Kim Rees

Kim Rees is Head of Information Visualization at Periscopic, and is a prominent individual in the data visualization community. She has presented at several industry events including Strata, OSCON, Wolfram Data Summit, VisWeek, Tableau User Conference, NY Hacks/Hackers, and Portland Data Visualization among others.

She is an advisor to the US Congressional Budget Office. Kim has published papers in Parsons Journal of Information Mapping, was an award winner in the VAST 2010 Challenge, and is a guest blogger for Infosthetics and FlowingData.

Recently, she was the Technical Editor of Visualize This, by Nathan Yau of FlowingData. She was a judge on the WikiViz Challenge 2011 and CommArts Interactive Annual 2012.

Session: The Future of Data

Data is an actor with an ever-increasing role in our lives. Largely invisible, but used in more and more ways to influence our experiences, data is tracked, gathered, and analyzed throughout our day. We must come to grips with the ever-changing ramifications of the massive analytics of our lives. Part vision and part personal manifesto, this talk will cover the future of privacy, hacking, latent machines, actualized data, data natives, and the end of the user. Certain to be controversial as well as provide context for future data endeavors. This is a hopeful look at where data can take us.