Friday 4th October, 2013
5:10pm to 5:55pm
This talk will explore the ethical boundaries and implications of big data strategies from marketing to science.
Dr Rand Hindi, 28, is an entrepreneur, bioinformatician and algorithm architect.
He is the founder and CEO of Snips (www.snips.net), a big data innovation firm specialized in predictive algorithms for smart cities.
Rand started coding at the age of 10, founded his first startup at 14 and created a web development agency at 15 before starting his PhD at the age of 21.
He is deeply involved in the European startup scene, as the Paris ambassador of the Sandbox Network, as a frequent media contributor, and as a multiple hackathon winner and organizer.
Rand is particularly interested in how data can be used to solve everyday problems while ensuring privacy and transparency.
He holds a BSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Bioinformatics from University College London (UCL), as well as two graduate degrees from Singularity University in Silicon Valley and THNK in Amsterdam.
Head of Innovation, Etalab
Romain Lacombe is the Head of Innovation at the French Prime Minister’s task force for Open Government Data. At Etalab (data.gouv.fr), he focuses on policy delivery, startups outreach and international relations, and represented France in negotiations on the G8 Open Data Charter. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur – he founded venture-backed mobile startup Focal Labs, later acquired, in 2008 – and a civil servant, Romain authored a seminal report to the French government on Open Data’s potential in 2011. He graduated from MIT’s Technology & Policy M.Sc. as a Fulbright Scholar, holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique and teaches technology innovation at Sciences Po Paris.
Founder, RS Strategy
Rayna Stamboliyska holds a PhD in Genetics and Bioinformatics. She's currently a research fellow at the Center for Research and Interdisplinarity (Paris Descartes University). Her main project revolves around innovative approaches for knowledge transmission, knowledge technologies and hacking for kids. Additionally, Rayna is a board member of the Open Knowledge Foundation France and founder of its workgroup “Open & Citizen Science”. Last but not least, Rayna is the founder of RS Strategy, which advises decision-makers and enthusiasts on knowledge technologies, Open Access, ICT for development and transparency, in Africa and the Middle East
6pm Student Demo Cup by Jonathan Le Lous, Philippe Montarges, Roberto Di Cosmo and Pierre Queinnec
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