Events DID 2015

Published on January 22nd, 2015 | by Joshua New


Data Innovation Day 2015

Join the Center for Data Innovation on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST in celebrating the third annual Data Innovation Day. The purpose of Data Innovation Day is to raise awareness about the benefits and opportunities that have come from the data revolution. Participants around the world will participate in an online video discussion about the economic and social opportunities made possible by data-driven innovation. This is a virtual event, and a live stream of the conversation will be available on this page on the day of the event.

Follow the conversation and ask questions on Twitter (#datainnovation).

Panel 1: Data for Public Good: Healthcare, Education, Public Safety, and the Environment (12:00 PM – 12:40 PM EST)

  • Stefan Heeke (Executive Director,
  • Alan Inouye (Director of the Office for IT Policy, American Library Association)
  • Max Richman (Chapter Leader, DataKind DC and Chief Data Scientist, GeoPoll)
  • Jesse St. Charles (Director of Data Science, Knewton)
  • Andrew Zaleski (Freelance Journalist)

Panel 2: Open Data, Civic Hacking, and Data-Driven Government (12:50 PM – 1:40 PM EST)

  • Michael Flowers (Urban Science Fellow, Center for Urban Science + Progress)
  • Cameron Kerry (Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Brookings)
  • Seamus Kraft (Executive Director, OpenGov Foundation)
  • Maksim Pecherskiy (Chief Data Officer, City of San Diego)

Panel 3: Wearables, Sensors, and the Internet of Things (1:40 PM – 2:30 PM EST)

  • Philip DesAutels (Senior Director of IoT, The Linux Foundation)
  • Mohamad Foustok (CTO, BlueMaestro)
  • Aurelia Moser (Map Scientist, CartoDB)
  • William Jeffries (Founding Officer, Heat Seek NYC)
  • Ori Shaashua (Co-Founder, Neura)
  • Pablo Vittori (VP of Technology, Globant)

Panel 4: Innovations in Analytics, Visualization, and Big Data Technologies (2:30 PM – 3:15 PM EST)

  • Sridhar Iyengar (Distinguished Engineer, IBM Research)
  • Angel Pizarro (Technical Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services)
  • Mark Silverman (CEO, Treeminer)
  • Chris Surdak (Author, Data Crush)
  • David Sears (DATAvangelist, Tableau)
  • Michael Wilde (Chief of Awesome, Splunk)

Panel 5: Startups, Entrepreneurship, and New Business Models in the Data Economy (3:15 PM – 4:00 PM EST)

  • Joel Gurin (Senior Advisor, GovLab at NYU)
  • Hudson Hollister (Executive Director, Data Transparency Coalition)
  • Brian Norris (CIO, Perscio)
  • Rachel Nyswander Thomas (Executive Director, Data-Driven Marketing Institute)
  • John Zoshak (Policy Manager, FiscalNote)


About the Author

Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

One Response to Data Innovation Day 2015

  1. Besim Ismaili says:

    FANTASTIC! I was one day late to register and I am so dissapointed to miss this golden opportunity!

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