Our Data-Driven World: Featuring Authors@SEMPO + Stephen Baker (The Numerati)

We are thrilled to invite you to join us on September 16th for the first Authors@SEMPO event at Razorfish. Drinks and eats are graciously sponsored by Marin Software. (Thanks, Marin!)

In addition to networking with some of SEMPO's best known authors, the evening will feature a fireside chat with Stephen Baker, author of The Numerati, A captivating look at how a global math elite is predicting and altering our behavior. Here's a synopsis of the book:

Every day we produce loads of data about ourselves simply by living in the modern world: we click web pages, flip channels, drive through automatic toll booths, shop with credit cards, and make cell phone calls. Now, in one of the greatest undertakings of the twenty-first century, a savvy group of mathematicians and computer scientists is beginning to sift through this data to dissect us and map out our next steps. Their goal? To manipulate our behavior -- what we buy, how we vote -- without our even realizing it.

Following our chat, we will invite the SEMPO Authors to weigh in on the matter and the role our own industry plays in our data-driven world.

6:30-7:00pm > Drinks, networking and meet the SEMPO Authors including Bill Hunt, Kevin Lee, Mike Moran, Duane Forrester and Mike Grehan
7:00-7:25pm > Announcements, SEMPO updates
7:30-8:00pm > Fireside chat with Stephen Baker, author of The Numerati
8:00-8:30pm > SEMPO Authors, including Bill Hunt, Kevin Lee, will join the conversation to give their take on how our own industry is shaping the world
8:30-close pm > Drinks, networking and meet the SEMPO Authors including Bill Hunt, Kevin Lee, Mike Moran, Duane Forrester and Mike Grehan

To attend, you must RSVP. Entrance is free for SEMPO members, and $10 for non members. Non-members should use the amazon payment form on this site.

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  • Linh L.

    The authors' insights gave me a different perspective on the relationship between data and truth. I would love to see more of these panel discussions at future Sempo Meetup.

    September 18, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I liked it, and hope you did, too. Great crowd, good discussin.

    September 16, 2009

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