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Sunday, March 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Are You Smarter Than Your Brain?: The Big Picture of Big Data

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With the explosion of infographics and big data, maps aren’t just about geography anymore. They can tell us all kinds of things about the human experience. Join Kal Penn, host and producer of National Geographic Channel’s (NGC’s) new series “The Big Picture With Kal Penn,” and David Konschnik, executive producer, for an interactive and fast-paced panel filled with videos and experiments.

The panel, like the forthcoming show, is about finding the unexpected and sometimes surprising realities in both the world at large and our own backyard, revealed by crunching the numbers and finding new ways to visualize data. Learn about data and the people around you on topics that will range from how people spend their free time to sex to personality and character. You may even learn something surprising about yourself. Plus, you’ll get a sneak peak of the new series “The Big Picture” before it premieres on National Geographic Channel.

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David Konschnik

Exec Prod, National Geographic Television
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Kal Penn

TV Host, Actor, & White House Staffer, National Geographic Channel
Kal Penn is known for his starring roles in House, How I Met Your Mother, and, of course, the Harold and Kumar franchise, among others. Originally from New Jersey, Penn received his undergraduate degree in Sociology, Theater, Film, and Television at the University of California, Los... Read More →
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Lillian Pierson

Data Scientist, Data-Mania
Lillian Pierson, P.E. is the founder of Data-Mania, a business that focuses on data science training and growth engineering services. She's also the author of Data Science For Dummies, which is scheduled for release in March 2015. Lillian is an internationally recognized influencer... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
ACC Room 12AB

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