6 March 2019

Data Science: Challenges and Opportunities

Companies like Amazon and Walmart have millions of customer transactions every hour while Facebook has over 250 Petabytes of data added daily. As increasing amounts of data are available to businesses and science, there is tremendous potential for transforming policies, research, and society at large. Data engineers are tasked with transforming this information into formats that can be used for data science projects, making skilled data scientists and data engineering critical.

Join United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and the Hasso Plattner Institute for a discussion on the immense opportunities and challenges presented by our increasingly data-driven society, the value that can be gained from data that is well-prepared and the dangers of data when misapplied.

Prof. Felix Naumann, chair for information systems at the Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam in Germany, will deliver a talk on these issues followed by Q&A with the audience on Monday, 25 March in the ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Note For Attendees: All guests must register here no later than 19 March 2019 by 6pm. Attendees who do not have a UN grounds pass must arrive at the Visitors Entrance of the United Nations at First Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets no later than 10:30am the day of the lecture to ensure enough time for security screening. Please bring a government-issued ID and the name on the registration must match the name on the identification.