Customer Advisory Board

Wednesday, October 18 2023

Welcome to the hub of CARTO's Customer Advisory Board (the US edition)! This October, we'll be gathering a select group of leaders from enterprise organizations in the Data Science, GIS & Analytics space for a day of idea sharing, feedback and collaboration.

Join us for a day of discussion surrounding the spatial analytics ecosystem and how CARTO can bring value to your organization - giving us vital feedback on our vision and product roadmap.

This is your chance to collaborate with other industry leaders to influence CARTO's future strategy, and have a direct link with our leadership team to strengthen the value of our offerings for your use cases.

Customer Advisory Board

Hearst Tower
300 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019
44th Floor, Room C
11:00 AM – 5:30 PM

The Customer Advisory Board

Vivek Sakhrani

Head of Applied Data Science at Atlas AI

Vivek is Head of Applied Data Science at Atlas AI, a company bringing together world-class talent in machine learning to enable customers to plan and monitor high stakes investments including infrastructure development initiatives and market expansion programs. Previous to this, Vivek was Principal and Global Director at CPCS - after 4 years in research positions at MIT.

Winnie Chin

Business Analyst, Leasing at Groupe Dynamite

Lauren Lazarus

VP, Insights & Analytics at GSTV

Lauren is the VP of Insights & Analytics at GSTV and an MBA candidate at NYU Stern. With a distinguished background in analytics, stemming from roles at esteemed companies like CBS Television, Nielsen, and Time Inc., Lauren applies her vast experience at GSTV to generate actionable insights that drive business decisions.

Tamara Giorgadze

Manager II, Growth

Tamara Giorgadze, is the Manager II, Growth at Instacart. Previously, she held a roles in market operations at Lyft. With a foundation in analytics from her time at Edgeworth Economics, Tamara helps shape Instacart's tech-driven growth and market strategies.

Lydia Martin

Strategy Manager at Telus

Lydia Martin is a seasoned Strategy Manager with over 23 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. With a strong background in data analytics, Lydia has a proven track record of leveraging spatial analytics, data blending, and visualization tools to drive strategic decision-making.

Gabriel Zuckerman

Geospatial Research Scientist at NREL

Gabriel Zuckerman is a member of the Geospatial Data Science Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center with expertise in spatiotemporal analysis, statistics, modeling, and visualization.

Claudia Chang

Director, Product Operations at Clear Channel Outdoor

Claudia Chang, based in New York, is the Director of Product Operations at Clear Channel Outdoor. With a background in science and a natural affinity for people, Claudia found her niche in AdTech, particularly after honing her skills at companies such as Lukka, Cubeiq, and RevTrax. At Clear Channel Outdoor, she draws upon her STEM background to expertly analyze and present big data.

Anand Singh

Executive, Advanced Data Solutions, Data Science, Location Intelligence

Anand Singh, based in Irvine, California, is the Executive for Advanced Data Solutions, Data Science, and Location Intelligence at CoreLogic. He is responsible for leading the strategic planning, development, and integration of data products aimed at revenue optimization. With a combined 9 years of experience at Dell Technologies and Accenture, he brings extensive expertise to his current role.

Julien Gruhier

Head of Data Science and Analytics at BT Group

Based in London, Julien is Head of Data Science and Analytics at BT Group, one of the world’s leading communications services companies. He has a background in software engineering, with extensive experience in advanced analytics, cloud computing, and machine learning.

Leonardo Urbano

Vice President Data Scientist at Jefferies

Based in London, Leonardo is Vice President Data Scientist at Jefferies, where he leads and manages the data science team. He is a data scientist with extensive experience in financial markets, with a particular focus on equity research, fixed income, and both market and alternative data.

Chris Thompson

Director - Geospatial Insights & Data Science

Based in London, Chris is the Director of Geospatial Insights & Data Science at Bain & Company, a global consulting company with clients across 65 cities in 40 countries. Chris has over 10 years of experience in Location Analytics having previously worked at companies such as CACI, Oliver Wyman & Argos.

Benoît Vidal

Director, Data Products and Partnerships at VIOOH

Based in London, Benoît is Director of Data Products and Partnerships at VIOOH (having also led product strategy). VIOOH is a leading premium global digital out-of-home supply-side platform. Launched in 2018, the platform connects buyers and sellers in a premium marketplace, making OOH easily accessible. Enabling omni-channel digital campaigns through the use of programmatic capabilities and data, VIOOH currently trades programmatically in 17 markets.

Michał Kliś

Head of Location Intelligence at Allegro

Based in Warsaw, Michał leads the Location Intelligence team at Allegro (a European online e-commerce platform working with over 135 thousand companies). His team provides geospatial technology solutions for the whole firm, currently focusing on optimization of the last mile delivery, automated parcel locker network expansion & geo-enabling marketing campaigns. He has over 10 years of consulting experience and is passionate about solving location-related problems.

Stewart Moody

Head of the Field Force Planning at CACI

Based in London, Stewart is the head of the Field Force Planning group at CACI and works with many of the World’s largest FMCG/CPG and Field Marketing companies to help them maximise the return on investment for their field sales teams. As experts in understanding people and places, they help their customer's clients make the right choices, whether that's implementing a change in headcount, reorganising their territories, or deciding on the best route optimisation solution.

Jozef Sorocin

Special Projects at g-Xperts

Based in Vienna, Jozef leads a Software Development team at g-Xperts (a consulting firm in the geospatial industry specializing in applications built with Google and CARTO products). Jozef is a highly analytical, collaborative, and committed operator with 7+ years of experience drafting, developing, and delivering web software solutions to mid-size and large businesses in a range of industries including insurance and retail.

CARTO Participants

Luis Sanz


Javier Pérez Trufero 

VP, Product

Florence Broderick


Matt Forrest

Field CTO

What comes after?

We'll end the day with a private dinner at Boqueria, giving your and your fellow Customer Advisory Board members an opportunity to network and get to know each other.

Private Dinner

260 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018
6:30 PM


Remember, the day after the CAB you can join us at The Spatial Data Science Conference. See you there!

Have any questions? Reach out to Florence Broderick at

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