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

Kuang Chen
Founder and CEO, Captricity

Website | @kuang

The idea for Captricity came from Kuang’s PhD dissertation at UC Berkeley. His research focused on data-centric approaches to increase the efficiency of low-resource organizations, so they can better serve their disadvantaged clients. While doing research in Tanzania and Uganda, he experienced firsthand the importance and difficulty of transforming data from paper forms to computable formats. Captricity now provides its solution and services to organizations like the U.S. Government (FDA) and New York Life – along with hundreds of non-profits – to solve the paper-to-digital divide. Kuang holds a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, a BS in Computer Science and a BA in the Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington.

Sessions

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 (LinkedIn), 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 (MapR Technologies), 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.
4:45pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 02/18/2015
Data-Driven Business Day
Location: LL20 A.
Kuang Chen (Captricity)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Enterprise data grows over 65% a year. Last year, non-productive information work—reformatting, data entry, and so on—consumed more than US$1.5 Trillion. Yet companies continue to pour billions into human-driven paper-to-digital processes. Read more.