Data Week | Pets and Data
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Tuesday, 18 May

7 8 pm EDT

Buffalo (Online)


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Data Week | Pets and Data | May 18

Charlie Rice Photo


Data Science Immersive Local Lead Instructor, General Assembly

Eric Tsytsylin Photo


Head of Brand, The Farmer's Dog

Rick Saporta Photo


Head of Data Strategy and Insights, The Farmer's Dog

Aneto Okonkwo Photo


Co-Founder & CEO, Chatdesk

Vincent Liu Photo


Product Manager, Bond Vet

Haley Russell Photo


Co-Founder, Chippin

18

Tuesday, 18 May

7 8 pm EDT

Online

Anywhere
Online
FREE!
Cost

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

This session is part of GA's Data Week, a weeklong festival of free workshops, speaker sessions and panel discussions around leveraging data to drive business decisions, productivity and career growth. Check out the full schedule here!

The global pet technology industry is expected to grow to $20 billion by 2025. Advances in pet products, from food to wearables, have led to tremendous growth in new products supporting with training, tracking and overall wellbeing of pet health. Come learn from experts about this fast growing space and how their leveraging data to empower their business. We'll hear from both large companies and startups disrupting the industry.

About the Instructors

Charlie Rice Photo

Data Science Immersive Local Lead Instructor,
General Assembly

Charlie spent the first decade of his career in journalism and communications, until he saw computers starting to do his job. So he enrolled in the Data Science Immersive in DC and never looked back. He loves the flexibility of data science, the breadth and depth it can bring to just about any endeavor, and the way it sharpens critical thinking and discernment.

Eric Tsytsylin Photo

Head of Brand,
The Farmer's Dog

Eric is Head of Brand at The Farmer’s Dog, a direct-to-consumer company reimagining how we feed and care for our pets. He’s responsible for defining the overall brand strategy, overseeing its creative expression across all internal and external touchpoints, and building an organization that balances short-term results with enduring relevance and sustainable growth.

Prior to The Farmer’s Dog, Eric spent the bulk of his career at WPP, where his roles ranged from corporate venture investing and partnerships at WPP Digital to leading global brand strategy for some of Ogilvy’s biggest clients.

Eric’s thinking and writing has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, former P&G CMO Jim Stengel’s book Grow, WPP’s Atticus Journal, and Yes, And, The Second City’s guide to applying humor and improvisational techniques to business.

He holds a BA in Cognitive Science from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He lives in Chelsea with his partner, Rony, and their French Bulldog, Perry.

Rick Saporta Photo

Head of Data Strategy and Insights,
The Farmer's Dog

Rick is currently the Head of Data Strategy and Insights at The Farmer’s Dog, where they’re on a mission to help every dog live their best life. The department is responsible for everything from Data Engineering & Infrastructure, to Data Science, Analytics, Consumer Research, and Pricing Strategy.

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Prior to The Farmer’s Dog, Rick was the Vice President of Data at Vydia, where he headed the development and execution of the video-and-audio-distributor's data strategy. Rick was responsible for Vydia's Data Science, Data Engineering, and Business Intelligence teams which together provide material insights and enhanced decision making to both the company and its users. Preceding Vydia, Rick founded the Data Science department at music & video distribution company, The Orchard, which played a vital role in the acquisition of the company by Sony in 2015.
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He holds an MBS in Data Analytics and a BA in Mathematics and Psychology from Rutgers University, where he is also on the Board of Industry Advisors for the Professional Science Master’s program, offering guidance for the next generation of data practitioners.

Outside of the data world, Rick is a kick-ass dad to three incredible kids and world-traveled photographer whose photos can be found at RicardoSaporta.com. However, Rick is most famous for being the husband of the renowned author, developer, and educator Nina Saporta.

Aneto Okonkwo Photo

Co-Founder & CEO,
Chatdesk

Aneto is the co-founder & CEO of Chatdesk, an enterprise software and machine learning company in the customer support industry. Leading pet brands like BarkBox, Whistle, PrettyLitter and Fable use Chatdesk tools to analyze their customer feedback, scale their support and drive sales.

The free Chatdesk Trends dashboard has machine learning models specifically designed for pet companies. Companies use the tool to get all their customer feedback from email, chat, social, reviews, surveys in one place and easily identify product defects and opportunities to improve website conversion and subscriber retention.

Prior to Chatdesk, Aneto worked at Google for 7+ years as a Product Manager working on products like Voice Search and the Google Assistant. Earlier in his career he held roles at McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs and Silicon Valley startups. Aneto holds a BS and MA from Stanford University where he was a Mayfield Fellow.

Vincent Liu Photo

Product Manager,
Bond Vet

Vince is currently a Product Manager at Bond Vet, where he works on data and technology projects to help strengthen the human-animal bond through better pet care. Before that, he worked as a Software Engineer at Samsung Research in California, where he worked on mobile, virtual reality, and machine learning projects. Vince was born in South Jersey and is an avid Philadelphia Sixers and Eagles fan. When he's not working, you'll find him watching food videos, shooting hoops, or playing board games.

Haley Russell Photo

Co-Founder,
Chippin

Chippin is the world's most sustainable pet food. Made with naturally nutritious proteins.

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