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Navigating Data Science at a Startup
ACM NY, Dataiku and General Assembly are hosting two talks focused on building successful data science efforts at startups. Please be sure to RSVP both on Meetups and the GA site here: ---------------------- Tentative Schedule: 6:30pm: Pizza + Beer mingling 7:00pm: TBD with a Dataiku Data Scientist 7:30pm: Navigating Data Science for Startups with Lisa Burton, PhD Executive Director of HearstLab and Kishau Rogers, Founder and CEO of Time Study ---------------------- Talk Abstracts: Navigating Data Science for Startups: Startups are agile and can move quickly, but often don't have significant historical data or many users generating new data. So what does "data science" at an early-stage startup look like? How does it change as the startup grows? What should you ask before joining a startup as their first data scientist? Lisa Burton will discuss data science for startups, from the perspectives as both a founder and a data scientist. She'll then be joined by Kishau Rogers, the founder and CEO of Time Study, for a fireside chat to learn more about how Kishau integrated data into her product from day one and what she looks for when hiring her initial data science team. ---------------------- Speaker Bios: Lisa Burton, PhD is the Executive Director of HearstLab, a community of early stage, women-led startups innovating in media, data and technology. HearstLab provides assistance with building teams and refining products, along with office space in their New York City offices. At HearstLab, Lisa meets with prospective startups and supports the portfolio companies in residence, including advising on data and data science. Throughout her career, Lisa has built and led data science programs at startups and as a consultant across diverse industries -- from mobile payments to advertising to healthcare. Most recently, she cofounded a startup that leveraged data from social media to help brands understand and connect with their customers. Lisa came to data science from Mechanical Engineering, where she specialized in data-driven modeling and machine learning to predict the motion of swimming animals. She holds a PhD and SM from MIT and BSE from Duke. Are you the founder of a women-led startup interested in HearstLab? Visit or contact Lisa at [masked] to apply. ---------------------- Kishau Rogers is the Founder and CEO of Time Study. Time Study's mission is to eliminate time sheets through machine learning and mobile technology to automatically identify how employees spend their time, starting with health systems. Time Study is live with over 15,000 end users at health systems like NewYork-Presbyterian and Stony Brook Medicine. Kishau is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience developing software for hospitals. She previously founded Websmith, Inc., creating software solutions for partners from health and wellness agencies to non-profits, and PeerLoc, a technology startup providing a location services platform for indoor and other GPS-denied environments. Time Study is hiring engineers and data scientists! Contact Kishau at [masked] to learn more about open positions.

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