Top Speakers Announced for Atlanta’s Big Data Week 2014, Organized and Hosted by Analytics Software Leader Emcien

Local and National Executives in Business Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data Announced as Headliners for Atlanta’s Branch of Global Conference

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The City of Atlanta Department of Information Technology is working closely with industry leaders, such as Emcien, to bring together up and coming IT solutions and to stay one step ahead of our municipal needs.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

Analytics software company Emcien, in partnership with International Big Data Week, announced today the top speakers representing innovation and leadership at Atlanta’s branch of the global conference. The Big Data Week initiative is a weeklong series of events founded by Media140 in London and organized locally in more than 30 cities globally on May 5-11, 2014.

“Big Data Week will be a key milestone for the growing technology industry in metro Atlanta,” said Gregg Simon, Director of Technology Industry Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber. “The insightful speeches and engaging panel sessions will provide new opportunities for companies to understand what Big Data can do for them now and in the future.”

With over 50 speakers throughout the week, Big Data Week in Atlanta covers a variety of sectors and business functions presenting applications and use cases–Big Data Week focuses on the technology executives that actually work closely with data and analytics, including:

Mayor Kasim Reed, City of Atlanta
Ashish Dham, Ryder
Daniel Perlmutter, Church’s Chicken
David Braunecker, AT&T
David Ediger, Georgia Tech Research Institute
Derrick Harris, Gigaom
Duane Stanford, Bloomberg
Eli Phetteplace, The Weather Channel
Eric Falthzik, Cox
Grant Hawkins, Atlanta Police Foundation
Greg Boyd, Travelers
Dr. Han Reichgelt, Southern Polytechnic State University
Jeffrey Feinsmith, IBM
Jennifer Priestley, Kennesaw State University
John Marshall, AirWatch
Mark Pearson, SunTrust
Max Zhu, Equifax
Dr. Michael Dulin & Dr. Allen Naidoo, Carolinas HealthCare System
Michael Thompson, Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta
Paul Lilford, Tableau
Peter Molnar, Clark Atlanta University
Pinar Donmez, Kabbage
Prital Ullal, NCR
Radhika Subramanian, Emcien
Dr. Robert Coop, State Farm Insurance
Robin Hensley, UPS
Rupesh Dandekar, Georgia-Pacific
Russell Pierce, Delta
Stephen Fleming, Georgia Tech
Steven Einbender, Home Depot
Woodson Savage, Manheim

“The genesis of big data pushes the limits of what’s possible in the world of technology,” said Michael Dogan, Interim Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta. “The City of Atlanta Department of Information Technology is working closely with industry leaders, such as Emcien, to bring together up and coming IT solutions and to stay one step ahead of our municipal needs. Big Data Week Atlanta will help our staff and community acquire the tools it needs to provide the best quality customer service possible.”

The City of Atlanta Department of Information Technology is working closely with industry leaders, such as Emcien, to bring together up and coming IT solutions and to stay one step ahead of our municipal needs. Big Data Week Atlanta will help our staff and community acquire the tools it needs to provide the best quality customer service possible.”

The events range in experience level, industry and business case, and are taking place around the Metro area, with many of them located in and around Georgia Tech’s Midtown campus. The full agenda, featuring 25 events, can be viewed here: meetup.com/atlantas-big-data-week-2014/

Emcien, an analytics software company specializing in automated pattern detection, has been chosen to organize and host the Atlanta series. For the second consecutive year, Emcien has worked with the community’s most innovative organizations to make the series the biggest in the world. The success of Atlanta’s Big Data Week in 2014 is made possible by dozens of sponsors, partners and community organizers including:

Emcien
City of Atlanta
Metro Atlanta Chamber
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
Accenture
AdvancED
AKQA
ATDC
Atlanta Tech Village
Brickstream
Carolinas HealthCare System
Covello
Data-Informed
Datanami
eHire
Equifax
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Gigaom
HP Vertica
Hypepotamus
Internap
Kabbage
Kennesaw State University College of Science and Mathematics
LexisNexis
MailChimp
Make & Build
MapLarge
State Farm
Systems Evolution, Inc.
Technology Association of Georgia
The Iron Yard
ThoughtWorks
VentureBeat

“This is our opportunity as a city to become the leader in Big Data, and I’m pleased that Emcien is helping to grow engagement in the Big Data community for the second consecutive year,” said Radhika Subramanian, CEO, Emcien. “The response so far has helped us position Atlanta as the global leader in Big Data, and innovation in analytics and business intelligence. Industry-leading companies are sending their best Big Data talent to Atlanta from Miami, Boston, Palo Alto, and more, it just shows that the level of interest has reached a national scale.”

Atlantans across all industries are encouraged to participate in Big Data Week. The sessions, panels, happy hours and hackathon are posted online on the meetup page: meetup.com/atlantas-big-data-week-2014/. Join the conversation using #bdw14, the official hashtag of the events worldwide.

ABOUT EMCIEN
Emcien’s software automates data analysis, allowing users to work faster and smarter by revealing valuable patterns from many forms of data. The software uses advanced algorithms to eliminate the burden of manual analysis and detect the connections your team needs to formulate insight. Our patented algorithms accept raw data and evaluate all possible combinations, recognize what's important, defocus what's not, and deliver the optimal results automatically through an API or intuitive User Interface. Emcien's engine, the result of highly competitive NSF grants and years of research at Georgia Tech and MIT, is delivering unprecedented value to organizations across sectors that depend on immediate insight for success—banking, healthcare, insurance, retail, intelligence and others. Visit emcien.com to learn more.


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