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November 17, 2016
Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel
2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025


Data exploration used to be sole province of governments and large organizations. But a new realm of discovery has just emerged alongside the traditional ones. Massive open datasets and professional-level tools from Google and others give us the ability to see small but significant undiscovered phenomena. This gives anyone with a little imagination the ability to connect new dots in a wide variety of fields, from oncology to product marketing, not yielding scientific results so much as suggestive correlations worthy of study. In other words, discovery democracy isn’t about answers so much as finding the right questions. Which, as every researcher knows, is half the battle—one you can now consistently win right from your web browser.

Drs. Eric Haseltine and Chris Gilbert will lead our expedition into the dataverse, explaining and demonstrating these new, self-empowering tools.

Dr. Eric Haseltine career has spanned a wide range of seemingly disconnected fields: neuroscience, psychology, economics, entertainment, and national defense. He has held senior executive positions in both private industry and the public sector, including associate director and chief technology officer for national intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Director of Research at the National Security Agency, as an executive vice president at Walt Disney Imagineering, and as a director of engineering at Hughes Aircraft Company. For the past few years, he has been developing completely new forms of digital media, entertainment, and advertising, in addition to cutting-edge cyber and industrial security solutions. Haseltine has authored or co-authored 15 patents in optics, special effects, and electronic media. In addition, he has published more than 100 articles in Discover magazine, on, and in journals such as Brain Research and Society for Neuroscience Proceedings. His book, Long Fuse, Big Bang, shows how to prevent the tyranny of the urgent from trumping the pursuit of the important.

Dr. Chris Gilbert is an American physician, author, medical advisor to the motion picture industry and screen actress who has pioneered innovative medical treatments that treat the emotional and behavioral causes of physical disease. She received her M.D. Ph.D. from the Faculté de Médecine, Cochin Port-Royal in Paris, France. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on novel dialysis techniques for kidney failure. Along with her father, also a medical doctor, she focused on fusing Eastern and Western Medicine into what is now termed “integrative medicine.” Chris has completed tours of duty with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in China, in a war zone in Mozambique, and in refugee camps in Mauritania and Sri Lanka.

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