Data West San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego
Data West has developed a reputation for gathering diverse thought leaders from industry, government, and university research to address some of the more complex problems in technology-driven innovation and organizational change. By focusing on both current solutions and future challenges, the goal of Data West is to have an impact beyond the event itself. The open exchange of ideas is designed to provoke, advance and improve leadership and decisions taken in the real world.
Making effective use of data is more art than science. As more and more data become available, there needs to be a simultaneous progression of factors driving value: adoption and use of advanced data technologies providing the necessary systems of discovery, analytics and record, tools that make data usable by other people and machines, and third, the understanding by those people of what the tools are actually allowing them to do. The topics and work sessions at Data West focus on these areas and how they interact to create new economic, scientific and social value.
The host for Data West is the San Diego Supercomputer Center, an organized research unit (ORU) of the University of California, San Diego. SDSC is a leader in advanced computation and "Big Data", which includes data mining and predictive analytics, advanced performance modeling, data integration and storage, and software development. SDSC's Center for Large Scale Data Systems Research (CLDS) established Data West in 2016 to bring together industry, government and university researchers to envision new ways to design, value and leverage extreme data environments for scientific, social and economic benefit.