Streaming Growth


When your business requires a streaming architecture for big data engineering, ML ops and analytics in near real time, operationalizing the right infrastructure and organizational model is essential. At Dataminr, my team has spent several years building that foundational data analytics platform in order to help drive innovation and growth.

Dataminr is the world’s leading AI platform company for real-time information discovery. Dataminr detects the earliest signals of relevant, high-impact events and emerging risks from publicly available information, generating real-time alerts that address real-world problems for real impact.

In this session, we will describe how we’ve designed and implemented this data analytics platform solution, including how the operational model of my team has accelerated the velocity of the company’s strategic use of data for everything from model training to product design to GTM insights. We’ll cover how we’re flipping the typical data engineering approach in order to ship faster, how we’ve set up turn-key data collection solutions for teams across the company and how we’re regionalizing the data analytics platform as the company Internationalizes. If you are curious about how to leverage streaming data at scale, please come join us.


Sarah Manning heads the Data Engineering & Analytics team at Dataminr, a world-leading AI company for real-time information discovery. Sarah and her team are focused on optimizing aspects of Dataminr's business through the strategic use of data. Sarah joined Dataminr in 2018.

Previously, Sarah led the Analytics Engineering team at Etsy. Under her leadership, the team was instrumental in Etsy’s historic turnaround by supporting the rapid increase in experimentation and by shipping novel analytics features that measure growth for the company, including for ML recommender and search systems. Sarah also held technology leadership roles at Kaplan and Kinderhook Systems.

Along the way, Sarah founded Learnimaton, an award-winning educational software company providing early childhood instruction in mathematics. The company was awarded 14 highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research Awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation.

A graduate of Cornell University with a Dual Degree in Mathematics and Painting, Sarah also served as a Fulbright Scholar to Italy, studying the development and evolution of a 16th century mathematical treatise that serves as the foundation for computer graphics.

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