Data Industry and Trends

9 Must Attend Events for Data Engineers in 2017

Written by Yaniv Leven|May 18, 2017

To be an outstanding data engineer you must constantly keep up to date with the latest developments and tools for building data infrastructure, learn about the real world examples from top technical experts and expand one’s understanding of practical Data Science applications.

Staying in the know is key to dealing with the evolving challenges down the road. One of the best way to learn from the experts and hear about the latest developments in the industry is by attending conferences and meetups.

Here’s a list of the most outstanding events for data engineers planned for 2017:

Predictive Analysis World

San Francisco, May 14-18

Predictive Analysis World, sponsored by IBM, will hold five central conferences in the coming months in San Francisco, Chicago, London, New York, Berlin and Washington DC.

The upcoming conference, which is be held in San Francisco, will focus on predictive analysis for business. It will also show concrete examples of how leading enterprises deploy predictive analytics and analyse the results they receive.

Chief keynote speakers include Anne Robinson, Executive Director at Verizon, Haile Owusu, Chief Data Scientist at Mashabale, and Scott Zoldi, Chief Analytics Officer at FICO.A special plenary session addressing “the heart of every analytics problem” will be presented by industry maven Dr. John Elder, CEO of Elder Research.

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Deep Learning Summit

Boston, May 25-26

The Deep Learning Summit brings together senior business leaders, influential technologists, data scientists, entrepreneurs and data engineers who gain vital insight into future Artificial Intelligence trends and advanced machine learning from the world’s leading innovators and decision-makers speaking at the event.  The summit has an impressive line up of 40 speakers and 300 leading technologists & innovators. Get ready for group brainstorming sessions and interactive workshops.

Keynote speakers include data professionals from the leading enterprises, such as Andrew Tulloch Research Engineer at Facebook, Charlie Tang Research Scientist at Apple, Spyros Matsoukas Principal Scientist at Amazon.


Dataworks Summit/Hadoop Summit

San Jose, California June 13-15

The DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit is considered one of the leading events in the global data community. An impressive gathering of guest speakers includes Scott Gnau, Chief Technology Officer at Hortonworks, Terri Virnig, Vice President, Offering Management, Power Software Solutions at IBM, Asad Khan, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, and others.

Industry experts will discuss how open source technologies enable enterprises to leverage all their data on premise and in the cloud to drive predictive analytics, distributed deep-learning, and artificial intelligence initiatives.


DataOps Summit

Boston, June 20-21

This conference is for data professionals, managers, directors, and executives who are either providing data platforms or data products for their organization or using data analytics to make business decisions.The program offers hands-on technology demonstrations,operational data science at scale, and a view of cutting-edge technical innovations.

Guest speakers include Ritesh Ramesh, Chief Technologist for the Global Data and Analytics Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers Boston, Laurel Dickson-Bull, UrbanCode Deploy Product Manager at IBM,and Dave Low, Production Engineering Manager at Facebook, as well as other industry innovators.


The Strata and Hadoop World Conferences

New York, September 25-28

Presented by O’Reilly and Cloudera, Strata Data Conferences take place several times a year. This year’s venues are London, Beijing, New York, Singapore and San Jose.

The upcoming conference in London promises to provide in-depth education on how data can be used to shape critical decisions across disciplines and industries. Expert speakers like Sherry Moore from Google, Anima Anandkumar from Amazon, Todd Lipcon from Cloudera, and Duncan Ross from TES Global will share case studies, proven best practices, new analytical approaches, emerging technologies, and more.


Big Data LDN 2017

London, November 15-16

This largest data and analytics event in the UK is open to all and free to attend. With over 80 exhibitors and 100 speakers, this event should definitely go on your must attend list.  This year’s speakers have not been announced yet, but if we go by the last year’s event, we are in for a treat. 2016 line-up was a truly impressive collection of  engineering gurus, open-source visionaries and real-world pioneers.


Tableau Conference 2017

Las Vegas, October 9-12

This conference is all about Tableau,  and is a great place to learn, collaborate, and network. With a wide variety of sessions of every level and focus, you’ll learn more in one week than you ever thought possible.

With more than 400 sessions in three days it’s important to plan ahead. Review the sessions page for more information.


IEEE International Conference on Data Mining

New Orleans, November 18-21

The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) covers all aspects of data mining, including algorithms, software and systems, and applications. It attracts researchers and application developers from a wide range of data mining related areas such as statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, data visualization, and high performance computing.

Keynote speakers include Leslie Valiant, Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University, Michael J. Franklin, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley, Aidong Zhang, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo, and Peter Boyle, President of the International Prevention Research Institute.

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AWS re:invent

Las Vegas, 27  November - 1 December

In November 2017, the largest gathering of the global cloud community returns to Las Vegas. With hundreds of breakout sessions, workshops, trainings and hands-on labs to choose from, make sure not to miss this once-a-year event.

The agenda for this year hasn’t been announced yet, but check out top 2016 breakout sessions. You can also see the video recordings of the sessions here.

Panoply will be at the conference in full force. Make sure to drop by our booth to hear about our experience using Redshift and AWS to run Panoply data management solution.

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