Big Data Week in Atlanta 2014


40+ cities. 5,000+ people. One Big idea.

International Big Data Week is a weeklong series of independently hosted events organized as a platform to educate, inform and inspire a global community of data scientists, business executives, technologists, data visualizers and data businesses spanning major commercial, financial, social and technological sectors.

The festival connects a number of global cities through locally hosted meetups, events, panels, networking functions, demos, debates, discussions and hackathons.

Our team at Atlanta-based software company Emcien is pleased to bring Big Data Week back to Atlanta for the 2nd year in a row, and we’re working with the City of Atlanta and Metro Atlanta Chamber to make sure it’s even bigger and better in 2014.

How can you register? Each event is posted on our Meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Atlantas-Big-Data-Week-2014/

Attendees are encouraged to sign up for each event that they are interested in attending.

We’ve confirmed over 50 speakers, including Big Data leaders from Delta, Home Depot, The Weather Company, CNN, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, SunTrust, NCR and many more.

Check out this release for some more information on the City and Mayor’s involvement: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/city-of-atlanta-and-metro-atlanta-chamber-partner-with-software-company-emcien-to-host-atlantas-big-data-week-in-2014-2014-04-15

  mstephens@emcien.com     @EmcienCorp     www.emcien.com

EVENTS

Event logo   May 5, 2014 – Atlanta#BDW14 Kickoff Keynote Panel w/ Delta, Home Depot, Bloomberg + More
Join fellow Atlantans as we kick off Big Data Week 2014 and learn from high-profile thinkers and innovators how Big Data is transforming the future of business.
Event logo   May 6, 2014 – AtlantaEDA Toolkit for Data Scientists
This innovative tool provides for significant productivity gain and time savings on data manipulation.
Event logo   May 6, 2014 – AtlantaHow Big Data is Changing Education
How is the explosion of data transforming education? Speakers from UGA, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State and iSchool Initiative.
Event logo   May 6, 2014 – AtlantaHow to Become a Developer or Data Scientist
Attendees can expect a series of short 10-minute presentations from developers and data scientists from all experience levels (beginner to advanced), sharing their best tips on getting into developmen . . .t, how they continue to improve their skills, and further coding abilities to become a data scientist.
Event logo   May 6, 2014 – AtlantaEcommerce School: Big Data in Ecommerce
Ecommerce School is a place where education is shared, best practices are discussed, and solutions are found. The audience ranges from college kids to professionals, everyone is welcome and has someth . . .ing to add.
Event logo   May 7, 2014 – AtlantaBusiness Intelligence Meets Big Data
This event is dedicated to exploring current offerings and methodologies within Business Intelligence and Analytics, and showcasing innovation in the space.
Event logo   May 7, 2014 – AtlantaHappy Hour & Vendor Roundtable Discussion
Join fellow business leaders over drinks at Atlanta’s first showcase of Atlanta’s innovative Big Data tools and analytics technologies.
Event logo   May 7, 2014 – AtlantaBeer & Code: Happy Hour for Developers
This event is intended for software engineers that enjoy tech talk around data.
Event logo   May 7, 2014 – AtlantaThe Big Data Transformation of Population & Community Health
Building and Applying Big Data Analytics within a Large Integrated Delivery System to enhance population health Presenters: Dr. Michael Dulin and Dr. Allen Naidoo, Carolinas HealthCare System
Event logo   May 8, 2014 – AtlantaBig Data in Marketing Research Roundtable
For all forward thinking researchers in Atlanta, it is one of the not-to-miss events that has the potential to shake and shape the Marketing Research industry in the future.
Event logo   May 8, 2014 – AtlantaROI & Big Data Panel
Learn from executives at leading manufacturing, finance, insurance, telco and retail companies on how they are managing their data initiatives and their success stories and challenges.
Event logo   May 8, 2014 – AtlantaLunch & Learn: Credit Scoring – Enhanced and Expanded
Speaker: Max Zhu, Senior Director of Analytics at Equifax
Event logo   May 8, 2014 – AtlantaThink Big Data Lend to Small Businesses
Speaker: Chief Data Scientist at Kabbage, Pinar Donmez
Event logo   May 9, 2014 – AtlantaTAG FinTech Presents Big Data 2020
Big Data 2020, a unique conference from TAG FinTech, will examine the roadmap that defines the critical steps in making data a more powerful natural resource of the company.
Event logo   May 9, 2014 – AtlantaThe Growth of Digital Content w/ GigaOM, Bloomberg, CNN
Join leading technology journalists as they discuss analytics in the content and engagement space.
Event logo   May 9, 2014 – AtlantaBig Data Hackathon Day 1 (Mingle & Ideate)
The first day’s event will include team forming over drinks and discussions around the data set, which will be provided to multiple teams across the world.
Event logo   May 9, 2014 – AtlantaArtificial Intelligence: What’s Possible and How It Will Change Your Business
Panel moderated by Derrick Harris, GigaOM
Event logo   May 10, 2014 – AtlantaBig Data Hackathon Day 2 (Build Cool Stuff)
The Big Data Week Hackathon includes a full day of coding with pizza, beer and prizes.
Event logo   May 10, 2014 – AtlantaData Science Day – Paco Nathan keynote + Panel
Paco Nathan, is a “player/coach” who’s led innovative Data teams building large-scale apps for 10+ years. Expert in distributed systems, machine learning, Enterprise data workflows. Paco is an O’R . . .eilly author and engineering consultant, and an advisor for several firms including The Data Guild. Paco received his BS Math Sci and MS Comp Sci degrees from Stanford University, and has 25+ years technology industry experience ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups. We will kickoff our 2nd annual Big Data Week event with a luncheon followed by a keynote address and Q&A. After the keynote we’ll have a short break and a panel discussion with data science experts.