The theme of the conference is “Data in, Decisions out,” and the presentations so far have shown several case studies of companies doing just that. Here are three of the highlights from the talks that took place on Thursday, April 11.
Drew Linzer from Emory University gave a fantastic talk on his 2012 presidential election predictions. He covered how he built his prediction model and kept it more stable so predictions were consistent even when new polls were added. He also discussed the challenges of building aesthetically pleasing charts with no formal training.