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Tuesday, April 30 • 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Lightning Talks

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2:20pm Sara Vera, Causes
Personality Primer of Online Activists at Causes

2:30pm Beau Cronin, Salesforce
In machine learning, simpler is not always better 

2:40pm Steve Sims, Badgeville 
Gamification & The Rise of Behavior Data

2:50pm Ben Zamanzadeh, DataPop
Semantic Data will Shape the Future of Data 

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Beau Cronin

Senior Product Manager, Salesforce
Beau Cronin was a co-founder of Prior Knowledge (PK), a startup that developed and offered a predictive database service based on probabilistic modeling and scaled inference. PK was acquired by Salesforce in late 2012, where Beau now works as a senior manager of predictive products. He has a PhD in computational neuroscience from MIT, where his research focused on probabilistic models of neuronal response; he also has a BA in computer science... Read More →
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Steve Sims

VP, Solutions & Design, Badgeville
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Sara Vera

Data Analyst, Causes
Sara Vera is a Data Analyst at Causes.com in downtown San Francisco. She has a master's degree in quantitative sociology from University of Washington, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Lewis & Clark College. Her favorite past time is rock climbing in Yosemite National Park.

Ben Zamanzadeh

VP, Engineering, DataPop
Before joining DataPop, Ben was VP of Engineering at LeadPoint where he led technology strategy, planning and execution. Previously as Director of Engineering at Yahoo!, Ben headed the Domain Match engineering team and was responsible for search algorithm development and ad serving technologies. Prior to Yahoo, Ben held executive level positions at various technology companies including Reuters and Teledyne. Ben holds a Ph.D. in Computer... Read More →

Tuesday April 30, 2013 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Mission Bay Conference Center 1675 Owens St San Francisco, CA 94158

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