SXSW 2019

Harnessing the Data Revolution


A deluge of data is changing how science is conducted, accelerating the pace of discovery and innovation, and rapidly transforming our schools, workplaces, and communities. To harness this bonanza of Big Data and realize the game-changing breakthroughs it promises will require construction of a national-scale data cyberinfrastructure, research investments to advance the fundamentals of data science, and a 21st-century data-capable workforce. Learn how both government and industry are working together manage the promises and challenges of the data revolution.

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  1. In keeping with our Nation’s unique innovation ecosystem, we need to enable multi-sector collaborations that span academia, government and industry.
  2. Data science has the potential to impact all aspects of our everyday lives, revolutionizing how we generate new knowledge and make informed decisions.
  3. We can prepare a 21st-century data-skilled workforce, starting from K-12 and going up through college, graduate school and even the current workforce.



Lisa-Joy Zgorski, Public Affairs Specialist, National Science Foundation

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Intelligent Future
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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