ODSC East • Boston • 2018

May 1st – 4th • Boston Convention Center

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Data Science Conference & Expo

Accelerate your data science knowledge, training, and network.  All in one event.

ODSC East 2018 is one of the largest applied data science conferences in the world. Our speakers include some of the core contributors to many open source tools, libraries, and languages. Attend ODSC East 2018 and learn the latest AI & data science topics, tools, and languages from some of the best and brightest minds in the field.

Focus Areas

  • Deep Learning

  • Machine Learning

  • Predictive Analytics

  • Natural Language Processing

  • Data Visualization

  • Data Wrangling

  • AI Research

  • Data Science at Scale

  • Data Science for Good

  • Data Science Management

  • Data Science Workflows

  • AI Business Summit


  • Recommendation Systems

  • Transfer Learning

  • Machine vision

  • autonomous machines

  • Conversational AI

  • Data Science Research

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Speech Recognition

  • Unsupervised Learning

  • Image Classification

  • Self-driving Vehicles

  • Machine translation

  • 200+ Speakers over 4 days


  • Python, Jupyter Notebooks

  • R programming, Julia, Scala, Stan

  • Apache Spark, MLlib, Streaming

  • Tensorflow, MXNet, Caffe, CNTK

  • Scikit-learn, Theano, Shogun, Pylearn2

  • Azure ML, Amazon ML,H20.ai, Cloud ML

  • Neo4J, D3.js, R-Shiny

  • Hadoop, Apache Storm, Apache Flink, Kafka, Druid

  • See schedule for many more..

Conference Focus Areas

Open Data Science

Featuring real-world applications of the most current and key data science topics, tools, and languages

Machine Learning & Deep Learning

Learn the latest models, advancements and trends

Research Bridge

Hear from top academics and researchers as they deliver talks on the latest developments in key focus areas of data science

Data Science Kickstart

Learn the essentials to get started on your data science career and connect with top companies hiring data scientists and related roles

Data Science at Scale

Witness the intersection of big data and data analytics

Data Visualization

Design compelling graphics and tell powerful stories using data

 Business & Leadership

Accelerate AI – The AI summit for business and leadership on building an AI driven enterprise

Management, Practice & DataOps

managing the next wave of innovation

Call For Speakers & Sponsors

Career Fair
General Inquiries

East 2018 Featured Speakers

More Speakers Added Weekly

Joshua Bloom, PhD
Joshua Bloom, PhD

VP of Data Analytics at GE Digital

Andrew Casey
Andrew Casey

Head of Analytics at Google

Jennifer Prendki, PhD
Jennifer Prendki, PhD

Head of Data Science at Atlassian

Mike Tamir, PhD
Mike Tamir, PhD

Head of Data Science at Uber

Andreas Mueller, PhD
Andreas Mueller, PhD

Author and Lecturer

Core contributor to scikit-learn

Peter Wang
Peter Wang

Creator of Anaconda

Anaconda Inc.

Dr. Fatena El-Masri
Dr. Fatena El-Masri

Senior Financial Analyst at FDIC

Allen Downey, PhD
Allen Downey, PhD

Author of Think Python, Think Stats, Think Bayes, and Think Complexity

Professor at Olin College

Maya Gupta, PhD
Maya Gupta, PhD

Machine Learning R & D Lead at Google

Max Kuhn, PhD
Max Kuhn, PhD

Core Contributor of R

Software Engineer at RStudio

Victor Lo, PhD
Victor Lo, PhD

Head of Data Science & AI at Fidelity Investments

Jared Lander
Jared Lander

Author of R for Everyone

Statistics Professor at Columbia University

Aedin Culhane, PhD
Aedin Culhane, PhD

Senior Research Scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jeffrey Yao, PhD
Jeffrey Yao, PhD

Chief Data Scientist at AB

Mark Schindler
Mark Schindler

Co-founder and Director at GroupVisual.io

Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov, PhD
Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov, PhD

Vice President of ML at Capital One

Michael Mahoney, PhD
Michael Mahoney, PhD

Statistics Professor at UC Berkeley

Dr. Tomasz Adamusiak
Dr. Tomasz Adamusiak

Director of Engineering at Thomson Reuters

Arun Verma, PhD
Arun Verma, PhD

Head of Quant Research at Bloomberg

ODSC is Now 4 Days including 2 Full Training Days

– Taught by World-Class Data Scientists –

Over two intense days of full day training sessions and workshops get hands-on with the latest data science platforms, tools and techniques. Forge a connection with these rockstars from industry and academic, who are passionate about teaching data science skills to those who will build the future of industry

Limited Offer – Save 60% Off. Prices increase on February 9th

* all prices are subject to change at any time depending on demand and availability

Academic discount

Exclusively for researchers, students, staff and faculty of academic and research institutions. Please note that a current Academic ID must be provide at registration desk

Business and Leadership

With our Business or VIP passes you get access to our Accelerate AI business and leadership summit.                 This event is for business professionals, executives and technologists who seek to build and and grow the AI driven enterprise.                  Accelerate AI East will be cross industry but with a special focus on healthcare/pharma and financial services. 


Alex `Sandy' Pentland
Alex `Sandy' Pentland

Professor & Serial Entrepreneur.

MIT Media Lab

Alexander Statnikov
Alexander Statnikov

Vice President of Machine Learning

American Express

QuHarrison Terry
QuHarrison Terry

Director of Marketing


Glenn Butcher
Glenn Butcher

Sr. Director, Global Cystic Fibrosis Marketing

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Why Attend ODSC

Accelerate your data science knowledge with the latest topics, tools, and trends presented by the best practitioners in the field

5 Reasons Why ODSC is a Better Experience
  • Looking for a conference that charges high ticket prices coupled mostly with vendor pitches that have zero relevance to you or your business? That’s not us 

  • We have a relentless focus on the best, most relevant content for our audience. Sure we have partners but we limit the number and make sure its relevant. 

  • Our focus in on the data science community and our contribution to that community’s growth and development and helping you, our attendee, gain relevant skills

  • As an applied data conference we are committed to bringing you the most relevant topics and research that can have a direct impact on your work

  • But we do have fantastic networking activities at our event so if you like your data science with a side of fun we got you covered

Better content & Training
  • Gain in-demand skills to enhance your data science career or simply become a better data scientist

  • Many topics to choose from including 70+ talks, 27 workshops, and 20 training sessions all under one roof

  • Learn from the best and brightest in AI and data science to accelerate your learning and insights

  • Learn from the core contributors behind hugely popular tools such as scikit-learn and Caffe

Better Networking
  • Connect with 4,500 fellow data scientists, presenters, innovators, practitioners, and influencers

  • Get hired by innovative companies ranging from Fortune 500s to startups at our Data Science Career Fair

  • Meet executives from multiple industries using AI and data science to transform their industries

  • Attend multiple networking events including breaks, lunches, and evening receptions