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Make Data Work
Feb 17–20, 2015 • San Jose, CA
Leah Hunter

Leah Hunter
Writer, Tech Journalist


Leah Hunter writes about the human side of tech for Fast Company, the Guardian, and O’Reilly. She is authoring two upcoming books—one on augmented reality from O’Reilly and the other on the future in five years. Leah speaks about both topics, as well as fashion tech and feminism 4.0, via the Lavin Agency. Formerly an editor at MISC magazine and AVP of innovation at Idea Couture, Leah has spent her career exploring the intersection of technology, culture, and design. When she’s not writing or speaking, you can find her advising Unreasonable Women; mentoring for Decoded Fashion; emceeing for the SXSW Accelerator; leading IDEATE, a camp of entrepreneurs and world-changers at Burning Man; modeling; or teaching MBA courses and workshops on wearables and ethnography/deep observation at California College of the Arts, CEDIM-Mexico, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She shows up on stages around the world—often in boots.


9:00am–5:00pm Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: LL21 C/D
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Cait O'Riordan (Financial Times), Lutz Finger (Google), Kuang Chen (Captricity), Emi Nomura (Jawbone), AJ Loiacono (Truveris), Rosie Atkins (Groupon), Anne Johnson (Credit Suisse), Jerry Overton (DXC), Ann Johnson (Interana), Mark Madsen (Teradata), Leah Hunter (Tech Journalist), Ellen Friedman (Independent), India Swearingen (United Way of the Bay Area), Satyam Priyadarshy (Halliburton), Joerg Blumtritt (Datarella)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 18 ratings)
All-Day: For business strategists, marketers, product managers, and entrepreneurs, Data-Driven Business looks at how to use data to make better business decisions faster. Packed with case studies, panels, and eye-opening presentations, this fast-paced day focuses on how to solve today's thorniest business problems with Big Data. It's the missing MBA for a data-driven, always-on business world. Read more.
11:50am–12:10pm Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: LL20 A.
Leah Hunter (Tech Journalist)
Average rating: **...
(2.86, 7 ratings)
People and startups altering the fabric of things through hardware, data science, and entrepreneurial vision. The shape and business of IoT is shifting. Learn about key startups making technological advances and surprising intellectual leaps. We aren't yet indistinguishable from magic. But these people are getting us there. Read more.