Applying AI and Machine Learning To Media and Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, December 14 2017

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 a one day conference with workshops for executives, data scientists, developers, and business development professionals alike. We’ve collected extensive data to figure out just the right mix of people, content, and entertainment to make our conferences as seamless, informative, and fun as possible.



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Meet our speakers

Jonathan Morra

Vice President, Data Science,

Kevin Perko

Data Science Lead,

Xavier Kochhar

Founder & CEO,
Video Genome Project now Hulu

Becky Tucker

Senior Data Scientist,

Joe Devon

Tech Entrepreneur and Advisor

alejandro cantarero

Vice President, Data,
Los Angeles Times Media Group

Keisuke Inoue

VP Data Science,

Gwen Miller

Vice President, Audience & Platforms,
Kin Community

Hollie Choi

Executive Director, IT Intellectual Property Management,
20th Century Fox

Mostafa Majidpour

Senior Data Scientist,
Time, Inc.

Ali Baghshomali

Data Scientist,

Mollie Petit

Data Scientist,

Zahra Ferdowsi

Data Scientist,

Daniel Monistere

SVP – Client Solutions,

Ann E. Greenberg

Founder & CEO, Entertainment AI™

Michael Housman

Co-Founder and Chief Data Science Officer,


09:55 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:30

Clustering YouTube: A Top Down and Bottom up Approach

Jonathan Morra – Vice President, Data Science, ZEFR
10:30 – 11:00

Deep Learning as a Product @ Scribd

Kevin Perko – Data Science Lead, Scribd
11:00 – 11:15


11:15 – 12:00

Exclusive Interview

Xavier Kochhar – Founder & CEO, Video Genome Project, Hulu
12:00 – 12:30

Culture, Data Engineering and Hamburger Stands: Thoughts from three years of data science at Netflix

Becky Tucker – Senior Data Scientist, Netflix
12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:15

Data Science Applications in Media and Entertainment

Alejandro Cantarero – Vice President, Data, Los Angeles Times Media GroupKeisuke Inoue – VP Data Science, EmogiJoe Devon (Moderator) – Tech Entrepreneur and AdvisorGwen Miller – Vice President, Audience & Platforms, Kin CommunityHollie Choi – Executive Director, IT Intellectual Property Management, 20th Century Fox
14:15 – 14:45

A journey of deploying a Data Science engine to production

Mostafa Majidpour – Senior Data Scientist, Time, Inc
14:45 – 15:15

Challenges of Improving Performance on Android

Zahra Ferdowsi – Data Scientist, Snapchat
15:15 – 15:45

Making Big Data Smart

Daniel Monistere – SVP – Client Solutions, Nielsen
15:45 – 16:15

Coffee BREAK

16:15 – 17:00

The Age of Co-Creation™

Ann E. Greenberg – Founder & CEO, Entertainment AI™
17:00 – 17:25

Building smart AI: How deep learning can get you into deep trouble

Michael Housman – Co-Founder and Chief Data Science Officer, RapportBoostAI
17:25 – 17:50

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

Ali Baghshomali – Data Scientist, Buzzfeed
17:50 – 18:00

Closing rap

Mollie Pettit – Data Scientist, Metis

What people are saying

“The Data Science Salon series is the most important new conversation happening in the industry right now.”
Eduardo Arino de la Rubia

Domino Data Lab

“Their conferences are smaller, more intimate, with lots of opportunities for workshops and networking, which helps fill that need in the data science community to get together from time to time.”
Roger Magoulas

O’Reilly Media

“I think it’s easy to get preoccupied with the project of the day. What I appreciate about the Data Science Salon is that it’s a conference I actually want to go to – it’s fun, you learn some great things, you meet some great people, and at the end of the day you feel energized rather than drained. It’s taken me out of my silo and put me in the community. I think it’s great.”
Jack Parmer


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Event sponsors


December 14, 2017 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM PDT


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