2015 conferences
Biotech and Beyond

Making Stuff

Innundata and the Fog of IT
Regional Meetings
Prior conferences
Upcoming conference
more about us



Innundata and the Fog of IT
July 21–22, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

Library Selection
Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) (Crown, 2014)
By Christian Rudder



"True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information."
— Winston Churchill

"Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge."
— Daniel J. Boorstin

conference overview
"Too Much Information!" decry the socially squeamish, but it's also a rallying cry for IT workers everywhere. IT is being brought into corners of the workplace that have never seen its light; indeed, IT is the nervous system of the organization and its branches will soon reach everywhere, serving as the interface between the physical and digital. All the while, IT itself is changing, building and maintaining networks on highways, in football stadiums, and everywhere else—and yet, is still tasked with extracting actionable information, and keeping it all secure.

list of speakers

Vitalik Buterin
, Founder, Ethereum
Topic: Ethereum: The Promise of General-Purpose Blockchain Technology

Micheline Casey, Chief Data Officer, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Topic: Measuring the U.S. Economy in Real Time

Gordon Castle, Vice President, Head of Industry Area Mediacom, Group Function Technology, Ericsson, Inc.
Topic: Mobile Data: The Pulse of the Networked Society

Ahna Girshick, Head of Product & Partnerships, Enlitic
Topic: Data Visualization and the Brain

Wes Grubbs, Founder, President, and Data Provocateur, Pitch Interactive
Topic: Designing and Building Data Visualizations

Nagui Halim, IBM Fellow and Director, Chief Architect Big Data
Topic: High-Speed Adaptive Stream Processing and Analytics

Joe Hellerstein, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Trifacta
Topic: Data Wrangling

Shonali Krishnaswamy, Head, Data Analytics Dept., Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Topic: Stories that Data Tells: Rich Insights from Sparse Data

Ryan Lackey, Principal, Security Practice, CloudFlare
Topic: Information Security Without Hardware or Software

Rajiv Maheswaran, Chief Executive Officer, Second Spectrum, and Research Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Southern California
Topic: Data in Motion: Cities, Logistics, and the NBA

Melissa Mercer, Founder, Pixxcell
Topic: Digitization of Museums and Other Immense Image Archives

Luca Morena, Co-Founder and CEO, iCoolhunt SpA/Nextatlas
Topic: The Rise of Creative Quants

Christian Rudder, Co-founder, OKCupid
Topic: Seeing Human Behavior Through Data

Ari Tuchman, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Quantifind
Topic: Finding Buying Intent in Social Listening

Ben Wellington, Quantitative Analyst, Two Sigma
Topic: Improving City Life Through Data

Christopher White, Principal Researcher, Microsoft, Formerly Program Manager, DARPA
Topic: Big Data Tools for the Dark Web

Dan Wolf, Chief Executive Officer, Cyberpack Ventures
Topic: Security Strategies in Cyberspace

Larry Zitnick, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
Topic: Automated Image Captioning

home about us activities and deliverables contact faqs copyright