Hilary Mason is the founder of Fast Forward Labs, a New York City-based machine intelligence research company. She is also the Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners, a venture capital firm, and previously served as the Chief Scientist at Bitly.
Hilary has deep roots in the New York technology scene, co-founding HackNY, co-hosting DataGotham and participating in NYCResistor. Since 2011, Hilary has also been an active member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Technology and Innovation Advisory Council. Her many honors include earning the TechFellows Engineering Leadership award, being named on the Forbes 40 under 40 Ones to Watch list and Crain’s New York 40 under Forty list. Hilary also serves as an advisor to several New York-based startups including knod.es, collective[i], Mortar Data and DataKind, a non-profit organization bringing together data scientists with high-impact social organizations. Additionally, Hillary served as a mentor to Betaspring, a Rhode Island-based startup accelerator and TechStars New York.