Lightning Talks

Shinji Kim, Founder & CEO | Select Star

The Lightning Talks track features 15-minute presentations from some of the most cutting-edge startups in our industry. With 15 different speakers participating, this track will provide a unique view of where data-oriented startups are headed, and the technologies they’re built on, across a wide variety of applications. Lightning talks will be intermittently broken up by networking breaks that allow attendees to directly follow up with the presenters they found most compelling. Expect this track to be highly diverse and interactive. 


Shinji Kim

Founder & CEO | Select Star

Shinji is the Founder & CEO of Select Star, an automated data discovery platform that helps you understand your data. Previously, she was the CEO of Concord Systems (, a NYC-based data infrastructure startup acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2016. She led building Akamai’s new IoT data platform for real-time messaging, log processing, and edge computing. Prior to Concord, Shinji was the first Product Manager hired at Yieldmo, where she led the Ad Format Lab, A/B testing, and yield optimization. Before Yieldmo, she was analyzing data and building enterprise applications at Deloitte Consulting, Facebook, Sun Microsystems, and Barclays Capital. Shinji studied Software Engineering at University of Waterloo and General Management at Stanford GSB. She advises early stage startups on product strategy, customer development, and company building.

Shinji Kim