Agenda

Day 1Thursday, June 5th

Yoga at the St Julien or Morning Walk / Run on the Boulder Creek Path

Breakfast

The Big Boulder Initiative

What Is It? Why Does it Matter? How Can You Get Involved?

Journalism in a Realtime World

Andrew Fitzgerald, Chris Anderson, and John Melloy Discuss the Role of Social Data in Breaking News

Morning Break

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

David Rose from Ditto Labs and Sharad Verma from Piqora Discuss the Challenges and Opportunities in Visual Media

Brands and Social Data

Chad Parizman from Scripps Networks Interactive and Vince Golla from Kaiser Permanente Discuss Marketing Use Cases for Social Data

Listening to the Voice of the Millennial

An Interview with T.R. Newcomb from Tumblr

Lunch

Changing the World with Social Data (Part 1)

Twitter #DataGrants Winners Discuss the Potential Impact Their Research Holds

Avid, Topic-Driven Communities

An Interview with Ro Gupta from Disqus and Martin Remy from Automattic

Social Data and Academic Research

Farida Vis, Kevin Driscoll, and Chris Cieri Discuss the Role that Social Data Plays in Research

Afternoon Break

A Conversation with Weibo

An Interview with Dachen Chu from Sina

Social Data Analytics in China

A Discussion with Denis Yu from CIC and Rui Zhang from Social Touch

Day One Wrap-Up

A Summary of Key Themes from the Day

Cocktails

Dinner

Day 2 Friday, June 6th

Sunrise Hike at Chautauqua Park

Breakfast

Welcome to Day Two!

Data at Scale

Dmitriy Ryaboy from Twitter Discusses the Challenges of Scale

Social Data and Financial Markets

Leigh Drogen, Igor Gonta and Jon Najarian Discuss the Growing Role of Social Data in Financial Markets

Morning Break

'X' Marks the Spot

Eric Gundersen, Javier de la Torre, Sean Gorman, & Francesco D'Orazio Discuss Social Data and Geo

Driving Actionable Insights

Brian Melinat from Dell and Justin DeGraaf from Coca-Cola Discuss Non-Marketing Use Cases for Social Data

The Power of the Link

An Interview with Mark Josephson from Bitly

Lunch

Changing the World with Social Data (Part 2)

Twitter #DataGrants Winners Discuss the Potential Impact Their Research Holds

Data Science and Social Data

A Discussion with William Cukierski from Kaggle and Scott Hendrickson from Twitter

Bridging the Gap between Data Science and Journalism

An Interview with Chris Wiggins from The New York Times

Thoughts from Big Boulder

A Summary of Key Themes from the Event

Historical Walking Tour of Boulder