Speaker Series

Throughout each 12-week Data Science Bootcamp, we schedule 8-10 in-class industry speakers. The goal is to expose students to the wide variety of ways in which data science is practiced across many fields of focus, while also providing them with valuable networking opportunities. A few of these events are open to the public, but most are private, happening within the classroom during class hours.

Sarah guido

Sarah Guido

Sr. Data Scientist, Mashable
April 17, 2017 | 5:00pm
New York
Sayre blades

Sayre Blades

Data Engineer, Lotik
April 18, 2017 | 5:00pm
New York
Emily barry

Emily Barry

Data Scientist, LegalServer
April 24, 2017 | 12:00pm
San Francisco
Pallav agrawal

Pallav Agrawal

Data Scientist, Uber
May 3, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Amit schecter

Amit Schecter

Director of Development / Co-Founder, Two-N, Inc.
May 4, 2017 | 5:00pm
New York
Arun krishnaswamy

Arun Krishnaswamy

Data Science, Westfield
May 8, 2017 | 12:00pm
San Francisco
Alex gilgur

Alex Gilgur

Network Data Scientist, Facebook
May 11, 2017 | 5:30pm
San Francisco
Bryan bumgardner

Bryan Bumgardner

Analyst, Strategy & Analysis, Digitas LBI_US
May 16, 2017 | 5:00pm
New York
Aman ahuja

Aman Ahuja

Chapter Leader, DataKind
May 16, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Alfred lee

Alfred Lee

Data Science, White Ops
May 17, 2017 | 5:00pm
New York
Kevin dalias

Kevin Dalias

Director of Predictive Data Products, RadiumOne
May 18, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Imran younus

Imran Younus

Data Scientist, IBM
May 22, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Avneesh saluja

Avneesh Saluja

Machine Learning Scientist, Airbnb
May 24, 2017 | 12:00pm
San Francisco
Jennifer prendki

Jennifer Prendki

Principal Data Scientist, Walmart Labs
May 25, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Debbie berebichez

Debbie Berebichez

Chief Data Scientist, Metis
May 30, 2017 | 5:00pm
New York
Russell jurney

Russell Jurney

Principal Consultant, Data Syndrome
July 12, 2017 | 6:00pm
Ashish bansal

Ashish Bansal

Senior Director of Data Science Products, Capital One
July 17, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Louise penberthy

Louise Penberthy

Technical Consultant & Mediator, Human Interop
July 19, 2017 | 6:00pm
Vincent chan

Vincent Chan

Data Scientist, Microsoft
July 24, 2017 | 6:00pm
Kevin goetsch

Kevin Goetsch

Director of Data, Home Chef
July 24, 2017 | 5:00pm
Senthil gandhi

Senthil Gandhi

Scientist, Autodesk
July 25, 2017 | 12:00pm
San Francisco
Stephanie kirmer

Stephanie Kirmer

Data Scientist, Uptake
July 27, 2017 | 12:00pm
Carolyn phillips

Carolyn Phillips

Data Scientist, Capital One
July 31, 2017 | 12:00pm
Avilay parekh

Avilay Parekh

Big Data Engineer, INRIX
July 31, 2017 | 6:00pm
Anita brede

Anita Schjøll Brede

CEO, Co-Founder, Iris.ai
July 31, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Bu huang

Bu Huang

Data Scientist, IBM
August 2, 2017 | 6:00pm
Surah li

Surah Li

Statistical Analyst, eBay
August 2, 2017 | 6:00pm
Rumman chowdhury

Rumman Chowdhury

Senior Manager, Accenture AI
August 3, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Sourabh bajaj

Sourabh Bajaj

Software Engineer, Google
August 4, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Tom schenk jr

Tom Schenk

Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago
August 9, 2017 | 5:30pm
Ondrej sklenar pe

Ondrej Sklenar, P.E.

