GS02 Keynote: Using Data to Inform Learning and Work
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Wednesday, October 23
Technology has a history of being a catalyst of change in training and education. We’ve seen it with desktop computers and, more recently, with the emergence of smartphones. But those shifts, substantial as they were, pale in comparison to the next big technological disruption: Data.
In this fascinating talk you will discover how the advancing world of data analytics is forever changing the future of learning and work. You will explore the full landscape of data analytics, looking at both the expanding ways in which data is generated, and the advancements in analytics that make that data actionable. You will hear examples of data being used to better understand performance in both education and enterprise, and learn how those insights are being used to inform decisions that can transform organizations.
Big Data Expert and Professor
Talithia Williams, associate dean for research and experiential learning and associate professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, demystifies data, statistics, and the mathematical process as a way of seeing the world in a new light. She champions the contributions of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians, and their vital role in transforming our future. Dr. Williams is host of the PBS series, NOVA Wonders, and is the author of Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics. She holds a PhD in statistics from Rice University and a master’s degree in mathematics from Howard University. Her career in research has yielded appointments at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA's Johnson Space Center, and the National Security Agency.