We are getting fired up for TDWI Accelerate Seattle. Our speakers and topics are locked in, and we wanted to let you know to save the date. After a successful Boston introduction in 2016, Accelerate is coming home to TDWI's headquarters in the Emerald City!
Accelerate gives data visionaries like you expert guidance and insight to further your business and career goals—all in just three days. Each and every day, we will bring you world class content across three tracks—Source and Data Prep, Modeling and Analyzing, and Data Visualization. In an intimate and interactive setting, each session provides you with an opportunity to maximize your learning and get your business questions answered.
No matter where you are today, at Accelerate Seattle, we'll be able to push you forward with applicable knowledge building skills for tomorrow.
Natasha Balac, DID Inc. President and CEO Topic: Choosing Algorithms and Tools Selection
Dr. Balac founded and serves as the president and CEO of Data Insight Discovery, Inc. DID’s charter is enabling businesses to discover actionable insight from vast amounts of data. She has led the Predictive Analytics Center of Excellence and collaborated for the last five years on a number of government and research projects in the areas of analytics and visualization, including with the NSF, NIH, NASA, CPUC, Smart Grid, and Smart City.
Dave McColgin, Artefact Executive Creative Director Session: Visualization and the USA Facts Project
Award winning, Dave McColgin couldn’t choose between science and art and ended up a user experience director. He takes on deep domains and knotty problems that are often most in need of design thinking and have big impacts on our futures. At Artefact and earlier at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, he has led research and designed professional visual analytics tools for analysts and scientists, new medical devices and patient-centric information systems, products that influence resource-efficient behavior, and more.
Kirk Borne, Booze Allen Hamilton Principal Data Scientist Topic: Data Science
Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist for NextGen Analytics and Data Science in the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz Allen Hamilton. He previously spent 12 years as Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University where he taught and advised data science students in the Computational Informatics and Data Science degree programs. Before that, he worked 18 years supporting NASA projects in various roles, including Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope and contract program manager in NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office.
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Modeling & Analyzing
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Advanced Analytics Lifecycle
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Let's Talk Data Science
We offer sessions on core data science skills, to learning how to use new big data tools such as R, Python, and Spark, to talks on the latest trends in machine learning, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence.