Talk Data to Me
16

Tuesday, 16 January

6:30 8:30 pm EST

GA D.C., 1776

1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

Talk Data to Me

Joseph Nelson Photo


Co-Founder, CEO Represently; Data Advocacy Lead, General Assembly

Lee Perine Photo


Manager of Small Business and Entrepreneurship , Washington DC Economic Partnership

Chad Shuskey Photo


Senior Vice President, Research & Real Estate, Washington DC Economic Partnership

Kevin Morgan Photo


Director, Tech Sector Attraction & Retention, Washington DC Economic Partnership

16

Tuesday, 16 January

6:30 8:30 pm EST

GA D.C., 1776

1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Overview: At this event, we host thought-leaders from the DC data community to discuss the possibilities that data brings to life. They’ll cover how today’s wealth of data drives business and product decisions across industries ranging from journalism to programming, and share their visions for the future.

What You’ll Take Away: Learn how you can leverage data in your role — no matter the industry. Our expert panel will cover real-world scenarios in which data has driven business success, discuss how data can be a powerful weapon for problem-solving, and share their insights on exciting career opportunities in data.

Why It Matters: According to a Forbes article, “2017 will be the year big data goes mainstream … whether gathering data on the front end or making big decisions in the C-Suite, every single person in your organization must buy into the value [data] analytics brings”.

Data is everywhere, and it affects not only how we run our businesses, but how we live as individuals. Understanding the ways you can leverage data in your personal and professional life can help you find key insights, make smarter decisions, and elevate your career.

Agenda:

  • Check-in & Networking 6:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Panel/Lighting Talks 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Q&A and Networking 8:00 - 8:30 pm

About the Speakers

Joseph Nelson Photo

Co-Founder, CEO Represently; Data Advocacy Lead, General Assembly

Joseph is the co-founder and CEO of Represently, a civic tech company that empowers more effective constituent-lawmaker communication. He also leads Data Advocacy for General Assembly. He is a guest lecturer for George Washington University's Master's in Data Science program. Previously, Joseph led instruction for GA DC's Data Science Immersive, a full-time, 12-week program for a career change into data science. He was a member of the team that launched the program and crafted curriculum. Before this, he built data visualization dashboards as a part of Facebook’s Politics and Government team.

Joseph is an advocate for using technology to improve social well-being, particularly in government. When he’s not modeling (data), he’s reading, running, or learning the tools to build his next side project.

Lee Perine Photo

Manager of Small Business and Entrepreneurship ,
Washington DC Economic Partnership

Lee is responsible for managing program and content development for WDCEP’s small business and entrepreneurial-focused initiatives, including DC Biz Chats, DC Doing Business Guide, and Entrepreneur Toolkits. Lee also serves as a liaison between the DC Government, business assistance organizations, and the small business and entrepreneurial communities.

Previously Lee founded Makers Lab, an event design firm, which created spaces that celebrated life, art and LGBTQ culture. In November 2015, Lee was recognized as a White House Champion of Change - LGBT Artist for their work.

When they are not obsessing over details or solving problems, you'll find them making buttons or hanging out with family and friends. Lee received their BA from Duke University and their MBA from University of Texas at Austin.

You can reach Lee at lperine@wdcep.com.

Chad Shuskey Photo

Senior Vice President, Research & Real Estate,
Washington DC Economic Partnership

Chad Shuskey serves as the Senior Vice President of Research & Real Estate for WDCEP.

Mr. Shuskey is instrumental in positioning the organization as an information clearinghouse and a leader in research on real estate development and construction activity in Washington, DC.

His primary responsibilities include implementation and strategy for WDCEP’s retail attraction program (ranging from start-ups to national brands); management of the WDCEP’s Geographical Information Systems & information technology; collection of development information and economic indicators for the District of Columbia; and demographic, development, and site location analysis for business attraction and retention efforts.

Additionally, Mr. Shuskey oversees production of the WDCEP’s publications and on-line tools. Chief among these are The DC Development Report, an annual census of the real estate development activity in the District of Columbia; the IEDC Gold Award Winning Neighborhood Profiles, an annual series offering demographic and other information about 54 neighborhoods across the District of Columbia; and both the Retail Site Search, an interactive catalog of available and forthcoming retail space in the District of Columbia and Development Search, and interactive database of development projects; and

Mr. Shuskey has worked for the Washington DC Economic Partnership since 2001. He previously held the titles of Research Analyst, Manager of Research & Information and then Director, Research & Visual Communications. His responsibilities have grown from assisting in research, GIS and publication projects to overseeing those initiatives.

Kevin Morgan Photo

Director, Tech Sector Attraction & Retention,
Washington DC Economic Partnership

Kevin Morgan helps socially driven startups, companies, and nonprofits turn ideas into products and products into well-run organizations that achieve measurable impact.

Kevin is founder of TheC-Suite.co, an executive advisory firm that combines lean startup methodologies with strategic management oversight to grow new organizations. Before that he was the chief operating officer at Anant Corporation, a co-founder of Stratcon Energy, and a member of the founding team of Applied Solutions.

Kevin earned M.S. in Foreign Service focusing on global finance and trade from Georgetown University and a B.S. in International Relations from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a concentration in IT Management. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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