Mainstream Big Data Through Storytelling

Data Driven Business Day, Grand West (NY Hilton)
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Information isn’t enough. The right information has to get into the right minds at the right time. Robert has shown us that today’s society has a poverty of numeracy; Daniel’s demonstrated that data can be more compelling if it’s personalized and tailored to the audience. But traversing the “mental last mile” between information and action is a real challenge.
One approach is to digest and target the information automatically, extracting salient facts in formats that audiences will understand. In this session, Narrative Science’s Kristian Hammond will look at tailoring messages to audiences, and discuss the results across a variety of domains, from amateur sports to education.

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Kristian Hammond

Northwestern Computer Science

Kristian Hammond is CTO of Narrative Science, a Chicago start up focused on the generation of narratives from data. He is also a professor of Computer Science and Journalism at Northwestern University and a researcher in the areas of human-machine interaction, context-driven information systems and artificial intelligence. In 1998, Kris founded Northwestern University’s Intelligent Information Laboratory (InfoLab) where his team is creating technology that bridges the gap between people and the information they need. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Hammond also enjoyed a run as the weekly technology correspondent for WTTW’s Chicago Tomorrow. Kris received his PhD from Yale University.


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