Project Engineer, Herrera Environmental Consultants
August 9, 2017 | 6:00pm
Arun krishnaswamy

Arun Krishnaswamy

Data Science, Westfield
August 10, 2017 | 12:00pm
San Francisco
Ramkumar hariharan

Ramkumar Hariharan, PhD

Principal Data Scientist, Fred Hutch
August 11, 2017 | 12:30pm
Supriya jain

Supriya Jain

Manager, Data Scientist, ZirMed
August 15, 2017 | 11:00am
Julius cheng

Julius Cheng

Engineer, AISense
August 15, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Chris mclaren

Chris McLaren

Technology Partner, KPMG
August 16, 2017 | 6:00pm
Mike housman

Michael Housman

Chief Analytics Officer, RapportBoost.ai
August 17, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Daniel mcauley

Daniel McAuley

Manager, Data Science, Wealthfront
August 21, 2017 | 5:00pm
San Francisco
Claire jaja

Claire Jaja

Senior Data Scientist, Atlas Informatics
August 23, 2017 | 6:00pm
Aaron foss

Aaron Foss

Senior Insights Analyst, LinkedIn
August 28, 2017 | 5:30pm
Michael palazzolo

Michael Palazzolo

Data Scientist, Appuri
August 29, 2017 | 6:00pm
Nathan thompson

Nathan Thompson

Data Scientist, Appuri
August 29, 2017 | 6:00pm
Gary nakanelua

Gary Nakanelua

Managing Director, Blueprint Consulting Services
August 31, 2017 | 6:00pm
Steve hastings

Steve Hastings

Principal Architect, Data Science, Blueprint Consulting Services
August 31, 2017 | 6:00pm
Angus macnab

Angus Macnab

VP Analytics and Seattle Operations, Cogint
September 25, 2017 | 6:00pm
Bronwyn mcnutt

Bronwyn McNutt

Senior User Researcher, Amazon Web Services
October 2, 2017 | 6:00pm
Dana griffin

Dana Griffin

Senior UX Research Lead, Indeed
October 4, 2017 | 6:00pm
Kent sullivan

Kent Sullivan

Design Researcher, Be Curious With Us
October 4, 2017 | 6:00pm
Jeanine spence

Jeanine Spence

Experience Strategist, Be Curious With Us
October 4, 2017 | 6:00pm
Carol walters

Carol Walters

Senior Agile Project Manager, AT&T
October 11, 2017 | 6:00pm
Jacob schreiber

Jacob Schreiber

Research Intern, Tesla
October 16, 2017 | 6:00pm
Jon peck

Jon Peck

Developer Evangelist, Algorithmia
October 18, 2017 | 6:00pm
Sandeep kondam

Sandeep Kondam

Data Engineering Manager, Facebook
October 23, 2017 | 6:00pm
Zack mazzoncini

Zack Mazzoncini

Data Visualization Expert, Business Development Manager of Partnerships
October 25, 2017 | 12:30pm
Rob watters

Rob Watters

Data Analyst, New Relic
November 1, 2017 | 6:00pm
Dominique davis

Dominique C. Davis

Applied Research Scientist, Dimensional Mechanics
November 3, 2017 | 12:00pm
Bob hayes

Bob Hayes, Ph.D

President, Business Over Broadway
November 15, 2017 | 6:00pm
Javier turek

Javier Turek

Research Scientist in Machine Learning, Intel Labs
February 14, 2018 | 6:00pm
Ondrej sklenar

Ondrej Sklenar, P.E.

Project Engineer, Herrera Environmental Consultants
February 21, 2018 | 12:30pm

Past Speakers

Aaron foss
Aaron Foss
Senior Insights Analyst, LinkedIn

Aaron mangum
Aaron Mangum
Senior Data Scientist, Gild

Aashish srinivas
Aashish Srinivas
Software Engineer, Meetup

Abhijit Bose
Head of Data Science (Digital), JPMorgan Chase

Adam sugano
Adam Sugano
Head of Predictive Modeling and Advanced Analytics, Autodesk

