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Digital DUMBO "Data Smart: Turning Chaos into Answers" Presented by Adaptive

Digital DUMBO

Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Digital DUMBO "Data Smart: Turning Chaos into Answers"...

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Join us in the penthouse of the Graybar Building as we team up with fast-growing tech startup Adaptive Management for the first event in our "Data Smart" series. The panel will feature top data minds from Enigma, Spotify, Grubhub and others.

Event Overview: Data presents businesses with tremendous challenges and opportunities. We're hosting a conversation with some of the top data minds around to understand how companies are tackling data challenges and getting to the answers that matter more quickly. We'll discuss:

  • How to solve the ETL problem when you’re not the end customer
  • Features that customers want when consuming alternative data
  • The challenges with detecting and handling data errors
  • Finding correlations in data sources en masse

Before and after the panel you'll have plenty of time to meet some of the top data minds and engineers in the city, with beautiful skyline views & drinks.


6:15PM - Arrival

6:30PM - Drinks & Networking

7:00PM - Presentation from Adaptive

7:20PM - Panel Discussion

7:55PM - Audience QA

8:05PM - Drinks & Networking Continue


Adaptive Management is hiring Senior Engineers, Senior Data Engineers, and DevOps Engineers. Visit their career page to learn more.

Company Showcase By

Patrick Hagerty

Chief Data Scientist, Adaptive Management

Patrick Hagerty is the Chief Data Scientist for Adaptive Management. Prior to Adaptive, Patrick was the Director of Research at In-Q-Tel, developing and implementing deep learning algorithms for automating satellite imagery analysis, DNA sequencing, and cyber security.  Patrick has over a decade of experience in algorithm development for high performance computing, cryptographically secure computation, and quantum computing as Applied Research Mathematician at the National Security Agency. Patrick has a Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of Michigan.

Kevin Thompson

VP of Engineering, Adaptive Management

Kevin Thompson is the Vice President of Engineering at Adaptive Management. Prior to Adaptive, Kevin worked at Tiger Management developing high-value data sources and associated infrastructure to support the investment research process. Kevin also worked at Vulnerability Research Labs as a software developer primarily doing network security work. He began his professional career at the National Security Agency where he performed cryptanalytic research. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.


Brad Schneider (Moderator)

Founder & CEO, Adaptive Management

Brad Schneider is the Founder and CEO of Adaptive Management. Throughout his career, Brad has focused on using alternative data to improve decision making and prediction. Prior to founding Adaptive Management, Brad spent over 12 years as an equity investor, most recently working as a Portfolio Manager at Tiger Management. He was also the co-founder of predictive analytics company InfoLenz. Brad received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Christian Heinzmann

Lead Data Engineer, Grubhub

Christian is the Lead Data Engineer for Grubhub, overseeing their vast volumes of data in traditional and Big Data warehouses. His work supports Grubhub's mission to instill a data-driven mindset throughout the company. Christian has worked in data focused roles for more than 10 years. Past roles include Head of Data Engineering for logistics startup Zoomer and tech lead for the Data Services group for eMoney Advisor (acquired by Fidelity).

Thomas Moran

Lead Data Scientist, Enigma

Thomas Moran is an Engineering Manager and Chair of the Analytics team at Enigma. His past work includes missile defense engineering at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, nanostructure research at UMass Amherst, environmental informatics at UC Berkeley, and a few years as the front-person for a modestly successful indie rock band. One thing he loves about his current role is that he gets to tackle a huge variety of data challenges, but he has a simple mantra to distill this complexity: "Enigma is a data linkage company."

Deepti Deshpande

Data Engineer, Spotify

Deepti Deshpande is a Data Engineer, architecting and building big data solutions at Spotify for the past 2 years. Her past industry experience includes building ETL tools at WalmartLabs and Tesco, designing High Performance forecasting algorithms at Southwest Airlines and implementing Image Analysis softwares at ISRO. Deepti has a Masters of Science in Machine Learning from the University of Texas.

Event Sponsored By...

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Adaptive Management is an emerging leader in alternative data that aims to fundamentally change the way people find, analyze, and acquire predictive datasets. Our cloud-based platform, DataMonster™, leverages alternative data to gain granular and real-time visibility into the fundamentals that drive companies. Our team is comprised of former financial investors, NSA cryptanalysts and applied mathematics experts, and Silicon Valley software veterans. Adaptive Management is headquartered in Manhattan, New York City. For more information, visit

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Digital DUMBO produces live events, conferences, content, and custom experiences that connect companies & brands with our community of digital tastemakers, talent, and executives.

Digital DUMBO started in 2009 as a social gathering for innovative companies in the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood of Brooklyn, a six-block area with over 100 media and technology companies. We've since hosted events in some of the world's most innovative cities.

With over 15,000 members, Digital DUMBO is one of the fastest growing digital communities in the world.

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When & Where

Graybar Building
420 Lexington Ave
New York, New York 10170

Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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Digital DUMBO

Digital DUMBO produces live events, conferences, content, and custom experiences that connect companies & brands with our community of digital tastemakers, talent, and executives. Founded in Dumbo, Brooklyn in 2009.

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