Unlocking the Value of Smart Data & Analytics at Smart Data Summit Dubai Next Week

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Q & A session in progress at the Smart Data Summit 2014

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2015 – The 2nd Annual Smart Data Summit will take place next week on 25-26 May at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai, UAE. Produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade, the two-day summit will be attended by over 300 delegates – interested in knowing more about the future of data management and the impact of smart data and analytics across sectors.

The agenda will involve an engaging series of keynote speeches, case studies and panel discussions, encompassing the implications of smart data and analytics across industries such as telecom, e-commerce, retail and services. Speakers at the summit include renowned experts from leading companies, sharing their thoughts on topics ranging from product innovation, data governance and virtualization to customer experience, targeted marketing and metrics, and much more.

Speakers and panelists at the two-day summit include Sunil Mahajan, Analytics – Business Unit Executive, IBM MEA & Turkey; Mario Vinasco, Marketing Analytics and Data Science, Facebook; Daniel Nelson, Head of Enterprise, Braintree, a division of PayPal; Dr. Dirk Jungnickel, Senior Vice President – Business Analytics, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du); Joel Waterman, Regional Director, IBM Analytics Solutions, Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey & Africa; John Sands, Qlik Evengelist, Qlik; Anupam Dikhit, Industry Manager, Twitter; Hamid Qureshi, Sales Director, HP Big Data Middle East and Africa – HP Software; Ali Rebaie, Big Data Industry Analyst and Founder, Data Aurora; Angel Viña, CEO, Denodo; Bodhisattva Dhar, Analytics Team Leader, Emirates NBD; A R Ramesh, General Manager & Head of Advanced Technology & Solutions, Wipro – India and ME; Pravin Shinde, Senior Manager – Digital Analytics, Flipkart; Hala Bou Alwan, Head of Advisory and Educational Services, EMEA ‎Governance, Risk, and Compliance – Thomson Reuters; Tim Cowles, Head of Corporate Enterprise Solutions – MENA, Thomson Reuters; Parthasarathi Mandal, Director – Digital Marketing, Hyatt International South West Asia; Akshay Manikantan, Head of Marketing – Loyalty, Landmark Group; Safdar Zaman, Head of IT Strategy & Governance, Nakheel; Abdulla Mahmood, Director – Marketing and Corporate Communication, Al Ahli Holding Group; Nitin Sharma, Director – Marketing Strategy, UAE Exchange; Jose Berengueres, Assistant Professor UAE University – Director, UAE Medialab, and many more.

In only its second year, the Smart Data Summit has become the leading smart data and analytics event in the region, featuring participation from industry leaders such as IBM, Qlik, HP Big Data, Wipro, Denodo, Thomson Reuters and many more. The exhibitor lounge will feature cutting-edge innovative solutions from companies including MDS ap Tech, Cloudera, Inseyab, iDashboards and many more.

Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, organizers of the conference, said, “The global importance of smart data and analytics is now all-pervasive. It has become increasingly critical to explore its immense potential to impact business growth. The Smart Data Summit seeks to highlight the latest advancements across sectors in this field. It gives us great pleasure to offer a platform to share knowledge and networking opportunities for our delegates and sponsors.”

For event details, visit www.smartdatadubai.com

About Expotrade 

Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia and a regional office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronized in the calendar.

For more information, visit www.expotradeglobal.com

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