At Best Startup US we track over 1,000,000 US startups and over 3 million people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top New York based CEO’ operating in the Analytics space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder and CEO of Bloomberg
Michael R. Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served three terms as Mayor of the City of New York. In 1966, Michael R. Bloomberg was hired by a Wall Street firm, Salomon Brothers, for an entry-level job. When Salomon was acquired in 1981, he was let go from the firm. Then with a vision of an Information Technology Company, that would bring quality to the buying and selling of financial securities, Michael R. Bloomberg launched a small startup in a one room office. Today, Bloomberg Company is a global company that has more than 15,000 employees and offices in 73 countries around the world. During his occupancy as Mayor, from 2002 through 2013, he turned around a broken public school system by raising standards and holding schools accountable for success. Michael R. Bloomberg’s economic policies helped New York City experience record-levels of private-sector job growth often in formerly depressed neighborhoods. His passion for public health led to new strategies that became national representations, including a ban on smoking in all indoor workplaces, as well as at parks and beaches. Michael R. Bloomberg launched pioneering anti-poverty efforts, including the Young Men’s Initiative and the Center for Economic Opportunity. He launched national bi-partisan coalitions to combat illegal guns, reform immigration, and invest in infrastructure. In addition to Bloomberg Philanthropies’ five areas of focus: public health, arts and culture, the environment, education, and government innovation, Michael R. Bloomberg has continued to support projects of other importance to him, including his university, Johns Hopkins University, where he served as the chairman of the board of trustees from 1996 to 2001. The university’s School of Hygiene and Public Health, the largest public health facility in the U.S., is the Bloomberg School of Public Health in recognition of his commitment and support. He has donated more than $2.4 billion to a wide variety of causes and organizations. As chair of the C40 Climate Leadership Group from 2010 to 2013, Michael R. Bloomberg drew international attention to cities’ leading role in the fight against climate change. In 2014, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Michael R. Bloomberg to be U.N. Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change where he will focus on helping cities and countries set and achieve more climate change goals. Michael R. Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University till 1964, and later he attended Harvard Business School from where he obtained an MBA.
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About Bloomberg, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bloomberg TV, United Nations: Bloomberg provides news, data, analytics, and communication services for the global business and financial world.
CEO & Co-founder of Messari
Ryan Selkis is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Messari. He was the Managing Director CoinDesk before that. After discovering bitcoin, Ryan became obsessed with the technology’s social and economic potential. That obsession, along with finance and startup experience, helps him lead DCG’s investing efforts.
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About Messari: Messari provides market intelligence that drives high-conviction participation in the crypto economy.
CEO/Co-Founder of Intello
Barak Kaufman was CEO & Co-Founder of Intello (acquired by SailPoint) and was an investor at Insight Venture Partners.
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About Intello: Intello’s SaaS operations platform enables companies to discover, manage, secure & optimize their SaaS applications
Founder & CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management
Prior to founding Hedgeye Risk Management, Keith built a track record as a successful hedge fund manager at the Carlyle-Blue Wave Partners hedge fund, Magnetar Capital, Falconhenge Partners, and Dawson-Herman Capital Management. He got his start as an institutional equity sales analyst after earning an economics degree from Yale University, where he captained the hockey team to a Division I Ivy League Championship. Keith regularly appears on financial TV and radio including CNN and Fox Business, and has been a contributor for CNBC and Bloomberg. He writes regularly for Fortune and Forbes and is the author of the popular book, Diary of a Hedge Fund Manager. He is currently co-chair of the NYC Bipartisan Policy Center, the only Washington, D.C.-based think tank actively promoting bipartisanship to address the key challenges facing the U.S.
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About Hedgeye Risk Management: Hedgeye Risk Management is a web-based financial research and media company providing investment information.
Chief Executive Officer of DoubleVerify
Mark joined DoubleVerify in 2020 as Chief Executive Officer, responsible for oversight of global company operations, expansion into new markets and strategic product innovation – including DV’s CTV/OTT video capabilities. Mark brings over two decades of digital marketing and advertising technology leadership experience to the role, with expertise in CTV/OTT, data analytics and digital advertising optimization. Prior to joining DV, Mark served as the CEO of Telaria (NYSE:TLRA), where he was instrumental in establishing the business as the leading video and CTV monetization platform for premium video publishers. At Telaria, he led consistent growth in revenue and enterprise value, and spearheaded the company’s successful merger with Rubicon Project (NASDAQ:RUBI) – resulting in the industry’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform. Previously, Mark served as CEO of eXelate (Deloitte’s 2014 fastest growing tech company in NYC), where he led the sale of the company to Nielsen and subsequently assumed the role of Executive Vice President, launching the Nielsen Marketing Cloud. Prior to eXelate Mark held C-Level leadership roles at local digital media pioneers WorldNow (acquired by Frankly) and MediaSpan (acquired by Naviga). Mark earned his B.S. in Finance from Gannon University, where he also holds an Honorary Doctorate and his M.B.A. from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business. He has been named one of AdWeek’s Martech Superstars, Cannes Lions Judge and an E&Y Entrepreneur of the year Semi Finalist. Mark has been at the forefront of digital disruption since 1997, when he joined Modem Media Poppe Tyson, a pioneering digital ad agency and birthplace of the first banner ad. Following his agency tenure working for clients like IBM, Priceline and Standard & Poor’s, Mark was appointed president of WorldNow, which ushered over 300 TV stations into the digital age. He later helped newspapers evolve online as chief marketing officer and corporate EVP of MediaSpan, where he built its 1400+-affiliate local network. Mark received his MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School and his B.S. in finance from Gannon University, where he was awarded the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award and an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters (L.H.D.)
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About DoubleVerify: DoubleVerify is a software platform for digital media measurement, data, and analytics.
Founder & CEO of Hyperfine
Bridget is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hyperfine. She earned her Juris Doctor from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in 2011 and her Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Notre Dame in 2007.
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About Hyperfine: Advanced Analytics For Precision Medicine
Co-Founder, CEO & CTO of Equity Data Science
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About Equity Data Science: EDS is an analytics platform that leverages the capabilities of data science to improve decision making and increase productivity.
Co-founder & CEO of Bluecore
He is the co-founder and CEO of TriggerMail, a marketing automation company that allows eCommerce companies to personalize emails in real-time. Previously, he was Head of Product at BigDoor where He was responsible for concieving, executing and iterating on gamified loyalty and rewards programs to increase user retention across the websites of major global brands like NFL, Dell, Adobe and Starbucks to name a few.He also co-founded Gameday Tycoon, a simple fantasy sports game that runs on Facebook, as well as Sponty which was a service that allowed people to discover music events in town. In a previous life, He was into microprocessor design and simulation. He developed and integrated the first combined Graphics and Processor Memory Controller simulator at AMD to predict and analyze the performance impact of AMD’s Fusion CPUs. his first rookie Master’s publication when He was a student at Georgia Tech was awarded the Best Paper by the prestigious IBM’s TJ Watson Research, and a subsequent publication was adopted by AMD in one of their CPUs even before He finished graduate school. In addition, He also worked on developing graphical frameworks for Simulink and MATLAB at The Mathworks in Boston. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, where He published several papers on high-performance microprocessor design.
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About Bluecore: Bluecore uses predictive intelligence to automatically connect shoppers to products, content, and offers, wherever they are.
