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Friday, March 13 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Empowering Cities with Big Data Analytics

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The Big Data Revolution has begun, but the applications and implications of harvesting and harnessing this data are in their infancy—and this is particularly true in understanding how cities really ‘work’ and how to make them better. However, the potential impact of Big Data Analytics—using data collected from pervasive sensors and ubiquitous mobile devices—in improving the lives of everyone in cities is enormous: safety, quality and efficiency of services, and even enrichment and entertainment. There are challenges to overcome: collecting enough high-quality data; obtaining buy-in from citizens and protecting their privacy; developing urban models with sufficient accuracy; etc. This panel will review current leading city data efforts, present opportunities and possibilities for urban data analytics, and discuss issues and solutions in using Big Data to improve lives for all. Panelists will include leaders in urban planning, computing, mobile devices, and Big Data analytics.

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Charlie Catlett

Dir & Sr Computer Scientist, Urban Center for Computation and Data
Charlie Catlett is the founding director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data, UrbanCCD, which brings social, physical, and computational scientists together with artists, architects, technologists, and policy makers to explore science-based approaches to opportunities and... Read More →

Marta Gonzales

Asst Professor, MIT
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John Tolva

Pres, PositivEnergy Practice LLC

Roy Truitt

CEO, ScanSee Inc

Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 211-212

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