ODSC West • San Francisco


Thank you to all our ODSC West 4,500 attendees, speakers and partners for another wonderful ODSC West

ODSC has become a must-go event in Data Science and machine learning.

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Hours of Content

Data Science Conference & Expo

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

ODSC West 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 West 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

  • A.I for Engineers

  • 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..

ODSC West 2018 Keynotes

Andrej Karpathy, PhD

Director of AI at Tesla where he focuses on computer vision for the Autopilot. Previously he was a research scientist at OpenAI working on Reinforcement Learning and a PhD student at Stanford working on on Convolutional/Recurrent Neural Network architectures and their applications in Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and their intersection.

ODSC West Keynote

Daphne Koller, PhD

CEO and Founder of insitro, a startup that aims to rethink drug development using machine learning. She is   Co-Founder of Coursera and former Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where she served on the faculty for 18 years. She is the author of over 200-refereed publications and recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people

ODSC West Keynote

Virginia Eubanks

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor; Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age. Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, Harper’s and Wired. For two decades.

ODSC West Keynote

Reza Zadeh, PhD 

Founder and CEO at Matroid, a computer vision startup, and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University.His work focuses on Machine Learning, Distributed Computing, and Discrete Applied Mathematics. His awards include a KDD Best Paper Award and the Gene Golub Outstanding Thesis Award and has beeen working on Artificial Intelligence since 2005, starting at age 18 when he worked in Google’s AI research team.

Accelerate AI Keynote

Carrie Grimes Bostock, PhD 

Distinguished Engineer at Google where she spent many years leading a research and technical team in Google Search​ trying to figure out what criteria make a search engine​ index “good,” “fast,” and “comprehensive” – and how to achieve those goals. She graduated from Stanford in 2003 with a PhD in Statistics after working with David Donoho on Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction problems, and has been at Google since mid-2003

ODSC Keynote

Honorary MC  |  Katherine Gorman  

Founder and co-host of the machine intelligence podcast, Talking Machines and a former public radio producer. In 2017 Katherine helped the Neural Information Processing Systems conference to develop and implement their media strategy. In 2018 she is serving as press co-chair for both the Neural Information Processing Systems Conference and ICML.

ODSC Keynote Honorary MC

More keynotes coming soon

ODSC West 2018 Presenters

Please check our speaker page for a complete list. Speakers added weekly

Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD
Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD


Chief Decision Scientist

Andreas Mueller, PhD
Andreas Mueller, PhD

Columbia Data Science Institute

Core Contributor to scikit-learn, Author, Lecturer

Wojciech Zaremba
Wojciech Zaremba


Co-founder, Head of Robotics Research

Josh Wills
Josh Wills


Director of Data Engineering

Katie Malone, PhD
Katie Malone, PhD

Civis Analytics

Director of Data Science R&D

Jared Lander
Jared Lander

Columbia University

Author, Professor, R Programming Expert

Laura Noren, PhD
Laura Noren, PhD

Director of Research | Professor

Obsidian Security | NYU Stern School of Business

Joshua Bloom, PhD
Joshua Bloom, PhD


VP Data & Analytics

Michelangelo D'Agostino, PhD
Michelangelo D'Agostino, PhD


Senior Director, Data Science

Mike Tamir, PhD
Mike Tamir, PhD

Uber Advanced Technologies

Head of Data Science

Josine Verhagen, PhD
Josine Verhagen, PhD

Kidaptive Inc.

Statistical Modeling Expert and Psychometrics Director

Randy Olson, PhD
Randy Olson, PhD

Life Epigenetics

Lead Data Scientist

Alexis Roos
Alexis Roos


Data Science and Machine Learning Director

Jim Guszcza, PhD
Jim Guszcza, PhD


Chief Data Scientist

Isaac Reyes
Isaac Reyes


TEDx Speaker, Founder, Data Science Lead

Eric Ma, ScD
Eric Ma, ScD

Novartis Institutes

DS Investigator, Author of nxviz Package

Guy Royse
Guy Royse


Developer Evangelist

Julien Simon
Julien Simon


Principal AI and ML Evangelist

Pramit Choudary
Pramit Choudary


Lead Data Scientist

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

AI for Engineers

Transform your software engineering skills into one of today’s most in-demand professions – A.I. Engineer

Data Visualization

Design compelling graphics and tell powerful stories using data

Data Science for Good

Meet the men and women doing incredible work by using data science for good. 

Management & DataOps

managing the next wave of innovation

ODSC West is Now Four Days

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


Online tickets for ODSC West are now sold out.  Please check out our following upcoming events 

* all prices are subject to change (up/down) at any time depending on demand and availability

Registration & Discount Resources

Discounts currently available

ODSC is tremendously focused on ensuring we gather the leading minds in applied data science to bring you the highest quality sessions and experience, at the best possible value. To further support the data science community we offer the following additional discounts to: 
  • Academics, Researchers, and Students
  • Non-profits, NGOs, and Government Employees
  • Early Stage Startups Founders and Employees
  • ODSC Event Alumni and Company Teams
Please check HERE for current discount available

Group Discounts

If you have group of 12 or less, you can register HERE to access special group discounts.             

If you have a group of 13 or more please email us at group@odsc.com to enquire about additional discounts. Please mention the size of your group and the types of passes required. 

Pay by purchase order

You are able to buy your ticket via Purchase Order (PO).

Please submit your request to receive a Purchase Order HERE.

Request Visa Letter

Upon request and with a valid pass, ODSC Provides visa Invitation letters for attendees. PLEASE Note that there will be no visa invitation letter issued without ticket purchase confirmation.
Please submit your request  HERE.

Accelerate AI – Business and Innovation in AI

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

Accelerate AI Speakers

Ron Bodkin
Ron Bodkin

Technical Director, Applied AI


Divya Jain
Divya Jain

Eng Director


Zachary Sean Brown
Zachary Sean Brown

Lead Data Scientist

S&P Global

Hernán Asorey
Hernán Asorey

Chief Data Officer


  See the full list of Accelerate AI West Speakers here

The Best AI Startups alongside the most Innovative Corporations –

Accelerate AI is the ODSC summit where business executives, startup founders, professionals, and investors all come together to hear and see the future of AI

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Last year, ODSC welcomed nearly 12,000 attendees in an unparalleled range of events from our large conferences, to hackathons and small community gatherings.

Data Science Career Fair

The Open Data Science Conference attracts both, the best and brightest attendees, and many of the top companies employing data science.  Our unique career fair is the perfect place for data scientists, engineers, and others looking for new positions to meet and connect with some of the top companies currently hiring.

Superior Content, Training & Networking

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

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

  • Many topics to choose from including talks, workshops, and 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

  • Connect with 1,500 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

Bringing Together the Best and Brightest

Career Fair | Networking Opportunities | Book Signings | Coffee Breaks | Exibit Hall

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    San Francisco Airport
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    Burlingame, CA 94010
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