Rovzar, Executive Director, R&D and Strategy, Hearst
Haile Owusu, Chief Data Scientist, Mashable
Nick Rockwell, Chief Technology Officer, The New York Times
Ranjan Roy, Co-founder, Informerly
Matt Turck, Managing Director, FirstMark
Phil Wiser, Chief Technology Officer, Hearst

Agenda at a Glance

8:00 AM Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
Justin Hendrix, Executive Director, NYC Media Lab

9:05 AM Kickoff Presentation
Phil Wiser, CTO, Hearst

9:15 AM First Speaker Cohort
Roxana Geambasu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Columbia
Anindya Ghose, Professor of Operations, Information and Management Sciences, NYU Stern
Rahel Jhirad, Director of Data Science, Hearst
Andy Hsieh, PhD Candidate, Cornell Tech
Moderated by Amy Chen, NYC Media Lab

10:00 AM Second Speaker Cohort
Yiannis Broustas, CEO and Founder, Rabt
Pancrazio Auteri, CTO, Contentwise
David Luan, Co-Founder, Dextro
Field Garthwaite, CEO and Co-Founder, IRIS.TV
Moderated by Barin Nahvi Rovzar, Executive Director R&D and Strategy, Hearst

11:00 AM Networking Break

11:15 AM Third Speaker Cohort

Haile Owusu, Chief Data Scientist, Mashable
Vidhya Murali, Data Science Engineer, Spotify
Ranjan Roy, Co-Founder, Informerly
Zac Aghion, Director of Product, Localytics
Moderated by Justin Hendrix

12:00 PM Demonstration by Hilary Mason, CEO & Founder, Fast Forward Labs

12:10 PM Panel Discussion
Nick Rockwell, CTO, The New York Times
Matt Turck, Managing Director, FirstMark Capital
Phil Wiser, CTO, Hearst
Hilary Mason, CEO and Founder, Fast Forward Labs
Larry Birnbaum, Chief Scientific Advisor, Narrative Science
Moderated by Justin Hendrix

1:00 PM Close