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

Smart cities conference sessions

The global movement Vision Zero aims to reduce traffic fatalities and severe injuries to zero. Erin Akred and Michael Dowd explore a partnership between Microsoft, a team of DataKind data scientists, government officials, and researchers that has been working to leverage newly available datasets to inform cities’ efforts nationwide to reduce traffic-related deaths and severe injuries to zero.
Swisscom, the leading mobile service provider in Switzerland, also provides data-driven intelligence through the analysis of its mobile network. Its Mobility Insights team works to help administrators understand the flow of people through their location of interest. François Garillot explores the platform, tooling, and choices that help achieve this service and some challenges the team has faced.
In the realm of predictive maintenance, the event of interest is an equipment failure. In real scenarios, this is usually a rare event. Unless the data collection has been taking place over a long period of time, the data will have very few of these events or, in the worst case, none at all. Danielle Dean and Shaheen Gauher discuss the various ways of building and evaluating models for such data.
Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet is integrating streaming data—crowdsourced from Waze, Twitter, weather reports, sensors, and snow truck status—to improve public safety, reduce congestion, and enhance operations. Vineet Kumar shares how the data is processed using GeoEvent Processor, ArcServer, SDE, and Hadoop.
Radish Lab teamed up with science news nonprofit Climate Central to transform temperature data from 1,001 US cities into a compelling, simple interactive that received more than 1 million views within three days of launch. Alana Range and Brian Kahn offer an overview of the process of creating a viral, interactive data visualization with teams that regularly produce powerful data stories.
Smart data allows fire services to better protect the people they serve and keep their firefighters safe. The combination of open and nonpublic data used in a smart way generates new insights both in preparation and operations. Bart van Leeuwen discusses how the fire service is benefiting from open standards and best practices.