This month's social data meetup is focussed on finding the political hotspots in Social Data.
Edward Crook, Brandwatch (https://www.brandwatch.com), Senior Research Analyst - "An Analysis of the Syrian Migrant Crisis" - How social is shaping the story and how online data can be worked to reveal insights.
Jeff Long, DataMinr (http://www.DataMinr.com), "Social Media as a Global Sensor Network" Jeff Long is the head of Dataminr's state and major city partnerships business. Previously, Jeff worked on Capitol Hill as a policy adviser and held business development roles at start-ups, RevolutionHealth.com (http://revolutionhealth.com/) and DNA Direct. Jeff graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. and received his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall The University of Southampton, (http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/wh)UK (http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/people/wh), "Observatories and Data Analytics for Web Science" is Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at Southampton. She will discuss the role of observatories and data analytics for the development of new methodologies for longitudinal research in Web Science as well as applications for business intelligence and policy making in general.