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Big Data Day LA

August 5, 2017

Big Data Day LA is the largest event Big Data conference in Southern California–and it’s completely free. Spearheaded by Subash D’Souza and organized and supported by a community of volunteers, sponsors and speakers, Big Data Day LA features the most vibrant gathering of data and technology enthusiasts in Los Angeles.

Among the  industry leading keynote speakers are:

Shala Arshi
Sr. Director, Technology Enabling at Intel & Co-Founder at Women in Big Data

Shala has extensive technical, management, marketing and business development background. She has been working at Intel in several roles which spanned from hands on engineering work in super computer and parallel processing with focus on message passing and networking aspect of the system to management running organization focused on operating system and driver development for Intel server platforms before moving to Intel capital. That shift provided Shala with great business insight and equity investment opportunities. Shala is now focused on marketing, promotion and communication for several products and technologies within Intel Software System Technologies and Optimization Division. Shala is also a big advocate for gender equity and one of the co-founders of Women in Big Data.  Shala has BS and MS in Computer Science from Oregon State University.

Mary Bui-Pham
VP of Operations for Publisher Products at Yahoo

Mary is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Publisher Products team responsible for Yahoo’s flagship properties such as Yahoo Homepage, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Daily Fantasy, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Weather, Yahoo News, Tumblr, Polyvore, and Flurry. An 8-year Yahoo veteran, she has held various leadership positions in Program Management, Design, and Business Operations.  Prior to Yahoo, Mary led Engineering, Quality, Program Management, and Release Management teams at eBay and DoubleClick. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, where she conducted computational modeling on Laminar Flames.

Espree Devora
Founder and Creator at WeAreLATech

Espree Devora (espreedevora.com) “the Girl who Gets it Done” is the Producer and Host of WeAreLATech , “Hello Customer” and #womenintech Podcasts. All have hit #1 on iTunes New & Noteworthy across all categories. She has run the monthly LA podcasters meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Podcasters-Meetup/) since 2014. WeAreLATech (wearelatech.com) unites the LA tech community via the podcast, a calendar of all tech events happening in the city and an offline ‘Experience’ Club. The Club provides people working in tech curated activities to step away from the computer like horseback riding, escape rooms, food tours, archery and more. She has given talks on entrepreneurship to many organizations including USC Business School, CBS, South by Southwest and Georgetown MBA. Most recently she was listed by INC Magazine as one of the top 30 women in tech to follow.

Maggie Jan
Director, Developer Advocacy at Keen.IO

Maggie Jan is the Director, Developer Advocacy at the analytics company Keen IO. In addition to running Keen IO internal analytics, she teaches classes on analytics, helps customers, and provides analytics mentorship. She also works part-time as a Doctor of Optometry. Prior to Keen IO, Maggie was a Technical Architect at Accenture performing large-scale SAP implementations for Fortune 500 companies.

Lauren Moores
Director, Data Analytics at Tala

Lauren Moores is a data geek and strategist who uses dirty, disparate data to optimize business practices with relevant metrics and insightful stories. Lauren has over 20 years in data and technology strategy, science and data creation in various information and tech industries, including a PhD in Economics from Brown University.  Lauren currently runs data analytics at Tala, a global fintech startup that transforms mobile behavioral and transactional data to provide financial services in emerging economies. She is also a current member of the data advisory board for the USA for UNHCR, a non-profit which supports the UN Refugee Agency. Most recently, Lauren was chief evangelist for Dstillery, a cross-device digital intelligence platform, and chief science officer for EveryScreen Media, a mobile RTB and audience technology company acquired by Dstillery. Prior to EveryScreen, Lauren managed the science, data assets and data engineering teams at WPP’s Kantar Compete, building large, global, multi-sourced digital consumer research panels and consumer analytics. Lauren is an active speaker and writer on innovation through mobile data, technology and analytics, including prior lecturing at Brown, NYU and UCLA.

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August 5, 2017


University of Southern Cal
Trojan Garden Ballroom, 3607 Trousdale Pkwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
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