Not sure why it took so long in this opening plenary, but only just now in an example from Kenya on increasing agricultural productivity was its importance mentioned. It's certainly right to underscore issues of data integrity, but I argue that we cannot lose sight of how we represent that data, too! Anyway, looking forward to more about datavis in coming days.

Now onto Gabriel Garcia Marquez... (No I don't know how that was a segue either, except we're moving on from Kenya to Cartagena.)