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Make Data Work
Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY

Schedule: Connected World sessions

Vanishingly cheap networks and sensors herald an Internet that’s always connected, always on, and nothing like the world of today.

Track Hosts

Jon Bruner (O'Reilly Media)

Jenn Webb (O'Reilly Media)

Thursday, October 16

11:00am–11:40am Thursday, 10/16/2014
Location: 1 E12/1 E13
Tags: geo_local
Bradley Voytek (UC San Diego )
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 8 ratings)
Uber has created an AI city simulation framework to optimize its dispatching system, minimize user wait times, and maximize driver partner earnings. Based on agent-based and swarm intelligence models, this framework generates plausible optimizations across many interacting, dynamic, non-linear parameters on a city-by-city basis. Read more.
11:50am–12:30pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Location: 1 E12/1 E13
Tags: ngo
Brett Goldstein (University of Chicago)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
How far can we take open data--and where can it take us? Brett Goldstein, who helped pioneer Chicago’s cutting-edge efforts in open data and analytics as CIO and CDO, will speak on how these act as a force multiplier on government efforts and can lead to smarter and more inclusive policy-making, while enhancing the government’s ability to anticipate and react to the needs of the public. Read more.
1:45pm–2:25pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Location: 1 E12/1 E13
Tags: geo_local
Mansour Raad (ESRI)
Average rating: ****.
(4.86, 21 ratings)
GeoSpatial BigData and types are special "animals" when it comes to storage, discovery and processing. This session will explore the various non-traditional ways to stream, extract, batch and visualize GeoSpatial Information for deeper geo-insight, such as "Where are the 3 nearest facilities to each of my customers based on current traffic ?" Read more.
2:35pm–3:15pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Location: 1 E12/1 E13
Tags: ngo
Pramod Varma (UIDAI)
Average rating: ****.
(4.85, 13 ratings)
Aadhaar, India's Unique Identity Project, is the largest biometric identity system in the world with more than 600 million people. Its strength lies in its design simplicity, sound strategy, and technology backbone issuing 1 million identity numbers and doing 600 trillion biometric matches every day! Pramod Varma, who is the Chief Architect of Aadhaar, shares his experience from this project. Read more.
4:15pm–4:55pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Location: 1 E12/1 E13
Tags: health, care
Brigitte Piniewski (nonaffiliated )
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This session will help data scientists support healthcare leaders to harmonize health data with Open Source community data commons approaches. This enhances the value of mandated EMR adoption beyond Meaningful Use requirements by creating evidence-based community health intelligence at the pace and point of change, the everyday lives and activities of community members. Read more.

Friday, October 17

2:05pm–2:25pm Friday, 10/17/2014
Location: 1 E8/1 E9
Lauro Lins (AT&T Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
Nanocubes is an open source project that can be used to visually explore large spatiotemporal datasets at interactive rates using a web browser. Read more.