The business case for data visualization: Real people + Real data



Speaker: Dr. Kristen Sosulski

Title: The business case for data visualization: Real people + Real data

Abstract: How and why do professionals incorporate data visualization into their practice? To answer these questions, Kristen Sosulski engaged professionals in business analytics, human resources, marketing, research, education, politics, gaming, entrepreneurship, and project management to share their practice. Based on her latest book, Data
Visualization Made Simple: Insights into Becoming Visual, Kristen will present the business case for data visualization. She will illustrate how people and organizations use data visualization to aid in their decision making, data exploration, data modeling, presentation, and reporting. Specifically, her hope is to motivate the audience to make the visualization of data part of their organization’s practice.

Bio: Dr. Kristen Sosulski is an Associate Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business where she teaches MBA students and executives data visualization, programming and business analytics. She is the Director of the Learning Science Lab for NYU Stern where she develops immersive online learning environments for business school education.

As a leading expert on data visualization, Kristen regularly consults, delivers seminars, and leads workshops on data visualization techniques and best practices. You can find her speaking on the subject at events like Social Media Week NYC,’s PlotCon conference, and Tableau’s events and to organizations like the National Association of Public Opinion and the National Economic Research Association.

Kristen’s passion for technology and learning sciences converges in all facets of her career, inside and outside of the classroom. Follow her on Twitter at @sosulski and learn more at

Thanks to Stack Overflow for providing space and to Kaiser Fung and Principal Analytics Prep for sponsoring the event.

Principal Analytics Prep ( is the premier data analytics bootcamp founded by industry thought leader and author Kaiser Fung at the Harvard Business School Startup Studio in New York City. Featuring an innovative Three Pillar curriculum taught by leading practitioners with deep industry connections, the intensive program opens the door to new careers in business analytics and data science.
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