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Abe Stanway
Data scientist @McKinsey. Previously data @Etsy, founder @Hackerleague
Andrew Trabulsi
Author @Warlords, Inc., Writer@ The Economist Group, Consultant @Institute for the Future
Antone Johnson
Startup lawyer @Bottom Line Law Group, former VP Counsel @eHarmony, Original Counsel @MySpace, Guest Contributor @TechCrunch, @WSJ, @Forbes
Ben Wellington
Open Data Story Teller @IQuantNY. Teach @PrattInstitute. Contributor @NewYorker. Analyst @twosigma. Ph.D. in NLP from NYU.
Bert Kaufman
Former Senior Advisor @CommerceGov; Co-Founder @BusinessForward; Founding Board Member @PressPassMentor
Britt Crawford
Using analytics to make college more affordable Reformed programmer.
Ceslee Montgomery
Data Scientist @Pebble. Affiliate @DataGuild + engagedIN. @Stanford ‘14.
Charles Belle
PolicyHacker & Raumdeuter, Founder @StartupPolicy Work w/startups+ .Gov to support innovation NonRez Fellow @StanfordCIS & @CTSPBerkeley
Christopher F. Nicholson
Partner @Venture Politics.
Craig Montuori
Partner @Venture Politics, Executive Director @Global EIR Coalition, Engineering & Applied Science (Aerospace) @Caltech. Craig fixes visa problems for founders.
Cyan Banister
CEO @Zivity, Co-Founder @Signal Media Project, Angel Investor, Philanthropist.
Elissa Redmiles
Ph.D. Student in Computer Science @University of Maryland. Former Data Science for Social Good Fellow @UChicago; Former Marketing Manager @IBM. Founder of 501©(3) org. The Baby Blanket Project.
Ganesh Iyer
Analytics @Stubhub. Formerly consultant @MuSigma. Stathead. Avid learner. Soccer and cricket fan.
Garrett Johnson
Co-founder of YCombinator-backed @SendHub, Co-founder of the non-profit @Lincoln Initiative, helped architect @Startup Visa Act, Professional staff member @U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Rhodes Scholar @Oxford, 2006 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Shot Put Championship @Florida State
Gerrard Albo
Credits: Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Emeli Sande, Alanis Morissette, Corinne Bailey Rae, Aha, Pendulum, Basement Jaxx, Anastacia, Patti Smith, Tom Jones and more
Gillian Morris
Founder @hitlist_app. Contributor @harvardbiz.
Horace Dediu
Founder Fellow @Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Host @The Critical Path podcast.
Jay Wacker
Ontology Architect @Quora. Consulting Physics Professor @Stanford.
Jess Kirkpatrick
Astrophysicist turned Data Scientist @Hired_HQ. Formerly @Chegg, @InstaEDU, @Yammer & @Microsoft. Blogger @AAS_Women & @AstroBetter.
Jesse Thomas
VP of Product @Crowdpac. @BarackObama alumn 2008/2012, Former Digital Director @NextGenClimate and Deputy Director of Interactive @USAID.
Kim-Mai Cutler
Technology Journalist, TechCrunch, public policy and tech wonk
Nathaniel Lubin
Former Director of the Office of Digital Strategy at the White House and Director of Digital Marketing at Obama for America. Political Science @Harvard.
Nicole Alexander
Founder @Promoteleadership, Major @USArmy, UW Husky alumni, Working Mom and believer in the power of collaboration and networks to attack complex problems
Patrick Ruffini
Co-Founder/Partner @EchelonInsights & Founder @engagedc
Ramez Naam
Author @Nexus trilogy. Author @The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet. Teacher @Singularity U. Energy innovation advocate.
Renee Diresta
Current biz dev @Haven. Former VC @O’Reilly. Former trader @Jane Street. Helped sponsor and provide data science to the SB277 bill signed by the CA governor.
Robert Manduca
Sociology PhD student @Harvard. Recent alum @MITdusp. Former fellow @DSSG.
Sam Drzymala
Digital Director for @CoryBooker. Formerly Obama 08, @ClaireCMC, @American_Bridge. Helps nurture and grow powerful communities.
Scott Adelson
Award-winning communicator @Adelson & Associates, Co-Founder/CGO @Flypside, Co-Founder/President @Signal Media Project, @Columnist, EcoSalon.
Tatsiana Maskalevich
Data Science @Stitch Fix, Statistics @Foothill, Speaker, enjoy taking data from numbers to stories.
Tess Cheatle
Digital advertising and analytics @Amazon. Formerly @Microsoft & @POSSIBLE. Data enthusiast. Pizza connoisseur.
Theron Tingstad
Biz dev @Green Sheep Water. @University of Chicago Booth School of Business ‘16. @Harvard Kennedy School ‘14. Entrepreneur. Airborne Ranger. All-American boxer.
Tim Urban
Co-founder and writer/illustrator at @waitbutwhy
Waylin Ross
Founder Economics professor @NVCC. Director of Advocacy & Legislative Affairs @NationalUrbanLeagueYP.