|When:||Wednesday Sept. 18, 2013 Noon - 2 PM|
|Place:||The Penn Club, 30 West 44th Street, New York, NY|
|Reservations:|| Call John Waldes at (212) 362-0302 or email him.
|Cost:||$55 for non-members, $45 for
$5 surcharge for walk-in without reservation.
First-time Attendees : $35 membership + $20 lunch
|Topic:||How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage|
|Abstract:||The ability to analyze and interpret data analyses will be a critical skill in the world of Big Data.
So far, the conversation around Big Data is focused around the collection and processing of mountains of data.
The real challenge of Big Data is the proliferation of data analyses: it will be a confusing world of claims and counterclaims. In my new book, I dissect data analyses published by the media to decide which ones are credible and which ones are just bogus. What is needed is not math degrees or computer skills, it is Numbersense.
VP of Business Intelligence and Analytics at Vimeo
Kaiser Fung is a recognized expert and speaker in business analytics, and data visualization. He has built and managed data science teams responsible for turning data into practical insights for Internet, entertainment and financial services companies, such as Vimeo, SiriusXM Radio, and American Express. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, in addition to degrees from Princeton and Cambridge Universities. He is an adjunct professor at New York University teaching practical statistics.
He is the author of two books and two blogs.
His most recent book is Numbersense: How to use Big Data to Your Advantage (McGraw-Hill, 2013).
His acclaimed blog, Junk Charts, pioneered the critical examination of data and graphics in the mass media.