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August 20, 2014 12:00 ET

Dstillery Chief Scientist Claudia Perlich Serves as First Female Chair of KDD

Inspiring the World's Best Data Scientists to Work for Social Good

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 20, 2014) - Dstillery, the pioneer in cross-device audience targeting for brands, announced today that its chief scientist Claudia Perlich is the first female general chair of the annual flagship KDD 2014 conference. The event is hosted by the Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (ACM SIGKDD), with a theme of data science for social good. It will serve to connect the world's best data scientists with key philanthropic efforts.

"I'm so excited to welcome thousands of the brightest minds in data mining to New York City this month in an effort to bond on a common goal: using data to inform decision-making and drive policy change," said Perlich. "There is a strong grassroots movement of talented professionals who volunteer their time to educate future generations and collaborate on projects with NGOs and nonprofits. I am honored to bring everyone together to build on this movement."

"Claudia is an essential member the Dstillery team, and has helped pioneer the data science revolution in advertising," said Tom Phillips, CEO of Dstillery. "We are proud to support her as she hosts the world's leading data scientists in an effort to develop data-driven solutions for global issues."

Some of Perlich's recent recognitions include:

The KDD conference will take place from August 24 to 27 and will kick off with a special all-day event "Unleash Data: Accelerate Impact - KDD at Bloomberg" hosted by Bloomberg. More than 300 teams will volunteer their skills to help NYC-based DonorsChoose connect teachers to donors to provide funding for educational projects in the prestigious KDD cup competition.

To register for the KDD conference, please visit: http://www.kdd.org/kdd2014/registration.html.

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Dstillery is the former Media6Degrees. We're at the forefront of advertising technology, pioneering new ways to create brand value for marketers by extracting signals from the complete consumer journey and activating them across all screens. We're building on five years of leading the data revolution in marketing to drive even greater impact for your brand. Dstillery was recently recognized by Forbes as one of America's Most Promising Companies and by Crain's NY as the #10 Best Place to Work. More info at www.dstillery.com.

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