January 21st, there will be a free conference at the University of Minnesota, Carlson school of business building. This conference is already shaping up to be the largest conference in Minnesota and one of the largest in the Midwest.
When people think of big data, they often will think of Silicon Valley. Which is great, there is a lot going on out there. However, there is a lot going on in other parts of the world as well. Minnesota happens to be one of those areas. With a large retail and medical device presence in the state, there is a lot of interest in big data. Thanks to groups like the Minne Analytics forum, companies like Best Buy, Meditronic, Target, and others, can come together and talk about these issues. As a result of these conversations, the MN Big Data conference was born.
What makes this conference unique? Like most conferences, we will have the big players in the space there, IBM, Teradata and others. But we will also have local practitioners talking about their experience with big data. This is about the community and helping to bring the best in class to the surface so that everyone can learn about big data. As a result, there will be people from companies like Best Buy, Target, United Healthgroup, w3i, Supervalu, The Nerdery, Microsoft, 3M, Allianz, Medtronic, University of Minnesota, Honeywell, The State of Minnesota, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Seagate, Cargill, Thomson Reuters and many many more.
If you want to meet people who are in companies working on the problems of big data and analytics, this is the place to be on January 21st. If you are concerned about budgets, don’t be, this is totally free. You may have to pay for parking but there is no cost to attend.
Already there is a great line up of speakers. It is a great mix of the technical and the business needs. Sign up today before all the spots are taken. There is a limit on how many people can attend so sign up today.