Where will data science take us next? Meet five speakers at SURGE’s Data Track


Where will data science take us next? Meet five speakers at SURGE’s Data Track

November 30, 2015 by Eoghan McNeill

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How can a startup apply data science to decision-making? What industries will be next to adopt data science? What is the best way to sync data science and marketing teams?

You just might find out at SURGE’s Data Track.

We’re bringing together some of the most important names in data worldwide to talk about developments in the field – take a look at who’s coming…

Ben Jones – Global CTO – AKQA

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“Technology is often the easy part,” according to Ben – he likes to focus on the emotion both at the core of a problem and that its solution should evoke.

He’s Global CTO at AKQA and has worked on some of the firm’s defining projects including the Nike+ Training Club, the Fiat ECO-Drive and the Dyson Robotic Vacuum cleaner.

Ben previously worked as Head of Development at KPMG’s .NET Practice.

Shirish Deodhar – CEO – Sapience

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Shirish has incubated and led several IT companies through rapid business growth over the course of a 30-year career in the US and India.

He has led two companies to successful exits to global majors – In-Reality Software with Symphony Services and Frontier Software with VERITAS Software.

Shirish co-founded Saipence – an analytics company that’s raised $8.15 million in funding – in 2009.

Naveen Jain – Founder – Moon Express

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Naveen is an entrepreneur and philanthropist striving to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation.

He’s founded Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, and Infospace.

Moon Express is a space company looking to exploit the Moon’s vast resources and establish new avenues for commercial space activities beyond Earth’s orbit.

Mada Seghete – Co-Founder & CMO – Branch Metrics

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Mada co-founded Branch Metrics in 2014 and works as the company’s CMO.

The Palo Alto-based company specialise in deep linking – highly personalised links within mobile apps – and are integrated by thousands of partners like Ebay, Tripadvisor, Microsoft, and Instacart.

Branch Metrics have joined us at our European event Web Summit, our Hong Kong event RISE and Collision in the US.

Joel Bar-El – CEO – Trax Image Recognition

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Joel is CEO of Trax Image Recognition, a Singapore-based computer vision company whose tech is used by Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Trax Image Recognition’s services help employees spend less time on product inventories and gathers data on shelf space, pricing and more.

Previously, Joel was a Managing Director SunGard Business Integration.

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About the Author

Eoghan McNeill
Eoghan is a former journalist from Donegal on Ireland’s north west coast. In his spare time, he enjoys reading things he hasn’t written.