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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

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