CEO and Co-Founder of Overtime
Dan Porter is CEO of Overtime. Previously, Dan was Head of Digital at WME | IMG; CEO of the social games company OMGPOP; and SVP Corporate Development managing investments for Richard Branson and the Virgin Group. Dan started out working with bands at RCA Records, was a public school teacher and President of the Teach For America program and President of Ticketweb which he sold to IAC. He has an AB from Princeton University and an MA from New York University and has studied at Berkelee College of Music as well as at INSEAD.
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About Inside Startups, Overtime, VentureCrushFG: Overtime is a sports network that produces several sports-focused series and short-form content for the next generation of sports fans.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Reuters
James Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Reuters. Jim began his career as a journalist and rose through the ranks at Thomson Newspapers to become responsible for operations in North America. Following the divesture of Thomson’s newspaper business in 2000, Jim moved to the professional publishing side of the company where he was responsible for a number of businesses serving the legal, regulatory and academic markets. He also served as global head of Human Resources before becoming Chief Operating Officer of The Thomson Corporation. Following the acquisition of Reuters in 2008, Jim ran the Professional Division of the combined company. He was named chief executive in January 2012. Jim is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and the Board of Directors of the Brazil-US Business Council. He also serves on the International Advisory Boards of British American Business and the Atlantic Council. Jim graduated from Marshall University.
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About Thomson Reuters: Thomson Reuters delivers critical information from the financial, legal, accounting, intellectual property, science, and media markets.
CEO and Co-Founder of Skopenow
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About Skopenow: Skopenow is an analytical search engine for discovering fraud, threat, and risk.
Co-Founder and CEO of YipitData
Vinicius Vacanti is a co-founder and the CEO of YipitData.
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About 140it, UnHub, YipitData: YipitData is the market research firm that analyzes data points to provide accurate insights for the disruptive economy.
CEO of Sisense
Amir Orad is the CEO of Sisense. He has held various executive roles for different companies including NICE Actimize, RSA Security, Cyota, and IDF. Amir holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science/management from Tel Aviv University and an MBA degree from Columbia University – Columbia Business School.
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About LimitScreen Inc, Sisense: Sisense is the leading AI-driven platform for infusing analytics everywhere.
David A. Steinberg
Founder & CEO of Zeta Global
David Steinberg is currently CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder of Zeta Global, a company known for its reputation as a top-tier big data marketing technology company. Previously, as CEO of CAIVIS, Mr. Steinberg acquired several small companies including those with focuses in big data, customer acquisition (programmatic) and CRM, to form XL Marketing (now Zeta Global). Prior to founding CAIVIS, Mr. Steinberg founded InPhonic, the largest seller of wireless phones and communications products and services on the Internet, with annual revenue in excess of $400 million. InPhonic was #1 on Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in 2004, the year it went public on the NASDAQ. Mr. Steinberg also served as chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Cellular, a business-to-business and retail wireless communications provider, and Sterling Communications, a communications telemarketing company. Mr. Steinberg was named the Greater Washington Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for communications in 2002. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Faster Cures of the Milken Institute, and the Greater Washington Sports Alliance as well as the Board of Trustees of Washington & Jefferson College. Mr. Steinberg holds a B.S. from Washington & Jefferson College.
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About Caivis, Sol systems, Zeta Global: Zeta offers technology and marketing services to help brands acquire, engage, and retain customers.
CEO of Dynamic Yield
Liad Agmon joined Dynamic Yield Liad as CEO in 2012.Agmon is a serial entrepreneur with rich experience as a startup founder and as a Fortune 500 executive. He founded information security vendor Onigma (acquired by McAfee) and social search company Delver (acquired by Sears Holdings). Following Delver’s acquisition, Liad served as a VP of New Services at Sears Holdings and on the board of its Home Electronics and Outlets business units. Liad served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Bessemer Venture Partners and taught at the Entrepreneurship MBA program in Tel-Aviv University and at the Zell Program of IDC Herzliya. He holds a BA Cum Laude from Tel-Aviv University in Computer Sciences and Film Studies.
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About Dynamic Yield: Dynamic Yield helps companies quickly deliver and test personalized, optimized, and synchronized digital customer interactions.
Felix Van De Maele
Co-founder / CEO of Collibra
Felix Van De Maele is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collibra. Felix has led Collibra from idea to funding to more than eight years of record growth and industry leadership. He’s responsible for the company’s global business strategy. Prior to co-founding Collibra, Felix served as a researcher at the Semantics Technology and Applications Research Laboratory (STARLab) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, where he focused on ontology-focused crawlers for the semantic web and semantic data integration. He holds a Master’s in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a master in General Management from the Vlerick Business School. In 2017, Felix was named by DataNews as the ICT personality of the year.
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About Collibra: Collibra delivers an end-to-end Data Intelligence platform to accelerate digital business transformation.
CEO and Founder of AlphaSense
Jack Kokko is a visionary entrepreneur with a background in global financial services and a track record of delivering enabling technologies to demanding markets. Previously, he was the founding CEO of Silecs and a senior analyst with Morgan Stanley. He holds a Wharton MBA and a MSc. degree in engineering.
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About AlphaSense: AlphaSense is a market intelligence platform that uses artificial intelligence allowing professionals to make critical decisions.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Knotch
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About Knotch: Knotch is the content intelligence platform for brands. We pair performance data with consumer sentiment in real time.
Founder & CEO, Chairman of Dataminr
Ted is the Chairman and CEO of Dataminr. Since founding the company in 2009, Ted has scaled the company to 250 employees, raised $180M in financing, and established Dataminr as the world’s real-time information discovery company, serving thousands of customers in over 40 countries. Ted has appeared as a guest on CNBC’s SquawkBox, CNBC’s Fast Money, BBC News, and Fox Business News. He is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, a Term Member on the Council on Foreign Relations and has been at speaker at Davos & the Aspen Ideas Festival. Ted was one of Crain’s 40 under 40 business leaders in 2017, Business Insider’s 40 under 40 Tech Entrepreneurs in 2015, and has been included numerous times in the Silicon Alley 100. Dataminr, considered one of the 50 most Disruptive private Technology Companies by CNBC in 2016, transforms public social media feeds into the earliest alerts on high impact events and critical breaking information for clients in Security, Government, News, Finance, and PR/Crisis Management. Ted earned a BA from Yale in 2004, where he focused on the impact of disruptive technologies on American Industry and Government.
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About Dataminr: Dataminr develops an artificial intelligence platform designed for real-time event and risk detection.
Co-Founder & CEO of SYLO
Brett Garfinkel is a Co-Founder & CEO at SYLO.
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About SYLO: SYLO provides marketers and creators with 3rd-party validation and standardized measurement to confidently invest in influencer marketing.
CEO of Axoni
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About Axoni: Axoni offers blockchain infrastructure, distributed application development, and workflow automation tools.
