Jeremy Howard


Networks & Computing Systems, Singularity University

Jeremy is a serial entrepreneur, business strategist, developer, and educator. He is the founder of Strategic Data Science, which aims to make machine learning accessible to non-experts, and is a Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of San Francisco. He is also on the faculty of Singularity University, where he teaches data science. Previously he was the President and Chief Scientist of the data science platform Kaggle. He was ranked #1 participant in data science competitions globally in 2010 and 2011. He was the founding CEO of two successful self-funded Australian startups (FastMail, and Optimal Decisions Group), both of which grew internationally and were sold to large international companies. Both companies are still being operated successfully. The World Economic Forum has awarded him the title Young Global Leader in recognition of his achievements. He previously spent 8 years in management consulting at the world most exclusive firms, including McKinsey & Co, and AT Kearney (becoming the youngest engagement manager world-wide, and building a new global practice in what is now called Big Data). He is also a keen student, for example developing a new system for learning Chinese, which he used to develop usable Chinese language skills in just one year. Jeremy has mentored and advised many startups, and has also acted as an angel investor. He has contributed to a range of open source projects.

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