Experts from the fields of technology, design, energy and more have been exploring the value of harnessing big data to reveal key insights in their fields. At SXSW Eco, big data is a theme that resonates throughout all of our tracks. Experts in policy and activism, technology, design, energy and more will lead thought provoking panels and straight-to-the-point discussions on the power of big data. Check out just a few examples:
How do you inform, educate and empower not just specialists but ordinary citizens too? Can visualizing carbon emissions in engaging, yet accurate ways be helpful? This panel will explore global movements by organizations such as the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and C40, who last year release a dynamic infographic showcasing data from cities around the world.
This straight to the point in our design track will feature George Oates, Art Director for Stamen Design. George will explore and demonstrate some key projects in the area of scientific and environmental data visualization and raise challenges that organizations face in revealing their data.
In this straight to the point, David Barnes, IBM Technology Evangelist, will discuss how IBM’s Emerging Technologies team has been working on big data analytic projects that address critical public service needs.
In this session, distinguished speaker Arun Banskota, SVP, NRG Energy, will discuss how the electricity industry is the last major American industry to transform into a technology innovation-based sector and that the time has finally come for this transformation to take place. Banskota will explain how this will give consumers unprecedented choice and the ability to be grid independent.
To check out all of our big data programming (and more!) visit our online schedule or download the SXSW Eco Mobile App. Register today to connect with gamechangers in big data and other innovative initiatives at SXSW Eco 2013!