Host & Guest Speaker

Peter Wang, CTO & Co-Founder, Anaconda

Peter Wang has been developing commercial scientific computing and visualization software for over 15 years. He has extensive experience in software design and development across a broad range of areas, including 3D graphics, geophysics, large data simulation and visualization, financial risk modeling and medical imaging.

Peter’s interests in the fundamentals of vector computing and interactive visualization led him to co-found Anaconda (formerly Continuum Analytics). Peter leads the product engineering team for the Anaconda data science ecosystem, and works on product engineering and software architecture for open source projects including Bokeh and Blaze.

As a creator of the PyData community and conferences, he devotes time and energy to growing the Python data science community, and advocating and teaching Python at conferences around the world. Peter holds a BA in Physics from Cornell University.

Kjell Carlsson, Senior Analyst, Forrester

Kjell Carlsson serves application development and delivery professionals, covering data science, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics. His research helps organizations take advantage of the increasing, untapped potential of these analytics technologies to drive growth and transform existing ways of doing business. His research agenda focuses on the strategies, best practices, skills, and vendors that accelerate the pace at which firms adopt and drive value from machine learning and advanced analytics.
 
With over 6 million users, Anaconda is the world’s most popular Python data science platform. Anaconda, Inc. continues to lead open source projects like Anaconda, NumPy and SciPy that form the foundation of modern data science. Anaconda’s flagship product, Anaconda Enterprise, allows organizations to secure, govern, scale and extend Anaconda to deliver actionable insights that drive businesses and industries forward.
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