|[April 15, 2014]
City of Atlanta and Metro Atlanta Chamber Partner with Software Company Emcien to Host Atlanta's Big Data Week in 2014
ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--
Analytics software company Emcien
was selected for the second consecutive year to organize Atlanta's Big
Data Week initiative, a weeklong series of events founded by Media140 in
London and organized locally in more than 30 cities globally on May
The Atlanta events range in experience level, industry and business
case, and are taking place around the Metro area with many of them
located in and around Georgia Tech's Midtown campus. The full agenda can
be viewed here: meetup.com/atlantas-big-data-week-2014/.
"The City of Atlanta is thrilled to be a sponsor of Big Data Week," said
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. "All across our city, we are using data to
streamline and improve government services. Big Data Week offers our
city a national platform to showcase our innovative approaches to
creating an efficient and effective government."
Confirmed speakers for the conference include technology leaders from
Delta, The Weather Company, Home Depot, Children's Healthcare of
Atlanta, AirWatch (News - Alert), SunTrust and many more. The focus this year is around
high value use cases and near-future potential from enterprise-side
executives who are leading big data initiatives in their companies.
Emcien, an Atlanta software provider specializing in pattern-based
analytics, has been chosen to organize and host the events
because of their innovative approach to data analysis and their ties to
the city government and Georgia Tech, as well as Big Data executives
around the state acros all sectors. Due to the growth and momentum of
the technology industry in the Southeast, this has truly become a
community effort thanks to major partners such as the City of Atlanta,
Metro Atlanta Chamber and Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Among those involved are several technology media giants including
Bloomberg (News - Alert), GigaOM and VentureBeat. Several Big Data publications,
including Data-Informed, BigData-Startups.com and Datanami, have joined
as media partners. In addition, dozens of companies are sponsoring the
Atlanta series including LexisNexis (News - Alert), Equifax, MapLarge, MailChimp,
Brickstream and more. The full list of sponsors and speakers will be
released one week prior to the event.
Among the partners this year are some of the state's leading
universities including Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State University. "Our
world-class universities and colleges are one of the main drivers of
entrepreneurship and innovation in the city," said Mayor Reed.
Big Data Week in Atlanta was an historic event in 2013, with over 1,000
unique registrants, 22 events and more than 50 speakers. This year, the
event has garnered more attention than before, with some of the most
innovative companies in the country sending their data experts from all
over the Southeast and even as far as Palo Alto (News - Alert), Calif. to speak to
Atlanta's technology leaders.
"The first Atlanta Big Data Week in 2013 was a success because Atlanta
is rapidly growing in importance as a technology hub in the Southeast,"
said Andrew Wilson, SVP and General Manager, Atlanta.net at Atlanta
Convention & Visitors Bureau. "We support this event because it attracts
the kind of people that can fuel the future growth of the city, be it
through increased transient business visiting tech companies, or through
relocation of technologists and businesses into this vibrant city."
"Once again Big Data Week gives us the opportunity to come together and
share what we've accomplished and what's on the horizon," said Radhika
Subramanian, CEO of Big Data analytics company Emcien and organizer of
Atlanta's Big Data Week. "Emcien is organizing this event to grow the
community, to learn together about new opportunities for improving how
the entire world works and lives."
Atlantans of all industries, business functions and sectors are
encouraged to review the Meetup (meetup.com/atlantas-big-data-week-2014/)
to find the most relevant sessions and panels to them. Many events will
be free to attend, and are either casual networking mixers or panels and
sessions focused on educational and unique content around solving
business problems. There are a variety of topics to choose from
What Atlanta's biggest brands are doing with data
The intersection of business intelligence and Big Data
How artificial intelligence is transforming business
Technical discussions on coding for data science
What tools and methods are leading in Big Data analytics
...and more. Join the conversation using #bdw14, the official hashtag of
the events worldwide.
Emcien's software automates data analysis, allowing users to work faster
and smarter by revealing valuable patterns from many forms of data. The
software uses advanced algorithms to eliminate the burden of manual
analysis and detect the connections your team needs to formulate insight.
Our patented algorithms accept raw data and evaluate all possible
combinations, recognize what's important, defocus what's not, and
deliver the optimal results automatically through an API or intuitive
Emcien's engine, the result of highly competitive NSF grants and years
of research at Georgia Tech and MIT (News - Alert), is delivering unprecedented value
to organizations across sectors that depend on immediate insight for
success-banking, healthcare, insurance, retail, Intelligence and others.
to learn more.
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