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Winter 2020 Speaking and Events

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LiveRamp’s Engineering Team will be speaking at number of conferences and events in the coming weeks. You can see them speak at the following:


4th Annual Global Artificial Intelligence Conference

Who: Akshaya Aradhya, Director of Engineering at LiveRamp
When: January 21-23, 2020
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center

The Global Big Data Conference’s 4th Annual Global Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference allows practitioners to discuss AI through effective use of various techniques. It is a vendor agnostic event that covers all industry verticals; Finance, Retail/E-Commerce/M-Commerce, Healthcare/Pharma/BioTech, Energy, Education, Insurance, Manufacturing, Telco, Auto, Hi-Tech, Media, Agriculture, Chemical, Government, Transportation, etc., and is one of the largest in the AI space.

Akshaya will be speaking at the 4th Annual Global Artificial Intelligence Conference on January 22nd, from 5:30 to 6:00 PM. Her presentation is: “Identity Resolution: Transforming Consumer Data to meaningful People-Based IDs.”

In her presentation, she’ll present on how LiveRamp’s identity resolution transforms consumer data from every touchpoint into meaningful person-based identifiers. Audience members will learn about how LiveRamp’s identity graph provides accuracy, reach, privacy, flexibility, and scale, enabling sophisticated, data-driven customer acquisition and retention strategies. Our identity resolution is built from two complementary graphs combining offline data and online data, providing the highest level of accuracy while still being privacy compliant. LiveRamp technology for offline data (personally identifiable or “PII”) gives brands and platforms the ability to connect and update what they know about consumers, resolving PII data across enterprise databases and systems to deliver better customer experiences in a privacy-conscious manner.

To attend and see her presentation, visit:


Data Business Congress

Who: Akshaya Aradhya, Director of Engineering at LiveRamp
When: February 3-4, 2020
Where: San Jose Marriott

LiveRamp’s Akshaya Aradhya, will take part in a panel, entitled “Data Ethics – Getting Ahead of The Curve” on February 4th, from 3:45 to 4:45 PM. She will be joined by: Scott Roberts, Senior Corporate Counsel at Oracle, Joy Bonaguro, Head, Systems and Data at Corelight Inc., and the panel moderator, Jonathan Kewley, Partner and Co-Head, Tech Group at Clifford Chance. In the panel, they’ll share insights regarding:

The hard law on data is already significant and growing, but analysing the direction of soft law in the field allows companies to future-proof their strategies.

● Data ethics as a concept

● Applying its principles in a business-friendly way

● Liability issues in data-rich industries

The inaugural Data Business Congress will deliver cutting-edge intelligence and analysis of the key data issues confronting companies as 5G begins to roll-out and the Internet of Things continues to build. Across two-days, attendees will delve into the complete data lifecycle.

Existing conferences in the space often focus heavily on just privacy or cybersecurity issues and pay insufficient attention to the broader issues in data capture and management transactions. Alternatively, tech conferences don’t cover risk mitigation, which is becoming increasingly important for companies, as governments globally focus on ever-greater regulation of the tech space.

If you’re interested in watching the panel, visit the Data Business Congress website to attend:


DeveloperWeek 2020

Who: Andrew McVeigh, Chief Architect at LiveRamp
When: February 12-16, 2020
Where: Oakland Convention Center, SF Bay Area

Andrew McVeigh, LiveRamp’s Chief Architect will be speaking at the SF Bay Area DeveloperWeek 2020 on Thursday, February 13th from 9:30 to 10:00 AM. Andrew’s topic will focus on strategic architecture and scaling a team:

The Secret to Scaling a Team? Strategic Architecture:

Projects often fail due to the people rather than the technology—this is why the key to any organization’s technological transformation starts with team strength and proper architecture. Leaders build strong and successful teams by giving context for success, creating actionable strategies, and casting visions. In this session, Andrew McVeigh, Chief Architect at LiveRamp, will discuss the secrets of strategically scaling a system to encourage team growth and how to organize teams to ensure they scale seamlessly. Drawing from his experience from growing a team from 80 to 800 as a Technical Lead at Riot Games, Andrew will share insights on how technical leaders can structure their system and architecture to make rapid progress that can scale, attract, and keep top talent.

Each year, 8,000+ developers, engineers, software architects, dev teams, managers and executives from 70+ countries gather in the SF Bay Area — the world’s epicenter of developer innovation to discover the latest in developer technologies, languages, platforms, and tools. DeveloperWeek 2020 is San Francisco’s largest developer conference & event series with dozens of week-long events including the DeveloperWeek 2020 Conference & Expo, 1,000+ attendee hackathon, 1000+ attendee tech hiring expo, and a series of workshops, open houses, drink-ups, and city-wide events across San Francisco!

For more info, and/or to register to attend, visit:


RampUp for Developers

Who: LiveRamp Developers, Engineers, Product Teams and Special Guests
When: March 2-3, 2020
Where: The Fairmont, San Francisco

RampUp is the premier conference for leaders in MarTech, hosted by LiveRamp. This year for the first time, we are hosting a developer track, RampUp for Developers, on Monday morning as part of the LiveRamp Innovation Studio.

This is an invitation for engineers, integration managers, and product leads to hear about the latest technology trends in big data. Topics covered include managing a multiyear migration to the Google Cloud Platform, the current state of APIs, building privacy-first products, and many more:

● Migration to Google Cloud Platform (GCP): Overview, Benefits, and Lessons Learned

● Sasha Kipervarg, Head of Global Cloud Operations & Special Projects at LiveRamp
● Patrick Raymond, Senior Product Manager at LiveRamp
● Josh Kwan, Team Lead and Architect, DevOps at LiveRamp

● The Architecture and Future Direction of the LiveRamp Platform

● Andrew McVeigh, Chief Architect at LiveRamp

● The Mechanics Systems behind Lookalike Modeling

● Joe Hsy, Head of Engineering, Data Science and Innovation at LiveRamp

● How LiveRamp Addresses GDPR, CCPA, and Future Data Regulations

● Quinn Stearns, Engineering Manager at LiveRamp
● Tara Aida, Product Manager, Data Stewardship at LiveRamp

● Enabling Programmatic Integrations and Flexibility through APIs

● Davin Chia Ming Juay, Senior Software Engineer at LiveRamp

● The New TV Landscape: Technical Challenges and Rewards

● Randall Kelly, Ph. D, Vice President of Research at LiveRamp
● Steven Bennett, Vice President of Data Science at LiveRamp

You can get further details and updates to the agenda here: And you can register here. Select “Conference Pass” and “LiveRamp Innovation Studio” when making your selections on the first page. You can then make further selections from there.

And if you’re interested in more info about RampUp, including additional sessions that may be of interest, visit the blog on the RampUp website:, or on the LiveRamp Engineering Blog:


Stay tuned to the blog for more updates from LiveRamp!