Global CEO – B2B Group of Merkle
Michael McLaren has been an Executive Global Group Director for High-Tech and B-to-B Practices at Merkle Inc. since October 2016. Michael McLaren serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at McCann World Group Holdings Japan, Inc. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of MRM//McCann from April 2014 to May 17, 2016 and also served as its President from May 2013 to 2016. He served as the President of MRM Worldwide, Inc. since May 2013 and also its Chief Executive Officer since April 2014. He served as the President of MRM East Region and Global Client Solutions Director/Chief Client Solutions Director at MRM Worldwide, Inc. until April 2013 and also served as its Worldwide President of MRM since April 2013. He served as Regional Director of McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific since November 15, 2009. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of McCann Worldgroup Japan from November 15, 2009 to September 2011. He served as the President of McCann EricKson US of McCann Worldgroup since May 2007. Prior to this, he served as Worldwide Director of Global Accounts. Along with his stewardship of key Worldgroup businesses, he has been responsible for the quality and vitality of client relationships across Worldgroup disciplines and has focused on improving and expanding cross-discipline integration. He served as Worldwide Account Director on Worldgroup’s global Microsoft account and Director of Client Services in McCann’s San Francisco agency and led the global expansion of McCann’s responsibilities for Microsoft. He began his advertising career in his native Australia and later worked in Asia and the U.S. with another Interpublic agency, Lowe (formerly, Lowe). Over the years, he has served on such packaged goods clients as Nestle, Unilever, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson and continue to work with ExxonMobil and Johnson & Johnson, key McCann clients in Asia. He began his marketing career as a Brand Manager for packaged goods giant, Unilever. He served as the Chairman and Director of McCann Worldgroup Japan. He serves as a Director at McCann World Group Holdings Japan, Inc. Michael McLaren received Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
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About Merkle: Merkle is a customer relationship management agency that designs, executes and evaluates integrated marketing programs.
Co-Founder & CEO of AuDIGENT
Founding and launching the Music Production division of the company in 2004, Drew is the driving force behind the company’s expansion into new areas and the glue that connects all of the company’s pieces together. An accomplished composer and musician, Drew has creative directed and/or written over 2,500 individual tracks over the years and has been one of the company’s chief creative resources. Whether it is sitting down to write tracks from scratch, producing vocal sessions, co-writing with other composers, or overseeing award-winning projects, Drew is a hands-on leader spending the majority of his time immersed in the creative process and pushing composers to do their best work. An accomplished entrepreneur and chief executive, Drew began his music career promoting concerts in Chicago before immersing himself in the advertising industry at Elias Arts, a world renowned music company. With an infectious enthusiasm and drive, Drew brings a wealth of experience in the composition, production, branding, record production, publishing, strategy, and finance areas. No stranger to the birth of new companies, Drew successfully founded and launched a sound branding company whose pioneering applications of traditional branding and identity processes using music and sound landed blue-chip clients like IBM, Motorola, Palm, Apple, Verizon, and Nike. His latest endeavor, Audigent, is a unique data company, backed by Warner Music Group, that delivers insights into artist audiences for brands.
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About AuDIGENT, The Music Playground, The Station Media: Audigent is a next-generation DMP and a first-of-a-kind “data agency” comprised of exclusive entertainment, sports, and lifestyle audiences.
CEO & Founder of HASH
Founder and CEO of HASH; interested in market failures (and solving them in practice). Previously founded a blog network and software development consultancy/product studio.
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About HASH: HASH enables real-time modeling and simulation of complex systems
Co-Founder & CEO of Covera Health
Ron is a serial entrepreneur and problem-solver by nature. He’s spent the last 20+ years founding ventures in the healthcare, technology, and insurance spaces. Ron studied Chemistry and Philosophy at NYU. Prior to Covera Health, Ron founded Spreemo in 2010. Under his leadership, Spreemo became the fastest growing referral management platform in the occupational medicine space, growing from six employees to a team of over 200 across offices in NYC and Dallas, and earning the company Deloitte’s Fast 500 award two years in a row for the fastest growing technology businesses. Spreemo, which received venture funding from a multi-billion dollar institutional investor, successfully exited to a strategic acquirer in 2017. In his spare time (and he has little), Ron enjoys biking down the East River and running up the West Side Highway, but rarely at the same time.
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About Covera Health: Covera Health is a provider of analytics-based programs intended to reduce medical misdiagnoses and improve quality of care.
Co-Founder & CEO of Indicative
Mr. Jeremy Levy co-founded Indicative, Inc. in 2013 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Levy co-founded meetMoi, LLC and served as its Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Levy oversaw meetMoi’s technical architecture and engineering. Prior to meetMoi, he worked for Morgan Stanley, where he helped design and build the content management, workflow and trade approval systems. He has over 10 years of experience in the full life-cycle of software development ranging from design to execution. Prior to meetMoi, Mr. Levy served as software architect working in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to finance. He worked for Pfizer, where he designed and implementED its Intranet portal for its 12,000 person sales force. He began his career as a developer at Joltage, an infrastructure services business. Mr. Levy holds a BS from Syracuse University.
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About Deciding by Data Podcast, Indicative: SaaS company that provides behavioral analytics solutions.
Founder, CEO of cmorq
My mission is to contribute to leveling the financial playing field. This involves developing financial management tools and novel products for establishing and maintaining ownership for consumers. I have been contributing to this space since 2015. Currently, I am Founder and CEO of cmorq. I was a Senior Research Scientist at Google Research where I initiated and led multiple projects in collaboration with product teams such as Ad-Exchange. I was also a co-founder at Clarity Money (Acquired by Goldman Sachs), building a trusted financial advocate. I have a PhD in Computer Science (EconCS group) from Harvard University, advised by Professor David Parkes, and a Siebel Scholar, Class of 2014. I have an MBA from Columbia University (2016), MA in Statistics from Harvard University (2012) and BS in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.
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About cmorq: cmorq organizes blockchain data into standard products that empower institutions and individuals.
President & Chief Executive Officer of Moody’s Investors Service
Mr. Fauber became President – Moody’s Investors Service effective, June 1, 2016. He served as Senior Vice President—Corporate & Commercial Development of Moody’s Corporation from April 2014 to May 31, 2016 and was Head of the MIS Commercial Group from January 2013 to May 31, 2016. From April 2009 through April 2014, he served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development of Moody’s Corporation. Mr. Fauber served as Vice President-Corporate Development from September 2005 to April 2009. Prior to joining Moody’s, Mr. Fauber served in several roles at Citigroup and its investment banking subsidiary Salomon Smith Barney from 1999 to 2005. From 1992-1996, Mr. Fauber worked at NationsBank (now Bank of America) in the middle market commercial banking group.
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About Moody’s Investors Service: Moody’s Investors Service is a bond credit rating business that provides research, credit rating, and financial risk analysis services.
Co-CEO & Co-Founder of Celonis
Alexander Rinke Co-CEO and Co-founder Celonis Alexander Rinke is the co-CEO and co-Founder of Celonis, the leader in the leader in turning process insights into action for business transformation. Under his leadership Celonis has been named by Gartner as the “clear market leader” in the process mining category, as well as becoming one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies and one of only 242 “unicorns” in the world valued at $1B. Alexander was listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 list of top achievers under the age of 30 in 2015 and was recently appointed to the Forbes Technology Council. He is a frequent speaker on topics of how to accelerate and operational change that achieves productivity and an exceptional customer experience. Alexander studied Mathematics at Technical University of Munich and École Polytechnique in Paris.
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About Celonis: Celonis provides an Execution Management System that helps companies in running their business processes.
CEO of Dante Labs
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About Dante Labs: Dante Labs is a genomic company helping rare disease patients end their undiagnosed Odyssey thanks to whole genome sequencing
CEO of Piano
Mr. Trevor Kaufman is CEO of Piano in 2015, based in New York. Prior to becoming CEO of Piano, he was CEO and President of Tinypass. Mr. Kaufman was the Founder of Schematic and served as its CEO. Mr. Kaufman served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Kaufman-Patric of Enterprises (KPE), a successful New York-based Web design and consulting firm backed by Grey Advertising. He served as CEO of The Content Project. He served as Global CEO of Possible Worldwide, where he led global strategy and guided future efforts for the agency’s 1,200 person staff. He is a leading authority on the future of interactive television and a pioneer in Web site design and development, with over a decade of experience overseeing cutting-edge projects for the world’s leading companies, including Microsoft, Disney, Intel, Discovery, Electronic Arts, Sony, CBS, ABC, Accenture, Yahoo!, Panasonic, Comcast, CNN, PBS, Motorola, Fox, AOL, MTV, BMW, Target, Volkswagen, Pfizer and the NFL. He often serves as a consultant to other organizations seeking to ensure the success of their critical interactive projects, including having worked directly with Al Gore on the 1996 Clinton/Gore online campaign, and with AOL senior management on 2005’s global Live8 event. He has been recognized as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation,” featuring the 35 top Hollywood executives 35 and under, and one of Newsweek’s “Net 50: The Fifty People Who Matter Most on the Internet.”.
