6:30pm: Doors Open
7-8pm: Talk & Q&A
We will hear from Quique Schwarz, Chief Data Scientist at AutoGrid!
Quique is responsible for developing forecasting, optimization, & customer segmentation capabilities in the AutoGrid platform. He brings more than 20 years experience designing & delivering decision support solutions in a variety of verticals, including digital advertising, air cargo, long-haul trucking, ride sharing, & retail pricing/promotions. He has pioneered the application of revenue management & demand-side optimization in a number of these industries. Prior to AutoGrid, Quique developed forecasting & optimization capabilities at Uber & Brand.net, a leading ad network specializing in brand advertising. Before that he consulted for Polar Air Cargo & Schneider National, where he delivered novel demand-side forecasting & price optimization capabilities. He previously worked for a leading boutique solutions firm specializing in revenue management, Decision Focus (renamed Talus & later acquired by Manugistics), where he designed the analytics behind the first successful revenue management system in the air cargo industry for Continental Airlines, as well as a promotions optimization system for Ford Motor Company. Quique has an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Operations Research & Statistics, & a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.