Alex Engler is a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he studies the implications of artificial intelligence and emerging data technologies on society and governance. Engler also teaches classes on large-scale data science and visualization at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, where he is an Adjunct Professor and Affiliated Scholar.
Most recently faculty at the University of Chicago, he ran UChicago’s MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy and designed the MS in Data Science and Public Policy at Georgetown University. He was formerly a data scientist and principal investigator at the Urban Institute, where he helped found the Center for Technology and Data Science. Engler is also a proud alumnus of Sunlight Foundation's Labs and the Congressional Research Service.
Nancy Wang is the Head of Product and Engineering for AWS Backup, one of the fastest-growing product lines within Amazon Web Services. She is also the Founder & CEO of Advancing Women in Product (AWIP), an international NGO that aims to bridge the gap for women in tech leadership roles, with chapters in SF, Seattle, Boston, New York, Paris, and India. Prior to Amazon, Nancy was a product leader for Rubrik (the fastest-growing enterprise startup) and Google (Fiber), where she led development of national network infrastructure systems. Before coming to the west coast, Nancy worked for the U.S. Intelligence Community in Washington, D.C. She is passionate about the democratization of data and empowering more women tech leaders as the founder & CEO of Advancing Women in Product. Nancy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in engineering.