Applying AI and Machine Learning To Media and Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 13 2018

The Data Science Salon is a destination conference which brings together specialists face-to-face to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere with food, drinks, and entertainment.

Data Science Salon unites the brightest leaders in the media and entertainment in Los Angeles data science fields. We gather to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions.

Data Science Salon LA  is the only industry conference that brings together specialists in media and entertainment data science field to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions in a casual atmosphere. Learn from practitioners, technical experts and executives how to solve real-world problems by harnessing disruptions in data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cutting-edge technologies.

Speakers

Day

Success stories

Meet our speakers

Sam Vidal

CTO,
Advrtas

Scott Edwards

Director of Data Science,
NBCUniversal

Natasha Ericta

Vice President, Research and Data Science,
National Research Group

Jeffrey Rosenberg

Director of Data and Analytics,
Hulu

Subash D’Souza

Director of Big Data & Ops, Data Intelligence,
Warner Bros

Clara Shin

Business Insights Analyst,
Disney Interactive

João Fiadeiro

Product Manager,
YouTube

Garima Garg

Data Scientist,
Buzzfeed

Robert Parviainen

Head of Data Science,
Seriously Digital Entertainment

Jeanne Holm

Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor & CIO,
City of LA

Xavier Kochhar

Founder & CEO,
The Video Genome Project now Hulu

Joe Devon

Tech Entrepreneur and Advisor

Jen Walraven

Manager, Science & Analytics,
Netflix

James Oliphant

Director of Data Science,
Simpli.fi

Josh Muncke

Director of Data Science,
Red Bull North America

Jason Brancazio

Senior Software Engineer,
Red Bull Media House

Piero Cinquegrana

Director of Data Science PM,
Qubole

Fernanda Carapinha

Founder and CEO,
4Digital

Jasmeet Bhatia

Machine Learning Specialist,
Google

Lori H. Schwartz

Tech Cat,
StoryTech™

Anuj Saini

Solutions Architect,
Sapient

Schedule

07:45 – 08:45

Registration

08:50 – 09:20

Data IS the Solution: How Immersive Smart Ads and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Help Entertainment Brands WIN!

Sam Vidal – CTO, Advrtas

09:20 – 10:10

How I learned to Stop Worrying & Fell in Love with Big Data by Using the Beta Distribution

James Oliphant – Director of Data Science, Simpli.fi

10:10 – 10:40

AI in the New Era of Movie going

Natasha Ericta – Vice President, Research and Data Science, National Research Group

10:40 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

& Networking

11:00 – 11:30

The Beauty and Elegance of Collaborative Filtering and Its Surprising Utility in Producing Useful Streaming Video Recommendations

Scott Edwards – Director of Data Science, NBCUniversal

11:30 – 12:00

Automated Machine Learning – Using AI to build better AI

Jasmeet Bhatia – Machine Learning Specialist, Google

12:00 – 12:30

Data Science and Entertainment Production

Jen Walraven – Manager, Science & Analytics, Netflix

12:30 – 13:00

Building a true Enterprise Data Governance platform for the modern Machine Learning Era

Subash D’Souza – Director of Big Data & Ops, Data Intelligence, Warner Bros.

13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH BREAK

& Networking

14:00 – 14:40

PANEL – APPLYING AI AND MACHINE LEARNING TO MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

Xavier Kochhar – Founder & CEO, The Video Genome Project now Hulu

Clara Shin – Business Insights Analyst, Disney Interactive

Josh Muncke – Director of Data Science, Red Bull North America

Fernanda Carapinha – Founder and CEO, 4Digital

Joe Devon (Moderator) – Tech Entrepreneur and Advisor

14:40 – 15:00

Isolating the Effects of Artist Activation on Audience Growth

João Fiadeiro – Product Manager, YouTube

14:00 – 15:00

Workshop | Understanding Chatbots and Building Chatbot using Rasa Tech Stack

Anuj Saini – Solutions Architect, Sapient

15:00 – 15:20

COFFEE BREAK

& Networking

15:20 – 15:50

Anomaly Detection at BuzzFeed

Garima Garg – Data Scientist, Buzzfeed

15:50 – 16:20

Bridging Data Science and Data Engineering: Lessons Learned While Building a Content-Based Recommendation Engine for Red Bull TV

Jason Brancazio – Senior Software Engineer, Red Bull Media House

16:20 – 16:50

Analytical Approaches to Understanding Customer Retention at Hulu

Jeffrey Rosenberg – Director of Data and Analytics, Hulu

17:00 – 17:30

Don’t reinvent the wheel: Some statistics methods every data scientist should know, with examples from Seriously

Robert Parviainen – Head of Data Science, Seriously Digital Entertainment

17:30 – 18:00

Comparing Scalability of Deep Learning Frameworks—A Benchmark Study

Piero Cinquegrana – Director of Data Science PM, Qubole

18:00 – 18:20

Building Partnerships to Unleash Data for Good

Jeanne Holm – Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor & CIO, City of LA

18:30 – 19:30

CLOSING RECEPTION

& Networking

Tickets

Student

$175

All sessions

Regular seating

Food included

Opening reception

Individual

$550

All sessions

Regular seating

Food included

Opening reception

Event sponsors

DATE AND TIME

Thurs Sept 13, 2018, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM PDT

LOCATION

Red Bull Media House, 1740 Stewart St, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Contact

e: info@datascience.salon 

t: (415) 322-0760