The themes for the Data 2.0 Summit (Apr 3, 2012, San Francisco) were Big Data, Social Data, and Cloud Data. The summit aimed to explore how innovations in Cloud Data are making information more accessible- and what types of businesses can be built on top of the web of data.
Some take-aways from the summit:
- Jim Fowler, founder of Jigsaw.com told his war stories on how crowd-sourcing one specific high-value data set can create more value than aggregating or mining the traditional concept of "Big Data"
- Big Data Executives from Vertica, DataStax (Cassandra), 10gen (MongoDB), and CitrusLeaf spoke about the specifications of new Big Data and NoSQL technologies
- Personal Data Innovation has become a larger concept than last year's topics around Data Privacy due to the rise of personal data management apps like Singly, Qnary, and BrandYourself
- "The Data Revolution" is not just a matter of Data Content (Data-as-a-Service, Data Markets, Data Publishers) versus Data Infrastructure (NoSQL, Hadoop, Platform-as-a-Service) since companies like Microsoft, DataSift, and InfoChimps are offering both infrastructure and content to create additional customer value
You can watch the Data Summit videos at
Next big event planned by Data 2.0 team is
Data 2.0 Labs, Sep 21-27, 2012, San Francisco.