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7 Big Data Conferences You Should Attend in 2016

Big data and Data Science are among the fastest growing professions in 2016 and there is no better way to stay informed on the latest trends and technologies in the big data space than by attending one of the top big data conferences. If you are currently in the big data industry, then attending at least one big data conference or event is not an option- it is a must. Attending big data conferences is one of the best things professionals can do to advance their career and gain insights from peers in the industry.

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Big data conferences or big data events provide professionals with an opportunity to learn and explore about the emerging big data trends and technologies. However, most people often tend to ignore the value of attending a big data conference, as they find it difficult to decide which are best big data conferences happening around the world that are worth attending. With so many big data conferences happening in 2016 and considering budget constraints – choosing which big data conferences to attend in the coming months, can be a challenging task. At DeZyre we have done the groundwork for you and listed some of the best big data conferences for 2016 that you must attend.

Big Data Conferences 2016

Most of the big data events are hosted in major cities that are innovation hubs for technology - like Boston, Silicon Valley or any other city that has huge convention centre space. Big data conferences are chockfull with the brightest minds in the big data industry, data science discipline, cloud computing field and many other data driven industry professionals. With the increasing growth and understanding of big data across myriad industries, one can find industry experts sharing their insights about new big data methodologies, tools and best practices at these leading big data conferences.

Why you should attend a Big Data Conference?

“Attend a conference or two, see what people are working on, what the challenges are, and what the atmosphere is.”- said Galit Shmueli, Professor of Business Analytics at NTHU.

2016 is a big year for big data conferences across the globe. Irrespective of the country you live in, there are big data conferences happening all over the world which can help you connect with the big data and data science community at large. You can listen to industry thought leaders, participate in various workshops and discuss with the brightest minds in the big data industry on - what’s next exciting leap the industry is headed to. For some, the fee to attend each of these big data conferences can be off-putting, but one cannot deny the amazing networking opportunities they get by attending these big data conferences which compensate the cost of registration. If not all the conferences, at least try attending one big data conference that is nearest to you.

300+ big data conferences were organized in 2015 across the globe. If you have missed attending some of the best big data conferences that happened in 2015 - like the Predictive Analytics World, Strata+ Hadoop World, useR, IBM Insights and Joint Statistical meetings -try not to miss out an opportunity to attend a big data conference in 2016. If you are a data scientist, data analysts or are someone related to the big data industry then you must attend one of the big data conferences happening this year to gain valuable information and knowledge resources that can help you and your organization stay ahead in the competitive market.


This list of 7 big data conferences is not rated in terms of importance, quality or relevance but these are some of the most opportunity rich big data conferences happening in the big data world this year.

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Top 7 Big Data Conferences in 2016

1) Strata + Hadoop World

Date: March 29-March 31, 2016

Location: San Jose, California

Do you wish to learn about the tools and technologies that are transforming the big data industry?

Do you want to know how data science, data analytics, machine learning and AI are not just changing the business but the society as a whole?

Do you wish to hear the creator of Hadoop speak on “What the next 10 years has in store for Apache Hadoop?”

You must attend this big data conference that has the most influential speakers in the Big Data world - Doug Cutting, Mike Cafarella, Patrick Wendell, Alice Zheng, Eric Colson, Farrah Bostic, conducting Hadoop workshops and discussing about the biggest developments happening in the big data space.

Click Here to reserve your seat before the early bird offer ends!

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2) Enterprise Data World

Date: April 17- April 22, 2016

Location: San Diego, California

For entrepreneurs looking to transform their business to a data driven one - EDW is a “must attend” as it is one of the most educational conferences for data management. EDW features keynote speakers from eBay, Dell Software, Information Asset and several other industry leaders who will speak on diverse topics related to Hadoop, Agile Data, Big Data, Data Science, NoSQL, Business Analytics and many more data management methodologies.

Click here to Register for EDW 2016

3) Data Science Conference

Date: April 21-22, 2016

Location - Chicago

Data science conference is a “must attend” for business analytics professionals who are into machine intelligence, predictive modelling, artificial intelligence, data science discipline, or data mining. With leading data scientists from organizations like Microsoft, Walmart, Expedia, CareerBuilder, MasterCard, and Nokia - one definitely might not want to miss out an opportunity to network with the best thought leaders in the industry.

This Data Science Conference will address various topics like - Solving Large Scale Data Science Problems, Graph Analytics in Data Science, Impactful Trends in Data Science, and DevOps for Data Science, Data Science for Good: Focus on Optimizing Capitalism, Data Scientists as Product Managers, etc.

Click Here to Register for Data Science Conference.

4) Data Summit

Date: May 9th- May 11th, 2016

Location:  New York

If your job role includes data engineering, machine learning, decision science, data science, business intelligence, predictive analytics then you should attend this big data event to share the best practices and challenges in the data science field with two special co-located events “Hadoop Day” and “Virtualization Day”.

Data Summit will have 20+ keynote speakers from top IT firms like MapR, Twitter, Alpine Data, VMWare, Booz Allen Hamilton, Credit Suisse, RetailMeNot, and JPMorgan, to educate, inspire and provide you with scores of networking opportunities.

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5) useR

Date: June 28- June 30, 2016

Location: Stanford University, California

This big data conference is a yearly meeting of all users in the R Community. For people who love R programming - this big data conference is definitely worth attending. Keynote speakers and researchers from AT&T, Washington University, and Rice University, will speak on handling interesting big data problems using R language, industrial application of R, visualization and graphics, etc. 2016’s useR conference is anticipated to be a remarkable event as it is the 75th birthday of John Chambers (the inventor of S language) and also it is the 40th anniversary of S language (which is the core language behind the development of R programming language).

If you are a passionate R programmer, then click here and register to connect with R community across the globe.

6) International Conference on Data Mining, Internet Computing, and Big Data (BigData2016) 

Date – July 21- July 23, 2016

Location – Konya, Turkey

If you have pledged this year to go on an informative vacation, then you might as well attend BigData2016. Some of the most in-depth technical discussions delivered by keynote speakers will add pure value to your knowledge on diverse topics like data mining, machine learning, internet computing, natural language processing.

Click Here to register now for BigData2016.

7) IEEE Big Data

Date: Nov 15- Nov 18, 2016

Location: Washington DC, USA

With more than 780 participants from 49 countries across the world – who attended the IEEE Big Data Conference in 2015, this is one of the top tier research big data conference. If you want to understand the big data perspectives from various IEEE societies and other organizations- then reserve your spot now for this “biggest” big data conference, happening this November. The call for papers on various emerging topics like big data infrastructure, big data science and foundations, big data search and mining, big data management is open. If you are an author or a big data industry expert, this is the best conference where you can voice your perspective on big data.

Click Here to register for IEEE Big Data Conference 2016

Do you get energized and inspired by networking with industry influencers? Then do plan to attend at least one of the above big data conferences.

Let us know your thoughts on which big data conferences you are planning to attend in 2016. Leave a comment below if we have not listed your favourite big data conference in the list.




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