Award-winning information designer and data journalist David McCandless, author of Information Is Beautiful, will take center stage at the 2nd annual PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA, May 7-9, leading an all-star speaker lineup from across the world of business analytics.

With his information design work appearing in over 40 publications internationally, London-based McCandless uses data visualization and infographics to explore new directions for journalism and discover new stories in data. His popular blog and book, Information Is Beautiful (HarperCollins 2009), are dedicated to visualizing ideas, issues, knowledge, and data. He’s also had pieces exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Wellcome Trust gallery in London, and the Tate Britain.

“By merging data, visual design, and storytelling, David McCandless’ work continues to instruct and inspire data professionals as we strive to translate data into meaningful information,” says PASS President Thomas LaRock. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to the PASS Business Analytics Conference as he shares his love of data and challenges us to better understand our businesses and the world around us through data.”

Microsoft’s Kamal Hathi and Amir Netz, back by popular demand, will kick off the conference on Day 1 with their lively mix of real-world demonstrations and intriguing data explorations as they tour the latest in business analytics and BI technologies that empower users to gather, analyze, and visualize data.

Bringing together business analysts, data scientists, and business intelligence and IT pros, the PASS BA Conference will feature 65+ best-practices, how-to, and strategy sessions by top BA/BI experts from Intuit, Microsoft, SurveyMonkey, Wells Fargo, Yahoo! and more. The event will also showcase thought-leading panels, the latest partner solutions, and a variety of networking opportunities designed to give attendees the contacts, tools, and expertise they need to get the most out of their organization’s data. 

Register before Feb. 26 with BACKEY to save $200 – and we’ll see you there!