HOPKINTON, MA. - May 11, 2012 -
Greenplum®, a division of EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), will present the second annual Data Science Summit at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on May 22-23. The event will bring together thought leaders from academia, the social enterprise, Silicon Valley start-ups, and the public sector to help attendees explore and define their path forward in the new, data-driven world.
This year's Data Science Summit (DSS) comes at a turning point in the rapidly emerging field of data science. Data science today is not only a competitive necessity, but also a defining force shaping the evolution of every industry and sector. And as the promise of data science skyrockets, so does the need for clarity on how to concretely put data science at the center of corporate strategy. Where are the real-world applications of big data analytics that are transforming entire sectors, and what can we learn from these examples? What does a "data dream team" look like, and how do you become a key member? What are the latest data innovations that facilitate the transformation to a predictive enterprise?
Data Science Summit 2012 will answer these and other questions by helping attendees see how organizations are using data science to shift the balance of power in their markets, stay abreast of key trends emerging from academia, and explore how to optimize teams and strategies to realize the full potential of data science. Suited to both practicing and aspiring data scientists as well as forward-thinking executives, students and others, the summit will also offer plenty of opportunities to engage with the best and brightest in the field in an intimate setting. Details about the summit, including the full agenda, can be found at http://www.datasciencesummit.com.
"Even though the data science field is still in its infancy, it has already had a massive impact that has fundamentally changed our future," said Scott Yara, senior vice president of products, Greenplum, a division of EMC. "The dialogue today is no longer focused on the emerging data scientist career path and 'rock star' individuals, but rather on the rapidly expanding ecosystem of individuals that are coming together to solve some of the world's most pressing issues with data. The Data Science Summit will be an invaluable tool to help people find their place in this ecosystem."
This year's keynote will be delivered by statistician Nate Silver, who rose to prominence in 2008 when he harnessed data to analyze political polls and accurately predict the presidential election on his FiveThirtyEight.com blog, now part of The New York Times. Silver, named one of the world's 100 Most Influential People by TIME magazine, will discuss "what we can predict about prediction" in his opening keynote. Other speakers at the Data Science Summit 2012 include:
The event will kick off Tuesday, May 22 with an evening welcome reception and discussion on the topic of "the data dream team," followed by the full one-day conference on Wednesday, May 23. The conference will address the following topics in depth:
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