Smart Data Summit 2016 Edition Dates Announced

Smart Data Summit 2016 edition dates announced

Smart Data Summit 2016 edition dates announced

  • The Summit will be held on 23-24 May 2016 at Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai
  • The underlying theme of the summit is future of data management and the role of smart data and analytics in driving revenue growth

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 27, 2015: Global conference producers, Expotrade today announced the 3rd Annual Smart Data Summit will be taking place on 23-24 May 2016 at Sofitel, The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai. The summit is a leadership-level event, focused on exploring forward-thinking opportunities in the big data domain that will benefit over 300 participants from across the GCC.

The concept of Big Data and Analytics has evolved considerably with many companies effectively adopting it within their business practices. Businesses across sectors use the power of big data and analytics to assimilate information in order to imbibe and develop new solutions and optimize processes. The two day summit talks about how businesses can make profitable decisions using big data and analytics and increase their customer base.

Announcing the dates of the summit, Mr. Brad Hariharan, Regional Director, Expotrade Middle East, said, “We are thrilled to confirm the dates of the 2016 edition of our Smart Data Summit that will convene sector specialists and heads of leading regional and international companies across industries under one roof, deliberating on the challenges and opportunities arising from the field of Big Data and Analytics. According to a recent industry report, it is perceived that there is an increased interest from companies on the adoption of big data, analytics, mobility and cloud.”

The two-day conference agenda will encompass engaging and forward-looking topics such as making informed decisions to innovate and design products with big data; big data and analytics in telcos; smart data modernizing the utilities industry; BFSI sector’s gain from smart data and analytics to build loyal customer base and using data and intelligence for powering interoperability in smart cities. The summit offers two days of intensive learning experience filled with research-driven keynote sessions, case study presentations and panel discussions that will provide multiple perspectives on topics pertaining to Big Data and Analytics.

As in the previous editions of the summit, the attendees will include CIO’s and Heads of IT, Chief Technology Officers, CFO’s and Finance Directors, Heads of Data Analytics, Modeling and Mining, Heads of Marketing, System and Business Analysts, Data Architects and Scientists, Customer & Business Intelligence Specialists and Technology Specialists.

Last year’s edition of the summit saw a robust panel of speakers and experts from internationally renowned organizations such as Facebook, Twitter, du, IBM, Wipro, HP, Emirates NBD, and Flipkart, amongst many others take the stage to share insights on the theme of discovering the power of big data, influencing product decisions with analytics, data governance and security and using technology to improve customer experience.

The 2015 edition of the summit was a huge success, receiving adulation from attendees and speakers alike. Anupam Dikhit, Industry Manager, Twitter, said, “In terms of the way the event has been designed, the kind of speakers that presented, the entire structure and format – I think it’s fantastic. Because you have taken an issue or space that is up coming and a region that is up and coming – we have seen a lot of traction happen in the Middle East over the last few years, so it’s really a sunrise sector here – and you have got the best of thought-leaders from across the world. That’s not a mean feat.”

Dr. Dirk Jungnickel, Senior Vice President – Business Analytics, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), said, “It has been a very pleasant and interesting event. I had some very good conversations during the breaks and also the presentations so far have been first-class. It’s a good mix of vendors and consumers of big data technologies or people who are applying the technologies.”

More information on the 3rd Annual Smart Data Summit is available now at Follow the Summit on social media with the hashtag #SDATAS2016.


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