Leeds now joins London, Rio de Janeiro, Jakarta, Chicago and Madrid as a host city for a week of events focusing on the social, political, commercial and technological impacts of Big Data.
Big Data Week runs from the 24-30 October 2016 and will see events held across the city, involving world experts in data analytics, visualisation and practice.
2016 marks the sixth annual Big Data Week, and sees Leeds as the only UK-city outside of London selected as a host city, in part due to the strength of the Big Data analysis being done in the cities financial, retail and academic sectors.
Katherine Pomfret, Head of Marketing at Alscient, who brought about the partnership and will be co-ordinating Big Data Week Leeds said “With so many large financial, retail, telematics and other businesses in the city, as well as excellent universities, we’re confident we can more than hold our own on the global data stage.”
“We want business leaders to have accessible ways to understand what Big Data means and the value it can bring. We also want students and the public to be able to learn and get involved with experiments and demos in a way that makes the topic less intimidating. If you thought data was boring, prepare to be amazed.”
Companies or organisations wishing to get involved as a partner, can contact the Alscient team viawww.alscient.com/contact
Those wishing to view the events and book a space at no cost can do so through the Big Data Week Leeds website athttp://leeds.bigdataweek.com/