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Day 1

Registration & Breakfast

Chairperson Overview

Infuse Product Thinking into your Visualizations

Srikanth Narayan Visualization Engineering Lead Uber

Make Data Simple and Accessible

Effective communication of data requires a smart analytics solution that can help users understand what they want to convey with their data, and then generate clear, compelling visualizations. But even more importantly, the value increases as more people within your organization can make their own reports, dashboards, and stories. In this session, we'll delve deeper into content creation and how we are striving to make creating content and effective communication easier and easier.

Kevin McFaul IBM Analytics Offering Manager IBM

Designing a Data Analytics Tool at LinkedIn

LinkedIn Talent Insights is a self-service tool that helps companies to make hiring strategies by researching talent pools and competitors. The presentation will share some interesting design thoughts through building the product. It will cover the 5 product principals that came from the user research—storytelling, actionable, rich, approachable, and transparent. It will answer the frequently asked question “how to choose a chart” through a cheat sheet which summarizes 60 charts based on 3 popular chart libraries. It will also dive into how to make colorblind-friendly visualizations and print-ready reports.

Wenjun Wu Senior User Experience Designer LinkedIn

Networking Coffee Break

What is your 2020 Vision?

Do you see the future clearly?  Is it approaching faster than you ever imagined?  Making the right decisions today is critical to your success in 2020. Join Hamesh Chawla, as he shares his vision for the future, and how Zephyr is leading a global transformation to DevOps and Continuous Testing Agility through deep visibility and collaboration across the entire enterprise.  Zephyr is the world’s most widely used test management software, powering more than 17,000 customers and 5 million users across 100 countries.

Hamesh Chawla Chief Product Officer Zephyr

Telling Someone Else’s Story

Building engaging, informative visualizations can be challenging. Building engaging, informative visualizations when you don't know what story your customer wants to share can be impossible. We've all been there - a customer hands you a list of non-existent metrics and asks you to build a "dashboard" for them to better understand their business. How do you tell a story that's not yours? Gathering requirements must go beyond just a good idea and favorite colors. In this session, we'll explore what it means to partner with your customer to tell their story effectively.

Kevin Loudermilk Director of Data Visualization USAA


Turning Data into Stories

Moderator: Greg Rosner, Founder, PitchKitchenPanelists: Mikko Jarvenpaa, CEO Infogram, VP PreziLeigh Fonseca, Founder, Living Data

Data Visualization Experts Live Panel

The Essentials of Designing Powerful Infographics With Your Data

In this session, you’ll learn key elements in designing effective infographics with your data. The session will discuss different tools and creative ways for visual storytelling, and making the most of graphs, maps or charts to tell your story. Design elements will be discussed, including design decisions, resources and ways to enhance your visual communication.

Nancy Casanova Social Media Marketing Advisor Southern California Edison

Networking Coffee Break

Data in Context: Science Insights through Visualization

Data drives science, and data visualization provides an authentic connection to scientific discovery—for audiences ranging from grade schoolers to seniors. At the California Academy of Sciences, a 165-year-old research institution with a public-facing museum, aquarium, and planetarium, we host 1.5 million annual visitors onsite as well as connecting with millions more through our online educational content. We knit visualizations into our exhibits, planetarium shows, and other media to give our audiences insight into scientific exploration—and more ambitiously, to connect the human experience to regional, global, and even cosmological scales.

Ryan Wyatt Senior Director, Science Visualization California Academy of Sciences

Go Live! How Live Content on Social Media Can Shift Brand Sentiment

For Herbalife Nutrition, live and real-time content has been
a key piece in helping to engage loyal customers, spark meaningful and valuable
discussions and inspire new conversations about our brand.

In the presentation, Erin will showcase how we have seen
customer loyalty and sentiment be dramatically impacted through regular live
content on social media along with the data supporting our live content, topics
and audience integration.

This has significant implications for the future as Facebook’s new algorithm
changes bring new challenges to brands and marketers struggling for visibility
and looking for ways to connect with their audience.

Erin Richards-Kunkel Director, Social Media Herbalife Nutrition

What Movies can Teach us about Presenting Data

Netflix, Porsche, and PayPal are all presenting data in a more powerful, clear and compelling way. To find out how, join Ted Frank and learn the some of the same steps, so you too can transform your charts into stories, own the conference room, and get the buy in you deserve. You’ll never look at PowerPoint the same way.

Ted Frank Story Strategist Backstories Studio

Digital Transformation Takes Flight at Boeing

Ahmad with be co-presenting with Sema Ustuntas, Senior Enterprise Architect at BoeingBoeing has initiated one of the biggest transformations to date with our 2ndCentury Enterprise Systems (2CES) initiative. 2CES is about digital transformation of The Boeing Company by reducing the amount of time it takes to create value, eliminating unnecessary complexity and improving our ability to use analytics to make better decisions. One of the key component of the digital transformation is Global Data Access (GDA) using an Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) across the extended Boeing enterprise, including local and international subsidiaries, design centers, suppliers, and partners.  In this presentation we will describe how we are using natural language processing, machine learning, and NoSQL graph database to identify, extract, digitize, and manage policies.