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About Piano: Piano helps organizations understand and influence customer behavior through one complete platform.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Tru Optik
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About Tru Optik: Tru Optik is the Only Audience Measurement and Data Management Platform Built for OTT
Founder & CEO of Shareablee
Tania Yuki is founder and CEO of Shareablee, a leading provider of social content analytics for business. She has spent most of her career in digital marketing, measurement and analytics, and was recently honored with a Great Mind Award from the Advertising Research Foundation and featured in Fast Company and Forbes as one of 12 women driving digital in New York. Tania began her career as a media and internet attorney, specializing in digital rights management, IP and film financing. After moving to the US from Australia she was seduced by digital and went on to run an online video content network as head of acquisitions and branding and has also led product management for comScore’s Video Metrix, the world’s leading online video ratings service. After leaving comScore she ran the TV Ad Solutions practice with TV advertising company Visible World, where she oversaw sales, product management and research and development and grew revenue more than 50% year over year. Tania is also the founder of wimlink, an organization that holds regular events and seminars promoting entrepreneurship, leadership and the professional development of women.
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About Shareablee, wimlink: Shareablee is an online platform offering audience intelligence, competitive benchmarking, and insights for social media.
CEO of Opera Solutions
A strategy consultant by training and an entrepreneur by nature, Arnab Gupta has developed several successful software and consulting companies. He founded business consulting firm Mitchell Madison Group and Zeborg, a business intelligence company. Arnab founded Opera Solutions in 2004 and has guided the company in becoming a premier center of Big Data science and practice. Arnab believes the information explosion has created unprecedented opportunity for value creation, and companies combining superior talent with machine learning science can deliver dramatic productivity and profit improvement to customers. Since 2004, he has worked with the Gates Foundation on its India HIV-AIDS initiative, employing private sector approaches to help oversee the disbursement of $400MM in grants toward HIV-AIDS prevention. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, including SXSW Interactive, Strata, and Structure:Data. Arnab earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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About Opera Solutions: Opera Solutions provides advanced analytics software solutions that help organizations extract actionable insights from Big Data at scale.
Co-Founder & CEO of Code Climate
Bryan is the co-founder and CEO of Code Climate, a SaaS automated code review service that helps engineering teams identify defects earlier in the software development process.
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About Code Climate, Efficiency 2.0, Weplay: Code Climate is an open extensible platform for static analysis that helps enforce code quality standards on every commit.
Co-Founder & CEO of PeerIQ
CEO at PeerIQ.
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About PeerIQ, Winged Foot Capital: PeerIQ is a data and risk analytics firm that helps institutions analyze, access and manage risk in the alternative lending sector.
Founder & CEO of Sprinklr
Ragy Thomas is the CEO and founder of Sprinklr, a provider of enterprise software for customer experience management. Sprinklr was last valued at more than $1.8 billion in 2016. He founded Sprinklr in 2009, and the company now has 1900 employees around the world serving global clients such as Microsoft and McDonald’s. Prior to founding Sprinklr, Ragy was the president of Epsilon’s (NYSE:ADS) Interactive Services from 2006 to 2008, and the CTO of Bigfoot Interactive, an email marketing leader that Epsilon acquired in 2005. Ragy earned his M.B.A. in Finance and Information Systems from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and his Computer Science Engineering degree from Pondicherry University in India.
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About Sprinklr, Sprinklr Japan: Sprinklr provides enterprise software for customer experience management.
Founder and CEO of Nobias
Tania Ahuja is Founder and CEO of Nobias and is Head of US Operations for Arkera Inc. She is a former director of Citigroup and serves on the Board of Overseers at Stern School of Business, NYU. Additionally, she sits on the board of other learning and art organizations including the Center of Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania, Salome Chamber Orchestra, The Paper Bag Players, and is Chairman of the Board for the Summit Music Festival. Tania holds a PhD in Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University. She has a BS in Statistics and an MS in Operations Research.
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About Nobias: Software tools that help protect consumers from deceptive or misleading content on the internet.
Chairman and CEO of NowVertical Group
Daren Trousdell is the Chairman and CEO at NowVertical Group.
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About Clip Money Inc., NowVertical Group: NowVertical Group helps the world’s best businesses win in the digital economy through powerful data analytics software and services.
Chief Executive Officer of Catapult
As the former Chief Revenue Officer of Amazon subsidiary Audible, Mr. Lopes brings world-class technology and growth experience from one of the world’s most successful technology businesses.
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About Catapult: Catapult is a developer of wearable sensors to monitor athletes’ sport demands.
Co-Founder & CEO of Vitally
Jamie Davidson is the Co-Founder & CEO at Vitally.io.
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About Vitally: Vitally is a customer engagement platform for B2B SaaS companies to drive a world-class customer experience and eliminate churn.
Co-Founder & CEO of Accern
Kumesh Aroomoogan is the co-founder and CEO of Accern, an NYC-based venture-backed AI startup whose mission is to accelerate AI for enterprise with a no-code development platform. Accern was named Forbes 30 Under 30 for Enterprise Technology.
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About Accern, Forbes: Accern accelerates AI workflows for enterprises with a no-code AI development platform.
Co-CEO & Co-Founder of Applecart
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About Applecart, University of Pennsylvania: Applecart’s Social Graph technology allows customers to leverage interpersonal relationships to target and influence at scale.
CEO, Co-Founder of Zentist
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About Zentist: Zentist is a dental insurance billing platform that delivers improved practice financial performance and patient affordability.
Chairman & CEO of Icaro Media Group
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About Cronus Equity Consultancy, Icaro Media Group: Icaro Media Group offers AI technology, real-time analytics, advertising and e-commerce integrations products & services to media companies.
CEO of TBG Digital
Simon founded TBG in 2001 and has grown it into a global force known for delivering results and defying clients’ expectations.
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About TBG Digital: TBG Digital, a Facebook ad optimization platform, enable social network advertisers monitor and optimize global scale campaigns.
Founder/CEO of Statespace
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About Statespace: Statespace provides performance analytics and a suite of tools for casual gamers and esports athletes to maximize their potential.
John W. Kelly
Co-founder & CEO of Graphika
John Kelly is the founder and CEO of Graphika, a social media intelligence firm founded on technology he invented that blends social network analysis, content analysis, and statistics to solve the problem of making complex online networks understandable. A quantitative social scientist by training, he has a Ph.D. in Communications from Columbia University, and has also studied at Stanford and at Oxford’s Internet Institute. He is also an Affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where he works with leading academics to design and implement empirical studies of the Internet’s role in business, culture, and politics around the world. An entrepreneur by choice, Kelly leads a team of business professionals and data scientists to bring new analytic technologies to market via the Graphika platform.
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About Graphika, Harvard University: Graphika identifies social communities and influencers within them, mapping spheres of influence on topics & content you care about most.
