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

Schedule: Data for good sessions

9:45am10:00am Thursday, March 16, 2017
Location: Grand Ballroom
Desiree Matel-Anderson (The Field Innovation Team)
Average rating: ***..
(3.26, 27 ratings)
Data to the rescue. Desi Matel-Anderson offers an immersive deep dive into the world of the Field Innovation Team, who routinely find themselves on the frontier of disasters working closely with data to save lives, at times while risking their own. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Thursday, March 16, 2017
Business case studies, Strata Business Summit
Location: 210 D/H Level: Intermediate
. . (ProKarma)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Many hospitals combine early warning systems with rapid response teams (RRT) to detect patient decline and respond with elevated care. Predictive models can minimize RRT events by identifying at-risk patients, but modeling is difficult because events are rare and features are varied. Emily Spahn explores the creation of one such patient-risk model and shares lessons learned along the way. Read more.
11:50am12:30pm Thursday, March 16, 2017
Law, ethics, governance
Location: LL21 B Level: Non-technical
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.
1:50pm2:30pm Thursday, March 16, 2017
Gillian Docherty (The Data Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Gillian Docherty shares her experience leading The Data Lab, an innovation center focused on helping organizations drive economic and social benefit through data science and analytics. Along the way, Gillian discusses some of the projects her teams have supported, from multinationals to startups, and explains how they leverage academic capability to help drive innovation from data. Read more.
2:40pm3:20pm Thursday, March 16, 2017
Business case studies
Location: LL21 B Level: Non-technical
Joel Gurin (Center for Open Data Enterprise)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Open government data—free public data than anyone can use and republish—is a major resource for entrepreneurs and innovators. The Center for Open Data Enterprise has partnered with the White House, government, and businesses to show how this resource can create economic value. Joel Gurin and Katherine Garcia share case studies of how open data is being used and a vision for its future. Read more.