Boston Data Festival Celebrates Big Data Community, Nov 3-8

Celebrate the big data community, see many world-class speakers, and participate in insightful events at this year's Boston Data Festival. The event takes place November 3-8.

By Sarah Kline, Oct, 2014 Boston Data Festival, Nov 3-8, 2014

Leading executives and technologists will join together in the second annual 2014 BostonData Festival, , Nov 3 - 8.  The events will be held at multiple locations: Thomson Reuters, Cambridge Innovation Center/Venture Café, Harvard Business School, hack/reduce, Microsoft NERD Center, DataXu, and Foley Hoag.

There will a series of energetic and insightful events, presented by an all-star cast of speakers. The speakers represented are from start-ups and established companies, technologists and entrepreneurs, academia and industry, all driving the big data revolution forward.

Over the course of the week, a wide variety of data-centric topics will be covered including: data visualization, data analytics, machine learning, big data, and predictive analytics, with more information at

Monday night’s Networking/Kickoff event, held at Thomson Reuters, will include two distinguished speakers: Owen Zhang, Chief Product Officer of Data Robot, and Ranked #1 on the Kaggle leader board; and Andy Palmer, Co-Founder of Tamr, working with renowned research database researcher Mike Stonebraker, PhD.

During the rest of the week some of the topics include:
  • Bringing Coherence to Chaos-Automated Analysis on Large-Scale Social Data for the 2014 World Cup;
  • Data Science to the Rescue of Healthcare Costs;
  • How to Quantify Culture: Introduction to R Workshop;
  • Big Data for All, All for Big Data: The Cross-Industry impact of Big Data;
and more.

Sponsors for the Boston Data Festival include: Thomson Reuters, MaxPoint,, DataRobot, Booz Allen, VoltDB, and Startup Code Works.

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