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April 13, 2021

Kirk Borne to Deliver Keynote at Inaugural DataYap Conference, April 17

April 13, 2021 — The inaugural DataYap Conference will be held virtually on April 17, 2021 from 9:30am – 6:30pm CDT. At this conference interested attendees will receive a detailed view of some of the hottest issues in the data and technology space. The conference brings together business and technical leaders who are redefining the future of data management, architecture and privacy with interactive sessions. No matter what industry or career stage there is bound to be something for you.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kirk Borne, Data Scientist & Top Worldwide Data Science Influencer


This presentation will discuss benefits and applications of intelligent data understanding for smarter AI operations. Intelligent data understanding produces “smart data”, which are labeled, tagged, and annotated data. Labels, tags, and annotations capture the content, context, uses, sources, and characterizations (patterns and features) associated with the data. Smart data can be generated through machine learning, or applied by human experts. Labels can be learned and applied in existing data lakes, in streaming data, and in sensor data (collected in devices at the “edge”). Consequently, intelligent data understanding thrives at the convergence of AI and IoT (Internet of Things). Labels are curated and stored with the data, thus enabling curation, cataloguing (indexing), search, orchestration, delivery, and effective use of the “right data” in AI applications, including data-driven decision-making and autonomous operations. Intelligent data understanding thus meets the needs for smarter AI operations, which must devour streams of data – not just any data, but smart data – the right data at the right time in the right context.

Dr. Borne is a Data Scientist and Top Worldwide Data Science Influencer. He is a career data professional, data science leader, and research scientist with a background in astrophysics. Previously, Kirk was professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University. Before that, he spent 20 years supporting data systems activities for NASA space science missions, including roles with the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Space Science Data Operations Office. Kirk earned his Ph.D. in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology. He is a top worldwide influencer on social media where he promotes data science, AI, machine learning, and data literacy for all.

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About DataYap

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Source: DataYap