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Six Series 2: RETHINK DATA SCIENCE

RETHINK DATA SCIENCE / Emergent Technologies

March 2 and 3, 2023

Rethink Digital Six Series 2

Module 4: RETHINK DATA SCIENCE

This module will explore technologies that transforming and expanding the footprint and value of Data Science throughout businesses in a wide array of sectors.


Big Data is the underlaying facilitator for the transformative technologies of AI, IoT, NLP, and more, and it delivers incredible opportunities to understand and change our world for the better. While more opportunities are now available to leverage big data as a service (BDaaS), the complexity remains, especially with the challenges of ensuring compliance with privacy regulations as well as storing and protecting the increasing volumes of data. By utilizing Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies to facilitate and manage highly secured databases, these solutions are offering game-changing potential for a wide range of applications that go far beyond their roots in cryptocurrency. Blockchain has emerged to provide practical and useful solutions in delivering a secure method to authenticate information, identities, transactions, and more. As an open, distributed ledger, present applications include financial transactions, contracts, supply chain information, and even physical assets. While facilitating valuable connections and exchanges between individuals and/or entities, the transition to, and proliferation of, Digital Platforms has transformed the retail industry, as well as a wide swath of industries including grocery, hotel, agriculture, healthcare and medical devices. Digital platforms which simply stated have turned traditional business models upside down.


The goal of this conference is to explore opportunities and techniques to leverage the latest and most useful Data Science breakthroughs and business applications.

RETHINK DATA SCIENCE topics include:
13. Data Movement, Storage, Privacy, and Security
14. Big Data, Big Compute, Analytics, and Visualization
15. Blockchain, Distributed Ledgers, Smart Contracts, and DeFi
16. Digital Platforms

Dr. Joseph M. Hellerstein
University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Michael J. Franklin
University of Chicago

Dr. Gerald C. Kane
Boston College

Neil Barua
ServiceMax

To Be Announced

MARCH 2
10:55 AM – 11:00 AM EST
MODULE 4 INTRODUCTION
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM EST
LECTURE: Data Movement, Storage, Privacy, and Security
Dr. Joseph M. Hellerstein, Ph.D.
Jim Gray Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
12:40 – 2:00 PM EST
LECTURE: Blockchain, Distributed Ledgers, Smart Contracts, and DeFi
2:20 – 3:30 PM EST
EXECUTIVE DIALOGUE
Speakers to be announced
3:30 PM EST
DAY 1 ADJOURN
MARCH 3
11:00 AM – 12:20 PM EST
LECTURE: Big Data, Big Compute, Analytics, and Visualization
Dr. Michael J. Franklin, Ph.D.
Liew Family Chairman of Computer Science; Senior Advisor to the Provost for Computing and Data Science; Faculty Co-Director, Data Science Institute, University of Chicago
12:40 – 2:00 PM EST
LECTURE: Digital Platforms
Dr. Gerald C. Kane, Ph.D.
Professor of Information Systems; Faculty Director, Edmund H. Shea, Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship, Carroll School of Management, Boston College
2:20 – 3:30 PM EST
EXECUTIVE DIALOGUE
Neil Barua
Chief Executive Officer, ServiceMax
Speakers to be announced
3:30 PM EST
MODULE 4 WRAP UP & ADJOURN