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Data in the Service of Humanity. Geoff Zakaib, P.Eng., MBA Meetup Group Kick-off December 10, 2013. Agenda. Background and Introductions Discussion on Vision and Expectations Roles and Organization of the Group Next Steps Social Time. Background.

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Data in the Service of Humanity

Geoff Zakaib, P.Eng., MBA

Meetup Group Kick-off

December 10, 2013


Agenda
Agenda

  • Background and Introductions

  • Discussion on Vision and Expectations

  • Roles and Organization of the Group

  • Next Steps

  • Social Time


Background
Background

  • Amount and Importance of Data is Increasing

  • Data Most Often Used for Commercial Purposes

  • Social Organizations are Trying to do Good

  • Lack Skills to Collect, Understand and Use Data to Make Better Decisions

  • Role of the Data Scientist / Professional is Key


Datakind
DataKind

  • DataKindbrings together leading data scientists with high impact social organizations through a comprehensive, collaborative approach that leads to shared insights, greater understanding, and positive action through data in the service of humanity

  • DataDives, DataCorps, DataChapters



Data lifecycle
Data Lifecycle

  • Capture and Storage

  • Organization and Indexing

  • Validation and Quality Control

  • Access and Provision

  • Analytics and Visualization

  • Interpretation and Recommendations for Action


Data for good
Data for Good

  • Data for Good is the Canadian organization affiliated with DataKind

  • Data for Good – Calgary is a new Meetup group that is looking for data professionals

  • The Calgary community has incredible skills in the technology, corporateand academic sectors across the data lifecycle


Roles organization
Roles / Organization

  • Core Group

    • Leadership, Communication and Administration

  • Sector Representatives

    • Technology, Corporate and Academic

  • Social Organization Liaison

  • Data Ambassadors

  • Data Do-Gooders / DataThon Volunteers


Next steps
Next Steps

  • Join the Data for Good – Calgarygroup

  • Spread the word in your networks and encourage additional members

  • Ask companies, vendors and service providers to consider supporting Data for Good

  • Engage social agencies that would benefit

  • Plan and organize first DataThon in Spring 2014


Questions discussion
Questions / Discussion

Contact Information:

  • Geoff Zakaib

  • Lumina Management Consultants

  • [email protected]


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