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Vitaly Gordon, Director of Data Science at Salesforce, Former Data Science Director at LinkedIn

Vitaly Gordon

Biography: Vitaly Gordon

Vitaly Gordon is a director of data science at Salesforce, where he and his group develop data products from the most diverse and interesting data sets in the world. Prior to Salesforce, Vitaly was a data science lead at LinkedIn, founded the data science team at LivePerson and worked in the elite 8200 unit, leading a team of researchers in developing algorithms to fight terrorism. His contributions have been recognized through a number of awards including the “Life Source” award, an award given each year deemed most high-impact in saving lives. Vitaly holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and an MBA from the Israeli Institute of Technology.

Twitter: @BigDataSc


Presentation: Computing Professional Identity for the Economic Graph

Time: Tuesday 11:00 - 11:50 / Location: Grand Ballroom C

With more than 300 million members, LinkedIn is the largest professional social network in the world. This data set gives LinkedIn the necessary elements to build the world’s first Economic Graph. The Economic Graph is a valuable map of the connections between people, companies, jobs, skills, educational institutions, and professional knowledge in the global economy. In order to achieve this colossal effort, we need to standardize many different entities across many languages and many cultures. In this talk, Vitaly Gordon, a former Senior Data Scientist on LinkedIn’s Data Science team, will speak about how his team have used advanced tools like Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, and Apache Samza to start building the economic graph out of its massive data set of professional identities.