West Big Data Innovation Hub Annual All Hands Meeting | Boulder, CO

Monday, June 05, 2017
West Big Data Innovation Hub Annual All Hands Meeting | Boulder, CO
Monday, June 05, 2017 8:00 AM -
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:00 PM (Mountain Time)


Are you a Data Enthusiast?  Add your voice to the conversation: join ​colleagues from industry, academia, nonprofits, and government for ​two days of collaborative immersion into the world of Big Data and learn more about what the West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH) has accomplished and has planned for 2017.


Your participation will strengthen our community and give you insight into ​one ​of ​four ​regional ​hubs ​funded ​by ​the ​National ​Science ​Foundation (NSF) ​to ​address ​societal ​challenges ​through ​big ​data ​innovation. ​


Event Highlights

  • Flagship Initiatives + Strategic Opportunities Panel Discussion including West Hub Principal Investigators Mike Franklin, Ed Lazowska, and Michael Norman, and NSF Program Officer Fen Zhao

  • Updates on Funding Opportunities and Collaborations from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and other Federal, State, and Local government agencies

  • National Transportation Data Challenge project feedback and mentoring sessions

  • Community-Led Workshops including Western Water (co-hosted with NSF INFEWS), Big Data + Public Policy (co-hosted with NSF Big Data Spokes), Metro Data Science + Smart Cities (co-hosted with NREL)

  • Networking opportunities and roundtables for discussing current and future projects


Curious about the West Big Data Innovation Hub?  Visit our website www.westbigdatahub.org and our one page overview at http://bit.ly/WestHub



Venue: University of Colorado Boulder new student center (Village Center Dining and Community Commons - Multipurpose Room). Use the address
3275 Apache Road, Boulder, CO 80303 to navigate to Parking Lot 618. We recommend metered parking in Lot 618. The building is the red star shown below: 


Closest Airport: Denver International (DEN)

Denver Airport Train: http://www.rtd-denver.com/airport.shtml

Closest Hotel: Boulder Marriott | 2660 Canyon Boulevard | Boulder, Colorado 80302
Direct: 303.448.6605

We recommend using Ride Sharing apps like Lyft or taxi/cab to get to and from the Meeting Venue.


Follow our event hashtag #WestData17 and join the broader conversation with #BDHubs and #WestBDHub.


Agenda 

All times are local Boulder, CO Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
*limited livestream and remote options TBD. Make sure to sign up for the WBDIH Mailing List for info: http://westbigdatahub.org/join-us

Monday June 5, 2017

8am
  Light Breakfast + Registration + Community Warm-Up

  Open time to meet with the WBDIH Leadership Team, NSF, and other participants
   
9am   Welcome from CU Boulder + the Program Committee (start of Livestream)
   
     State of the Hub
     Meredith Lee, West Hub Executive Director
     

  Panel: Flagship Initiatives and Strategic Opportunities for the West
    Panelists:
  • Fen Zhao (BD Hubs & Spokes, National Science Foundation)
  • Michael Franklin (UC Berkeley and University of Chicago)
  • Ed Lazowska (University of Washington)
  • Michael Norman (San Diego Supercomputer Center)
     
10am   Graphic Facilitation with ConverSketch: Karina Branson
    Coffee + Networking Break 
     
10:30am   Spotlight on: Metro Data Science
Session Chair: Sarah Stone, West Hub Deputy Director
   

What are our lessons learned and best practices for regional-scale efforts in Metro Data Science, smart cities, and connected communities?

Hear lightning talks from industry, academia, and government innovators, followed by an interactive panel discussion about data sharing and collaboration opportunities:

  • Jesse Sweeten, Utah Department of Transportation
  • Kimberly Gardner, NSF Spoke Project (Idaho, Arizona, Washington)
  • Dave Goodsmith, Director of Strategic Partnerships, DataScience Inc (California)
  • Venu Garikapati, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • D Patrick Johnson, Solutions Studio / Futures, Booz Allen Hamilton  
     
11:30am   Spotlight on: Data-Driven Decision Making for Water Resources
Session Chair: Christine Kirkpatrick, West Hub Deputy Director
   

How might we improve the strategic tech + policy road map for our nation’s water data systems? How can we empower data-driven decision making about water?

