The David McCandless keynotes explore the growing opportunities afforded by the massive proliferation of data in recent years. He is the author of the book 'Information is Beautiful' (in the U.S. the book is titled 'The Visual Miscellaneum) and a self-described data journalist, contributing to the Guardian's Data Blog on a monthly basis.
What McCandless is probably most well known for is his work in data visualization. He is the founder of Information Is Beautiful, an online company that produces inventive and illuminating infographics for a variety of clients. As becomes clear in the David McCandless keynotes, true talent is not merely in using graphics to represent statistics and facts, but rather in revealing persistent patterns in data sets which many tend to overlook.