The Revolution Will Be Live and Personalized

The Revolution Will Be Live and Personalized

What I learned most could be summarized on a sticker from a student’s laptop, which he bought from an online sticker store: “THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE SUPERVISED (X, Y)” – capturing the essence of this new field of Data Science – a community of hackers and highly qualified math minded people. read more
IRIS.TV on the Economics of Machine-Drive Media

IRIS.TV on the Economics of Machine-Drive Media

Last week, I spoke on NYC Media Lab’s “The Economics of Machine-Driven Media” panel. Along with Shutterstock’s Ben Pfeifer and the Weather Company’s Margaret Chung, we talked about how data is changing the way media is produced, distributed and consumed and how technology is enabling better viewability and experiences. read more
An Evolution Towards Prescriptive Analytics as a Key Driver in Revenue Acceleration: IRIS.TV Data Science Team Presents at Big Data Day LA

An Evolution Towards Prescriptive Analytics as a Key Driver in Revenue Acceleration: IRIS.TV Data Science Team Presents at Big Data Day LA

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On Saturday, July 9, 2016 IRIS.TV's Dr. Thomas Sullivan and Nick Oswald presented at Big Data Day LA at West Los Angeles College. In front of a packed audience, Sullivan and Oswald discussed the practical business applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in their talk: Shaping the Role of Data Science: An Evolution Towards Prescriptive Analytics as a Key Driver in Revenue Acceleration. read more

IRIS.TV CEO to Appear at Select LA Investment Summit

IRIS.TV CEO Field Garthwaite will be appearing at Select LA Investment Summit on Friday, June 17 for the panel "New Forms Of Media Entertainment: How the Global Audience will Consume Entertainment Content in the Future.  The 2016 SELECT LA Investment Summit is Southern California’s premier international trade event that brings together hundreds of global investors with business and governmental leaders from Southern California to facilitate and secure foreign direct investment (FDI), and provide exclusive insights on market trends and opportunities in the Los Angeles region. This summit provides key components of what every foreign investment requires: detailed research and opportunities. read more
IRIS.TV Visits UCLA DataFest2016

IRIS.TV Visits UCLA DataFest2016

IRISTV_Datafest.png Last weekend I volunteered at the American Statistical Association’s Data Fest which is held annually on UCLA’s campus. Robert Gould, Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies at UCLA and Director for the “Center of Teaching Statistics”, organized the event this year in an effort to give LA area students hands-on experience working with datasets in a competitive yet collaborative environment. Data Fest includes many of the usual trappings of a hackathon - boxes and boxes of pizza, late nights, and long days crunching numbers trying to meet the Sunday deadline. Over 250 undergraduates attended, which was a huge increase from last year’s 100 participants. read more