Increased pressure to find meaning in mounds of data—in real-time and at scale—has given rise to technology that analyzes and turns individual data points into bite-sized prose and, in some cases, fascinating personal stories.
Take for example, the man who was responsible for spreading the Spanish Influenza that ultimately killed more than 20 million people worldwide. Imagine instantly weaving together a history about this man’s life and his family’s journey to the U.S. through technology that mines historical data kept in records.
If selected to speak at SxSW Interactive, Ancestry.com Executive Vice President of Product Eric Shoup, will discuss how using AI-based technology can bring depth and meaning to massive amounts of data and, in turn, the stories presented to end users.
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PanelPicker voting will close on Friday, September 6 (11:59 PM CST).
About Eric Shoup:
Eric Shoup has over fifteen years of experience in high-tech development, product management, professional services and general business management, where he combines exceptional technical understanding and analytical ability with outstanding product marketing. He has served as Ancestry.com’s Executive Vice President of Product since February 2012. He joined the Company in August 2008 as Vice President of Product. Prior to joining the family history giant, Eric was at eBay for more than five years, where he focused on growing the eBay Stores product and ProStores business unit and also assembled and led eBay’s global mobile product team. Prior to eBay, Eric was a Director of Product Management at Commerce One, a leading provider of B2B e-commerce solutions and worked at US Interactive, designing and managing consumer e-commerce and marketing Web sites for established companies such as Lexus and Wellcome Supermarkets (Hong Kong). Eric holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
About Kristie Wells
Kristie is Ancestry's Head of Global Social Media and Online Support Community and is responsible for developing and managing the company's social media and social business offerings worldwide. She works with a team of community managers, genealogists and social content developers to help educate Ancestry's existing customers, inspire new family historians and expand awareness into new social audiences and communities. She has a deep love of family history and is currently trying to break through the brick wall of her Christophier line (that was supposedly French and Catalan, but it seems was really the Christopher's from Iowa) and to one day prove where the heck William Wells of Southhold, NY (b. 1608) was really born.