Remaining Data Conferences to Highlight in 2017

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Data conferences are good way to keep up with trends in the industry.
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Anyone who pays even the most cursory attention to the world of data analytics knows there is only one constant: change.

What seemed like the perfect Big Data solution one year transitions into something different three years later. This actually is one of the great benefits of technology in general and data analytics specifically – the constant drive to innovate and improve.

Of course, keeping up with it all can prove difficult. That’s where data conferences come in.

The best involve not only demonstrations and discussions of the latest advances in the world of analytics, but also in-depth panel discussions with experts in the field about the real-world application of data analytics.

The following is a list of some of the better data conferences upcoming in 2017.

O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference

This conference focuses on the application of AI into real-world projects. Attendees will hear case studies on the use of AI in data analytics, as well as near-term potential uses and far-future projects. But the main focus is on the breakthroughs in AI that can be applied by organizations right now. The conference features dozens of speakers working on cutting-edge AI projects across a number of industries. It runs Sept. 17-20 in San Francisco.

Strata Data Conference

This conference focuses primarily on leveraging Big Data for business applications. Those who attend can network with thousands of leaders in business intelligence as well as hear presentations and panel discussions involving a wide range of people, including data analytics experts from Netflix, Comcast, American Express, Master Card, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University and Carnegie Mellon University. The conference runs from Sept. 25-28 in New York City.

Predictive Analytics World

Specialists in predictive analytics will offer presentations and participate in panel discussions on the application of predictive analytics and innovations such as machine learning. Speakers will include data analysts from Verizon and UPS as well as New York Times columnist and former Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz. The conference is set for Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 in New York City.

IEEE International Conference on Data Mining

This conference focuses more on scientific research and draws together some of the top minds in data science research for panels and presentations. Speakers include professors from Harvard University, University of California – Berkeley and the State University of New York. The program covers a wide range of topics, including data mining, uses of Big Data, machine learning and analytics in cyber security. The conference is scheduled for Nov. 18- 21 in New Orleans.

Each of these offers those interested about or working in data analytics an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and strategies in the field.

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