Events at ODSC West 2018

Main Networking Reception

Socialize with fellow attendees as recount the days talks and workshops with a few well deserved drinks. Network, connect, and collaborate with those leading the future of data science and AI

Schedule: Friday, November 2nd – 6 pm to 9 pm  Location: The Grove, Hyatt Regency, Burlingame

Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders


Dinner with Data Scientists

Wednesday October 31st 6:30 PM


Flights Restaurant & Bar 

Flights, 1100 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010

Thursday, November 1st 6:30 PM 


Steelhead Brewing Co

333 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010

Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders

Don’t dine alone – Attend our  self-organized dinner with Data Scientists. Its great way to connect and meet new people

 How to Sign up

  • Register for one of our venues on the signup sheets in our Game/Lounge area in the southwest lobby

  • Grab a name tag

  • Meet at your chosen restaurant at 6:30 PM

  • Space limited to 25 attendees and each attendees pay for themselves

Meet the Speakers

Meet and connect with some of the biggest names in the industry. Talk shop and get your questions answered by the experts. 

Friday, November 2:

  • 2:45 PM Cassie Kozyrkov, PhD Chief Decision Scientist Google, Inc
  • 3:30 PM Michael Tamir, PhD Head of Data Science, Uber Advanced Technologies

Saturday, November 3:

  • 2:00 PM Josine Verhagen, PhD, Director of Psychometrics, Kidaptive

Check the app schedule for details on time and location.

Open to: Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders

Meet the Experts

In response to popular demand, we are excited to launch a series of “Meet the Experts”. These sessions will be audience-focused to help attendees solve their real-world, applied data science problems. 

Friday, November 2

  • 2:00 PM Guy Royse, Developer Evangelist, DataRobot

Saturday, November 3

  • 2:45 PM Eric Ma, Data Carpentry Instructor and Author of nxviz Package

Check the App schedule for Updated details. 

Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders

Book Signing

Meet some of the most famous data science authors. We will be giving away a few copies to be signed. You can also bring your copy to be signed. Featured authors include Jared Lander, Author of R for Everyone and Statistics Professor at Columbia University as well as Virginia Eubanks, Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Check the app schedule for details on time and location. Exclusive to ODSC Pass holders

Career Fair

Join us for one of the largest data science career fairs of 2018.  We have many of the top companies hiring including Amazon, Google, IBM, DataRobot, and many many more. 

Hear companies pitch job openings and why you might be the perfect fit. Attend our career fair chat face to face with hiring representatives from top data science companies. Bring a copy of your resume to showcase your skillset

Access: Included in an ODSC Pass. For others Free Registration is required. Check here for more info


Are you a fan of Meetup and want to connect with the Data Science Meetup Community then this is an ideal evening event. 

  • Isaac Reyes, TEDx Speaker, Founder and Data Science Lead at DataSeer

  • Brianna Schuyler, PhD, Data Scientist at Fenix International

  • Daniel Riek, Sr,. Director Artificial Intelligence at Red Hat

Schedule: Thursday, November 1st 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm. Location: Grand Peninsula E )

Check the app schedule for details on time and location. Open to ODSC Pass.

For others Free Registration is required. 

AI Investors Reverse Pitch

Wednesday, October 31st ~ Room: Grand Peninsula E, 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm, Hyatt Regency Airport

VC investments in AI doubled to $12b in 2017 and in 2018 there have been over $40b invested in AI startups worldwide. Hear top investment firms & VCs seeking AI and Data Science Startups describe what startup fits their portfolio and what are they looking for when investing. Artificial Intelligence and Data Science startups and in hot demand from investors. Hear from top investment firms seeking AI and Data Science Startups. This is a free event open to all attendees and the local community. 

Then you can introduce yourself if your startup is a fit. The Reverse Pitch is a free event open to all Accelerate AI attendees and the local community.

Access: Included in an ODSC Pass. For others Free Registration is required. 

Confirmed investors include:

  • Pavel Cherkashin – Managing Partner at GVA Capital
  • Kevin Deneen – Senior Associate at Aster Capital
  • Samiron Ray – Principal at Comet Labs
  • Shesh S – Investor & Director of Technology and Corporate Strategy at GK Telekom
  • More investors coming soon…
David Ng
David Ng


B Capital Group

Pavel Cherkashin
Pavel Cherkashin

Managing Director

GVA Capital

Kevin Deneen
Kevin Deneen

Senoir Associate

Aster Capital

Samiron Ray
Samiron Ray



Shesh S
Shesh S


SK Telecom

Yigit Ihlamur
Yigit Ihlamur


Vela Partners