The hype surrounding Big Data and Data Science is at a fever pitch with promises to solve the world's business and social problems, large and small. How accurate or misleading is this message? How is it helping or damaging people, and which people? What opportunities exist for data nerds and entrepreneurs that examine the larger issues with a skeptical view?
This forum focuses on the mathematical, ethical, and business aspects of data from a skeptical perspective. Guest speakers will discuss the misuse of and best practices with analytics and how to deal with intentional gaming surrounding modeling and its unintended consequences.
We will take deep dives at the intersection of macroeconomics, politics, data science and entrepreneurship.
This is an independent forum and open to anyone sharing an interest in the larger use of data. Technical aspects will be discussed, but attendees do not need to have a technical background.