Data Mining Innovators is a webcast series organized by BPDM that connects top Innovators in Data Mining and related fields with the general community. Innovators participate in a 45 - 60 min live session, taking questions from BPDM interviewers and the broader online community. You can find information about our next Innovator and links to past interviews directly below. If there's an Innovator you'd like to see interviewed, email with the subject Innovator suggestion and with the Innovator's name in the body.

Adam Cheyer
Currently, Adam Cheyer is co-Founder and VP Engineering of Viv Labs, a startup simplifying the world by providing an intelligent interface to everything. Previously, Adam Cheyer was co-Founder and VP Engineering at Siri, Inc., a company aimed at fundamentally redesigning the face of the consumer mobile experience. In 2010, Siri was acquired by Apple, where Mr. Cheyer became a Director of Engineering in the iPhone/iOS group. Mr. Cheyer is is also a Founding Member and Advisor to, the premier social network for positive social change, and a co-Founder of Sentient Technologies.

Renee Teate
In addition to being full time staff at James Madison University, Renee independently started a blog featuring her experience while learning data science at, . Before that, she also started her own database and software development company, which she still runs. More recently, she started a data science learning directory and recommendation system at She is active on Twitter at

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