Founder, CEO and CTO of ChartHop
Ian White is the Founder, CEO, and CTO at ChartHop.
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About ChartHop: ChartHop is transforming the way companies manage and support their people. By seamlessly consolidating and visualizing disparate sources of people data into one powerful people analytics platform, ChartHop creates more informed, empowered, and connected organizations. From executives to individual contributors to every employee in between, ChartHop is designed for everyone in the organization.
ChartHop plays well with dozens of platforms through robust integrations across the HR tech stack, and serves companies like 1Password, BetterCloud, Starburst, and InVision. Founded in 2019 by Ian White, ChartHop is backed by Andreessen Horowitz. Visit ChartHop.com to learn more and follow ChartHop on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Founder & CEO of Scienaptic
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About Scienaptic: Scienaptic Systems provides big data analytics and related solutions through its platform.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of cClearly, Inc.
Prior to founding CClearly, Oren was Co-Founder and CEO of DoubleVerify, which created the ad verification category in 2008. Oren grew DoubleVerify to become a global leader with over 100 employees, $46m of venture capital and hundreds of customers, including 6 of the top 10 online marketers. Oren led adoption of ad verification in the industry to become a must have for every major marketer and led acceptance and promotion by major advertiser, ad agency and publisher trade organizations. Oren received the distinguished 2012 Technology Pioneers Award by World Economic Forum in Davos and is an inventor of multiple patents in the digital marketing space.
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About cClearly, Inc.: cClearly is a marketing analytics and optimization provider that helps marketers increase revenues and decrease cost per acquisition
Co-Founder and CEO of mParticle
Michael Katz is Founder of mParticle, Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Director. Michael Katz is responsible for creating and overseeing the execution of mParticle’s vision of becoming the premier mobile data solution. Michael Katz served as Vice President of Optimization & Analytics at Yahoo where he came via the acquisition of interclick, the company he founded. As former CEO & co-founder of interclick, Michael led the business as it grew organically to $140M in revenue, while expanding gross margin % and EBITDA before its sale to Yahoo for $270 million in 2011. He was also responsible for building and maintaining analyst, auditor, and investor relationships. Prior, he was an Analyst at Accenture and ZEFER.
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About mParticle: MParticle is a customer data platform for multi channel consumer brands.
Co-Founder & CEO of Mediaocean
Bill Wise is the founding CEO of Mediaocean. Bill has spent over a decade unleashing the potential of revolutionary advertising technologies, overseeing more than $5 billion in mergers, acquisitions and public offerings, including the $720 million sale of Mediaocean to Vista Equity Partners in August 2015. He comes to Mediaocean from his role as CEO of advertising software provider MediaBank, one of Mediaocean’s two founding companies along with Donovan Data Systems (DDS). Prior to MediaBank, Bill served as an executive at Yahoo, overseeing global advertising platforms – a role he achieved after serving as president of Right Media, which he helped guide to an $850 million acquisition by Yahoo in 2007. His other executive leadership positions have driven success at companies including DoubleClick, MaxOnline and Ask, which became part of IAC Advertising Solutions. Bill is on the board of directors of the Ad Council and the Centre for Social Innovation. He is also chairman of MediaWallah. Bill is an avid and active angel investor through Click Ventures. Business Insider ranked him as a top digital professional four times, he was listed among Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs and he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology. Bill is a sought-after speaker and frequently writes articles for AdWeek, Ad Age, The Wall Street Journal and other publications. He holds a B.S. in accounting and business from the University at Albany and is a CPA. He is the proud father of Connor, Kate and Charlotte.
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About Click Ventures, Mediaocean, MediaWallah, Superpowers Podcast: Mediaocean provides software platforms for the advertising community.
Founder and CEO of Top
An industry recognized, innovative business executive with extensive experience in digital, monetization, shopper marketing, retail advertising, product development; including a heavy focus on mobile and social media.
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CEO of Qlik
Capone leads Qlik’s mission to be a leader in the Analytics Economy as CEO. Mike has first-hand experience in leveraging the power of data through analytics to transform businesses and entire industries. In addition to his extensive experience in high-growth SaaS companies, Mike was recently the COO of Medidata Solutions, a publicly-traded provider of SaaS analytics solutions to the Healthcare, Life Sciences and Pharma markets. There he played a significant role in the company’s product development, data science, professional services and go-to-market operations, accelerating its strategy to provide a comprehensive cloud platform that leverages data and analytics to transform clinical trials. Prior to Medidata, Mike held senior leadership positions at ADP including Corporate Vice President of Product Development, CIO, and SVP & General Manager of ADP’s global outsourcing business. He was also head of product development and technology operations for ADP, one of the world’s largest B2B cloud services providers, delivering critical services to over 600,000 companies and 39 million of their staff members worldwide. Capone holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Dickinson College and a master of business administration degree in finance from Pace University.
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About GlobalView Software, Qlik: Qlik simplifies the way people use data by making it a natural part of how they make decisions.
Founder & CEO of Crisp
Are Traasdahl is a technology entrepreneur and investor. He is currently founder and CEO at Crisp, a programmatic commerce company aimed at optimizing the food and beverage supply chain through AI, automation and analytics. Crisp believes we can greatly reduce food waste, improve access to food and cut costs from the supply chain with the smart use of technology. Traasdahl is a contributor on technology topics for outlets such as CNBC and Bloomberg News, and has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Ad Age and other major news outlets. Traasdahl holds several board positions at technology start-ups and heads Spring Capital, an investment holding company. Prior to Crisp and Tapad, he founded Thumbplay, a mobile technology service that he grew to more than $100 MM in less than 3 years before he exited the company (the company, later acquired by Clear Channel, is now called iHeartRadio).
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About Crisp: Crisp leverages the cloud to connect and analyze retail data sources in real-time, providing actionable insights to businesses.
Benoit Brookens III
Founder & CEO of Accrue
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About Accrue, nuOctave: Accrue is a financial analytics company that builds deep learning technology.
Founder & CEO of Stylitics
Founder and CEO of Stylitics, the leading visual merchandising platform that powers hundreds of outfitting, styling, and gifting programs for dozens of the world’s leading retailers. Over 35 million shoppers engage with Stylitics shoppable content and recommendations more than 200 million times per day, across site, apps, email, ads, and stores. * Frequent speaker on the future of technology and analytics in fashion retail, including Databeat, New York Fashion Week, Decoded Fashion, and FIT. Recent features in WSJ, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, New York Times, Oprah.com, Inc., Economic Times, Wired Japan cover story, and others.
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About Stylitics: Stylitics is a cloud-based SaaS platform for retailers to automate and distribute visual content at scale.
Chief Executive Officer of M Science
Michael is the CEO of M Science, leader of the executive team and sits on the company’s board. Prior to M Science, Michael was an Executive Committee Member and Head of Research, Sales & Trading at Investment Technology Group where he led one of the world’s largest and most respected data-driven research teams and was instrumental in the divestiture and sale of its Energy research business to Warburg Pincus for over $120mm in late 2015. Previously, he has held senior roles at RBC Capital Markets and Lehman Brothers. Michael is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, previously served as a Trustee of the Nature Conservancy on Long Island, and as the Vice Chair of the Board of Associates of the Ronald McDonald House of NY. He enjoys spending time on the east end of Long Island with his 3 children.
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About M Science: M Science is a data-driven research and analytics firm, uncovering new insights for leading financial institutions and corporations.
CEO of Whiterock AI
Proptech entrepreneur and real estate investor.
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About Whiterock AI: Novel data for novel real estate insights.
