With New York City’s rich history of data science across diverse industries, it is no surprise that our New York R Conference has grown into one of NYC's top data science conferences.
Every April, we welcome a sold-out crowd of over 300 people for 2 full days of leading talks from some of the best data scientists in the world, connecting diverse domains and industries from the world's leading startups to Fortune 1000s and academia. Check out all of the talks and slides, now live on the R Conference website.
Co-hosted with our friends at Lander Analytics and now in its 3rd consecutive year, our conference spanned 25 sessions, covering prominent themes like how to incorporate R into current workflows, the latest and greatest developments around the language, the best use-cases for analyses, and the insights gained from novel data sets.
From our 50+ executive briefings a year with teams from the likes of Merck, Samsung, Santander, UBS, and Cushman & Wakefield, to our countless Fortune 1000 roundtables and breakfasts, corporate engagement is at the heart of everything we do at Work-Bench.
Over the past two and a half years of connecting Fortune 1000 executives with our community of startups, two things have become clear: (i) how generous some individuals are with their time and expertise to support our community and (ii) how helpful mentors can be in everything from accelerating go-to-market strategies to providing critical insights on product roadmaps, enterprise use cases, and even technical architecture.
Which is why, today, we’re excited to welcome a select group of those individuals, who have gone above and beyond in their support of Work-Bench and our community, into our family as Work-Bench mentors. Among them, you’ll find leading Fortune 500 executives, current and former CISOs and CTOs of some of the world’s largest financial institutions, and a wealth of unmatched experience across markets. One thing they all have in common though is their unwavering leadership, domain expertise, and passion for helping grow the next generation of enterprise entrepreneurs.
With that, we’re excited to continue on our mission by adding 6 titans of the IT industry as Work-Bench mentors. Please welcome to the Work-Bench family:
With over $2 billion invested in New York-based enterprise startups from local and West Coast VCs to date, it is clear the New York City enterprise ecosystem is thriving.
Lacking, however, has been a forum to bring together these incredible enterprise founders from all stages in New York City to learn from one another and to openly share the mutual challenges they face.
To address this, we recently hosted the first-ever NYC Enterprise CEO Summit here at Work-Bench, with our co-host Battery Ventures.
It was an exceptional enterprise brain trust, with over 60+ New York City-based enterprise technology CEOs from all stages, ranging from early-stage startups to the highest-valued enterprise tech companies in NYC. The quality of conversations, the caliber of leaders, and their experiences were unparalleled. As Jon said, it was "pure enterprise heaven."
From hiring and building culture, to both bottoms up and top down selling, to considering M&A and IPO preparedness, we heard thoughtful discussion, mutual revelations, and candid advice from some of NYC’s top CEOs at companies like MongoDB, Sprinklr, Datadog, and more. See below for a quick overview of each panel, and make sure to watch the videos in their entirety.
New York City Is One of the Most Important Places for Data Science in the World
You might be asking yourself, “How was the 2016 New York R Conference?”
Well, if we had to sum it up in one picture, it would look a lot like this (thank you to Drew Conway for the slide & delivering the battle cry for data science in NYC):
Our 2nd annual, sold-out New York R Conference was back this year on April 8th & 9th at Work-Bench. Co-hosted with our friends at Lander Analytics, this year's conference was bigger and better than ever, with over 250 attendees, and speakers from Airbnb, AT&T, Columbia University, eBay, Etsy, RStudio, Socure, and Tamr. In case you missed the conference or want to relive the excitement, all of the talks and slides are now live on the R Conference website.
With 30 talks, each 20 minutes long and two forty-minute keynotes, the topics of the presentations were just as diverse as the speakers. Vivian Peng gave an emotional talk on data visualization using non-visual senses and “The Feels.” Bryan Lewis measured the shadows of audience members to demonstrate the pros and cons of projection methods, and Daniel Lee talked about life, love, Stan, and March Madness. But, even with 32 presentations from a diverse selection of speakers, two dominant themes emerged: 1) Community and 2) Writing better code.
Gather To Explore, Share, and Inspire Ideas
Over the next two days, we're excited to be teaming up with Lander Analytics to bring you the second annual New York R Conference at Work-Bench. The sold out conference will gather 250+ of world's top R enthusiasts and data scientists to hear from prominent speakers within the community.
Featuring presentations and talks from leading data scientists at Airbnb, AT&T, Columbia University, eBay, Etsy, News Corp, RStudio, Socure, and Tamr among many others, the New York R Conference was created to encourage collaboration and foster shared learning within the data science community. While focused on R, a number of expert speakers will also speak on Python, Julia, and database architecture.