Addhyan pandey
Addhyan Pandey
Data Science Lead, Groupon

Alena chiang
Alena Chiang
Head of User Acquisition, pymetrics

Alex chohlas
Alex Chohlas-Wood
Director of Analytics, NYPD

Alex gilgur
Alex Gilgur
Network Data Scientist, Facebook

Alexander rafael
Alexander Rafael
CEO, Climb Credit

Alfred lee
Alfred Lee
Data Scientist, Paperless Post

Aman ahuja
Aman Ahuja
Chapter Leader DataKind

Amit schecter
Amit Schecter
Director of Development / Co-Founder, Two-N

Amy skerry
Amy Skerry
Data Engineer, Khan Academy

Ana areias
Ana Areias
Economist / Data Scientist, World Bank

Andrea pasqua
Andrea Pasqua
Director of Data Science, Radius Intelligence

Andrew means
Andrew Means
Head of the Uptake Foundation, Uptake

Anna szostek
Anna Szostek
Data Scientist, Gilt

Annelie berner
Annelie Berner
Data Visualizer, NEW INC

Arun krishnaswamy
Arun Krishnaswamy
Data Science Westfield

Ashwin kumar
Ashwin Kumar
CEO & Co-Founder, Sway Finance

Aubrey hb
Aubrey HB
Chief Data Scientist, Scholastic

Aurelia moser
Aurelia Moser
Map Scientist, CartoDB

Avneesh saluja
Avneesh Saluja
Machine Learning Scientist, Airbnb

Ben bleinkamp
Ben Bleikamp
Designer, GitHub

Ben wellington
Ben Wellington
Data Scientist, I Quant NY

Bo peng
Bo Peng
Partner & Data Scientist, Datascope

Bob filbin
Bob Filbin
Chief Data Scientist, Crisis Text Line

Bradley groff
Brad Groff
Senior Manager of Data Science, Capital One Labs

Brian granger
Brian Granger
Assoc. Professor of Physics & Data Science, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

Brian ray
Brian Ray
Cognitive Computing Team Lead / Python Expert Deloitte

Bryan reinero
Bryan Reinero
Developer Advocate, MongoDB

Chris parmer
Chris Parmer
Chief Product Officer, Plotly

Bryan zaslow
Bryan Zaslow
Founder & CEO, JBC Style

Carissa shafto
Carissa Shafto
Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Galen College of Nursing

Cassie kozyrkov
Cassie Kozyrkov
Statistician, Google

Cat miller
Cat Miller
Engineering Manager, Flatiron Health

Cameron wellock
Cameron Wellock
Data Scientist, nRelate

Chris fregly
Chris Fregly
Research Scientist, PipelineIO

Christine hung
Christine Hung
Executive Director, The New York Times

Chris halpert
Chris Halpert
Data Analyst, Meetup

Chris johnson
Chris Johnson
Co-Founder & CEO, Uncubed

Claudia perlich
Claudia Perlich
Chief Data Scientist, Dstillery

Cole nussbaumer
Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
Author, Storytelling with Data

Cuky perez
Cuky Perez
Data Scientist, AirBnB

Cynthia henderson
Cynthia Henderson
VP of Data Science, Scoutible

Daeil kim
Daeil Kim
Data Scientist, The New York Times

Dan elbaz
Dan Elbaz
CTO & Co-Founder, Upscored

Dan valente
Dan Valente
Data Scientist, Chartbeat

Daniel doubrovkine
Daniel Doubrovkine
Head of Engineering, Artsy

Daniel nouri
Daniel Nouri
Sr. Staff Software Engineer, Samsung Research America

Dan liebermann
Dan Liebermann
Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Dan cogan
Dan Cogan-Drew
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Newsela

David branner
David Branner
Developer, PyLadies

David hayden
David Hayden
Associate Director Data Science, Pi

Dave robinson
Dave Robinson
Data Scientist, Stack Overflow

David glueck
David Glueck
VP Data Science, Sailthru

Dean malmgren
Dean Malmgren
Co-founder, Datascope Analytics

Debbie madden
Debbie Madden
Co-Founder & CEO, Stride

Dominic caracappa
Dominic Caracappa
Senior Recruiting Manager, ZocDoc

Dorothy kucar
Dorothy Kucar
Senior Software Engineer, RocketFuel

Drew fustin
Drew Fustin
Lead Data Scientist, Spothero

Ed podojil
Ed Podojil
Senior Manager, Product Analytics and Data Products, New York Times

