Here’s a lesson I learn over and over again: Never assume knowledge. Don’t waste your time making a point if you are not sure your audience understands the context for it. Or, as the wise Andy Kohut used to say, “If they don’t get the premise, they won’t get the joke.” Last year I spoke […]
This week is the 10th anniversary Health Datapalooza. It’s a milestone worth celebrating. In 2010, I attended what was then called the Community Health Data Forum at the Institute of Medicine. I posted a preview: Making Health Data Sing (Even If It’s a Familiar Song) and below are my notes from what we knew even […]
I think conferences are deeply affected by the spirit of their host city. San Francisco has its hackers and dreamers, Boston has its entrepreneurs and ivy, Paris has its pomp and worldliness. At Health 2.0 DC yesterday, my city showed that it has passion and execution — at scale. Leave it to others to point […]
The cross-disciplinary smorgasbord that is Gov 2.0 Expo will be held this week in DC. The agenda is packed with nerdy temptations (danah boyd! Anil Dash! Tim Berners-Lee!) but here are my can’t-miss sessions.