Events at ODSC East 2019

Networking is an important part of any event. ODSC’s main networking reception is hosted on Day 3 (Thursday, May 2nd), but in the meantime, take advantage of our various get togethers throughout the conference.

Day 1

AI Investor Reverse Pitch

Schedule: Tuesday, April 30th from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Location: Hynes Convention Center – Room 302.

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science startups are in high demand by investors; venture capital investment in AI doubled to $12 billion in 2017 and jumped to $40 billion in 2018. At the ODSC AI Investors Reverse Pitch, you’ll hear top investment firms & VCs explain why YOUR AI and Data Science Startup should choose THEM, not the other way around. Learn what top firms look for in startups when they consider investing, listen to the types of businesses in their portfolios, and then introduce yourself when you find the right potential investor for your startup.

Confirmed Speakers: Hannah Arnold – F-Prime Capital, Peter Bastien – Next 47, Senofer Mendoza – Mendoza Ventures, Jennifer Jordan – TechStars and Russ Wilcox – Pillar VC, Richard Dulude – Underscore VC, Assaf Araki – Intel, Mark Castleman – Capital Factory & Mistletoe.

***Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders. For others, registration is free, but you must sign up before the event.***

Day 2

Dinner & Drinks with Data Scientists

Schedule:
Tuesday, April 30th at Earl’s Kitchen and Bar, 6:30 PM (Menu)
Wednesday, May 1st at Back Bay Social Club, 6:30 PM (Menu)

Don’t dine alone – gather with your peers and have Dinner with Data Scientists! We provide the sign up list – you get to go have fun on the town.

How to Sign Up:

  • Register for one of our venues on the signup sheets in our Recharge Lounge during the conference in Expo Hall B
  • Grab a name tag

  • Meet at the chosen restaurant at 6:30 PM


***Space limited to 25 and is self-paid***

Meetup

Schedule: Wednesday, May 1st from 6:15 pm to 8:15 PM
Location: Room 302, Hynes Convention Center

ODSC hosts more than 40 Meetup groups all over the world, running monthly free events to support the Data Science and AI community, and providing free content and education to members throughout the year.

Join our ODSC East Conference Meetup together with your fellow data scientists for one or more of three 30-minute meetup sessions.

Confirmed Speakers:

The ODSC Conference Meetup is a free event open to all ODSC attendees and the local Meetup Community.

This event is supported by Zepl

***Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders. For others, registration is free, but you must sign up before the event.***

Day 3

Meet the Speakers

Schedule: Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Meet and connect with your favorite speakers from the conference! Talk shop and get your questions answered by the experts. Participating speakers:

  • Isaac Reyes, TedEx Speaker, Founder | DataSeer (May 2, 2:00 pm)
  • Dr. Rahul Dave, Chief Scientist | univ.ai, lxprior.com and Harvard University (May 3, 2:45 pm)
  • Dr. Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist | Booze Allen Hamilton (May 2, 3:30 pm)
  • Ali Vanderveld, PhD, Head of Data Science | ShopRunner (May 3, 3:30 pm)
  • Alexander Spangher, Data Scientist | New York Times Alexander (May 3, 4:15 pm)

Location & Speakers: Check the app schedule for location details during the conference

***Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders only***

ODSC Networking Reception

Schedule: Thursday, May 2nd, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Expo Hall B, Hynes Convention Center

Socialize with fellow attendees as you recount the day’s talks and workshops with a few well-deserved drinks and small bites. Network and collaborate with those leading the future of data science and AI.

***Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders only.***

Meet the Experts

Schedule: Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Check the app schedule for details on exact time and location during the conference.

Back by popular demand, Meet the Experts brings you up close and personal with some of the biggest names in data science! Sessions are audience-focused to help attendees solve their real-world, applied data science problems. Participating experts:

  • Guy Royse, Developer Evangelist | DataRobot (May 2, 2:45 pm)
  • Byron Galbraith, PhD, Chief Data Scientist | Talla (May 3, 2:00 pm) 


***Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders only.***

Book Signing

Schedule: Thursday, May 2nd and Friday, May 3rd from 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Check the app schedule for details on exact time and location during the conference.

Meet some of the most famous data science authors and get your favorite books signed! There are a limited number of free copies to be signed, but we recommend bringing your own copy if you have it to be sure. Past featured authors have included Jared Lander, statistics professor at Columbia University and author of “R for Everyone,” and Virginia Eubanks, professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY and author of “Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor.”

***Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders only.***

Day 4

Career Expo

Schedule: Friday, May 3rd, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday, May 4th, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Expo Hall B, Hynes Convention Center

Whether you are in the market for a job or looking to hire, the Accelerate AI Career Expo is the place to be! Representatives from 40+ of the top data science companies will be seeking talented individuals to fill their open positions. Companies will be interviewing on site!

You can also attend talks by experts explaining the Data Science hiring process, how to grow your career, or which skills to develop to land the right position for you.

The Accelerate AI Career Expo will target job seekers from both the tech and business fields: You should consider attending if you’re a developer, marketer, data scientist, software engineer, data engineer, data analyst, business analyst, product managers or related fields.

***Free for ALL ODSC Pass Holders.  For others, please register here.***

Startup World Cup

Schedule: Friday, May 3rd, 4 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Hynes Convention Center – Room 200

Participate in the East Coast Startup World Cup Regionals then head to San Francisco to claim the $1,000,000 Grand Prize

***Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders. For others, registration is free, but you must sign up before the event.***