unleash the power of your data
May 22 - 23, 2018 // Boston, MA
Hyatt Regency Boston
Data Summit Conference 2018

Transform Your Business with Data

The Data Summit conference is a unique event that brings together IT practitioners and business stakeholders from all types of organizations. Top corporations, government agencies, and public institutions gather together to learn about the leading technologies and strategies for succeeding in this increasingly data-driven world. Attendees get a comprehensive educational experience designed to guide them through all of today’s key issues in data management and analysis. Take advantage of the many opportunities for peer interaction through panel discussions and provocative talks. Whether your interests lie in the technical possibilities and challenges of new and emerging technologies or using Big Data for business intelligence, analytics, and other business strategies, Data Summit 2018 has something for you!

An intense two-day immersion into the major technologies and strategies for becoming a data-driven business, Data Summit is co-located with the Cognitive Computing Summit as well as our special day long programs: Hadoop Day on Tuesday and Spark Day on Wednesday. Access to these co-located events is included with your Data Summit registration or available as individual pass types.

All attendees can take advantage of access to the Data Solutions Showcase, where companies with solutions to your data challenges will be displaying their products and services. If you want to connect with the leaders and innovators in the industry, discover what works in the real world, and begin charting your course forward, Data Summit is the place to do it. Join us this May in Boston for Data Summit 2018!

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tracks at Data Summit 2018

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation helps you navigate the core technologies disrupting the business world today, from big data and cloud computing, to artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. You’ll learn how these technologies work, and how businesses are harnessing them to increase efficiency, agility and innovation. Attend this track to understand the game-changing technologies and how you can use them to succeed.

Designed for business executives, line of business managers, marketing professionals, sales professionals, innovation strategists, and new information technologists.

Competing on Analytics

Competing on Analytics is your guide into the most important trends in analytics today, from dark data and machine learning, to data science and prescriptive insights. Attend this track to understand the latest trends in data discovery and visualization, how new data preparation techniques are changing the analytics game, emerging best practices in statistical modeling, and the impact of cloud computing and new data platforms.

Designed for chief information officers, chief data officers, data scientists, data analysts, BI architects, BI developers/engineers, digital analytics directors/managers, and data analytics technologists.

Moving to a Modern Data Architecture

Moving to a Modern Data Architecture takes you through the latest advancements in data management, from NoSQL and Hadoop, to in-memory computing, cloud migration, data lakes, and real-time architectures. Attend this track to gain a deeper understanding of the latest technologies and techniques underpinning the hybrid future of data management and how you can succeed in this rapidly-changing world.

Designed for data scientists, data engineers, enterprise architects, systems architects, application developers, data administrators, and associated information professionals.

Building the Data-Driven Future

Building the Data-Driven Future equips you with new insights and practical advice on the key technologies and emerging best practices in building modern systems and applications, from containers and microservices, to recommender systems, mobile IoT applications, and cloud security. Attend this track to navigate the latest trends in big data and cloud engineering and agile application development.

Designed for chief information officers, systems architects and engineers, software developers and engineers, application developers, database developers, and associated IT managers and directors.

Cognitive Computing Summit

A new era of cognitive computing is unfolding and its impact is already being felt across industries, from healthcare and financial services, to manufacturing and education. Building cognitive systems and applications requires complex connections to multiple data sources and types, processing power and storage networks that can cost effectively support the high-speed exploration of huge volumes of data, and the incorporation of various analytics and machine learning techniques to deliver insights that can be acted upon. Attend Cognitive Computing Summit to learn about the leading use cases, strategies and technologies that every organization should know about.

Designed for chief information officers, chief data officers, data scientists, data engineers, enterprise architects, systems architects, application developers, and tech-savvy business leaders.

Hadoop Day

Since its beginning as a project aimed at building a better web search engine for Yahoo – inspired by Google’s well-known MapReduce paper – Hadoop has grown to occupy the center of the big data marketplace. From data offloading to preprocessing, Hadoop is not only enabling the analysis of new data sources amongst a growing legion of enterprise users; it is changing the economics of data

It’s designed to appeal to Hadoop experts and novices, business intelligence professionals, technologists, and data analysts.

Spark Day

Built for large-scale data processing, Spark is on the rise as one of the most active open source projects in the marketplace today. By enabling organizations to perform in-memory analytics on big datasets, Spark offers substantial performance benefits, as well as versatility as a multi-use platform for data scientists. Attend Spark Day to learn how this exciting new technology is being used in the real-world, its key features, ecosystem and architecture, and how to run Spark, connect data sources, build and optimize applications and conquer the world with machine learning.

Designed for data scientists, data engineers, enterprise architects, systems architects, application developers, data administrators, and associated information professionals.

Who attends Data Summit

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Data Officers
  • IT Directors and Managers
  • Data Architects
  • Data Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Database Administrators
  • Application Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • Technology Specialists
  • Project Managers
  • Business Directors and Managers

What we're talking about

  • Harnessing the Hadoop Ecosystem
  • Moving to a Modern Data Architecture
  • Unlocking the Power of the Data Lake
  • Machine-Learning With Apache Spark
  • Data Engineering for the Internet of Things
  • Data Security
  • Data Science in the Real World
  • Succeeding With Predictive Analytics
  • Taking Advantage of In-Memory Computing
  • Making the Shift From Relational to NoSQL
  • The Rise of Data-as-a-Service
  • The Future of Data Warehousing
  • Overcoming Big Data Integration Challenges
  • Increasing Agility Through Virtualization & Cloud
  • Moving From Traditional BI to Data Discovery

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