Knowledgent is excited to have one of our Informationists speaking at the 2016 Boston Data Festival! Gerard Dwan will be speaking at the Festival, happening September 22-24, 2016 at the Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center in Boston.
The fourth annual Boston Data Festival gathers the world’s best big data specialists and data scientists to share their expertise and insights from across multiple industries. The festival’s primary goal is to bring together the data-centric community for an energetic week of events at which to learn, collaborate, and network.
Knowledgent Informationist Gerard Dwan will be presenting on Friday, September 23rd, during the Festival’s Big Data Day. His talk, titled “Knowledge > Information,” will discuss how information is everywhere. Now more than ever, people and organizations are collecting, sending, sharing, and analyzing data in the hopes to provide context (and advice) for action. There is, however, still a need for human intervention. When companies need to drive decisions to change corporate strategy, pivot to a new market, or hire new staff, they need to do so with data AND an understanding of their business. Gerard’s session will reveal why people are an essential part of the data process and why Knowledge is greater than Information alone.