2017 Big Data Summit

The fifth annual Big Data Summit
November 9, 2017 at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

Registration for the 2017 Big Data Summit is now open.

Please register at go.researchpark.illinois.edu/bigdatasummit

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or speaking opportunities at the 2017 Big Data Summit, please contact Laura Bleill at lwbleill@illinois.edu.

Highlights from Big Data 2016:



Thought leaders from the University of Illinois Research Park, industry, and academia came together for the fourth annual Big Data Summit on Thursday, November 10, 2016 to learn and share knowledge about key aspects of big data and its business applications through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities. 

Our morning keynote speaker was Adam Hecktman, Director of Technology & Civic Innovation for Chicago, Microsoft Corporation.

Our lunch keynote speaker was Jaime Adams, Senior Advisor for International Affairs, Office of the Chief Scientist, Office of the Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture. 

Click here for our Big Data 2016 Agenda.

In addition to the engaging topics, we concluded the Summit with a Big Data Career Networking Event where companies set up booths to showcase the jobs and internships available in the realm of Big Data. 

More than 350 people attended the 2015 and 2016 Big Data Summits, including 70 different companies and 20 University of Illinois departments representing six different colleges. In addition to students from our home university, the Summit drew students from the University of Illinois at Springfield; UIC; and University of Chicago.

View the various slide decks from some of our 2016 presentations:

Civic Data
Data Analytics & Visualizations
eep Learning
Natural Language Processing
ersonal Data