Elise vonrundee
Elise Voss
CEO & Co-founder, Upscored

Elliot bell
Elliott Bell
Director of Marketing, The Muse

Ely greenberg
Ely Greenberg
Entrepreneur in Residence, Lotik Labs - Samsung Accelerator

Enrico bertini
Enrico Bertini
Assistant Professor, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Erin akred
Erin Akred
Data Scientist, DataKind

Erik hinton
Erik Hinton
Web Developer, The New York Times

Friederike schueuer
Friederike Schueuer
Data Scientist, Oscar Health

Geetu ambwani
Geetu Ambwani
Principal Data Scientist, Huffington Post

Greg reda
Greg Reda
Data Scientist Lead, Sprout Social

Greg ryslik
Greg Ryslik
Head of Data Science & Analytics, Faraday Future

George habrecht
​George Habrecht
Senior Business Analyst, Priceline

Guillermo breto
Guillermo Breto, Ph.D
Sr. Data Scientist, Think Big: A Teradata Company

Haile owusu
Haile Owusu
Chief Data Scientist, Mashable

Hamdan azhar
Hamdan Azhar
Founder, Prismoji

Harish parikh
Harshil Parikh
Founder, Tuva Labs

Ian johnson
Ian Johnson
Bay Area D3

Ike okonkwo
Ike Okonkwo
Senior Data Scientist, AdRoll

Igor elbert
Igor Elbert
Principal Data Scientist, Gilt

Jackie weiser
Jackie Weiser
Senior Data Scientist, DataKind

Jae hongkil
Jae Hong Kil
CEO and Portfolio Manager, Sentiment Alpha

Jake hofman
Jake Hofman
Researcher, Microsoft Research

James faghmous
James Faghmous
Assistant Professor and CTO, Arnhold Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jeancarlo bonilla
JeanCarlo Bonilla
Director at DataKind

Jeff reback
Jeff Reback
Senior Software Developer, Continuum

Jennifer prendki
Jennifer Prendki
Principal Data Scientist, WalmartLabs

Jeremy watt
Jeremy Watt
Machine Learning and AI Developer Udacity

Jessica kirkpatrick
Jessica Kirkpatrick
Data Scientist, Hired

Joe boys
Joe Boys
Data Science Practice Manager, Workbridge Associates

John harnisher
John Harnisher
VP of Data Science, Kaplan

Jon gibs
Jon Gibs
VP Data & Analytics, HUGE

Jon krohn
Jon Krohn
Chief Data Scientist, untapt

Jonathan blessing
Jonathan Blessing
CEO & Founder, Series Digital

Joe pagano
Joseph Pagano
Associate Director or Advanced Analytics, DigitasLBi

Treasure data
John Hammick
Treasure Data

Kai chang
Kai Chang
Stamen Design

Kerstin frailey
Kerstin Frailey
Data Scientist, Postmates

Kevin dalias
Kevin Dalias
Director Predictive Data Products,

Kevin goetsch
Kevin Goetsch
Senior Data Scientist, GrubHub

Kevin kautz
Kevin Kautz
Principal Architect, Nielsen

Kevin quealy
Kevin Quealy
Graphics Editor, The New York Times

Kush Varshney

Lambert hogenhout
Lambert Hogenhout
Chief Data Scientist, The United Nations

Larry lai
Larry Lai

Lauren ellsworth
Lauren Ellsworth
Software Engineer, Flatiron Health

Lauren lipsky
Lauren Lipsky
Manager, Alumni Career Programs, NYU

Lee medoff
Lee Medoff
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

Leng lee
Leng Lee
Director of Product Management, MongoDB

Liv bulli
Liv Buli
Data Journalist, Next Big Sound

Lucy wang
Lucy Wang
Investor / Resident Data Scientist, Greycroft

Lydian lee
Lydian Lee

Mark bittmann
Mark Bittmann

Martin bucheim
Martin Bucheim
Director, Data Science and Analytics Lab, American Family Insurance