Co-Founder & CEO of Deduce
Ari Jacoby is the CEO of Deduce. He is a former co-founder/CEO of Newsletters.com (Marketresearch.com), Voicestar (MCHX), Solve Media and Circulate (ACXM/Liveramp)
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About Deduce: Deduce provides real-time analytics profiling and scoring to detect and prevent bad actors and account takeover.
CEO of Cube
Christina Ross is the CEO and founder of Cube.
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About Cube: Cube is a real-time FP&A platform that helps strategic finance professionals move from numbers to narrative in record time.
Founder & CEO of JW Player
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About JW Player: JW Player is a video streaming and analytics platform that offers an HTML5 video player for web content, publishing, and running video ads.
President & CEO of Axtria
Jassi founded Axtria with the vision of building cutting-edge analytics and software solutions that will help global companies to effectively manage and get insights from big data. He is a pioneer in building advanced decision support software.He has worked closely with over 100 global companies to improve effectiveness of their commercial operations. Pharmaceutical Management Science Association (PMSA) awarded Jassi with prestigious lifetime achievement award in 2014. This is among several other accolades. Jassi also serves on the Board of many diverse organizations like TIE Global, Ocular Therapeutics, SpectraMedix and others.
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About Axtria: Axtria is a big data analytics software and services company for the Life Sciences industry.
Cristina De la Pena
CEO & Co-Founder of Synapbox
Cristina De la Pena joined Synapbox as Founder & CEO in 2018.Cristina De la Pena has been a technology innovator since the beginning of her professional career. From building algorithms to optimize digital models to rethinking the way we build and interact with the real world. During her latest years, she has been leading the growth of Synapbox and reinventing the way we understand human behavior. By using AI and visual computing to understand facial expressions and attentional engagement, we are able to quantify the experience of consumers while interacting with content on their screens at scale. Everything, without the use of any external hardware or implementation to brands.
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About NeuroCrowd, Synapbox: Synapbox is a startup that uses AI-powered tools to understand consumer engagement towards Ads.
Co-founder and CEO of Amass
JORDAN HAUER is the Co-Founder & CEO of Amass Insights, an alt-data technology company with the largest pipeline of esoteric data streams in the world. As one of the pioneers in ‘Email Transactional Data’, he’s spent the last 6 years consulting technology companies striving to better monetize their proprietary data assets to the asset management industry. Previously, he was the lead technologist at a multi-billion dollar long-short equity fund, and graduated with a degree in Information Sciences from Cornell University.
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About Amass, Big Data Protocol: Largest Alternative Data Platform for Institutional Investors
Co-founder and CEO of Materialize
Arjun Narayan is the Co-Founder and CEO at Materialize.
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About Materialize: Materialize is a streaming SQL database company that simplifies the application development for developers.
Chief Executive Officer of Chartbeat
John Saroff is CEO of Chartbeat, the leading content intelligence platform used by more than 50,000 of the world’s top media properties in over 60 countries. Chartbeat believes that meaningful stories matter wherever they live, and that in an increasingly mobile, social world, Chartbeat is the only analytics solution newsrooms rely on to understand consumer attention and make the most of their quality content on site and offsite. Saroff has worked on the cutting-edge of media and technology for 17+ years, setting the daily operations and business development agendas of companies as diverse as Google, NBC-Universal and vente-privee.
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About Chartbeat: Chartbeat tools measure and monetize website visitors’ attention and engagement on page content and advertising.
Co-Founder & CEO of Custora
Corey Pierson is the co-founder of Custora, a predictive marketing analytics platform for online retailers based in New York City. Prior to Custora, Corey earned an MBA from Wharton and worked as a business designer at IDEO. He’s also a huge Philly sports fan and an amateur Vitamix chef.
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About Custora: Custora is the leader in advanced customer analytics for the retail industry.
President and CEO, Founder of Nastel Technologies
David Mavashev is a leading expert on IT infrastructure, middleware and messaging technologies with over 25 years experience architecting systems and solutions. His areas of expertise encompass implementing middleware-centric architectures and the underlying infrastructure monitoring that is fundamental for its optimal performance, as well as tools and technologies for monitoring and managing integrated application processes and performance across the enterprise, and helping companies achieve business agility through effectively aligning IT with business processes in the real-time enterprise. A successful entrepreneur, David founded Nastel in 1994 and also served as the company’s CTO for many years. Prior to that, he was the technical manager of the messaging group at NYNEX, where he architected and managed the implementation of the first commercial transactional messaging product, which now forms the basis for IBM WebSphere MQ (formerly MQ-Series). A pioneer in the early evolution of messaging technologies, David logged many years as an IT consultant working with some of the world’s foremost banks and financial institutions.
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About Elefund, jKool, Nastel Technologies: Nastel Technologies provides middleware-centric application performance and business transaction management software solutions.
Co-Founder/CEO of iobeam
Ajay is the Co-Founder/CEO at iobeam, a data analysis platform for the Internet of Things. His previous startup, Sensobi, was acquired in 2011 by GroupMe/Skype/Microsoft. Ajay led the mobile team at GroupMe, which grew to millions of daily users and billions of monthly messages over a short period of time. His past experience includes roles at Microsoft, Citigroup, and several startups. He holds Bachelors, Masters degrees from MIT in Computer Science, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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About iobeam, Timescale: A Data Platform for the Internet of Things
Founder & CEO of DemystData
Mark is the Founder & CEO of DemystData. With a career focus on data technology product development, Mark is an expert in scalable data access and analytics for financial institutions. His deep understanding of the analytics market and his desire to solve the data gap to unlock financial services led him to create DemystData.
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About DemystData: DemystData helps financial institutions harness the explosive growth of data to serve more customers.
CEO of Market76, Inc.
Founder at Market76, Inc.
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About Market76, Inc., Market76, Inc.: Market76 makes financial services work better by empowering businesses to operate with the best, highest-quality data available.
CEO & Co-Founder of Cognitiv
Jeremy Fain is the co-founder and CEO of Cognitiv. With over 20 years of interactive experience, Jeremy has worked across the agency and publisher landscape in roles ranging from marketing, to industry standards, to revenue leadership. While at CBS Interactive, he launched and oversaw one of the first premium programmatic exchanges, which eventually led to his role managing all North American accounts at Rubicon Project. Jeremy founded Cognitiv in 2015 with two childhood friends who shared an interest in making Deep Learning accessible to business. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
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About Cognitiv: Cognitiv uses proprietary Deep Learning technology to help companies with Big Data problems get beyond analysis to decisions.
Nicole Van Der Tuin
Co-Founder and CEO of First Access
Nicole Van Der Tuin is the co-founder and CEO at First Access.
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About First Access: First Access is a FinTech company that offers a smart data platform for financial institutions in emerging markets.
Co-Founder and CEO of Ribbon Health
Nate Maslak is the Co-Founder and CEO at Ribbon Health.
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About Ribbon Health: Ribbon Health is a predictive analytics and data platform for the healthcare industry.
CEO of Cognos
Robert Ashe, is the former President and CEO of Cognos Inc., having joined the Company in 1984. He was appointed President in 2002, and CEO in 2004, and held both roles until IBM acquired the company in 2007 for $4.9 billion, IBM’s largest software acquisition to date. From 2010 until 2012, he served as IBM’s General Manager of Business Analytics. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Cognos, Robert held several senior executive roles at the company including Senior Vice President of Application Development Tools, Senior Vice President of Products, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Customer Services, Chief Corporate Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Robert is a director of ServiceSource International, Inc, MSCI Inc., Shopify, and Halogen Software Inc. He has been a Member of Technology Advisory Board of Bridge Growth Partners LLC as well as an advisor to Mistral Venture Partners. He holds Bachelor of Commerce in accounting from University of Ottawa and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
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About Cognos, IBM: Cognos provides business intelligence and performance management software solutions for organizations.
