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Make Data Work
March 13–14, 2017: Training
March 14–16, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Laura Eisenhardt

Laura Eisenhardt
Executive Vice President, iKnow Solutions


Laura Eisenhardt is executive vice president at iKnow Solutions Europe and the founder of, a CSR platform designed to create opportunities for technical resources (specifically expats) to give back to communities with their unique skills while making a huge impact locally. Laura specializes in data quality and consistency. She has led massive programs for the World Health Organization across Africa, collecting big data in over 165 languages. Laura is also COO for the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery (AIMHS), a nonprofit designed to educate the public and heart surgeons worldwide on how to do open heart surgery without splitting open the chest. Why? People that have complex heart surgery in a minimally invasive procedure return to work in two weeks versus 9–12 months, which has a substantial impact on society, family finances, depression, and cost for all.


11:50am12:30pm Thursday, March 16, 2017
Law, ethics, governance
Location: LL21 B Level: Non-technical
Secondary topics:  Data for good
Craig Hibbeler (MasterCard Advisors), David Goodman (Nethope), Mike Olson (Cloudera), Laura Eisenhardt (iKnow Solutions), Steven Totman (Cloudera)
In a panel moderated by Steve Totman, Mike Olson, Laura Eisenhardt, Craig Hibbeler, and David Goodman discuss real-world projects using big data as a force for good to address problems ranging from Zika to child trafficking. If you’re interested in how big data can benefit humankind, join in to learn how to get involved. Read more.