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London is ready to connect with ‘Big Data Week 2014’

Next week (5 May), sees the start of the third annual ‘Big Data Week’ which will be focusing on the theme ‘The Connected Society’, exploring the relationship of data across The Internet of Things, Smart Cities and The Quantified Self.

The event hopes to bring together around 30,000 data practitioners from more than 30 cities worldwide, across 200+ events, including meet-ups, workshops and hackathons focused on social, political, technological and commercial impacts of data.

London Big Data Week will commence on 6 May with the official launch party at Nordic Bar, before moving on to a full day of events and seminars on 7 May at University College London. Here, the Big Data Week London team will host and chair a day of case studies, presentations, community showcases and debates with the UK data Community.

Co-founder of the event Stewart Townsend, commented:

“Big Data Week was founded to bring together communities of like-minded individuals who share passion for data. Over the past 18 months, the festival has expanded across four continents and the number of events has quadrupled and we are set for our biggest and most interesting event yet.”

The festival is produced by media140; a leading innovator in developing global communities through engaging events, exhibitions and experiences – bringing people together to form communities of interest in science, media and technology.

Couchbase, O’Reilly Strata, ASI, Ketchum, Affectv and Bigstep are all official partners of Big Data Week London, and bare metal cloud infrastructure provider Bigstep believes the scale of event shows how far big data has come.

Ioana Hreninciuc, commercial director, at Bigstep, said:

“Big data is fast becoming part of the business mainstream, a fact born out by the sheer scale of breadth of Big Data Week 2014.

“Big Data Week 2014 is a unique event that is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about big data and what can be achieved with it, whether an established data scientist or someone completely new to big data.”

Tickets are available for the London conferences, with other participating cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Barcelona, Dubai, Istanbul, Belfast, Perth, Berlin, London and Lagos.

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