Matthew bryan
Matthew Bryan
Product Manager, Capital One Labs

Matt daniels
Matt Daniels
Founder, Polygraph

Matt monihan
Matt Monihan
RJ Metrics

Max hirschhorn
Max Hirschhorn
Software Engineer, MongoDB

Max shron
Max Shron
Data Scientist & Founder, Polynumeral

Michael housman
Michael Housman
Chief Data Scientist, Stealth Startup

Mohammad shokoohi yekta
Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta
Data Scientist, Apple

Nellwyn thomas
Nellwyn Thomas
Senior Director of Analytics, Etsy

Paul buffa
Paul Buffa
Principal Data Visualization Engineer, Capital One Labs

Patrick mccreesh
Patrick McCreesh
Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Peter guy
Peter Guy
Senior VP of Product, MarketBridge

Prasad joglekar
Prasad Joglekar
General Manager, Data & Analytics, Dish

Praveen bommannaver
Praveen Bommannavar
Data Scientist, Twitter

Randy carnevale
Randy Carnevale
Director of Data Science, Capital One

Reid offringa
Reid Offringa
Data Scientist, Glooko

Richard dunks
Richard Dunks
Founder, Datapolitan

Ritchie king
Ritchie King
Visual Journalist, FiveThirtyEight

Rob moran
Rob Moran
Engineer, Postmates

Ruben naeff
Ruben Naeff
Data Scientist, Knewton

Rumman chowdhury
Rumman Chowdhury
Senior Manager, Accenture AI

Russell jurney
Russell Jurney
Founder, Relato

Saul weiner
Saul Weiner
Director of Data Science, ZocDoc

Salah zalatimo
Salah Zalatimo
WeWork Mobilizer, Elance

Sameena shah
Sameena Shah
Director of Research, NY, Thomson Reuters

Scott cronin
Scott Cronin
Data Scientist, Trunk Club

Scott kamino
Scott Kamino
Lead Data Analyst, Intercom

Sebastian gutierrez
Sebastian Gutierrez
Founder, DataYou

Sergey fogelson
Sergey Fogelson
Director, Data Science, airisDATA

Shankar mishra
Shankar Mishra
Data Science and Analytics The Ladders

Shawn scully
Shawn Scully

Solomon kahn
Solomon Kahn
Director of Analytics, Paperless Post

Srivatsan ramanujam
Srivatsan Ramanujam
Data Scientist, Pivotal Labs

Sonia mehta
Sonia Mehta
Data Analyst, Newsela

Stefan heeke
Stefan Heeke
Executive Director, SumAll

Steven ferreira
​Steven Ferreira
Senior Business Analyst, Priceline

Steven lurie
Steven Lurie
Founder, Team Builder Ventures

Stuart craig
Stuart Craig
Statistician, Yale University

Tj bay
T.J. Bay
Lead Data Scientist, Alpine Data Labs

Ted obrien
Ted O'Brien
Founder, Head of Data Science, Starbridge Partners

Thabet alfishawi
Thabet Alfishawi
Product Manager, Youtube

Todd holloway
Todd Holloway
Content Science, Netflix

Tom schenk jr
Tom Schenk, Jr
Chief Data Officer, City of Chicago

Tyler otto
Tyler Otto
Data Scientist, Reddit

Vidhya murali
Vidhya Murali
Big Data Engineer, Spotify

Vijay subramanian
Vijay Subramanian
Chief Analytics Officer, Rent the Runway

Vincent tang
Vincent Tang
Principal, Canrock Ventures

Vlad dubovskiy
Vlad Dubovskiy
Data Scientist, Donorschoose.org

Vu lam
Vu Lam
Media Math

William ford
William Ford
Data Science, Chegg

Yair ghitza
Yair Ghitza
Chief Scientist, Catalist