The Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships, in conjunction with The Center of Excellence, will hold the annual Innovation Day event on April 24, 2014 at the Innovative Technologies Complex.. This year's topic is Big Data.
New sources and unprecedented volumes of data constitute a new asset class, and are spurring quantification approaches well beyond science, engineering, insurance, and finance. Analytics is in vogue not only on Wall Street but on Main Street—and in government corridors and across college campuses. Innovation Day 2014 - Big Data, Making Sense of our World, brings together subject matter experts for discussions and creative and critical thinking about what this super-hyped term means for consumers, businesses, and government. Big Data is here to stay: experts point out that companies have captured more data in the last two years than in the previous 2000 years.
The showcase underscores the University’s keen interest in collaborating with industry and government in order to inform and improve our ability to leverage this tremendously powerful resource. Panel discussions span applications in areas such as human resources, advertising and marketing, medical treatments and public health programs, bank loans, asset pricing, disaster preparedness, the emerging tool sets needed to collect and sense, store, and analyze the mountains of data, and an exploration of the ethics of using individual and group data by government bodies and private companies.
The program will include such distinguished speakers as:
Additional programming will include panels, a poster session, and facility tours of the Seymour Kunis Media Core and The Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems in the new Center of Excellence building.