The second annual Big Data Conference and Workshop hosted by CCS encouraged business leaders, including UM alumni, to dive into big data. For years, global companies like Airbnb, MasterCard, and Fitbit have used “big data” to better understand the dynamic landscape of business and consumer engagement. In South Florida, the trending topic of big data continues to push business leaders toward the incorporation and understanding of advanced computing and algorithms to effectively improve current functionality and growth. Read more “Shaping the Future of South Florida Business”
The recent advancement of web-scale digital advertising saw a paradigm shift from the conventional focus of digital advertisement distribution towards integrating digital processes and methodologies and forming a seamless workflow of advertisement design, production, distribution, and effectiveness monitoring. Read more “Multimodal Content Analysis for Effective Advertisements on YouTube”
Join us for Flash Talks and Happy Hour! The second meeting of the Social Systems Informatics Members will now take place (reschedule post-Hurricane-Irma from 9/8) on Friday, 12/1/2017 in the Abess Center (Ungar Building 230C-D) from 3:00 to 5:30 PM. Please feel free to drop in during those hours. Refreshments (beer, wine, hors d’oeuvre) will be served. SSI Members will give flash talks (approx. 5 minutes each) on what they are currently working on. You do not need to be an SSI Member to participate. Hope to see you there. This event is free and open to UM Faculty, Staff, and Students. Read more “Social Systems Informatics Flash Talks & Happy Hour 12/1/2017”
Daniel Cohen, Senior Vice President, Digital Payments and Labs for MasterCard Latin America and the Caribbean, offered the keynote address at the 2nd annual Big Data Conference & Workshop, Monday and Tuesday, December 4-5, 2017. In his role at MasterCard, he is responsible for leading the development and commercialization of innovative payment solutions that can be used at the check-out counter, via the web, mobile phone, tablet, and beyond. Previously, Daniel headed MasterCard’s operations in Israel as Country Manager. He was responsible for opening MasterCard’s first office in the country and expanding the company’s local payments footprint. During his time as Country Manager, he led the commercialization of breakthrough innovative payment solutions in the electronic and mobile commerce space. Daniel began his career at MasterCard in 2007, leading prepaid card program initiatives across the globe out of the company’s headquarters in Purchase, New York. Prior to joining MasterCard, he was a Strategy Consultant for BTS where he managed corporate strategy projects for Fortune 500 companies.
On Thursday, November 16, 2017, the University of Miami hosted the 4th annual VizUM Symposium. In celebration of visual representation, the Symposium explored the relationship between art, science, and data through two guest speakers, Angus Forbes and Giorgia Lupi. Read more “VizUM 2017 Examined the Impact of Creative Visualization”
GIS Day at the University of Miami will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Shalala Student Center. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. The featured Keynote Speaker will be Lauren James, Graphics Editor for National Geographic. With a background in studio art, community development, and geography, Lauren is a graphics editor with a focus on cartography at National Geographic. She works with a team dedicated to compelling storytelling across print and digital platforms. Read more “GIS Day at UM Wednesday 11/15/2017”
The 4th annual VizUM theme is Creative Visualization, featuring distinguished guest speakers Giorgia Lupi and Angus Forbes speaking on Data Humanism, and on Creative and Critical Data Visualization (respectively). Join us on Thursday, November 16 from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Newman Alumni Center to be inspired. Read more “VizUM 4th Annual Symposium 11/16/2017”