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Brian D'Alessandro - Head of Data Science, SparkBeyond, USA

Brian d'Alessandro is Head of Data Science of SparkBeyond.

Most recently, he was the Head of Data Science at Zocdoc, a NYC-based startup that enables digital discovery and instant booking for healthcare appointments. Brian is an experienced data science leader and innovator in the marketing community, having published several dozen peer reviewed white papers and earning multiple patents, both at Facebook and Dstillery.

Brian is also an adjunct Professor for the NYU Data Science program and is an active member of the ACM SigKDD conference organizing committee.

He is a long-time volunteer for Datakind and regularly advises or leads data mining projects for various non-profit organizations. Brian is also the drummer for the critically acclaimed indie rock band COASTGAARD.

Joshua Koran - Managing Director, DMP, Sizmek, USA

Joshua Koran is currently Sizmek’s Managing Director for their data enablement product line.

Joshua is a true pioneer in digital marketing, behavioral targeting, data marketplaces and data management platforms with nearly 20 years’ experience in these domains. AdWeek recently recognized his contributions to this field, in which he holds 22 patents, by naming him one of the top innovators in the space.

Among his many accomplishments, he designed the industry’s first predictive behavioral targeting platform, the first data marketplace ad network, and the first three-screen (TV, mobile, display) behavioral profiling platform. Over the course of his international career, he has lead product, engineering, data science, user experience, business development, and commercialization teams in companies such as Turn, AT&T, Yahoo!, and ValueClick. Through his digital consultancy he has helped nearly two dozen other digital advertising companies improve their understanding and monetization of online data.

Joshua holds B.A. from Boston College, J.D. Law from U.C. Hastings College of the Law and M.B.A. from Oxford University.