Keynote Speakers

Paul Y. Mang

Paul Mang is a Senior Advisor at Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Paul has led the Aon enterprise analytics function in the past, as well as served as the global CEO of analytics for Aon Benfield, the Group’s reinsurance services business.

Paul is also currently the Managing Partner at Avarie Capital LLC, a strategic advisory and investment firm focused on FinTech new ventures in Silicon Valley and London.

Paul was formerly a Partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader in its North American Financial Services group. Over 14 years at McKinsey, in both the Chicago and London offices, he has counseled numerous clients on issues across strategy, organization and operations. Before joining McKinsey, Paul was on the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate School of Business. His research in technology strategy, entrepreneurship, and innovation management has been published in journals such as Strategic Organization, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Research Policy, and McKinsey Quarterly.

Paul is an active guest speaker at global industry conferences and corporate leadership events on data and analytics. He holds a doctorate from Harvard University, and MS engineering and BA degrees from Stanford University.

Cassie Kozyrkov 

As Chief Decision Intelligence Engineer at Google, Cassie advises leadership teams on decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations. She works to democratize statistical thinking and machine learning so that everyone - Google,its customers, the world! - can harness the beauty and power of data. She is the force behind bringing the practice of Decision Science to Google and she has personally trained more than 15,000 Googlers in machine learning, statistics, and data-driven decision-making. Before her current role,she served in Google’s Office of the CTO as Chief Data Scientist. Prior to joining Google, Cassie worked asa data scientist and consultant. She holds degrees in mathematical statistics, economics, psychology,and cognitive neuroscience. When she’s not working, you’re most likely to find Cassie at the theater, in an art museum, exploring the world, or curled up with a good novel.

Nuria Oliver

Nuria Oliver, is Director of Research in Data Science at Vodafone, Chief Data Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance and Chief Scientific Advisor at the Vodafone Institute. She has over 20 years of research experience in the areas of human behavior modeling and prediction from data and human-computer interaction. She holds a PhD in perceptual intelligence from MIT. She worked as a researcher at Microsoft Research for over 7 years and as the first female Scientific Director at Telefonica R&D for over 8 years. At the end of 2016 she was named Chief Data Scientist at Data-Pop Alliance and in early 2017 she also joined Vodafone as the first Director of Research in Data Science. In addition, she is Chief Scientific Advisor to the Vodafone Institute

Her work is well known, with over 150 scientific publications that have received more than 11,000 citations and ten best paper award nominations and awards. She is co-inventor of 40 filed patents and is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences.

Nuria’s work and professional trajectory has received several awards, including the MIT TR100 (today TR35) Young Innovator Award (2004), the Rising Talent award by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society (2009), the European Digital Woman of the Year award (2016) and the Spanish National Computer Science Angela Robles Award (2016). She has been named “an outstanding female director in technology” (El PAIS, 2012), one of “100 leaders for the future” (Capital, 2009) and one of the “40 youngsters who will mark the next millennium” (El PAIS, 1999). She became an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2016, a Fellow of the European Association of Artificial Intelligence in 2016 and an IEEE Fellow in 2017.

Her passion is to improve people’s quality of life, both individually and collectively, through technology. She is also passionate about scientific outreach. Hence, she regularly collaborates with the media (press, radio, TV) and gives non-technical talks about science and technology to broad audiences, and particularly to teenagers, with a special interest on girls.

Twitter: @nuriaoliver