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Thursday, April 12 • 3:55pm - 4:10pm
Learning From Billions of News Reading Sessions Now Open

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What can we learn from a one-billion-person live-poll of the Internet? Parse.ly has gathered a unique and massive data set of over 1 billion monthly devices, who collectively perform over 2 million sessions per minute on over 2,500 high-traffic news and information websites. Our team of data scientists and machine learning engineers have used this data to unearth the secrets behind online content. Parse.ly serves 300+ enterprise clients with its real-time analytics platform, but the aggregate data exhaust from these integrations provides a front-row seat to what the Internet is looking at today. We'll discuss, through data and visualizations, how consumer attention in the web era really works. We’ll also showcase how we recently applied modern natural language processing techniques to better understand our data set. Throughout, we’ll describe findings related to news trends, social networks, search engines, and device usage patterns. We’ll even discuss some of our predictions about offline consumer behavior, such as which movies would win at the box office based on the web attention those movies received in weeks prior.

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Andrew Montalenti

Founder/CTO, Parse.ly
Co-founder and CTO of Parse.ly, a widely-used real-time web content analytics platform. The product is trusted daily by editors at HuffPost, TIME, TechCrunch, Slate, Quartz, The Wall Street Journal, and 350+ other leading digital companies. Parse.ly helps companies understand the... Read More →

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Capital One

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and service to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. 
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S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of... Read More →

Thursday April 12, 2018 3:55pm - 4:10pm EDT
Violet Crown - Theater 5