Hear perspectives from our Water Task Force, including Western Water experts from municipalities, academia, government agencies, and leadership from the National Institutes for Water Resources:

  • Julie Meier Wright, Former 1st Secretary of Trade and Commerce for the State of California
  • Sam Fernald, President-Elect for the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) and Director, New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute
  • Ben Ruddell, Northern Arizona University / NSF INFEWS
  • Jonathan Yoder, Director, State of Washington Water Research Center and Professor, School of Economic Sciences
     
12:30pm
   Welcome from CU Boulder
     Phil Larson, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science
     Group Photo + Lunch (end of Livestream)
     
1:30pm    Community-Led Deep Dive Sessions
     Roundtable discussions and activities in thematic areas:
   
  • "Big Data for Public Policy, or Public Policy for Big Data?"  Perspectives from Both Sides of the Coin


    This session will be led by our West Hub Spoke Project, Big Data and  Criminal Justice in the Western United States, and includes

    • Casey Fiesler, Assistant Professor of Information Science, CU Boulder
    • Janni Little, Director, Rocky Mountain Research Data Center
    • Julie Meier Wright, Former 1st Secretary of Trade and Commerce for the State of California

     
  •  Disaster Response: Roundtable co-hosted with the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) -- please also note Natural Resources/Hazards relevant concurrent session dedicated to Water, in collaboration with NSF INFEWS)
   
  •  Data-Driven Decision Making: Use Cases in Water Resource Management, led by the West Hub Water Task Force including NSF INFEWS (John Sabo, Director, Future H20, Arizona State University) 

    This session will gather participants from academia, government, industry, and nonprofits to discuss how we can empower our water community towards data-driven decision making. With the help of facilitators, the group will chart a path for collaborative activities and proposals. The framework "Who needs what data to make what decision" will unite case studies including but not limited to commercial, industrial, and institutional water data in cities and "the water utility of the future". A goal is to sketch a high-level vision for federal water data and policies to support water data collection.

   
  •  Data Science Education / Workforce Development: including "Live from Berkeley" remarks from David Culler, Interim Dean of the Division of Data Sciences at UC Berkeley, and Vanessa Raymond, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
   
  • Big Data Licensing & Data Sharing: led by Soody Tronson, J.D., Founder of STLGip, with health/medicine examples by Rene Baston, Executive Director of the Northeast Hub 
   
  •  Metro Data Science: Smart Cities + more
      This session will be led by co-hosts from the National Renewable      
     Energy Laboratory (NREL) / U.S. Department of Energy 

   
  •  Cloud Computing Task Force: Opportunities for Scaling Tech + Policy Wins, led by Christine Kirkpatrick, West Hub Deputy Director
   
3pm   Networking Break
     

Steering Committee Business Meeting
     
 3:30pm   Spotlight on Current and Emerging Projects

  Hear from existing and emerging potential spoke projects and other initiatives: find collaborators, and discuss how efforts can be complementary

Participants looking to collaborate in this session include:
  • Tammi Marcoullier, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Open Innovation: Public Safety and Data Analytics
  • Eric Deutsch, Director, Institute for Systems Biology and Protein Data Bank 
  • Kimberly Gardner, Project with Boise State University Public Policy, Tempe Police Department, and Seattle Police Department 
  • Shade Shutters, CoPI, MetroInsight: San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCLA, Arizona State University and partners
  • Nina Hadley, Project Development Director, Adventure Scientists, a 501(c)3 from Montana
  • Martha Crosby, Professor, University of Hawaii
  • Satori Live Data: Transportation Data Challenge Update
  • More added soon - email info@westbigdatahub.org to be included
     
    Water Breakout Part II: This session will focus on design and implementation of federal data standards and enabling technologies for improving the usability of water data from the urban, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors.  Issues of data privacy and differential privacy, resolution, federation, ontology, and standards may be addressed. A goal is to identify the policies and technologies required to enable the vision cast in the 1:30-3pm session.
     
5:30pm   Welcome from Julia Richman (Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer, City of Boulder), followed by a Networking Reception on-site


Tuesday June 6, 2017

8am  Light Breakfast and Networking 
     
9am    Federal Data Initiatives and Funding Opportunities: NSF, DOE, DHS
Session Chairs: Steve Cutchin, Boise State University and Kerry Dew, Big Data Utah
  • Debbie Brodt-Giles, NREL
  • Steve Dennis, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Fen Zhao, National Science Foundation
     
10:30am    Community Asks/Offers + Next Steps 
     Session Chairs: Thomas Hauser, CU Boulder and Erin Robinson, West Hub Co-PI
     
11am    Breakout Sessions
   

Building upon the Challenge Launch in Seattle May 2017, join us as we continue to form teams and provide feedback to initial Hackathon Team project concepts! Special thanks to mentors from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), Google, Waze, Amazon, Microsoft, DataScience Inc, and other partners.  This session will also incorporate remote participants via video. 