Co-founder & CEO of Upstream Commerce
Amos Peleg co-founded Upstream Commerce following 15 years in the software industry, during which he oversaw software company operations and managed international teams. At Mercado Software—later acquired by Omniture, Inc. (now Adobe)—Amos served as general manager of Mercado Labs, responsible for much of the company’s operational activity. Mercado Software, a provider of advanced merchandising solutions, counted among its customers Macy’s, John Lewis, Williams-Sonoma, Argos, Overstock, Guess, and Sears. Previously, as director of small-business technology platforms at SAP, Amos managed international engineering efforts, and at Check Point Software Technologies, he managed the engineering of two core products and was responsible for the initiation, development, and market delivery of new products. Amos holds an M.Sc. degree in computer science from the Weizmann Institute of Science and a B.Sc. in physics and computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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About Flipkart, Upstream Commerce: Upstream Commerce provides cloud-based, automated competitive pricing and product analytics solutions for online retailers.
CEO of Bloomberg Media
Justin B. Smith is Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg Media Group, Bloomberg L.P.’s global multi-platform media organization that comprises digital, mobile, television, digital video, radio, print magazines and live events platforms. Since joining Bloomberg L.P. in September 2013, Justin has outlined a new vision to build the leading, next generation media company for global business by concentrating on the development of a series of digitally-led, multi-platform brands: Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg Politics, Bloomberg Pursuits and Bloomberg Opinion, with more to come. In 2016, revenue has grown 8% across Bloomberg Media, with an increase of 21% in digital advertising sales and 27% in U.S. television. Traffic to Bloomberg.com has increased 38% in 2016 and Bloomberg has cemented its position as the leader in global business video. Crediting him as an “aggressive digital innovator,” Justin was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2014. Prior to Bloomberg, Justin was President of Atlantic Media where he spearheaded a dramatic revitalization of The Atlantic and launched award-winning digital brands such as Quartz, The Atlantic Wire and Defense One. Under his leadership, Justin and his teams were recognized by The New York Times as “something of a marvel in the publishing world,” along with a number of awards, including Advertising Age’s 2010 “Publishing Executive of the Year,” Advertising Age’s 2010 “Magazine A-List” 2010 and min’s 2010 “Most Intriguing People in Media.” Previously, Justin served as President and Publisher of The Week magazine, where he introduced the U.S. version in 2001. In this role, he was named to Advertising Age’s 2006 “40 Under 40” ranking. Justin came to The Week from The Economist Group, where he led corporate strategy in London, Hong Kong and New York. He began his career in media at the International Herald Tribune in Paris and Hong Kong, helping to build the global newspaper’s conference business. Justin is the founder of Breaking Media, a network of websites, events and social media channels that includes Above the Law, Dealbreaker, Fashionista, Breaking Defense, Breaking Energy and Breaking Gov. He serves on the Board of Directors of Georgetown University, where he received his B.S. from the School of Foreign Service in 1991. Justin was named to the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation Board of Directors in 2014, is a 2013 Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His philanthropic efforts include founding the Bali Purnati Center for the Arts and the Ouagadougou Education Project. Justin commutes between New York City and Washington, D.C., where he lives with his two children.
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About Bloomberg Media: Bloomberg Media connects leaders with news, data and insight at the speed of business – every day, every night, every moment, every instant.
President & Co-CEO of Digital Reasoning
Brook leads our company’s commercial operations, including scaling the organization, achieving revenue targets, ensuring the delivery of high-quality products and services, and fostering a strong and healthy culture. Prior to joining Digital Reasoning, Hazelton was President of North & South America at Christie’s, the world’s largest art company, where he led more than 700 employees based in 11 offices across six countries, driving growth and expanding market leadership. Previously, Hazelton acted as the global CEO of Phillips, the leading boutique auction house. Hazelton began his career in the finance sector, working internationally with Goldman Sachs and The Carlyle Group.
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About charity: water, Digital Reasoning, James D. Wolfensohn Inc: Digital Reasoning is a developer of an artificial intelligence cognitive computing platform intended for businesses.
Co-Founder & CEO of Firedome
Moti Shkolnik is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Firedome where he helps to reshape the landscape of Smart Home security. Prior to founding Firedome, he served in management positions at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office for 15 years.
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About Firedome: Firedome secures IoT devices and prevent next cyber-catastrophe.
Founder & CEO of Personetics
Mr. Sosna has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services arena. As co-founder and CEO of Personetics, he is responsible for the overall growth strategy of the company. Most recently, Mr. Sosna was co-founder and chief executive officer of Actimize, the leading provider of financial crime, risk and compliance solutions. Under his leadership, Actimize was recognized as a global leader in the financial services market. In 2007, Actimize was acquired by NICE systems, at which point Mr. Sosna joined the NICE management team. Prior to Actimize, Mr. Sosna founded Gilon Information Systems. Under his leadership, Gilon grew to become Israel’s largest business intelligence company, implementing large-scale data warehouse projects for many of Israel’s most recognized companies. Mr. Sosna graduated from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben-Gurion University.
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About Personetics: Personetics is a provider of data-driven personalization and customer engagement tools for banks and financial services companies.
Co-Founder and CEO of Intenseye
Sercan Esen is the co-founder and CEO of intenseye.
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About Intenseye: Intenseye is an AI-powered workplace safety platform that helps large enterprises to scale employee health and safety across their facility.
Co-founder and CEO of cnvrg.io
Yochay is a an experience tech leader with a background in building and designing products. Since the age of 7 Yochay has been writing code. He served in the Israeli Defence Force Intelligence unit for 4 years, and received a BSc in Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) where he founded the HUJI Innovation Lab. Yochay lead as the former CTO of Webbing labs, and has been consulting companies in AI and machine learning. After 3 years of consulting, Yochay, along with Co-founder Leah Kolben decided to create a tool to help data scientists and companies scale their AI and Machine Learning with cnvrg.io.
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About cnvrg.io: cnvrg.io is a full stack data science platform that helps teams manage models, and build auto-adaptive machine learning pipelines
Co-Founder and CEO of Berrymetrics
Rui is the Co-Founder of Pathfinder and its head of external relations and marketing. He’s also the Evernote Small Business Ambassador for Spain. He studied Communication Sciences at the external campus of the University of Wales in Seville, Spain. Previously, he has been the Marketing Strategies Manager of the United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic (UNA-DR) and new media consultant for the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (FUNGLODE) in Santo Domingo. Through those two institutions, he has organized conferences, courses, workshops for young people in the Dominican Republic, New York, Washington and Paris, under the programs of the UN, the OAS and the UNESCO.
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About Berrymetrics: A smart analytics dashboard, exclusively tailored for online stores
CEO of Clootrack
Serial entrepreneur with 11 years of experience in technology, products, management and startups. Excited about new technologies and adept in building products that customers love. He holds two patents and has extensive experience in productising ideas in enterprise, cloud, mobile, and consumer internet. He was the co founder, CEO of Jiffstore till December 2015, when it was acquired by Peppertap. Jiffstore was a tech focussed on demand grocery delivery platform. Prior to that Shameel was the co founder, CEO of Kode Blink – a mobile app development firm. Kode Blink made several apps that were toppers in App Store charts, and was preferred mobile app development partner for several MNCs. He started the career with Wipro Technologies in 2005 and later on worked with EMC Corporation from 2009. He ventured into entrepreneurship after dropping out from Indian School of Business in 2012. A people person, he has setup several execution focussed, vibrant teams through out his career.
