Big Data Conferences 2016

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Are businesses constantly being driven by analytics? Is your B2B firm getting the most out of Big Data? To assist in jump-starting or contributing to your knowledge of Big Data, we have created a list of the top Big Data conferences around the world- one a month from June to December 2016. These conferences offer panels, workshops and presentations from experts in the field of data and analytics.

Predictive Analytics World, Business

June 20th to 23rd 2016

Chicago, Illinois

Why you want to attend:

There are many opportunities to learn from industry experts, including Deep Khadka, the Senior Data Scientist of Analytics and Insights at EMC Corporation. His session is specifically for B2B companies and will teach you how to use your Big Data insights to drive customer growth.

 Big Data Analytics & Insights Summit

July 14th 2016

Bengaluru, India

Why you want to attend:

Bringing varied cultural views into how you approach Big Data is one of the best ways for your company to be successful. Big Data Analytics & Insights Summit has gathered India’s industry leaders from banking, healthcare, sports, government, social media sectors and more. The industry focused discussions can give a you tailored insight into how analytics can work best your company.

SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

August 13th to 17th 2016

San Francisco, California

Why you want to attend:

KDD2016 has tutorials by data science experts and thought leaders including one called IoT Big Data Stream Mining. In this tutorial you will learn from five professionals about the science behind extracting information from the data generated by IoT.

SiriusDecisions Summit Europe

September 26th to 27th 2016

London, United Kingdom

Why you want to attend:

It is not very often a conference comes along that is specifically for B2B marketing, sales and product leaders and has speakers who specialize in Big Data. However, this is your lucky day because John Donlon the Research Director of Marketing Operations Strategies at SiriusDecisions is running a session entitled The 360-degree view of marketing data: are we there yet? In this session, B2B marketers will “learn strategies for unifying the data that fuels marketing’s key business processes”.

eMetrics Summit

October 23rd to 27th 2016

New York City, New York

Why you want to attend:

Almost every session and workshop at this conference will be of value to you if you want to improve your digital marketing with analytics. And who doesn’t want to get better? With both an applied science and cornerstones track, there is something for everyone at eMetrics Summit. One session that stands out to us is Margaret Escobar’s Enterprise-Seized Digital Analytics. Escobar is the Manager of Digital Analytics, Search and Optimization at IBM.

Internet Summit

November 16th to 17th 2016

Raleigh, North Carolina

Why you want to attend:

The self-proclaimed largest digital gathering in the South-East is the conference you want to be at in November. The Internet Summit is not solely for Big Data, last year’s lineup had a plethora of talks on the subject including, Building Enabling Systems with Big Data. 2016’s speakers have not been announced yet, however, with the track record of presenters like Steve Wozniak and Alexis Ohanian, we can guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Strata + Hadoop World

December 6th to 8th 2016


Why you want to attend:

The topics of discussion at Strata + Hadoop World are endless. Although the presenter list has not been released yet for Singapore’s event, we took a look at the San Jose, London, Beijing and New York schedules to get an idea of what the lineup has in store. One session in New York is Big Data, Big Decisions: Key Legal Considerations for the Collection and Use of Big Data. After going to all these conferences, you should probably ensure that you understand the legal considerations associated with the collection of Big Data!

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Meredith Omstead
Meredith Omstead is the Marketing Coordinator of B2BNN. Entering her third year at Wilfrid Laurier University in the fall, she is an aspiring journalist, content creator, and marketing woman extraordinaire.