Data Visualization for Scientists and Engineers



10:30 - 12:00 CET / 9:30 - 11:00 GMT

Make breakthrough discoveries. Transcend communication barriers. Fully embrace data-driven decision making. 

That’s the power of good data and information visualizations, backed by statistics and best practices.

Join us for a discussion about how to use best practices in data visualization to democratize data access and analysis, and to increase data literacy and graphicacy at your organization. We’ll also talk about why visualizing data and sharing insights as they emerge should be an integral part of the discovery process – enabling data exploration and informing the next analyses we pursue.

Featured Keynote

Alberto Cairo

Alberto Cairo

Knight Chair in Visual Journalism and Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Media Management, University of Miami

Alberto Cairo teaches courses on information graphics and visualization, and is interested in the convergence between visual communication, journalism, cognitive science, cartography and statistics. He is author of The Functional Art, The Truthful Art and How Charts Lie. Previously, Cairo was the head of information graphics at media publications in Spain and Brazil, and an assistant professor at the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Panel Discussion

Savvy organizations establish a shared organizational language and platform for understanding data and making discoveries. This grows the impact of data and results, leads to richer collaboration, and speeds strategic decision making across business areas. Hear examples from innovative organizations during a discussion with:

  • Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism and Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Media Management, University of Miami
  • Branca Almeida Silva, Formulation Development Coordinator - Differentiated Technologies, Bluepharma
  • György Trefán, Process Developer, Coloplast
  • Simone Cianchini, WW Innovation & Improvements Quality Manager, Electronics Business Unit, MARELLI


What will you learn?

In today’s world, good visual design is as important as good grammar. A well-designed graph helps you construct a narrative and interactively share findings in ways colleagues and decision makers can readily understand and act upon. Understanding data visualization best practices can help you gain momentum for your ideas and communicate about data in an accessible, influential way. When designing graphs for others, we must carefully construct thoughtful graphs to help our audiences consume the information with ease.  

You'll gain a better understanding of:


  • How to design graphs that speak to people with varying data skill sets.
  • How to gain momentum for your ideas with shared data visualizations.
  • Ways to improve graphicacy and data savvy at your organization.
  • Tips for giving a graph a makeover.
  • How understanding visual perception can help us make better data visualizations.
  • The power of giving people the chance to see complex relationships in the data and interact with it themselves.
  • Mapping the right graph to the right problem.

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