Speakers have been iconic figures within the Big Data world: CEOs/CTOs/founders of industry-leading companies (Mike Olson and Jeff Hammerbacher of Cloudera, Dwight Merriman of MongoDB, Renaud Laplanche of Lending Club), CEOs of rapidly emerging startups (Trifacta, Ayasdi, SiSense, Interana), Prominent data scientists (DJ Patil, Hilary Mason and the heads of data science at Pinterest, Airbnb, Foursquare, Tumblr, eHarmony, News Corp, etc.), prominent VCs (Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, Joe Lonsdale of Formation 8, Ping Li of Accel, Mike Abbott of Kleiner Perkins, etc.), and the occasional all-category legend (Yann LeCun, head of AI at Facebook.)
The purpose of our Office Hours series is to provide high-value, tactical advice your team can implement immediately. In addition, we host group Q&A/discussion during these sessions, enabling your team to tap into the extended knowledge of our speakers and the FirstMark network.
We are welcoming Eben Thurston, who is currently Director of SEO at Fullbeauty, a plus-sized fashion company with more than $1B in annual sales. Prior to that, he led Shutterstock's Global SEO, where his efforts helped build the company from $200M to more than $500M in revenue.
Design Driven NYC is a community that lives at the intersection of design, user experience, and technology. We are a group who believes that great design is storytelling at its finest, and that it is a critical element to any successful product.
Doors open at 5:45pm for pre-event networking. Talks kick off at around 6:10pm and continue until about 8:00pm, followed by a post-event reception for networking and meeting new friends.