Data West - Innovating Through Crisis: How Are Macro Events Changing Business, and What Can Business Do About Them?

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - Thursday, December 17, 2020

This event will be held remotely.

Macro-events and their close cousins, black swan events, are unexpected, unprecedented events at the time they occur. The collapse of the U.S. housing market in 2008, COVID-19, and the summer wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington are all examples of unpredicted events. Yet after evaluating the surrounding contexts, experts often conclude, “they were bound to happen.”

This December DataWest will address the prediction and practical realities of macro-events facing all businesses today. What are the events confronting business? Were they “bound to happen?” What can business and government do to prepare? Will big data, AI/ML, and prediction science increase our odds of seeing ahead?