Disruptive Technologists Event on Big Data: New Initiatives, Opinions & Future

Event Details

June 2, 2014
NY Institute of Technology (NYIT) 16 West 61st Street,11th floor auditorium, New York, NY

Networking at 8:30 pm after the discussion. We will all be going to the Rooftop Bar Empire Hotel at 44 W. 63rd St at Broadway (they are expecting us and have extended happy hour just for our members) to talk with the speakers and fellow entrepreneurs and any Disrupter can come.


6:15 to 6:45: Networking, Pizza, Beer
6:45 to 8:15: Discussion with the four panelists
8:15 to 8:30: Q&A
8:30 to 10:30 Special Attendee Happy Hour at the Three Monkeys Pub including $6 well drinks and $5 select craft beers.

Big Data is a collection of data from traditional and digital sources inside and outside your company that represents a source for ongoing discovery and analysis, including social media, text, visual images, and metadata. Will explore the new initiatives, new products, opinions, and the future of data.

Meet The Panelists

  • Sage Wohns

Sage Wohns is the CEO & Founder of Agolo, a Natural Language Processing Engine that is making sense of real-time web content. This application alerts users to what’s immediately relevant for them and answers their questions automatically. With 500,000,000 tweets a day, a new form of timely, relevant, and personalized information is being created and lost because of the speed and volume of the real-time web. From a young age, Sage has been very interested in technology entrepreneurship including film411.tv and WebFlux: Custom. He graduated from Columbia Business School and is now the Lead Engineer at Rakuten.

  • Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson is the CEO of Anderson Analytics and an award-winning data scientist specializing in unstructured (text) data. His firm Anderson Analytics’s patented Next Generation text analytics software was recently named a key challenger to previous leaders in the text analytics space such as IBM, Clarabridge, and SAS.

OdinText is the only text analytics software platform specially designed for consumer insights professionals. Tom’s pioneering work in the field has been covered in several decision science textbooks and industry trade journals. She was the founding chair of the Council’s Technology Committee.

  • Gale Brewer

Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Manhattan Borough President, responsible for advising the Mayor and City Council on borough concerns, commenting on all land-use matters in the borough, advocating for the borough in the municipal budget process, and appointing members of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. The Borough President also chairs the Borough Board, made up of City Council Members and Chairs from the Community Boards, and the Borough Services Cabinet, composed of senior officials from City agencies delivering services in the borough.

She previously served on the City Council for 12 years, from 2002 through 2013, representing the 6th Council District which includes most of the Upper West Side and northern Clinton. As Councilmember, she successfully passed legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for most hourly employees, compelling landlords to fix repeat violations, requiring all City data be published online, and the nation’s first law protecting domestic workers.

  • Andrew Lerner

Andrew Lerner is the CEO of Trust Metrics which collects about 17,000 unique data measurements per web page and has developed several dozen algorithms that apply that data. Those algorithms are used to help advertisers and media sellers define what advertising impressions best meet a brand’s buying guidelines in scale digital media buys. He has more than 18 years of experience working in the convergence of the media and software industries. Since 1992, he has focused particularly on the Internet. Andy founded, ran, and sold a venture-backed company, Urban Data Solutions, that delivered multi-dimensional databases and data applications via the internet for wireless telecommunications, real estate, the government, and media industries. For five years in the 1990s, Andy ran Time Warner Electronic Publishing.

5. Rick o’Toole

Rick O’Toole is the founder and CTO of Rockerbox, the leader in Momentum-Marketing. Rockerbox processes and analyzes over 4 billion ad impressions a day to determine the real-time intent of millions of web browsers. With this insight, Rockerbox enables companies like Shutterstock, Journelle, and Learnvest to target the optimal user with the correct message at the right moment. Most recently, Rick led integrations at AppNexus for companies such as Facebook and Yahoo in addition to being a founding data science engineer in AppNexus’ Marketplace-Analytics group. Rick holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from Harvey Mudd College.

Moderator: David Carlos, CTO of Myhomepage.com, Tech Geek and Entrepreneur

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