May 20, 2022

Video: Big Data and You: A Conversation with the Chief Data Scientist of the U.S.

Here’s a video recording of recent conversation between DJ Patil, ‎U.S. Chief Data Scientist at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy by Elizabeth Dwoskin, Silicon Valley Correspondent, Washington Post.

The 69 minute conversation took place at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on May 5, 2016.


Big data’s role in our lives is increasing, whether we realize it or not. From influencing our health-care decisions to helping to make our streets safer, big data has changed the way that our government and the private sector are tackling some of today’s most complicated social and economic issues.

Join us in welcoming U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil to the INFORUM stage for a conversation about the benefits and controversies surrounding human-centered big data and how it affects us in our everyday.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.