Data Incite 2013

Disrupting the Future with Data Science

CEO & Co-Founder of Ayasdi

Gurjeet Singh

Gurjeet Singh is a co-founder and CEO of Ayasdi, an extremely powerful, scalable solution that allows for analysis of large quantities of complex data. Gurjeet has a Bachelor's degree from Delhi University, and a Master's and Ph.D. degree in Computational Mathematics from Stanford University. Gurjeet first met Gunnar Carlsson at Stanford during his Ph.D. and this led to Gurjeet's graduate work and thesis on the theory, algorithms and applications of Topological Data Analysis (TDA). This led to the creation of Ayasdi's core technology and machine-learning algorithms.


Founder, Khosla Ventures

Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla is a legendary venture capitalist and entrepreneur who founded Daisy Systems, the first significant computer-aided design system for electrical engineers, and later started Sun Microsystems to build workstations for software developers. Following Sun Microsystems, Vinod was a general partner at Kleiner Perkins and in 2004, Vinod formed Khosla Ventures, with the goal to help entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams of building companies that can have a beneficial effect and economic impact on society.


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"No matter where I look, there is a massive role for data and machine learning to be played."
— Vinod Khosla, at Data Incite 2013

Watch legendary entrepreneur Vinod Khosla talk about the future of data science and how it will change the world we live in by unlocking massive innovation.

Where Will Data Take Us?

Deborah Hopkins
Chief Innovation Officer

Chief Innovation Officer, Citi

Deborah Hopkins

Deborah Hopkins is Citi's Chairman of Venture Capital Initiatives and Chief Innovation Officer. She oversees the development and enhancement of Citi's relationships with the global venture capital community. As Chief Innovation Officer, Ms. Hopkins is responsible for developing and leading Citi's approach to creative, forward-looking collaboration with external constituencies.

Adam Ferguson
Professor of Neurology & PI

Professor of Neurology & PI, UCSF

Adam Ferguson

Dr. Ferguson is an assistant professor of Neurological Surgery at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a principal investigator in the Brain and Spinal Injury Center (BASIC) at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). The long-term goal of this research is to provide system-level therapeutic targets for enhancing recovery of function after brain and spinal injury.

Rowan Chapman
Head of Precision Diagnostics

Head of Precision Diagnostics, GE Healthcare

Rowan Chapman

Rowan Chapman joined GE HealthCare as Head of Precision Diagnostics in 2012. She is responsible for the Precision Diagnostics strategy, working with internal and external partners to integrate lab services, products, data, informatics, software and content. Previously Rowan was the first dedicated member of the life science investment team at Mohr Davidow. Rowan holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, UK and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco.

Gen. Peter Chiarelli (Ret.)
32nd Vice Chief of Staff, Army & CEO

32nd Vice Chief of Staff, Army & CEO, One Mind for Research

Gen. Peter Chiarelli (Ret.)

General Peter Chiarelli (Ret.), USA was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of One Mind for Research in 2012. He is a retired four-star General with 40 years of experience designing and implementing American defense policy for the U.S. Army and Department of Defense in peace and during combat operations. As the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff in the Army, Chiarelli was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Army and its 1.1 million active and reserve soldiers.

Merv Adrian
VP of Research, Gartner

VP of Research, Gartner

Merv Adrian

Merv Adrian is an Analyst following database, big data, NoSQL and adjacent technologies as extreme information processing transforms assumptions about how to activate unused information assets. He also monitors the way the software/hardware boundary for information platforms is shifting as more processing moves into the hardware layer and appliances change purchasing patterns.

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November 13, 2013

Vinod Khosla Bets Big on Big Data

FORTUNE -- Last year, entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made waves when he said technology would someday replace 80% of doctors. This morning, at a Menlo Park, Calif.-based event hosted by one of his firm's portfolio companies, Ayasdi, Khosla reiterated his belief that computational power -- not people -- will bring about massive improvements in nearly every field, particularly health care.
"Almost everything doctors know about medicine will be obsolete," Khosla...


November 13, 2013

Some Really Tough Problems With Machine Learning

Machine learning startup Ayasdi is partnering with two prominent institutions — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Texas Medical Center — to help advance some of their complicated data challenges. At LLNL, the company will collaborate on research in energy, climate change, medical technology, and national security, while its work with the Texas Medical Center will focus on translational...