VentureBeat’s Data Science Summit: Wednesday DataBeat Recap
This week, I’m in Redwood City, CA for a very special event: the Data Science Summit. While the Summit is in its third year, the event previously occurred as part of the EMC World conference that takes place each year in Las Vegas.
This year, Enterprise Platform-as-a-Service company Pivotal brought it right here to Silicon Valley, the heart of data science, rebranding the event as VentureBeat’s DataBeat conference.
The move was clearly worth it, as evidenced by the packed house and engaged conversations at today’s session. From the very beginning, seats were filled and attendees lined the walls to hear about current challenges and opportunities in data science from people in the midst of it all.
They weren’t disappointed; over the course of today’s meeting, we heard from the CEO of Domo, Executive Director of the MIT Media Lab, Director of Biomedical Informatics for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, and the Chief Data Scientist at Verizon, just to name a few. Topics ranged from the qualities investors look for in data companies to the balance of keeping data both flowing and protected in today’s security-conscious world.
The format of this year’s DataBeat conference moves almost as fast as the data science field itself. All sessions clocked in under thirty minutes, which meant that we heard from no less than 28 different speakers before the day ended, each with their own insights into the field of data science. These included CEOs, educators, and data scientists working in finance, medicine, and more, all offering viewpoints on what exactly data science is, where it has come from, and where the field is headed in the future.
Check out the following posts for some of the highlights of the day, and stay tuned for more updates from tomorrow’s sessions:
- DataBeat Recap: Data Science Today and Tomorrow
- DataBeat Recap: Data Science Tackles Fashion
- DataBeat Recap: Integrating Data Science into Medical Research
Did you attend the first day of DataBeat? What was your favorite session? Learn anything new or eye-opening? Let us know in the comments!