Webinar: Using External Data to Accelerate Business in a Post-Vaccinated World

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Learn how data-driven companies are using external data sources to prepare and accelerate their business for re-opening and increased consumer activity.

You are invited!

Join this webinar to learn how companies are developing insights to better prepare for growth opportunities, improve business performance and mitigate risk in a post-pandemic economy.

Date:     Wednesday, June 24th, 2021

Time:    11:00 AM PT (2:00 PM ET)

Length: 60 minutes

Join this webinar to learn how companies are using data to build and enhance visualizations, train machine learning algorithms, and facilitate valuable insights.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • use diverse data to help enrich business analytics.
  • integrate data into machine learning models and data pipelines to create powerful visualizations.
  • utilize data analysis strategies to help apply faster insights and business outcomes.
  • leverage data to understand consumer behaviors from online purchasing patterns.


Samantha Gibson, WW Leader, AWS Data Exchange Category Management, AWS Data Exchange

Samantha Gibson leads the industry and regional verticals team for AWS Data Exchange at Amazon Web Services (AWS).  In this capacity, her team engages with data subscribers globally across industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Retail, Marketing & Advertising, and Media & Entertainment to discover, procure, and use traditional and alternative data assets in the AWS Cloud.  Samantha’s team also works with data providers to help reduce their infrastructure, sales, and support costs and grow their customer base through cloud-native distribution.

Prior to joining AWS, Samantha was a part of the Strategy and Corporate Development team at Bloomberg L.P.  Samantha managed strategic initiatives and transactions spanning the company’s financial products, enterprise, and data businesses, as well as market surveillance and exploration of emerging market trends and financial technologies.  Samantha was the inaugural product manager of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, a first-of-its-kind reference index launched in May 2016, which measures the performance of global public companies recognized for supporting both data disclosure and best-in-class policies and practices in the gender-equality space.

Samantha graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, is a CFA charter holder, and a 2018 Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow.  She is part of the NYU Stern Alumni Council and represents Amazon Web Services as an Executive Committee member of the Financial Information Services Association (FISD).


Jace McLean, Director, Data Insights, Domo

Jace McLean has more than 15 years of experience in data, analytics, and technology. His passion revolves around solving complex problems in a data-driven manner. Prior to Domo, he spent two years at Cargill building out analytics capabilities for its North American finance department. He also led analytics teams at Target in their Enterprise Data Analytics and Business Intelligence (EDABI) Center of Excellence with a focus on new products in e-commerce. Prior to that he spent nine years in the software industry. Jace has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Jonathan Kay, Founder and CEO, Apptopia

Jonathan Kay co-founded Apptopia at the age of 25. As the CEO, he leads the daily operations and strategic direction, including product development and global sales. He’s an expert on the mobile landscape, app economy and how data and predictive modeling add transparency to the ecosystem. As someone who believes deeply in the importance of customer engagement, he is constantly striving to find scalable intimacy. He’s extremely passionate about branding and storytelling.

John Rogers, Chief Innovation Officer, CoreLogic

John Rogers holds the role of Chief Innovation Officer at CoreLogic. He is responsible for driving innovation through a state-of-the-art R&D platform to act as a catalyst to transform the industries CoreLogic serves. Prior to joining CoreLogic, John was a Partner with IBM Global Business Services where he focused on the delivery of large multi-million transformational programs within the financial sector.  John earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Glasgow, United Kingdom in Aerospace Engineering.

Colin Marden, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS

Colin Marden is a Solutions Architect in the Financial Services industry supporting AWS customers in their journey to modernize, transform, and migrate on-premises workloads to the AWS Cloud. Colin is a champion and specialist for Amazon QuickSight and AWS Data Exchange. He regularly works with AWS customers to create data engineering architectures and speaks at AWS and partner events on these subjects of interest.

Kanchan Waiker, Senior Solutions Architect for Machine Learning, AWS

Kanchan Waikar is a Senior Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services with AWS Marketplace for machine learning group. She has over 14 years of experience building, architecting, and managing, NLP, and software development projects. She has a master’s degree in computer science (data science major), and she enjoys helping customers build solutions backed by AI/ML-based AWS services and partner solutions.

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