Renee M. P. Teate, Data Scientist, HelioCampus

Renee M. P. Teate, Data Scientist, HelioCampus

RENEE M. P. TEATE, DATA SCIENTIST, HELIOCAMPUS

Renee M. P. Teate is a Data Scientist at HelioCampus and the creator of the Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast and @becomingdatasci twitter account. She has worked with data for her entire career - designing relational databases, creating reports and analyses, and most recently developing predictive models & dashboards at Higher Ed startup HelioCampus. Renee graduated from James Madison University and the University of Virginia, and lives in Harrisonburg, VA.

Miriam Friedel, Ph.D., Director of Data Science, Metis Machine/Skafos.ai

Miriam Friedel, Ph.D., Director of Data Science, Metis Machine/Skafos.ai

MIRIAM FRIEDEL, PH.D., DIRECTOR OF DATA SCIENCE, METIS MACHINE/SKAFOS.AI

Dr. Miriam Friedel has spent over fifteen years in scientific and technical fields spanning theoretical physics, software engineering, transportation, neuroscience, and machine learning. She currently leads the data science team at Metis Machine, a start up in Charlottesville, VA. Metis Machine built Skafos.ai, the ML platform for iOS developers, offering push-button deployment to the edge.

Elizabeth Haubert, Search Relevance Consultant, OpenSource Connections

Elizabeth Haubert, Search Relevance Consultant, OpenSource Connections

ELIZABETH HAUBERT, SEARCH RELEVANCE CONSULTANT, OPENSOURCE CONNECTIONS

Search relevance is all about marrying the nuts and bolts of data engineering with the art of constructing a user experience. In recent years, Elizabeth has worked with a spectrum of data transformation needs from high-rate, high-precision time-series sensor data to terabyte-scale text and image retrieval systems. Her current passion is setting up the analytics, infrastructure, and processes needed to bring machine learning to the tasks of search relevance.

Ben Harden, Principal - Data and Analytics, CapTech Consulting

Ben Harden, Principal - Data and Analytics, CapTech Consulting

BEN HARDEN, PRINCIPAL - DATA AND ANALYTICS, CAPTECH CONSULTING

Mr. Harden leads the Data & Analytics practice for CapTech Consulting and has spent his career helping clients turn their data into business insight. Mr. Harden is passionate about architecting modern data data solutions that can deliver value iteratively using Agile methods. He has built end to end data solutions for financial services, utilities, healthcare, and government clients

CHANDLER MCCANN, CUSTOMER-FACING DATA SCIENTIST, DATAROBOT

CHANDLER MCCANN, CUSTOMER-FACING DATA SCIENTIST, DATAROBOT

CHANDLER MCCANN, CUSTOMER-FACING DATA SCIENTIST, DATAROBOT

Chandler is a Customer-Facing Data Scientist at DataRobot, where he helps their Fortune 50 clients leverage automated machine learning to drive ROI. His areas of focus with clients include time series forecasting for retail and banking, anti-money laundering, mortgage and credit risk, and natural language processing. Chandler also leads the Public Sector Customer-Facing Data Science practice and the A.I. for Good team at DataRobot, most recently executing projects in Africa to improve access to water in developing nations.

RYAN EHRENSBERGER, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH + BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, UNITED NETWORK OF ORGAN SHARING

RYAN EHRENSBERGER, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH + BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, UNITED NETWORK OF ORGAN SHARING

RYAN EHRENSBERGER, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH + BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, UNITED NETWORK OF ORGAN SHARING

Ryan Ehrensberger is the Senior Director of Research and Business Development at the United Network for Organ Sharing and serves as a member of the organization’s executive team. Ryan oversees the organization’s scientific research, analytics, data science, data governance, business development and philanthropy functions. UNOS runs the nations organ transplant system and through its relatively new virtual research center – called UNOS Labs – is using data science, behavioral research and technology innovations to find ways to get more people transplanted.

TESSA MCKENZIE, DATA CONSULTANT, !MPACT MAKERS

TESSA MCKENZIE, DATA CONSULTANT, !MPACT MAKERS

TESSA MCKENZIE, DATA CONSULTANT, !MPACT MAKERS

Tessa McKenzie is a data storyteller. Her work is committed to bringing data literacy to everyone and to closing the literacy gap to enable powerful insights. Tessa’s approach is tool-agnostic and is equal parts data analysis, effective visualization and narrative science. This method builds a data storytelling competency in organizations and has empowered data storytelling in newsrooms, nonprofits, as well as in the public sector. She currently works at !mpact Makers, a Richmond-based IT and data consulting firm, as a data consultant.

Zachary Brown, Lead Data Scientist, S&P Global

Zachary Brown, Lead Data Scientist, S&P Global

ZACHARY BROWN, LEAD DATA SCIENTIST, S&P GLOBAL

Zachary is currently a Lead Data Scientist at S&P Global Market Intelligence, where he leads a small team with a focus on modern natural language processing and its application to content classification and data extraction. Zachary received his PhD in Computational Physics from The College of William & Mary in 2014, where he calculated features of the strong force using simulations on high performance computing clusters.