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About Cloohawk, Clootrack: Clootrack is an adaptive market intelligence platform.
Co-Founder & CEO of MediaMath
MediaMath CEO Joe Zawadzki is a respected pioneer in the online marketing industry, known especially for establishing the demand-side platform sector. With his deep experience in audience targeting and optimization, ad networks and exchanges, and real-time bidding Joe is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences, roundtables and major events. After a decade representing buyers at top-tier agencies and Fortune 500 companies, Joe Zawadzki saw the need to reshape the online marketing landscape by integrating technology, data, analytics, and marketing best practices into a single media platform. He founded MediaMath in 2007, launching a technological revolution with the first demand side platform (DSP) and today, the MediaMath Marketing Operating System, TerminalOne, powers the marketing practice of more than 3,500 brands. Previously, Joe was founder, president and chairman of Poindexter Systems / [x+1], incubated Right Media, and as managing member of Occam’s Razor, shaped AOL’s yield management and DoubleClick’s buy-side optimization strategy. His early career was spent as an investment banker, where he developed his expertise in quantitative analysis and market dynamics, and he remains an active New York technology investor whose portfolio includes AppNexus, AdSafe, 33Across, C3Metrics, Hashable, Accordant and Spruce Media. Joe holds several patents in the area of online methods for dynamic segmentation and content presentation. He is a graduate of Harvard University and was a Teaching Fellow in cosmology, set theory and the history of science. He lives in New York City with his wife, Daria, and their children Dune and Jack, born on the summer and winter solstices respectively.
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About MediaMath: MediaMath develops and delivers digital advertising media and data management technology solutions to advertisers worldwide.
Chairman, Founder & CEO of Powr
Revcontent Founder, John Lemp is an entrepreneur who has built two internet companies from the ground up into multi-million dollar businesses, and all with $0 in funding. John graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology. In 2013, John founded Revcontent, a content recommendation network. In 2018, John founded Powr OTT, the new standard in video advertising. He also is the Managing Partner at NextFund Capital Group.
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About NextFund, Powr: Powr is a video marketplace and syndication platform that connects video creators with premium publishers across the web.
Co-Founder and CEO of CB Insights
Anand Sanwal is the co-founder and CEO of CB Insights. Anand’s previous job was managing a 50 million dollar Innovation Fund for American Express. He also worked at one of the most well-known bubble startups, Kozmo.com, which received the largest amount of funding in NYC history for a tech startup. He worked with a small team to open up the European market for Kozmo.com. Along with his corporate and startup experience, Anand also has an education from Wharton (University of Pennsylvania) along with a Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s of Science. Anand’s latest venture is ChubbyBrain, part of CB Information Services (the parent company of which he is CEO).
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About CB Insights: CB Insights builds software that predicts what the next technology trend will be.
Founder, CEO & Managing Director of L&T Infotech
Sanjay Jalona is the CEO and Managing Director of Larsen & Toubro Infotech(LTI). Sanjay joined the company in 2015, and has since led a rapid and comprehensive transformation of LTI into a leading technology consulting and digital solutions company, partnering with some of the most prestigious global enterprises. Sanjay has guided the company through one of the sector’s most successful IPOs in a decade and a rebranding effort that positioned LTI as a leader in the convergence of digital and physical world. Under Sanjay’s leadership, LTI surpassed USD 1 Billion in revenue, and has built a resilient portfolio with consistent growth and profitability. In addition to fast organic growth, the company also developed a strategic acquisition growth strategy to expand the breadth and depth of its services. Key acquisitions under his leadership include – Luxembourg-based Syncordis S.A., a leading core banking implementation services provider; and AugmentIQ Data Sciences Pvt. Ltd., an innovative start-up offering IP-based, big data and analytics solutions. Sanjay’s 25-year career has been marked with effective leadership, and implementation of change strategies that accelerate growth and transform large businesses. Prior to joining LTI, he was the Executive Vice President and Global Head of High-Tech, Manufacturing and Engineering Services business at Infosys. During his 15 years at Infosys, he held several leadership positions across industries such as Banking, Financial Services, and Retail & CPG, in USA, Europe and India. Prior to Infosys, he held leadership roles at Gemplus and Wipro. For his accomplishments, Businessworld magazine selected him as the ‘Exemplary CEO of the Year’ in 2017. Sanjay is a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. He holds a degree in Engineering from BITS Pilani, India.
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About L&T Infotech, Larsen & Toubro Limited: LTI is a global technology consulting and digital solutions company helping more than 250 clients succeed in a converging world.
CEO & Founder of Wunderkind (formerly BounceX)
Ryan Urban is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bounce Exchange, Inc the leader in behavioral automation software and analytics. In 2015 he was named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. In the same year, under his leadership, Bounce Exchange was ranked number one overall for both employee retention and career development by ComputerWorld, named one of the best places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York and honored as one of Fortune’s top three best places to work. Ryan was formerly Director of Acquisition at Bonobos and prior to that, Brickhouse Security. He has served on the advisory boards of both BabyAge.com and Bonobos. He holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
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About Wunderkind (formerly BounceX): Wunderkind enables the world’s top brands to better recognize their customers online, providing 1-to-1 marketing at scale.
Co-Founder, CEO of Simon Data
Jason Davis is co-founder & CEO at Simon Data.
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About CmomGO, Simon Data, Simon Data: Simon is the enterprise customer data platform that empowers brands to deliver data-driven, personalized customer experiences everywhere.
Co-Founder & CEO of Epsagon
Nitzan Shapira is the Co-Founder and CEO of Epsagon.
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About Epsagon: Epsagon is a privately held, modern observability company with offices in New York and Tel Aviv.
Co-Founder & CEO of Kira Systems
Prior to founding Kira, Noah was an associate at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, where he focused on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and securities. Noah holds a J.D. from the NYU School of Law, an A.M. in Political Science from Brown University (where he completed the coursework and comprehensive examinations for a Ph.D), and a B.A. with honours from McGill University.
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About Kira Systems, Zuva: Kira Systems is a machine learning software that identifies, extracts, and analyzes text in contracts and other documents.
Co-founder & CEO of Sarus
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About AlephD, Sarus: Privacy preserving analytics & machine learning
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The TIE
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About The TIE: The Most Powerful Platform for Crypto Traders
Founder & CEO of QL Gaming Group
Co-Founder / CEO, Vidaao
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About QL Gaming Group, RotoQL: The QL Gaming Group (QLGG), formerly RotoQL, is a direct to consumer sports data and iGaming affiliate platform.
Founder & CEO of FINDMINE
Michelle Bacharach is CEO and Co-Founder of FINDMINE. As a product and strategy expert, Michelle is experienced in growing startups and large media companies by launching apps and websites to millions of people, putting together joint ventures, and conceiving of new products. Michelle has shared her expertise with thousands of leaders in retail and technology as a speaker at SXSW and NRF Retail’s Big Show. She has an MBA from NYU Stern and a BA from UC Berkeley, where she wrote her honors thesis on managing innovation in multinational organizations.
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About FINDMINE: FINDMINE specializes in using machine learning to automate manual and tedious tasks in the retail industry.
CO-CEO of Novantas
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About Novantas: Novantas is the industry leader in analytic advisory services and technology solutions for financial institutions around the world.