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Make Data Work
September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra
Head of Data and Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Mar Cabra is the head of the Data and Research unit at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which produces the organization’s key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. Mar fell in love with data while a Fulbright scholar and fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. Since then, she’s promoted data journalism in her native Spain, cocreating the first ever master’s degree in investigative reporting, data journalism, and visualization as well as the national data journalism conference, which gathers more than 500 people every year. She previously worked in television (BBC, CCN+, and LaSexta Noticias), and her work has been featured in the International Herald Tribune, The Huffington Post, PBS, El País, and El Mundo or El Confidencial, among others. In 2012, she received the Spanish Larra Award, given to the country’s most promising journalist under 30.


9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 14
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Juan Huerta (Goldman Sachs Consumer Lending Group), Robert Passarella (Alpha Features), Giannina Segnini (Journalism School, Columbia University), Mar Cabra (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), Anand Sanwal (CB Insights), Michael Casey (MIT Media Lab), Diane Chang (Intuit), Jeff McMillan (Morgan Stanley), Tanvi Singh (Credit Suisse), Kelley Yohe (Swift Capital), Michelle Bonat (Data Simply), Susan Woodward (Sand Hill Econometrics), Robert Passarella (Alpha Features)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 14 ratings)
Finance is information. From analyzing risk and detecting fraud to predicting payments and improving customer experience, data technologies are transforming the financial industry. And we're diving deep into this change with a new day of data-meets-finance talks, tailored for Strata + Hadoop World events in the world's financial hubs. Read more.
11:30am–12:00pm Tuesday, 09/27/2016
Location: 1 E 14
Giannina Segnini (Journalism School, Columbia University), Mar Cabra (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Offshore leaks, Lux leaks, Swiss leaks, Bahamas leaks, and the Panama Papers—all have one thing in common: they were all uncovered by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Giannina Segnini and Mar Cabra explain how this global network of muckrakers uses technology to deal with big data and find cross-border stories that have worldwide impact. Read more.
9:20am–9:30am Thursday, 09/29/2016
Location: Javits North
Mar Cabra (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)
Average rating: ****.
(4.89, 19 ratings)
The Panama Papers investigation revealed the offshore holdings and connections of dozens of politicians and prominent public figures around the world and led to high-profile resignations, police raids, and official investigations. Almost 500 journalists had to sift through 2.6 terabytes of data—the biggest leak in the history of journalism. Mar Cabra explains how technology made it all possible. Read more.