Category Chairs and Mentors participating:
  • Jane Zanzig, Data Science for Social Good (Education/Curriculum Category)
  • Eddie Fuller, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Distracted Driving Category)
  • Amy Unruh, GoogleCloud (Weather / Emergency Response Category)
  • Robert Hoffer and Joyce Morrell, MZ (Bike and Pedestrian Safety Category)
  • Dan Langford, Innovation Director, Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility and Industry Commercialization Manager from the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development (Connected Vehicles Category)
  • Amazon Web Services
  • more updates soon!
   
  •  Build Your Own: Our event space will be open for the rest of the day for all participants to self-organize and work collaboratively on proposals and other hub-related activities.
 12:30pm    Additional Networking and Collaboration Space will be available for our community's use
     


Browse the Participant Bios and more content at westbigdatahub.org/activities/all-hands-2017. Send your ideas to info@westbigdatahub.org and join the conversation on social media with #WestData17!




 


 
   
   
   
   
Open time to meet with the WBDIH Leadership Team and Speakers

Monday June 5, 2017

   
 8am
  Light Breakfast + Registration + Community Warm-Up

  Open time to meet with the WBDIH Leadership Team and Speakers
   
 9am   Welcome and “State of the Hub”
    Meredith Lee, Executive Director, WBDIH
     

  Panel: Flagship Initiatives and Strategic Opportunities for the West
    Panelists will include 
  • Fen Zhao (National Science Foundation)
  • Michael Franklin (UC Berkeley and University of Chicago)
  • Ed Lazowska (University of Washington)
  • Michael Norman (San Diego Supercomputer Center)
     
 10am   Coffee + Networking Break
     
 10:30am   Spotlight on: Metro Data Science
   

What are our lessons learned and best practices for regional-scale efforts in Metro Data Science, smart cities, and connected communities? 

Hear lightning talks from industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations + highlights from the recently-launched National Transportation Data Challenge and NSF Big Data Spoke Projects
     
 11:30am   Spotlight on: Data-Driven Decision Making for Water Resources
   

How might we improve the strategic tech + policy road map for our nation’s water data systems? How can we empower data-driven decision making? 

Hear perspectives from our Water Task Force, including Western Water experts from municipalities, academia, government agencies, and leadership from the National Institutes for Water Resources
     
 12:30pm
   Group Photo + Lunch
     
 1:30pm    Community-Led Deep Dive Sessions: Part I
     Roundtable discussions and activities in thematic areas including:
   
  • "Big Data for Public Policy, or Public Policy for Big Data?"  Perspectives from Both Sides of the Coin


    This session will be led by our West Hub Spoke Project, Big Data and  Criminal Justice in the Western United States.


Monday June 5, 2017

   
 8am
  Light Breakfast + Registration + Community Warm-Up

  Open time to meet with the WBDIH Leadership Team and Speakers
   
 9am   Welcome and “State of the Hub”
    Meredith Lee, Executive Director, WBDIH
     

  Panel: Flagship Initiatives and Strategic Opportunities for the West
    Panelists will include 
  • Fen Zhao (National Science Foundation)
  • Michael Franklin (UC Berkeley and University of Chicago)
  • Ed Lazowska (University of Washington)
  • Michael Norman (San Diego Supercomputer Center)
     
 10am   Coffee + Networking Break
     
 10:30am   Spotlight on: Metro Data Science
   

What are our lessons learned and best practices for regional-scale efforts in Metro Data Science, smart cities, and connected communities? 

Hear lightning talks from industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations + highlights from the recently-launched National Transportation Data Challenge and NSF Big Data Spoke Projects
     
 11:30am   Spotlight on: Data-Driven Decision Making for Water Resources
   

How might we improve the strategic tech + policy road map for our nation’s water data systems? How can we empower data-driven decision making? 

Hear perspectives from our Water Task Force, including Western Water experts from municipalities, academia, government agencies, and leadership from the National Institutes for Water Resources
     
 12:30pm
   Group Photo + Lunch
     
 1:30pm    Community-Led Deep Dive Sessions: Part I
     Roundtable discussions and activities in thematic areas including:
   
  • "Big Data for Public Policy, or Public Policy for Big Data?"  Perspectives from Both Sides of the Coin


    This session will be led by our West Hub Spoke Project, Big Data and  Criminal Justice in the Western United States.


   
  •  Data-Driven Decision Making: Use Cases in Water Resource Management

    This session will gather participants from academia, government, industry, and nonprofits to discuss how we can empower our water community towards data-driven decision making. With the help of facilitator

 Phil Larson, Assistant Dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science
 

Contact Information

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