Summer Splash

SAMSARA Summer Splash will bring the world’s foremost thought leaders, VCs and analytics gurus together to discuss all things data science.

From star-studded panels to insider information on the latest in deep-tech innovations, this truly global webinar will examine topics like:

- The best data strategies from best-in-class execs

- How will businesses recover in a post-COVID world?

- What role will no-code play in the future of data science?

And much, much more!


Alex Nussbacher

Lead Data Scientist

Appear Here

Alex Nussbacher currently leads the data and data science efforts at Appear Here, using data to transform the high street. He previously built the Data Science program at Thinkful and has been a part of the data science team at Uber.

Biz Stone



Biz Stone is an American entrepreneur who co-founded Twitter. Biz is also an angel investor, backing a diverse portfolio of startups like Beyond Meat, Slack, Pinterest and Intercom. He is also an active philanthropist involved in causes including animal rights, environmentalism and education.

Candice Ren



Candice Ren is the co-founder of 173Tech, an analytics consultancy that specializes in building robust data solutions. Candice previously established and scaled the analytics arm at dating app unicorns Badoo and Bumble.

Danuta Jeziorska

CEO & Co-Founder

Nucleome Therapeutics

Danuta is the founder and CEO of Nucleome Therapeutics and an Honorary Senior Scientist at the University of Oxford. Her scientific expertise lies in decrypting how genes are regulated, a field which she has been working on over the last 12 years.

Eric Liedtke

Ex-Executive Board Member Global Brands


Over a glittering two-decade plus career with adidas, Eric was instrumental in developing its ’Creating the New’ strategy, working with global influencers to position adidas as the creator sports brand. He is currently a “free agent fighting plastic waste.”

Jaikumar Ganesh

Director of Engineering


Jaikumar Ganesh is an engineering leader with almost two decades of experience ranging from start-ups to hyper-growth companies. Jaikumar is currently the director of engineering at Uber, leading a portfolio of projects.

Jeffrey Ng

Chief Scientific Officer

Founders Factory

Jeffrey Ng is a serial technologist, start-up founder, and deep R&D strategist in the fields of big data, natural language processing, knowledge base reasoning and state-of-the-art deep learning.

Jeremy Levine


Bessemer Venture Partners

Jeremy Levine is a partner in Bessemer’s New York office, where he focuses primarily on software and internet opportunities. Five of his early-stage investments—including LinkedIn and Shopify—grew into billion-dollar publicly-traded companies.

Marc Ventresca

Associate Professor & Fellow

University of Oxford

Marc Ventresca is an economic sociologist in the Strategy, Innovation and Marketing Faculty at Saïd Business School, a fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a researcher at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University.

Mark Robinson

Property Director & Co-founder


Mark Robinson is responsible for leading the asset management and investment teams, successfully delivering strategy on behalf of Ellandi’s partners. Mark often contributes to trade publications and industry-leading events, as a writer, speaker and panelist.

Nicola McConville


Taylor Vinters

Nicola McConville is a partner in the Growth Team at Taylor Vinters, providing strategic input and legal advice to innovative companies. Nicola also volunteers as a director on the boards of two not-for-profit organizations established to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation.

Nigel Morris

Non-Executive Director

Guardian Media Group

Nigel is a non-executive director at the Guardian Media Group. Prior to this, he was the chief strategy and innovation officer for Dentsu Aegis Network, and the chief executive officer of Aegis Media Americas and EMEA.

Phil Snow

CEO and Board Member


Phil Snow is Chief Executive Officer of FactSet. He is also a member of the company's Board of Directors.
Phil was previously President of FactSet. Before that, he held various leadership roles within Global Content Sales & Americas Sales. He has deep international experience, having spent several years establishing and growing FactSet's Asia Pacific presence while based in both Tokyo and Sydney. He began his career at FactSet in 1996.

Riham Satti

Co-founder & CEO


Riham Satti is a keynote international speaker, multi-award-winning business leader and entrepreneur. She co-founded MeVitae in 2014, a deep tech company aimed at solving the biggest recruitment challenges, tailored to removing algorithmic and unconscious biases from the hiring process.

Oli Hammond

Associate & Investor

Fuel Ventures

Oli Hammond is an associate at Fuel Ventures, where he aims to invest in the world’s best early-stage companies. Oli has spent several years working with start-up companies, focussing on sourcing new opportunities for Fuel Ventures, while working with their existing portfolio.

Order of the Day

Fri, 17 July 2020

15:00 – 17:00 BST

Keynote: Is Data Science new or old?

Biz Stone (Twitter/Medium cofounder)

Panel 1

How does data science work in action?

Moderated by David Kell – CTO at Gyana


· Jaikumar Ganesh – Director of Engineering, Uber AI group

· Candice Ren – cofounder of 173tech, ex-head of analytics Bumble, Badoo

· Alex Nussbacher - Head of Analytics Appear Here

· Jeffrey Ng- Chief Scientific Officer at Founders Factory

· Danuta Jeziorska - CEO of Nucleome Therapeutics

· Riham Satti – CEO of MeVitae

Panel 2

Is data science truly hot or what?

Moderated by Nigel Morris – Guardian Media


· Jeremy Levine – partner at Bessemer Ventures

· Nicola McConville – Partner at Taylor Vinters

· Philip Snow – CEO of Factset

· Eric Liedtke – ex CMO of Adidas

· Mark Robinson – CEO of Ellandi Group

· Marc Ventresca – Professor of Strategy from Oxford University


Joyeeta Das on VAYU-Mobile launch and closing note

Q&A led by top UK VCs