Alexander Gray, Ph.D., is CTO at Skytree and associate professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. His work has focused on algorithmic techniques for making machine learning tractable on massive datasets. He began working with large-scale scientific data in 1993 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in its Machine Learning Systems Group. He recently served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the analysis of massive data as a Kavli Scholar, and a Berkeley Simons Fellow, and is a frequent advisor and speaker on the topic of machine learning on big data in academia, science and industry.
Cindy Maike is the general manager of insurance at Hortonworks, responsible for the company’s Center of Excellence for Insurance and go-to-market strategy for the industry. She has more than 25 years of finance, consulting and advisory services experience in the insurance industry, assisting clients globally with their business and IT strategy with a focus on business strategy and the use of analytics to drive results.