Industry Seminars



The HDSI Data Science in Industry seminar series provides the opportunity for Harvard students, faculty and postdocs to hear directly from industry data scientists about the role data science plays in their organization, the methods and techniques being used, and their own career trajectory. Speakers are invited from companies spanning a broad range of sectors, including finance, tech, sports, pharma and media. Each talk typically lasts around 45 minutes, followed by 45 minutes for Q&A with the speaker.

If your organization would like to participate in our Data Science In Industry series, please contact us at

Upcoming Seminars

COVID-19 Impact
HDSI Industry Seminars have moved to a virtual format for the duration of the COVID-19 global pandemic. We will continue to announce new speakers on this page. Join us while staying safe!

November 10, 2022 Tammy Levy Event Page (Coming Soon)

Past Seminars

March 10, 2022 DraftKings Bradley Fay  
April 14, 2022 Toyota Ram Chandra  
January 27, 2022 Soroco George Nychis & Rohan Murty Recording
December 12, 2021 Montai Health / Flagship Pioneering Nathan Sanders  
November 4th, 2021 Oxfam Amy Hood & Nick Galasso  
October 7th, 2021 Indigo Ag Nick Malizia  
May 6th, 2021 BayerAG CropScience Arwa Al Dilaimi-Wendler Recording
April 15th, 2021 Microsoft Juan M. Lavista Ferres Recording
March 11th, 2021 Surgo Ventures Peter Smittenaar Recording
February 18th, 2021 City of San Jose Christine Keung Recording
December 3rd, 2020 MGH Cecilia Zenteno and Martin Copenhaver Recording
November 10th, 2020 SBG Sports Gareth Griffith  
November 5th, 2020 Elsevier Kaushik Raha and Constanza Villalba Recording
October 8th, 2020 Kensho Chester Curme Recording
September 15th, 2020 Elsevier Brad Allen and Daniel Kershaw Recording
February 26th, 2020 Microsoft Francesca Lazzeri Slides
February 12th, 2020 Thomson Reuters Zac Kriegman  
February 3rd, 2019 Uber Dan Svirsky  
December 3rd, 2019 Jupiter Intel Steve Sain  
November 19th, 2019 Wayfair Tomer Weiss  
November 13th, 2019 Esri Estella Geraghty  
October 29th, 2019 Peak6 Mike Treacy and Matt Hulsizer  
September 25th, 2019 QuantumBlack Jordi Diaz  
September 5th, 2019 Penguin Random House Justin Boelio  
March 28th, 2019 SignalFire Adam Vogel  
February 28th, 2019 Kensho Maxim Sokolov and Yulia Shchadilova  
February 4th, 2019 Thoughtworks David Johnston Slides
November 26th, 2018 Novartis Eric Ma Slides
November 1st, 2018 Boston Celtics David Sparks  
September 24th, 2018 Google Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg