Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly Media. Ben has applied business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis in a variety of settings, including direct marketing, consumer and market research, targeted advertising, text mining, and financial engineering. His background includes stints with an investment management company, internet startups, and financial services.
Roger Chen is cofounder and CEO of Computable and program chair for the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference. Previously, he was a principal at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where he invested in and worked with early-stage startups primarily in the realm of data, machine learning, and robotics. Roger has a deep and hands-on history with technology. Before startups and venture capital, he was an engineer at Oracle, EMC, and Vicor. He also developed novel nanoscale and quantum optics technology as a PhD researcher at UC Berkeley. Roger holds a BS from Boston University and a PhD from UC Berkeley, both in electrical engineering.
Jason (Jinquan) Dai is a senior principal engineer and CTO of big data technologies at Intel, where he is responsible for leading the global engineering teams (located in both Silicon Valley and Shanghai) on the development of advanced big data analytics (including distributed machine and deep learning), as well as collaborations with leading research labs (e.g., UC Berkeley AMPLab and RISELab). Jason is an internationally recognized expert on big data, cloud, and distributed machine learning; he is the program cochair of the O’Reilly AI Conference in Beijing, a founding committer and PMC member of Apache Spark, and the creator of BigDL, a distributed deep learning framework on Apache Spark.
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