It is hard to believe it has been more than a week since KDD at Bloomberg. With over 700 attendees — including prominent data scientists, policy makers and non- and for-profit leaders from around the world – the event also featured live talks by over a dozen global thought leaders.
To ensure these great conversations are being viewed and heard beyond the day’s events, we wanted to share a sampling of the individual “flash talks” that happened throughout the conference. We encourage you to check them out and look for more information about the events and outcomes from KDD at Bloomberg.
- Jonathan Morgan, Co-Founder, CrisisNet, on the power of opening up data to the non-profit world.
- Amber Boydstun, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Davis, discusses how even when it comes to data, humans focus more on the negative outcomes.
- Ryan Bubinski, Co-Founder, Codeacademy, talks about the important role coding plays in data science.
- Kerem Yilaz, Head of Research, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group discusses sustainability and the role data plays in helping cities work together to combat the impacts of climate change.
- Mark Dredze, Assistant Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University, discusses the data issues facing public health and the impact on issues like tobacco usage.
- Seth Schultz, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group discusses C40 and tackling the idea of climate change in cities through data driven tactics.
- Shawn Edwards, Chief Technology Officer, Bloomberg & Vladimir Kliatchko, Global Research & Development, Bloomberg, discuss how Bloomberg’s mission aligns closely with the theme of Data Science for Social Good.