2016 Big Data Summit


The fourth annual Big Data Summit will take place on November 10, 2016  at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

UPDATES: We are excited to announce our lunch keynote speaker very soon.  

Topic areas: 

The Value of Data Visualization

Deep Learning

Data and Cloud Computing

Natural Language Processing

Personal Data: How Individualized Information is Changing Business

Multidisciplinary teams of students in Big Data

Internet of Things and Big Data

Startup Pitches

Thought leaders from the University of Illinois Research Park, industry, and academia will come 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. Register here.

In addition to the engaging topics, we will conclude the Summit with a Big Data Career Networking Event where companies can set up booths to showcase the jobs and internships available  in the realm of Big Data.  Research Park companies can set up a booth at no charge. There will be a small fee for outside companies who want to participate; contact Dana Cohen (dfcohen2@illinois.edu) for more information.

Subscribe to our Big Data 2016 mailing list to stay up to date on speakers, panel subjects and more. 

More than 350 people attended the 2015 Big Data Summit, 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.

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

Highlights from Big Data 2015:

View the various slide decks from some of our 2015 presentations. 

Big Data 2015 Agenda