Drew Conway

Senior Vice President Two Sigma

Drew Conway is a prominent data scientist, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. He’s built companies and has advised and consulted across many industries, ranging from fledgling startups to Fortune 100 companies, as well as academic institutions and government agencies at all levels. Drew joined Two Sigma in 2019 and leads the Strategic Data Science team, where he is spearheading the development of several new data-driven initiatives at the firm. 

Drew has spent more than a decade working in the New York City technology community. Prior to joining Two Sigma, he was the founder and CEO at Alluvium, an enterprise AI startup acquired in January 2019.  Drew is also the co-founded of DataKind (2011), a global non-profit of pro bono data scientists; and currently sits on the advisory boards of multiple startups, academic institutions, and government agencies. Drew holds a Ph.D. in Politics from New York University and a B.A. in Computer Science and Political Science from Hamilton College.

Conference Day One: June 30 2020

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

2:25 PM Panel: Building the optimal data/ML teams

- Hiring and retaining the perfect data team
- The war for talent and where to find the best data professionals 
- Identifying the skills needed for the best data professional in the industry and where to find them

4:20 PM Panel: How to recover when machine learning goes wrong

- Identifying at what point human intervention is necessary 
- Avoiding building models on spurious relationships