Strata Summit focused on what can be extracted and extrapolated from data sets. The O'Reilly team presented a challenge to the data analyst community, asking them to use a set of nutritional facts to either tell a story, or express a "free style" exploration of the data. Dane Summers was chosen as the Best in Show winner for his data visualization of eating constraints posed by different diets.
Also, the positive value of gathering user data from people in emerging countries was presented by Robert Kirkpatrick of the United Nations.
Robert Kirkpatrick, of the United Nations Global Pulse initiative, spoke about how leveraging current data science can help people in the world's poorest countries.
Armando Escalante, SVP/CTO of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, said his team open sourced its code used to analyze big data sets for risk and potential fraud.
Speaker Andreas Weigend, of Stanford University and formerly chief scientist at Amazon.com, and Will Smith of start-up Euclid, prepare backstage to present on a panel about consumer data mining.
Participants networking in the exhibit area of the Strata Summit 2011 at the Marriott Marquis in New York's Times Square.
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