Video: Advances in Machine Learning and their Application to Consumer Marketing

Dr. Dan Suciu, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington and Amperity’s own CTO, Derek Slager, sat down at “Shaping the Future of Consumer Marketing” on September 14th, 2017, to discuss uncertain data, probabilistic databases, and the use of cutting-edge data science to unify and use more of a brand’s valuable customer data.

Dr. Dan Suciu

Dan Suciu is a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, was a principal member of the technical staff at AT&T Labs, and joined the University of Washington in 2000. Suciu is conducting research in data management, with an emphasis on topics related to Big Data and data sharing, such as probabilistic data, data pricing, parallel data processing, and data security. He is a co-author of two books Data on the Web: from Relations to Semistructured Data and XML, 1999, and Probabilistic Databases, 2011. He is a Fellow of the ACM, holds twelve US patents, received the ACM SIGMOD Best Paper Award in 2000, the ACM PODS Alberto Mendelzon Test of Time Award in 2010 and in 2012, and is a recipient of the NSF Career Award and of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.

Derek Slager

Slager is the CTO and co-founder of Amperity, where he is responsible for product, engineering, operations, and information security. He co-founded Amperity in January 2016 with the vision that access to accurate, consistent, and comprehensive customer data can transform consumer marketing at the world’s most loved brands. Slager was part of the founding team for Appature, a leading SaaS marketing automation platform for healthcare companies. Prior to Appature, Slager held engineering leadership positions at a variety of business and consumer facing startups, with a focus on large scale distributed systems and security.

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