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Michelle Kung

Author: Michelle Kung

Michelle Kung currently works in startup content at AWS and was previously the head of content at Index Ventures. Prior to joining the corporate world, Michelle was a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, the founding Business Editor at the Huffington Post, a correspondent for The Boston Globe, a columnist for Publisher’s Weekly and a writer at Entertainment Weekly.

Alex Smola Speaking at Collision 2018

Alex Smola showcases the breadth of AWS’s Machine Learning capabilities at Collision 2018

“Ultimately, my creativity is very limited, but your creativity is large,” said Alex Smola, Amazon Web Services Director of Machine Learning, to the assembled audience at the Collision Conference in New Orleans. “You can do amazing things with the tools that we’ve built.”

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Ping Li Accel Partner

The Road to Cloud Nirvana: The Venture Capitalist and Startup View on Serverless with Accel

Accel Partner Ping Li notes, The advent of cloud computing, which began in earnest with the launch of AWS in 2006, kickstarted an era of unprecedented new tools for developers — from minimizing operational overhead with IaaS to bypassing operations altogether with serverless services like AWS Lambda.

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Density CEO Andrew Farah

What if you could AB test the physical world? Density makes it possible

These days, distributed teams have plenty of enterprise software options that make collaborating feel seamless. But actual, face-to-face, IRL workplaces have been somewhat left behind. That’s where Density comes in. The San Francisco-based startup has built a piece of enterprise hardware for corporate campuses that measures how space is used. Many believe the technology is key to optimizing how all physical space is used.

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a chart of how repositive.io works

Data in their DNA: Repositive.io Builds Common Ground for Genomic Research

What do you get when you put the world’s brightest scientists in a room, arm them with the most advanced tools of their trade, and get them to work on the world’s hardest problems? Not much without data. At least that’s the thought behind Repositive.io, the first portal for researchers to browse the world’s human genomic data.

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Safety First: HopSkipDrive and the Rideshare Economy

It’s true that it takes a village to raise a child, especially if by “village” you mean a complicated web of calendars and commitments that can take hours to manage. At least nowadays there’s an app for that. Joanna McFarland is the co-founder and CEO of HopSkipDrive, a ridesharing app specifically geared toward alleviating the daily stress of planning hectic family transportation schedules.

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8i CEO Steve Raymond

8i brings holograms to a living room near you

Beam me up, Scotty. You might not know it now, but these could be the four most influential words in the English language today. At least that’s what Steve Raymond, CEO of 8i, is shooting for. Helming one of the most pioneering companies in AR and VR, Raymond envisions a future where people interact with 3D holograms of people that look and feel as if they’re actually in the room with you.

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