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Tom Schenk Jr. is a researcher & author on applying technology, data, & analytics to make better decisions. Hes currently the director of analytics at KPMG where he leads the smart city & government analytics practice. Hes authored several publications, including a book on data visualization, book chapters on education research, & academic articles on a variety of subjects. Tom has previously served as Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, led education research for the State of Iowa, & has held a variety of positions within academia. Tom is the co-founder of the Civic Analytics Network at Harvard Universitys Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation. He is also the current co-organizer of the Chicago Data Visualization Group. His work has been featured in The Economist & Wall Street Journal while hes been featured in television programs on PBS NewsHour & National Geographic Channel.
Tom will give his talk "Will you be better off in a Smart City?" at the Demystifying Data Science Conference on Wednesday, July 31st at 1:30pm ET.
Technology & data has begun to be embedded in the fundamental structure & processes of the cities & states in which we live. Smart cities are looking to incorporate data & technology that improve the quality of life for their residents & help governments be more efficient. But what does that mean & how can it be meaningful to you? Well explore practical, real-life ways that data science, internet of things (IoT), & open data are being used to help cities become more livable & modern that range from predictive analytics, API feeds of real-time public data, & connected sensors to provide block-by-block insights. More importantly, well discuss how it matters to residents & visitors to the city.
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