Ahmad Yaghoobi Technical Fellow, Advanced Analytics Boeing
Sema Ustuntas Senior Enterprise Architect Boeing

Seeing is Believing: How Visual Storytelling Helps your Audience Understand and you Present

Greg Rosner CEO PitchKitchen

Networking Cocktail Reception

Day 2

Registration & Breakfast

Chairperson Overview

Analyzing Unstructured Data Through Data Visualization

Data Science is more than just building machine learning models, it's also about explaining the models and using them to drive data-driven decisions. In the journey from analysis to data-driven outcomes,Data Visualization plays a very important role of presenting data in a powerful and credible way. In this presentation, I am going to talk about data visualization for unstructured data with use cases on different types of data visualization.Data visualization has seen tremendous progress in recent years as new tools and software have evolved that seek to present the vast collection of data in creative ways to engage their audiences. One of the biggest challenges that still faces people in the data visualization space is what they can do with unstructured data. As you may already know, structured data only accounts for about 20 percent of stored information. The rest is unstructured data – includes texts, blogs, documents, photos, videos, etc. Visualizing unstructured data is still pretty nascent and presents a unique challenge compared with traditional numerical data. I want to evangelize why visualizing unstructured data is so necessary to understanding it, and the exciting opportunities it offers for us to be creative with how we display information previously thought impossible and learn from it.

Nav Kesher Head of Marketplace Data Sciences Facebook

Selecting the Right JavaScript Charting Library

Selecting a JavaScript charting library for your data visualization needs can be a daunting task. Type in a simple search and you’ll be overwhelmed with literally hundreds of different options. Are you looking for that elusive perfect solution that will meet all your organization's requirements? Well, it probably doesn't exist, but, with everything out there, you can get close. In this session, Jared Tarnasky will share how he approached this problem at Walmart Labs for their global data visualization platform and present a framework you can use to discover the best fit for your needs.

Jared Tarnasky Senior Software Architect Walmart Labs

Customizing Data Reporting and Visualization to Your Target Audience

delivering information, either formally or informally, whether orally or in
writing, one should always consider the who, the what and the why of the
intended audience.  First, who is the
audience and what are the key characteristics of its members?  Secondly, what information is being shared
and what message does the writer or speaker wish to convey?  And finally, why does the audience need the
information and how will it be used? 
These basic practices of effective communication are particularly
important when presenting analytics results visually.  Selecting appropriate data visualization
tools may play a significant role in project success or failure.  In this talk, we will discuss the who, what
and why of communication as it relates to data visualization.  We will explore the types of audiences that
are being informed by data visualization and using examples, we will
demonstrate some successes and failures.

Genetha Gray Analytics Research Scientist Intel

Networking Coffee Break

Principles of Design

What does it take to go beyond just infographics and turn data into stunning visual narratives? How do you take scientific evidence in the form of numbers and turn them into insightful and thought-provoking stories? Where should you start to conceive of—to paraphrase Tufte—the visual display of your quantitative information? These are the critical questions that place the practice of Data Visualization at the intersection of Art and Science. In his talk, Irvin Almonte will demonstrate how the Principles of Design developed by artists and psychologists alike have also formed the foundation for masterpieces of Data Visualization.

Irvin Almonte VP, Data Science JP Morgan Chase

Combining R Visuals and Machine Learning in Power BI

This presentation is designed for BI Users, Consultants, Data Scientists who want to know how to develop machine learning solutions inside Power BI. BI Architects and Decision Makers who want to make their decision using or not using R visuals or Machine Learning inside Power BI. Business Analysts who want to get a better insight on data and learn basics of how to use R visuals and apply machine learning to specific data. If you don’t know what Power BI is, or if you are familiar with R but want to learn how to use Power BI, this session will give you an introduction. This talk will be a mix of presentation and live demo in R and Power BI. In this session, we will do a step-by-step demo in R and Power BI.
You will learn basics of R Studio and the integration into Power BI

You will learn basics of machine learning

This session will give you an idea of what is possible with existing and free tools

Maik Henkel Senior Manager/Deputy Director Finance Global Foundries


Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL

Networks are a data structure commonly found in any social media service that allows populations to author collections of connections. The Social Media Research Foundation'sNodeXL project makes analysis of social media networks accessible to most users of the Excel spreadsheet application.  With NodeXL, network charts become as easy to create as pie charts.  Recent research created by applying the tool to a range of social media networks has already revealed the variations in network structures present in online social spaces.  A review of the tool and images of Twitter, flickr, YouTube, Facebook and email networks will be presented. 

Marc Smith Director Social Media Research Foundation

Cognitive Experience Design Research in Human-Machine Learning

Ron Itelman Personalized Learning and Analytics Pearson

The Art of the Data is a Big Deal

Visualization software is making it easier than ever to merge and visualize data. Knowing your audience and the story you want to tell is an artform that can be the difference in winning a pitch, landing a budget or securing a VC deal. We will cover early pitch ideation techniques that can lead to breakthrough visualizations and keep you engaged and creative everyday.

Charles Miller Former Director, OTT Operations, DIRECTV NOW/NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV AT&T