What human values make data valuable?

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Thanks to two acclaimed experts, Peter Hirshberg and Juliette Melton we will discuss the value based approach of data. Both will address the following question, using past, present, local and international use-cases: What responsible and conscious values make data valuable?


[masked]pm: Registration and Networking

[masked]pm: 'The Power, use and abuse of data', Peter Hirshberg, Re:imagine Group

[masked]pm: 'Bringing numbers to life: Human-centered strategies for getting relevant data and making data relevant', Juliette Melton, Ideo

In this talk, Juliette Melton, an IDEO researcher and strategist, will share our human-centered approach to how we help clients find confidence and innovation through data.

A case study on fishery management shows how ethnographic research and systems-thinking lead to better data and more value from data: in this case, resulting in healthier fish populations.

We’ll show through this case study how the “journey of data” is a framework that can help ground conversations and uncover opportunities for innovation. We’ll discuss ways to use the framework and where we see the greatest opportunities to help companies thrive in the new data-centered world.

[masked]pm: Q&A session

[masked]pm: Networking session

Meet with Peter Hirshberg:

Peter Hirshberg has led emerging media and technology companies at the center of disruptive change for more than 25 years. He is Chairman of Re:imagine Group which shapes strategies at the confluence of people, places, brands and cities.

He’s co-founder and Chairman of San Francisco’s Gray Area Foundation for the Arts where he’s led initiatives at the forefront of citizen engagement in smart cities, open data and digital art.  These include San Francisco's Summer of Smart civic hackathon series with 16 mayoral candidates and Urban Prototyping innitatives in Singapore, London, San Francisco, Geneva and Zurich. As advisor to the United Nations Global Pulse project, he’s addressed the U.N. General Assembly on real-time data for international development. He is co-curator of “The Art of Data,” and exhibition and conference at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2013.

Peter was founder and CEO of Elemental Software, served as president and CEO of Gloss.com and is former Chairman of Technorati, the pioneering social media search engine and ad network  During a nine year tenure at Apple Computer, Hirshberg headed Enterprise Marketing. He is a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and a Henry Crown fellow of the Aspen Institute. 

Peter is a frequent technology and media industry speaker, having presented at TED, the World Economic Forum, DLD, EG the Entertainment Gathering, and The Aspen Ideas Festival. Peter Hirshberg earned his bachelor's degree at Dartmouth College and his MBA at Wharton.

Meet with Juliette Melton:

Juliette is inspired by the potential of design research to bridge scales of human understanding, from the micro to the macro. Through IDEO, her work has spanned industries, but she focuses on the relationship between humans and technology.

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  • Pashu P.

    The recording of the event is now available on our Youtube channel! http://youtu.be/LYXdckgSz3Q Enjoy & Share!

    September 30, 2013

  • tim l.

    The event was very good. The speaker addressed the issue of big data and privacy from a historical perspective, which was refreshing. It was nice to get a non technology, more policy focused view. It is an issue that will have long lasting impact on how the US and the world moves for WRT individual freedom and the speaker addressed it as such.

    2 · September 28, 2013

  • NancyF

    My first Hive Data event. #meh - I liked the examples, and expected less hyperbole (expressed in several instances of "inconceivable until 5 years ago" or similar comments). A) the Camden NJ health costs example is "big data" but I believe required slogging through non-digital resources to create the relevant maps of hospital utilization; B) the idea of "big data" goes back (at least) to the mid-nineteenth century, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1854_Broad_Street_cholera_outbreak
    And I expected @J to at least refer to "thick data," while she summarized how IDEO helped eBay work through too much data.

    September 27, 2013

  • bunny

    I think I set my expectations too high!

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would have liked the discussion to include genome sequencing. Its a huge human values question: how do we weigh the trade-offs of the potential to increase knowledge and improve health vs privacy and the threat of misuse and misinterpretation? Maybe a topic for a future session?

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Crispin R.

    Peter's presentation was the best summary of the big picture behind big data that I have seen. Absolutely outstanding.

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Shiri

    enjoyed the two complementary talks - intuition+examples, and method+structure

    2 · September 26, 2013

  • George D.

    I enjoyed both presentations, but felt the title question wasn't directly answered. This didn't detract from the evening, but maybe left some room for someone to take up the question in a blog post or article. So, for me, what human values make data valuable?

    1. our search for truth
    2. our desire for community
    3. our craving for shared experience
    4. our ideal of loving thy neighbor
    5. our enjoyment of a good beer or glass of wine ;-)
    6. others?

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Harvind

    Great event and good speaker

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Pashu P.

    Are you joining the event? Tell the world about it! Using #hivedata on twitter. Thanks!

    September 25, 2013

    • Harvind

      Thank you Pashu for organizing this and for being actively involved during the event. Can we get the slides/videos from Peter Hirshberg's talk?

      September 26, 2013

  • Chantal C.

    Peter's presentation was fantastic and such an eye opener on big data applications, where is the balancing act between benefits and guardrails, and where solutions lie for addressing this balance. Very informative and based on tons of experience and insight. Thanks for sharing it! A highlight in my Big Data year!

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Marc

    Work meetings going into overtime, unfortunately. Looks like I'll be in SF for a while.

    Can I attend the online session and free up my physical RSVP for someone else?

    September 26, 2013

    • Marc

      Ah, just joined online. I'll release my seat now.

      September 26, 2013

  • Randy B.

    Is there an online way to attend this tonight?

    September 26, 2013

  • Warren R.

    I had planned to attend in person, however, signed up for the online event by accident. Let me know if there are any openings for personal attendance?

    September 26, 2013

    • T. M. R.

      Please sign up and come over. We have a few openings.

      September 26, 2013

  • T. M. R.

    Welcome to The Hive! The hashtag for today's conversation is #hivedata

    September 26, 2013

  • Randy B.

    Will the event be recorded for later viewing?

    September 26, 2013

  • Sravan

    I am on waiting list for this meetup , I got few emails today from meetup DL suggesting to act quickly as slots are opened up. However I am not sure what action I need to take, as RSVP page shows I am wait listed and there is no other option available on the page. Appreciate any comments. Thx.

    1 · September 25, 2013

    • Pashu P.

      Thank you for your note Sravan. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do on our side about these notifications, please make sure to let Meetup customer service know whenever you encounter the problem so they can fix it. We have done the same on our end.

      September 25, 2013

    • Sravan

      I am able to RSVP now- I guess it sends email all on waiting list but only opens up to few based based on number of slots opened up. Thanks.

      September 25, 2013

  • Jan K.

    Jan Kennedy

    September 20, 2013

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