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.

Our 2018/19 seminar series were extremely well attended, and we have an exciting series of speakers lined up for the 2019/20 academic year.  If your organization would like to participate in our Data Science In Industry series, please contact us at

Upcoming Seminars


October, 8th, 2020 Kensho   Cambridge TBA  
October 27th, 2020 SBG Sports Software   Cambridge TBA  


Past Seminars


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