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From Data to Insights @ Bare Metal Speed

Jignesh Patel (University of Wisconsin-Madison)


Jignesh Patel is a Professor in Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also earned his Ph.D. He is the recipient of the Wisconsin COW teaching award, and the U. Michigan College of Engineering Education Excellence Award. He also has a strong interest in seeing research ideas transition to actual products. His Ph.D. thesis work was acquired by NCR/Teradata in 1997, and he also co-founded Locomatix -- a startup that built a platform to power real-time data-driven mobile services. Locomatix became part of Twitter in 2013. He is an ACM Fellow, serves on the board of Lands’ End, and advises a number of startups. He blogs at

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