Presentation: An Overview of ML Adoption Across Industry



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An Overview of ML Adoption Across Industry - David Beyer

Society is facing a profound transformation in the nature of work, the role of data and the future of the world's major industries. Intelligent machines will play a variety of roles in every sector of the economy: From the law to energy and others. This talk will offer some historical context for the advent of machine learning, discussion around its impact on industry and employment and the role of startups from the venture capital perspective.

Being Data Driven - Rob Witoff

Speaker: David Beyer

Investor at Amplify Partners, Co-founder @, Founding Team @ Patients Know Best

David brings a wealth of experience to Amplify Partners as both a venture-backed entrepreneur and an active early-stage investor. He began his career in technology as the co-founder and CEO of, a pioneering provider of cloud-based data visualization and analytics. He was subsequently part of the founding team at Patients Know Best, one of the world's leading cloud-based Personal Health Record (PHR) companies. In addition, he currently serves on the advisory council of Bayes Impact, a non-profit organization that deploys data science to solve important social challenges. David has also been a prolific investor and advisor to entrepreneurs. He has angel invested in over 35 early-stage companies, including Tracelytics (acquired by Appneta), Teespring, Zymergen,, Skycatch, Descomplica and others.

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Speaker: Rob Witoff

Director @Coinbase

Rob is a director at Coinbase and building systems that connect you with (what may be) the future of finance. His team is responsible for the systems that collect, stream, power and analyze the data supporting transactions globally. Previously, he led Data Science from the IT CTO’s office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In this capacity he helped to expand the agency’s access, opportunities and capabilities with their data. This work included the systems powering massive martian telemetry + imagery analysis, developing data capabilities for the Astronaut Office and modernizing space mission infrastructure He has also worked to extend earth’s interstellar bandwidth as a lead engineer on the International Space Station’s laser communication system, OPALS. Rob led SpaceX Launch Systems and Space Station Systems Engineering. His work contributed to the first successful american optical communication link with the International Space Station. When his head is out of the clouds, Rob is a longtime entrepreneur endurance runner and Y Combinator founder of Apigy inc.

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