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Big Data Symposium - SOLD OUT

Presented by NVTC, the George Washington University and Attain

May 9, 2014

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Program

The Future of Our Region as a Global Center for Big Data

As global market forecasts for Big Data technology and services continue to grow, Northern Virginia and the Potomac Region are well positioned to compete for market share and opportunity. Our region is distinguished by our concentration of data analytics businesses and workers, the capacity of our schools in training future data scientists and analysts, our Big Data-related university research initiatives, our historic expertise in managing and interpreting data and the strong presence of the federal government, one of the largest producers and custodians of Big Data in the world.

During this half-day program, NVTC, the George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus and Attain will release a research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics highlighting the depth and breadth of Big Data experience, expertise and assets of our region. The event also will feature two panels of technology industry and academic leaders who will discuss the challenges and opportunities for Big Data technologies, applications and analysis and will explore efforts to grow the talent pool to power the region's Big Data-related businesses.

Confirmed speakers and panelists:

Anne Altman, IBM
Greg Baroni, Attain
Mike Bradshaw, Google
Dr. Donald E. Brown, University of Virginia Data Science Institute
Dr. Leo Chalupa,The George Washington University
Chris Chmura, Chmura Economics & Analytics
Aneesh Chopra, Hunch Analytics
Dr. Keith Crandall, The George Washington University
Dr. Ali Eskandarian, The George Washington University
Dr. Steven Knapp,The George Washington University
Justin Langseth, Zoomdata
Gary Shiffman, Giant Oak
Frank Stein, IBM

Due to security measures at the event location, all attendees must be U.S. citizens.


Research Partners: The George Washington University Virginia Science & Technology Campus; Attain LLC
Premier Sponsor: Attain LLC
Kick-Off Sponsors: IBM; SAP
Event Sponsors: CapTech; Volgenau School of Engineering
Media Sponsor: Synoptos
Location Sponsor: The George Washington University Virginia Science & Technology Campus

NTSB Training Center
The GWU Virginia Science and Technology Campus
45065 Riverside Parkway
Ashburn, VA
Directions to NTSB Training Center

Member: $ 65.00
General Audience: $ 95.00

Walk-in Prices:
Member: $ 75.00
General Audience: $ 105.00

Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Please email Katelyn Russell to be added to the waitlist.


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