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Wednesday, October 2 • 11:10am - 11:50am
TALK: Big Data Lessons in Music

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With more than 200 million registered listeners, more than a billion hours of music streamed every month, and more than 30 billion pieces of thumb feedback since launch, to say Pandora has an enormous amount of data would be an understatement. The popular personalized radio service was built on data from The Music Genome Project and data plays a key role today in determining what music plays and when on each individual listeners’ stations. Hear from Pandora's Chief Scientist on how he and a team of playlist engineers analyze and learn from these massive data sets with billions of data points to figure out how to consistently deliver the right track to the right listener at the right time.

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Eric Bieschke

Chief Scientist, Pandora
Eric Bieschke is Pandora’s Chief Scientist and runs playlist engineering for the popular internet radio service. As the second employee to join Pandora, he built the initial prototypes for the playlist algorithms, which are now deployed to provide the best personalized radio experience to more than 200 million listeners. To date, Pandora listeners have provided thumb feedback on more than 25 billion songs and listen to more than a billion... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2013 11:10am - 11:50am
Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123