Big data. A trend, a buzzword, or a necessity? At Xpand IT, we believe it can be a mix of all these concepts – and a lot more. A few themes such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, machine and deep learning or data science are part of the technological overview and start to become clear choices for company investments. Take part in the data universe with us and find out about the 10 best big data events of 2019.
1. Data Fest 2019
Data Fest 2019 is sort of a festival. It consists of 6 different events that happen all over Scotland. It focusses on essential themes such as data science and artificial intelligence (AI), and the goal of the festival is to rethink data revolution and its innovation.
These are some of the 6 events from Data Fest 2019:
- Data Summit (an international conference on 21 and 22 March, in The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh);
- Data Talent (this seeks to gather engineering students and IT professionals in order to create a networking event that discusses various technological subjects. It will take place on 19 March, in the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow);
- Fringe Events (a series of events such as meet-ups, hackathons, debates and workshops, that seeks to gather professionals from various industries. It will take place between 11 and 22 March, all over Scotland);
- Data Tech (seeks to gather industry, public and academic members in order to share knowledge and technical presentations. This event will take place on 14 March, in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh).
Date: throughout March 2019
Location: Scotland, Great Britain
2. AI Tech World
It is called AI Tech World, but not all of it will be about artificial intelligence. Themes such as big data, cloud safety, DevOps and data centres will also be on the agenda for this conference, as well as the importance of ethics in the development of AI-powered solutions.
Throughout both days you can attend the most inspiring lectures from some of the best elite IT team professionals, in partnership with companies such as Hitachi or MariaDB.
Date: 12 and 13 March 2019
Location: ExCeL, London, Great Britain
3. Data Innovation Summit
This year the 4th edition of the Data Innovation Summit takes place and it will be about specific themes in big data, such as data engineering, machine learning, deep learning and data management. It has 6 stages and more than 100 speakers. This will be the biggest event on technology and innovation to take place in Scandinavia and one of the biggest in Europe.
The goal is to gather the most successful companies around the world and the best professionals in their fields to discuss new business models and ways of improving profitability and customer satisfaction.
Date: 14 and 15 March
Location: Kistamässan, Stockholm, Sweden
4. DataWorks Summit
Ideas, insights and innovation. These are the three concepts that compose the DataWorks Summit mood, happening in March, in Barcelona. This event aims to discuss the latest developments in technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IoT and Cloud, with the primary goal to gather pioneers from these areas to answer to the most critical questions.
In addition, the focus will be on open source technologies, and how they can help organisations leverage all of their digital transformation processes.
Date: 18 and 15 March 2019
Location: Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona, Barcelona – ES
5. Spark & AI Summit 2019
Even with no date yet for the 2019 event, the Spark & AI Summit is an event you can’t miss this year, as it is the most significant event worldwide about Apache Spark. This year, one of its main focuses will be Artificial Intelligence, with focus on autonomous cars, voice and image recognition, intelligent chatbots and even new deep learning frameworks.
As the world’s largest open source community in the Big Data universe, Apache Spark is used by some of the world’s biggest companies, such as eBay or Netflix, definitely something to keep under radar.
Da/europete: TBC – registrations open 8 April 2019
Location: TBC, Amesterdam – NL
6. Strata Data Conference
The Strata Data Conference is held in partnership with O’Reilly and Cloudera, and this year it seeks to be the epicenter for data and business, providing talks and trainings in countless areas. In 2019, the conference will be focused on artificial intelligence, since it is a trending theme, but also encompasses ethics, privacy and data security.
This event promises to put participants in contact with the best professionals in all different areas of the technological world, such as data scientists, engineers, analysts, developers and even investigators in areas such as AI or IoT.
Date: 29 April to 2 May 2019
Location: ExCeL London, Great Britain
7. AI & Big Data Expo
London and Amsterdam are the two European cities in which the AI & Big Data Expo will be taking place, and you can expect themes such as artificial intelligence, IoT, Blockchain, digital transformation and even cyber safety.
Around 36.000 participants are expected to attend this conference, as well as more than 1.500 speakers from some of the biggest companies in the world, such as Google, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Uber, Twitter and Hewlett Packard. If you want access to an international showroom discussing best practice for IT departments, choose this event. You have two locations and two dates to choose from:
Date: 25 and 26 April 2019
Location: Olympia, London, Great Britain
Date: 19 and 20 June 2019
Location: RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
8. Kafka Summit London
If you are a Developer, and Operator or a Data Scientist, this is the event for you. Kafka Summit promises to bring talks of some of the best professionals from leading companies in the universe of streaming technology, to share knowledge and foster networking dynamics. As the name implies, this is the appropriate place to contribute to, but also to learn from the community dedicated to the Apache Kafka platform.
The Confluent technology will also provide a training session to introduce Apache Kafka to new users, exploring the fundamentals and application development.
Date: 13 and 14 May 2019
Location: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London – UK
9. J on the Beach
Are you developer or DevOps? Do you work with Big Data technologies? Do you enjoh the beach? If your answer was yes, this event is for you. J on the Beach (JOTB) is a conference that is looking to increase sharing of experiences and tricks related with data universe, working with topics such as Data Visualisation, IoT & Embedded or Functional Programming, amongst other topics. You will also be able to participate in a Hackathon to develop a distributed solution of Data Science. And all in beautiful Marbella beach.
Date: 15 May to 17 May
Location: Palacio de Congressos de Marbella, Marbella, Spain
10. Gartner Data & Analytics Summit
Gartner Data & Analytics Summit seeks to bring clarity to issues already discussed, such as digital transformation, business intelligence and even data. The goal is to share new strategies and dissect best practices in order to make your company a winner in the digital economy.
You can count on a big networking component, as well as the opportunity to learn hands-on, which always gets the best results, based on research from Gartner.
Date: 19 and 20 November 2019
Location: Kap Europa Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany