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With Gale Brewer (Manhattan Borough President), Sage Wohns (Founder, Agolo), Andrew Lerner (CEO, Metrics), Rick O'Toole (Founder/CTO, Rockerbox) & others.
Monday, June 02, 2014 at 06:00 PM    Cost: $16
NY Institute of Technology, 16 W 61st St, 11th Fl

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Big Data is a collection of data from traditional & digital sources inside & outside your company that represents a source for ongoing discovery & analysis, including social media, text, visual images & metadata. We'll explore the new initiatives, new products, opinions, & the future of data.

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At 8:30 pm after the discussion, we will all be going to the Rooftop Bar Empire Hotel at 44 W. 63rd St at Broadway (they are expecting us & have extended happy hour just for our members) to talk with the speakers & fellow entrepreneurs, investors, founders, developers-- all Disrupters can come!!


1. Sage Wohns,

Sage Wohns is the CEO & Founder of Agolo, a Natural Language Processing Engine that is making sense of real-time web content. This application alerts users to what's immediately relevant for them & answers their questions automatically.With 500,000,000 tweets a day, a new form of timely, relevant & personalized information is being created & lost because of the speed & volume of the real-time web.From a young age, Sage has been very interested in technology entrepreneurship including & WebFlux: Custom. He graduated fromColumbia Business Schooland is now the Lead Engineer atRakuten.

2. Tom Anderson,

Tom Anderson is the CEO of Anderson Analytics & an award-winning data scientist specializing in unstructured (text) data. His firm Anderson Analytics's patented Next Generation text analytics software was recently named a key challenger to previous leaders in the text analytics space such as IBM, Clarabridge & SAS. OdinText is the only text analytics software platform especially designed for the consumer insights professional. Tom's pioneering work in the field has been covered in several decision science text books & industry trade journals. She was the founding chair of the Council's Technology Committee.

3. Gale Brewer,

Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Manhattan Borough President, responsible for advising the Mayor & City Council on borough concerns, commenting on all land-use matters in the borough, advocating for the borough in the municipal budget process, & appointing members of Manhattan's 12 Community Boards. The Borough President also chairs the Borough Board, made up of City Council Members & Chairs from the Community Boards, & the Borough Services Cabinet, composed of senior officials from City agencies delivering services in the borough.

She previously served on the City Council for 12 years, from 2002 through 2013, representing the 6th Council District which includes most of the Upper West Side & northern Clinton. As Councilmember, she successfully passed legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for most hourly employees, compelling landlords to fix repeat violations, requiring all City data be published online, & the nation's first law protecting domestic workers.

4. Andrew Lerner,

Andrew Lerner is the CEO of Metrics which collects about 17,000 unique data measurements per web page & has developed several dozen algrothrims that apply that data. Those algorithms are used to help advertisers & media sellers define what advertising impressions best meet a brand's buying guidelines in scale digital media buys. He has more than 18 years of experience working at the convergence of the media & software industries. Since 1992, he has focused particularly on the Internet. Andy founded, ran, & sold a venture backed company, Urban Data Solutions, that delivered multi-dimensional databases & data applications via the internet for wireless telecommunications, real estate, the government, & media industries. For five years in the 1990's, Andy ran Time Warner Electronic Publishing.

5. Rick o'Toole,

Rick O'Toole is the founder & CTO of Rockerbox, the leader in Momentum-Marketing. Rockerbox processes & analyzes over 4 billion ad impressions a day to determine the real-time intent of millions of web browsers. With this insight, Rockerbox enables companies like Shutterstock, Journelle & Learnvest to target the optimal user with the correct message at the right moment. Most recently, Rick led integrations at AppNexus for companies such as Facebook & Yahoo in addition to being a founding data science engineer in AppNexus' Marketplace-Analytics group. Rick holds a B.S. in Mathematics & Economics from Harvey Mudd College.

Disruptive Moderator:David Carlos, CTO of, Tech Geek & Entrepreneur


6:15 to 6:45: Networking, Pizza, Beer

6:45 to 8:15: Discussion with the five panelists

8:15 to 8:30: Q&A

8:30 to 10:30 Special Attendee Happy Hour at the Empire Hotel Rooftop

Want to catch up on the last Disruptive Technologists in NYC Meetup? Check out:

March 2014:

Digital Media: TV, Video & Publishing

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