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An Evening of Data Visualization Presentations

A number of distinguished Data Visualization professionals will be visiting New York this coming Monday, and so we're putting together a last-minute event so that you can meet them and participate in some great presentations:

1. Mark Daggett will be facilitating an interactive thought experiment around interface design, and speaking about his visualization work. Mark has worked for more than a decade in the fields of interactive design and user experience. Through a variety of start-up ventures he has worked on concept development, strategy, consulting and in advisory roles. Daggett was a Rockefeller New Media Grant nominee and has had his artwork recognized by The New York Times, Le Monde, WIRED Magazine and Surface Magazine, among others. He currently lives in Kansas City where he lectures at Kansas City Art Institute and is CEO of HumanSized Inc., a social innovations company. He's Co-Founder of Pledgie, a no-cost website that allows anyone to raise funds online for meaningful causes.

2. Oscar Villareal will do a lightning talk and some death-defying live-coding on how to create an interactive, data-driven SVG map of any place in the world, using D3.js. Oscar is a UI Engineer at McKinsey, a rock climber, and lover of life, who loves to hack with Javascript and has recently been finding out just how many cool things you can do with D3.

3. Greg Irwin, the CEO of will be demonstrating his new product, still in private beta. BigTwist is a rich, interactive Software-as-a-Service presentation tool that includes powerful tools for shared charts and visualizations. Prior to BigTwist, Greg spent 9 years in senior roles in product management, product strategy and M&A at Avaya. Before that, Greg was a Vice President, Technology Investment Banking at Citigroup / Salomon Smith Barney.


And on top of our fabulous speakers, come for the crowd! We have a great group of visiting Data Visualization writers and professionals planning to attend and participate in our discussions. Meet and mingle, and share ideas.

See you there!
-Paul & Christian

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  • Christina G.

    I thought this was a really good event. Not only were the speakers good but the audience was knowledgable and engaged.

    November 13, 2012

  • Rahel J.

    great demos/talks, terrific crowd, great chatting afterwards, fantastic venue ... did you all notice the incredible building that was the backdrop , (and in particular the lighting) thanks McKinsey for the venue ... looking forward to more meetups.

    November 13, 2012

  • Greg I.

    It was a great crowd tonight. Thank you all for your time and valuable feedback on BigTwist. If you have an interest, please feel free to register for our beta at

    November 12, 2012

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