Kirk Borne Keynote Speaker
- Principal Data Scientist, Data Science Fellow, & Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton
- Former professor of astrophysics and computational science, George Mason University
- Award-winning expert in scientific data mining
Kirk Borne's Biography
Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist, an Executive Advisor, and the first Data Science Fellow at Booz Allen. Dr. Borne is a sought-after global speaker and trainer on topics ranging from data mining, data management, big data analytics, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, internet of things, data-driven decision-making, modeling & simulation of dynamic systems to emerging technologies, future of work, education, and science.
He also provides leadership and mentoring to multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, modelers, and data scientists; and he consults with numerous external organizations, industries, agencies, and partners in the use of large data repositories and machine learning for discovery, decision support, and innovation. In addition to being a top big data influencer, he was professor of astrophysics and computational science at George Mason University (GMU) for 12 years. He served as undergraduate advisor for the GMU data science program and graduate advisor in the computational science and informatics Ph.D. program.
Kirk spent nearly 20 years supporting NASA projects, including NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope as data archive project scientist, NASA’s Astronomy Data Center, and NASA’s Space Science Data Operations Office. He has extensive experience in large scientific databases and information systems, including expertise in scientific data mining. He was a contributor to the design and development of the new Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, for which he contributed in the areas of science data management, informatics and statistical science research, galaxies research, and education and public outreach. Borne discusses how data science can help all kinds of industries — from Fortune 500 companies trying to make use of a massive database to NASA’s discoveries of hundreds of previously unknown galaxies and exoplanets.
He is an active contributor on social media, where he is an advocate of data literacy for all and has been listed consistently each year since 2013 as the #1 or #2 top worldwide influencer in Big Data and Data Science on social media. In 2013 he won the Dean’s Impact Award for Faculty Excellence in the George Mason University College of Science. In 2014 he was named an IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero. In 2016 he was named Fellow of the International Astrostatistics Association for his lifelong contributions to big data research in astronomy.
Data mining, data management, big data analytics, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, internet of things, data-driven decision-making, modeling & simulation of dynamic systems, emerging technologies, future of work, education, and science.
Kirk’s Accolades Include:
Ranked #3 Big Data influencer worldwide 2020
Ranked #1 or #2 Data Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning and AI influencer worldwide (2014-present)
Ranked #1 Data Analytics thought leader on Twitter (2016)
Ranked #4 Marketing Technology (Martech) influencer worldwide ( 2017)
Ranked #13 IOT Internet of Things influencer worldwide (2016)
Ranked #14 in Top Big Data Executives and Experts (2014)
Ranked #16 Data Security influencer worldwide (2016)
Ranked #26 Digital Transformation influencer worldwide (2016)
Ranked #72 Digital Marketing influencer worldwide (2016)
IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero (2014)
One of Yellowfin’s Four People You Need to Know in Data and Analytics (2017)
Ranked #1 Top Digital Influencers to Follow (2019)
Ranked #5 on Onalytica’s Top 100 Smart Grid Influencers (2019)
Ranked #1 on IPFC’s Top Digital Influencers to Follow on Twitter (2019-2020)
Ranked #2 on AiThority’s 50 Most Popular AI-Influencers of North America (2019)
Ranked #1 on MicroStrategy’s 20 Analytics and Business Intelligence Influencers to Follow (2019)
Ranked #1 on Bridgei2i’s Top 15 Analytics and Data Science Influencers you Need to Follow (2019)
Ranked #5 on Verdict’s Top Influencers in Artificial Intelligence (2019)
Ranked #1 on DZone’s Top 10 Data Science and Business Intelligence Influencers You Should Follow on Twitter (2019)
Ranked #1 on RePods Top Ten Data Science Influencers You Should Follow on Twitter
Ranked #1 on Ai Chronicles for the 5 Top Data Science Bloggers to Follow in 2019
Ranked #1 on Agilience for Machine Learning and Data Science (2019)
Ranked #4 on SimpliLearn’s list of 17 of the Top Influencers in Big Data and Analytics in 2019
Listed on Springboard’s list of Top Data Scientists to Follow on Twitter (2019)
Ranked #5 on AI Times Journal’s Top AI Influencers to Follow on Twitter (2019)
Ranked #2 on Jay Palter’s Top Social Media Influencers in Big Consulting (2019)
Nominee for the 2019 AI Innovator of the Year by AI Business