Data 2.0 Summit 2012 Announces DataStack Startup Pitch Day

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DataStack Startup Pitch Day will give 10 data-centric startups a chance to meet Silicon Valley investors and win over $50,000 in prizes. The Data 2.0 Summit April 3rd, 2012 in San Francisco is the largest data innovation conference at the intersection of Big Data, Social Data, and the DataWeb.

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What new database technologies will enable my app to scale? How can my company better exploit the ‘Open Gov’ movement? How do I use data to better target my online advertising? These are the questions that Data 2.0 hopes to answer.

Data 2.0 Summit, the largest thought leadership conference on the future of data and the API economy announces the DataStack Startup Pitch Day. Data 2.0 Summit Pitch Day will give 10 data-centric startups a chance to meet Silicon Valley investors and win over $50,000 in prizes. The Data 2.0 Summit April 3rd 2012 in San Francisco is the largest data innovation conference at the intersection of Big Data, Social Data, and the DataWeb.

The top 10 DataStack startup applicants will be selected February 15th 2012, earning access to pitch at the invite-only Pitch Day on Monday April 2nd. From there, the top 3 startups will receive a free demo table at Data 2.0 Summit 2012 and the opportunity to pitch their new company concepts on-stage to over 500 of the nation’s top investors and innovators in cloud data, social data, geo data, open data, and advertising data.

The Data 2.0 Summit one-day thought leadership conference will host 12 panels and over 50 speakers including CEO’s from Jigsaw, Factual, BlueKai, and Kaggle, as well as executives from Mint.com, Micriosoft Bing, GNIP, Datastax. The theme of the Data 2.0 Summit is the DataWeb: how companies acquire and understand data in the cloud ranging from social data, business intelligence, and consumer advertising data to open government data and data visualization tools.

“What new database technologies will enable my app to scale? How can my company better exploit the ‘Open Gov’ movement? How do I use data to better target my online advertising? These are the questions that Data 2.0 hopes to answer.” said Rahim Sonawalla, Developer Evangelist at Twilio.

Last year’s Data 2.0 Conference 2011 hosted 420 attendees April 4th 2011 in San Francisco with keynote speakers including Vivek Wadhwa, TechCrunch contributor as well as Joe Lonsdale, founder of Palantir. Highlights from last year’s event include a Twitter announcement and Datasift partnership profiled in TechCrunch. Data 2.0 Conference 2011 focused on discussions around Making Data Accessible. Startup pitch judges included Robert Scoble, Start Liaison Officer at Rackspace and Andy Jenks, partner at EMC Ventures.

The 2012 Data 2.0 Summit’s theme ‘The Deep Web’ will focus on discussions about new API’s, web protocols, and data standards can add depth and meaningfulness to the web.

Topics addressed at the Data 2.0 Summit 2012 include the Open Web versus the Closed Web, Creating a Business API Strategy, and Building on Social Data. A common goal throughout all Data 2.0 Summit topics will be exploring how businesses can better leverage the avalanche of new online data ranging from geo-data, social data, open government data to advertising analytics data.

Data 2.0 invites the community to submit proposals for panels and speakers for the Data 2.0 Summit 2012 program. Discounted sponsorships are available until December 31st 2012, contact geoff(at)techweek(dot)com.

For more information about Data 2.0 Summit 2012 and subscribe to email updates, visit http://www.data2con.com.

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