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Data Innovation Day 2015: Methodologies Behind Analytics Success Stories

Experts from the public and private sectors provide tips on issues of data privacy, education, culture, hiring and the many obstacles impeding development.

by / January 22, 2015
A speaker at the Data Innovation Day, Michael Flowers, former director of analytics for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, speaks at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum about how the city’s untapped information. Flickr/BMW Guggenheim Lab

2015 Data Innovation Day Panels

The first panel, called Data for Public Good: Healthcare, Education, Public Safety and the Environment, included Heeke; Alan Inouye, director of the Office for IT Policy and the American Library Association; Max Richman, a chapter leader at DataKind DC and chief data scientist at  GeoPoll; Jesse St. Charles, director of data science at Knewton; and freelance journalist Andrew Zaleski. 

The second panel, Open Data, Civic Hacking and Data-Driven Government, included Kraft and Flowers, along with Cameron Kerry, a distinguished visiting fellow at Brookings; and Maksim Pecherskiy, the chief data officer for the city of San Diego.

Participants in panel three --  Wearables, Sensors and the Internet of Things -- included Philip DesAutels, senior director of IoT at  The Linux Foundation; Mohamad Foustok, CTO at BlueMaestro; Aurelia Moser, map scientist at CartoDB; William Jeffries, founding officer at Heat Seek NYC; Ori Shaashua, co-founder of Neura; and Pablo Vittori, VP of technology for Globant.

The fourth panel -- Innovations in Analytics, Visualization and Big Data Technologies -- included Surdak and Wilde; Sridhar Iyengar, a distinguished engineer with IBM Research; Angel Pizarro with Amazon Web Services; Mark Silverman, CEO of Treeminer; and Tableau's David Sears. 

The final panel --  Startups, Entrepreneurship and New Business Models in the Data Economy -- included Hollister; Joel Gurin, senior advisor at NYU's GovLab at NYU; Brian Norris, CIO of Perscio; Rachel Nyswander Thomas, executive director of the Data-Driven Marketing Institute; and John Zoshak, policy manager at FiscalNot.


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Jason Shueh former staff writer

Jason Shueh is a former staff writer for Government Technology magazine.

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