22 Big Data & BI Events (U.S.) that You Must Attend Before the End of 2014

Big Data & BI EventsFrom Boston, New York, Miami, to Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas, and San Francisco! Those are some of the great destinations in the U.S. that are hosting Big Data and Business Intelligence events from now and until the end of 2014. With so many events being hosted by so many different companies and event planning organizations, it can be a very daunting task to find the one that perfectly fits your interests and needs. That being said, I’ve done some research and compiled a great list of 22 Big Data and Business Intelligence events that you must attend during Q4 of 2014.

Q4 can be a difficult time to attend an event especially with Q4 reporting and 2015 planning and budgeting coming up, not to mention the holidays. However, attending these types of events are among the best things you can do for your company and professional career. All conferences are designed to provide attendees with a unique opportunity to learn something new in their areas of interest by exploring the newest trends and technologies.They present an excellent opportunity to network, learn from peers, and receive constructive feedback.

Below are the 22 Big Data and Business Intelligence events (U.S.) that you must attend before the end of 2014 in date order. They sell out fast.

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OCTOBER

1. CIO Visions Summit (Oct. 12-14, Orlando, FL): Join over 200 CIOs and IT Leaders for the first executive level Summit Series to tackle two of the most important categories in IT today: Cloud and Business Intelligence.

2. Strata + Hadoop World 2014 (Oct. 15-17, New York): Strata + Hadoop World is where cutting-edge data science and new business fundamentals intersect—and merge. You’ll learn business applications of data technologies by dissecting case studies, develop new skills through in-depth tutorials, share emerging best practices in data science, and build the future of your business.

3. Big Data Bootcamp (Oct. 17-19, – Denver, CO): This is a fast paced, vendor agnostic, technical overview of the Big Data landscape. No prior knowledge of databases or programming is assumed. Big Data Bootcamp is targeted towards both technical and non-technical people who want to understand the emerging world of Big Data, with a specific focus on Hadoop, NoSQL & Machine Learning.

4. Qlik at Teradata Partners 2014 User Conference (Oct. 19-23, Nashville, TN): The PARTNERS Conference & Expo offers a unique experience with a rich history in the discussion and advancement of all things data. In fact, 95% of attendees believe that attending PARTNERS was time well spent. We’ve combined that experience from those previous successful conferences with an expanded scope to include all things data across the entire enterprise.

5. Rock Stars of Big Data Analytics (Oct. 21, San Jose, CA): Everyone says this is the era of big data analytics. But what does that mean to you and your business? Can you really ask questions of massive amounts of data and get actionable answers? How far can you trust big data analytics when consequences could have extensive ethical and financial impact on you as well as on global populations and businesses? Find the answers you need at IEEE Computer Society’s Rock Stars of Big Data Analytics.

6. CIO Dallas Summit (Oct. 23, Dallas, TX): The CIO Dallas Summit is a unique opportunity for the city’s greatest IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer networking, while discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a variety of industries.

7. Big Data TechCon (Oct. 27-29, San Franscisco Bay Area): Big Data TechCon features practical, how-to classes and tutorials for IT and Big Data professionals, including data and business analysts, developers, software architects, data scientists, and project managers.

NOVEMBER

8. Solution Summit in Scottsdale // Big Data Analytics for Customer Insight and Engagement (Nov. 2–4, Scottsdale, AZ): At this summit you will learn about technologies and practices to help you reduce, if not eliminate, delays in turning customer information into insight and better engagement. Case studies, expert sessions, and thought-leadership panels will help business and IT leadership set strategy for deploying advanced analytics technologies that transform big data into game-changing customer insights.

9. Big Data & Marketing Innovation Summit (Nov. 6-7, Miami): The Big Data & Marketing Innovation summit will show you how to derive real business value from marketing, customer and business information. Take control of your data and see how embracing the Big Data revolution can drive results within marketing.

10. Data Analytics Week (Nov. 10-13, Las Vegas): This forum is for the most passionate analytics seekers to exchange, discuss, collaborate and shape the future of data analytics. We confidently depart from using the term “big data” because regardless of the size of your data, there is powerful information to unlock. Only here will you realize the powerful ROI of business intelligence.

11. Chief Technology Officer Summit (Nov. 12-13, Miami): “Harnessing Technology, Driving innovation.” The Chief Technology Officer Summit provides a unique opportunity for senior executives to discuss and debate the technology, trends and innovations shaping the future of business.

12. Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit (Nov. 12-13, Chicago): “Achieve Actionable Data Insight.” With 40+ Industry Speakers & 250+ delegates, the Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit is the largest gathering of business executives at the forefront of predictive analytics initiatives.

13. Business Intelligence Innovation Summit (Nov. 12-13, Chicago): This summit brings together a community of business intelligence professionals providing a platform for leading executives to share the challenges faced, successes made and the stories created.

14. Big Data Bootcamp (Nov. 14-16, 2014, Raleigh, NC): This is a fast paced, vendor agnostic, technical overview of the Big Data landscape. No prior knowledge of databases or programming is assumed. Big Data Bootcamp is targeted towards both technical and non-technical people who want to understand the emerging world of Big Data, with a specific focus on Hadoop, NoSQL & Machine Learning.

15. Big Data Bootcamp (Nov. 14-16, Dallas): This is a fast paced, vendor agnostic, technical overview of the Big Data landscape. No prior knowledge of databases or programming is assumed. Big Data Bootcamp is targeted towards both technical and non-technical people who want to understand the emerging world of Big Data, with a specific focus on Hadoop, NoSQL & Machine Learning.

16. Big Data for Finance Leaders Summit (Nov. 18-19, Boston):The Big Data for Finance Leaders Summit will address the emerging science of Big Data and how it has impacted the role of the finance executive. It includes 20+ Industry Speakers & 150+ attendees, Big Data in Finance Innovation is the largest gathering of senior finance executives using Big Data to improve processes & drive results.

17. Qlik World Conference (Nov. 17-20, Orlando, FL)The Qlik World Conference 2014 is designed to help you dig deeper into solutions for real-world challenges. The agenda will feature educational workshops, product launches, an inside look at the latest innovations emerging at Qlik, and more.

DECEMBER

18. Big Data for Finance Summit (Dec. 3-4, Boston): 20+ Industry Speakers & 150+ attendees, Big Data in Finance Innovation is the largest gathering of senior finance executives using Big Data to improve processes & drive results.

19. Business Intelligence / Analytics /Big Data Strategies (Dec. 4, O’Hare, IL): Data is the lifeblood of every business, but to empower the organization, it needs to be used carefully and strategically. How can IT leverage BI initiatives to become a stronger partner and ally to business units? What pitfalls should be avoided?

20. CIO Summit (Dec. 4, San Francisco):The CIO San Francisco Summit is a unique opportunity for the city’s greatest IT thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer networking, while discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a variety of industries.

21. Big Data Bootcamp (Dec. 5-7, Tampa, FL): This is a fast paced, vendor agnostic, technical overview of the Big Data landscape. No prior knowledge of databases or programming is assumed. Big Data Bootcamp is targeted towards both technical and non-technical people who want to understand the emerging world of Big Data, with a specific focus on Hadoop, NoSQL & Machine Learning.

22. TDWI World Conference in Orlando // Emerging Technologies 2015 (Dec. 7-12, Orlando, FL): TDWI has been offering just that guidance for nearly 20 years. When new technologies appear, our industry-leading instructors provide the thought leadership to help you evaluate and implement them. But TDWI Orlando offers so much more than the next big thing: over 45 courses covering the spectrum of BI, DW, big data, modeling, and analytics—from the fundamentals to the newest of the new.

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