Data Analytics Symposium | Session Information | Schedule at a Glance l Keynote

Data Analytics Symposium
July 22-23, 2015

Keynote Presenter

DAS Keynote.PNGKeynote Presentation: Cognitive Computing – The Brain in the Body of Knowledge
David Lawson, NewSci, LLC.

David brings more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur focused on providing fundraising intelligence products and services.  David created the first asset-based wealth screening service as well as the first database to manage screening results. In 1997 he founded Prospect Information Network (P!N) which became the largest wealth screening company before being purchased by Kintera in 2004. David served as a Senior Vice President of Kintera until 2008. In 2013 he co-founded NewSci, LLC. to bring Big Data and cognitive computing to the philanthropic community. He has written numerous articles for publications such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Nonprofit Times, CASE Currents and APRA's Connections. David is a member of APRA, AASP, and a recipient of the CASE Crystal Apple and APRA Distinguished Service Awards. David is also the Co-Founder of and Domi Ventures and a Member of the Technical Advisory Board of Agile Equity.



Claudia Perlich currently acts as chief scientist at Dstillery (previously m6d) and in this role designs, develops, analyzes, and optimizes the machine learning that drives digital advertising. She has published more than 50 scientific article and holds multiple patents in machine learning. She has won many data mining competitions and best paper awards at KDD and is acting as General Chair for KDD 2014. Before joining m6d in February 2010, Perlich worked in the Predictive Modeling Group at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center, concentrating on data analytics and machine learning for complex real-world domains and applications. She holds a PhD in information systems from NYU and an MA in computer science from Colorado University and teaches in the Stern MBA program at NYU.