Applying AI and Machine Learning To Media and Entertainment

MIAMI, February 8-9, 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 finance and technology in Miami data science fields. We gather to educate each other, illuminate best practices, and innovate new solutions. Data Science Salon | MIA is a two 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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Day 1 | Workshops

08:00 – 08:55

Breakfast & Registration

09:15 – 10:45

Setting the right intention for the day

Jeremy Mason – Head of Operations at

09:15 – 10:45

Workshop 1 | Introduction to Machine Learning Visualization with Dash: a Python Framework

Chelsea Douglas – Sr Data Scientist at Plotly

10:45 – 11:00


& Networking

11:00 – 12:15

Workshop 1 | Introduction to Machine Learning Visualization with Dash: a Python Framework

Chelsea Douglas – Sr Data Scientist at Plotly

12:15 – 13:15


& Networking

13:15 – 15:15

Workshop 2 – Frameworks Galore: Which One to Pick for Your Use Case

SK Reddy – Chief Product Officer AI & ML at Digitalist Group

15:15 – 15:45


& Networking

15:45 – 16:45

Workshop 3 | Introduction to Machine Learning: Applying ML to Improve Marketing Metrics

Greg Werner – Founder and CEO at Cup of Data

16:45 – 20:00

Opening Reception

with Venture Cafe

Day 2 | Sessions

08:55 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30

Meditation & Breathing

Andrea Lubell – Co Founder at Innergy Meditation

09:15 – 09:45

Data visualization and analysis in the Florida Panthers hockey organizatioN

Brian Macdonald – Director of Hockey Analytics at Florida Panthers

09:45 – 10:15

Case Study | Enabling self-service predictive analytics at Bidtellect

Michael Conway – CTO at Bidtellect

10:15 – 11:00

Key Note Predicting Customer Behavior using Massive Amounts of Digital Data

ManChon (Kevin) U – Sr Director, Head of Marketing Analytics & Data Science at Carnival Cruise Line

Marc Fridson – Principal Data Scientist at Carnival Cruise Line

11:00 – 11:30


& Networking

11:30 – 12:00

Quit Wasting Time – Case Studies in Production Machine Learning

Kenneth Sanford – Lead Analytics Architect at Dataiku

12:00 – 12:30

Building a Data Science Culture

Catalina Arango – Founder and CEO, Extrations

12:30 – 13:00

Machine learning for personalized cancer vaccines

Alex Rubinsteyn – Research Scientist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

13:00 – 13:45


& Networking

13:45 – 14:30

45 min panel | Applying AI and Machine Learning to Finance and Technology

Irma Becerra-Fernandez, Ph.D. Provost & Chief Academic Officer at St Thomas University sits down with the experts themselves: Colleen Farrelly, Data Scientist at Kaplan Mauro Damo, Sr Data Scientist at Dell Technologies Anton Antonov, Applied Mathematics Consultant at Accendo Data

14:30 – 15:00

MCL clustering of sparse graphs

Athanassios Kintsakis – Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Capital One Financial

15:00 – 15:30

Adopting Machine Learning to Drive Revenue and Market Share

David Frigeri – Advanced Analytics and Visualization at Slalom Consulting

15:30 – 15:45


& Networking

15:45 – 16:15

Deep Learning in Medicine

Anabetsy Rivero – Co-founder and CEO at Metastatic AI

16:15 – 16:45

Applying Machine Learning to Modernize Business Processes

Matt Madden – Director of Data Science at Alteryx

16:45 – 17:15

How To Monetize and Productize Data Science

Douglas Pestana – Senior Data Scientist at Life Extension

17:15 – 17:45

Interactive Data Visualization in Credit Applications: The Changing Face of Credit Analysis

Moody Hadi – Senior Director – Innovation and Product Research at S&P Global

17:15 – 17:45


Q McCallum – Best Selling Author at O’Reilly Media

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


Thursday, Feb 8, 2018, 8:00 AM –

Friday, Feb 9, 2018, 5:00 PM EST


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Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136


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