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Top Speakers Announced for Atlanta’s Big Data Week 2014, Organized and Hosted by Analytics Software Leader Emcien

May 1, 2014

Local and National Executives in Business Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data Announced as Headliners for Atlanta’s Branch of Global Conference

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

Analytics software company Emcien, in partnership with International Big Data Week, announced today the top speakers representing innovation and leadership at Atlanta’s branch of the global conference. The Big Data Week initiative is a weeklong series of events founded by Media140 in London and organized locally in more than 30 cities globally on May 5-11, 2014.

“Big Data Week will be a key milestone for the growing technology industry in metro Atlanta,” said Gregg Simon, Director of Technology Industry Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber. “The insightful speeches and engaging panel sessions will provide new opportunities for companies to understand what Big Data can do for them now and in the future.”

With over 50 speakers throughout the week, Big Data Week in Atlanta covers a variety of sectors and business functions presenting applications and use cases–Big Data Week focuses on the technology executives that actually work closely with data and analytics, including:

Mayor Kasim Reed, City of Atlanta

Ashish Dham, Ryder

Daniel Perlmutter, Church’s Chicken

David Braunecker, AT&T

David Ediger, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Derrick Harris, Gigaom

Duane Stanford, Bloomberg

Eli Phetteplace, The Weather Channel

Eric Falthzik, Cox

Grant Hawkins, Atlanta Police Foundation

Greg Boyd, Travelers

Dr. Han Reichgelt, Southern Polytechnic State University

Jeffrey Feinsmith, IBM

Jennifer Priestley, Kennesaw State University

John Marshall, AirWatch

Mark Pearson, SunTrust

Max Zhu, Equifax

Dr. Michael Dulin & Dr. Allen Naidoo, Carolinas HealthCare System

Michael Thompson, Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta

Paul Lilford, Tableau

Peter Molnar, Clark Atlanta University

Pinar Donmez, Kabbage

Prital Ullal, NCR

Radhika Subramanian, Emcien

Dr. Robert Coop, State Farm Insurance

Robin Hensley, UPS

Rupesh Dandekar, Georgia-Pacific

Russell Pierce, Delta

Stephen Fleming, Georgia Tech

Steven Einbender, Home Depot

Woodson Savage, Manheim

“The genesis of big data pushes the limits of what’s possible in the world of technology,” said Michael Dogan, Interim Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta. “The City of Atlanta Department of Information Technology is working closely with industry leaders, such as Emcien, to bring together up and coming IT solutions and to stay one step ahead of our municipal needs. Big Data Week Atlanta will help our staff and community acquire the tools it needs to provide the best quality customer service possible.”

The City of Atlanta Department of Information Technology is working closely with industry leaders, such as Emcien, to bring together up and coming IT solutions and to stay one step ahead of our municipal needs. Big Data Week Atlanta will help our staff and community acquire the tools it needs to provide the best quality customer service possible.”

The events range in experience level, industry and business case, and are taking place around the Metro area, with many of them located in and around Georgia Tech’s Midtown campus. The full agenda, featuring 25 events, can be viewed here: meetup.com/atlantas-big-data-week-2014/

Emcien, an analytics software company specializing in automated pattern detection, has been chosen to organize and host the Atlanta series. For the second consecutive year, Emcien has worked with the community’s most innovative organizations to make the series the biggest in the world. The success of Atlanta’s Big Data Week in 2014 is made possible by dozens of sponsors, partners and community organizers including:

Emcien

City of Atlanta

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Accenture

AdvancED

AKQA

ATDC

Atlanta Tech Village

Brickstream

Carolinas HealthCare System

Covello

Data-Informed

Datanami

eHire

Equifax

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Gigaom

HP Vertica

Hypepotamus

Internap

Kabbage

Kennesaw State University College of Science and Mathematics

LexisNexis

MailChimp

Make & Build

MapLarge

State Farm

Systems Evolution, Inc.

Technology Association of Georgia

The Iron Yard

ThoughtWorks

VentureBeat

“This is our opportunity as a city to become the leader in Big Data, and I’m pleased that Emcien is helping to grow engagement in the Big Data community for the second consecutive year,” said Radhika Subramanian, CEO, Emcien. “The response so far has helped us position Atlanta as the global leader in Big Data, and innovation in analytics and business intelligence. Industry-leading companies are sending their best Big Data talent to Atlanta from Miami, Boston, Palo Alto, and more, it just shows that the level of interest has reached a national scale.”

Atlantans across all industries are encouraged to participate in Big Data Week. The sessions, panels, happy hours and hackathon are posted online on the meetup page: meetup.com/atlantas-big-data-week-2014/. Join the conversation using #bdw14, the official hashtag of the events worldwide.

ABOUT EMCIEN

Emcien’s software automates data analysis, allowing users to work faster and smarter by revealing valuable patterns from many forms of data. The software uses advanced algorithms to eliminate the burden of manual analysis and detect the connections your team needs to formulate insight. Our patented algorithms accept raw data and evaluate all possible combinations, recognize what's important, defocus what's not, and deliver the optimal results automatically through an API or intuitive User Interface. Emcien's engine, the result of highly competitive NSF grants and years of research at Georgia Tech and MIT, is delivering unprecedented value to organizations across sectors that depend on immediate insight for success—banking, healthcare, insurance, retail, intelligence and others. Visit emcien.com to learn more.

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