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The Data Visionaries Series | Spring 2018

February 21, 2018 (All day) to April 18, 2018 (All day) SFU's Big Data Hub, Presentation Studio, ASB 10900

From online dating to robot ethics, breakthrough physics to data-driven journalism, pioneers in every sector are tapping into big data's potential to create real world value. This spring, KEY, SFU's Big Data Initiative is exploring how big data is making an impact in the world with a new series of conversations featuring visionaries on the leading edge.  

Who are the Data Visionaries? They are the pioneers who will shape and reshape the world we live in. They are people across diverse fields asking new questions, developing new solutions and thinking about data in new ways for real world impact. They are aligned with SFU’s goal to examine and discover what’s possible and what we should—and shouldn’t—do with big data.

This series is free to attend. Whether you’re a newbie, an expert, a skeptic or just curious about big data, we welcome everyone to attend the free speaker series as we explore and discover the potential of big data in our world.
 

OUR SPRING 2018 DATA VISIONARIES

LEARNING TO FLY A KITE IN A HURRICANE
Chris Simpson
Chief Architect, Plenty of Fish
February 21, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm, SFU's Big Data Hub 

ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY, RESPONSIBILITY: USING DATA FOR JOURNALISM
Susan McGregor
Assistant Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism & Assistant Professor at Columbia Journalism School
March 7, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm, SFU's Big Data Hub 

HOW DO WE INNOVATE RESPONSIBLY?: ALGORITHMIC ETHICS FOR BIG DATA PRACTITIONERS
AJung Moon
CEO and the Technology Analyst of Generation R
March 21, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm, SFU's Big Data Hub 

BIGGER THAN BIG: QUANTUM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Stephanie Simmons
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Quantum Nanoelectronics, Simon Fraser University
April 4, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm, SFU's Big Data Hub 

FROM BIG DATA TO SMARTER GOVERNMENT
Mark Masongsong
CEO and Co-Founder of UrbanLogiq
April 18, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm, SFU's Segal Graduate School of Business

 

There will be a networking session after each talk. 

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