The big data market is expected to grow to $41.5 billion in value by 2018, and even if you’re not interested in turning data into a product, you still need to follow big data trends for insights that can help grow your business. What’s the best place to catch up on the latest trends in technology, meet the industry leaders, and get a chance to pick the experts’ brains on your toughest big data concerns? That’s right, big data conferences.
What follows is a list of 7 must-attend big data conferences of 2016. If you’re as much as considering integrating aspects of big data into your process or product, visiting one or more of these sure-to-be-epic events will be more than worth your while.
March 7-9, Santa Clara, CA
At the Global Data Science Conference, you’ll get to meet senior and C-level executives from leading big data innovators, including data scientists from the industry’s giants, Microsoft and Intel. Apart from numerous keynotes and talks, the agenda features two data science workshops, as well as keynote and data science sessions closer to the end of the conference. You might also want to check out Big Data for Executives and Global Predictive Analytics Conference, which are co-located.
The cost: pricing starts from $300.
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March 29-31, San Jose, CA
Together, O’Reilly and Cloudera make some of the best tech events, and this year’s San Jose conference promises to live up to their reputation. The world’s top data experts and executives will be sharing their hard-won knowledge on data-driven business, industry innovations, advanced analytics, IoT, and just about anything else you need to thrive in a data-driven world. You might also be interested in joining one of the in-depth training courses on key data topics that will run prior to the conference.
The cost: pricing starts from $1745; discounts are available.
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May 10-11, London
The world’s largest executive-led big data summit will give you the opportunity to meet over 150 industry leaders and pick up on the best practices from big data specialists at FTSE 250 companies. The summit promises to cover all the burning issues surrounding the world of big data in a wide-ranging series of discussions, panels, and presentations.
How much: online access for £400; one-day passes for £595; two-day passes from £695.
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May 24, Austin, TX
At this one-day event hosted by IEEE Computer Society, you’ll experience the newest big data thinking from experts at IBM, DataStax, Teradata, Halliburton, and more, take part in an in-depth Q&A session, discover new data solutions, and, of course, get the opportunity to network with industry leaders.
The cost: pricing starts from $229.
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July 12-13, San Francisco, CA
This event will feature talks and tutorials delivered by CTOs and VPs at Quora, Salesforce, Uber, Deepart, Stitch Fix, and more, who will share insights into the data science behind their success, as well as presentations from the brilliant minds at UC Berkeley, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and University of Washington on the latest advances in machine learning. The summit will also feature some hands-on training, a startup showcase, and a hackathon.
How much: $395; student and group tickets are available (the early bird offer ends on March 15).
September 22-23, London
Top big data scientists and engineers, industry experts and entrepreneurs, machine learning specialists and developers will explore the latest advances in deep learning and smart AI and discuss their impact on manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and communications. You’ll get the chance to attend 50 talks, network with 350 leading big data innovators, and join group brainstorming sessions and interactive workshops.
The cost: £595 (the early bird offer ends on July 29); discounts are available.
November 7-10, Lisbon
How can businesses adopt a data-driven culture? What do you need to build a data science team from scratch? How can a startup use data science in their decision-making? Leading data scientists and chief data officers will answer these and other pressing big data questions at a dedicated track within this year’s Web Summit in Lisbon.
The cost: you can apply for a 2 for 1 discount code now, but the price of the ticket package hasn’t been announced yet.
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Big data conferences are happening all over the world this year, so make sure to attend at least one of them to get insights from the industry leaders on how you can harness the power of data to grow your business.
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