Xconomy Forum: Big Insight—Making Sense of Big Data in Seattle

It’s not about the data, it’s about the insight.

Entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors in Seattle and the broader Northwest are finding innovative ways to harness the raw data rushing at us from an ever-widening array of sources and put it to profitable, impactful use. Building on Northwest strengths such as cloud computing and enterprise software, startups and established technology giants alike are defining a new regional specialization here with the potential to transform virtually every field of human endeavor. And investors are taking note: some 15 local companies working on some facet of big data have raised more than $80 million in venture capital in the last year alone.

Join Xconomy for a half-day forum on the challenges and opportunities facing the Northwest as it establishes itself as a center for development of next-generation big data platforms and tools and adds to its legacy of data-driven killer apps in everything from real estate to traffic to the electrical grid and the frontiers of scientific research and artificial intelligence.

Come ready to learn from and network with Seattle-area business and technology leaders working on new ways to create, gather, manage, analyze, and ultimately draw insight from big data.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Roger Barga
    • Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft Research
  • Andrew Beers
    • Vice President of Engineering, Tableau Software
  • Oren Etzioni
    • Executive Director, Allen Institute for Artifical Intelligence
  • Carlos Guestrin
    • CEO, GraphLab; Amazon Professor of Machine Learning, University of Washington
  • Joseph Hellerstein
    • Manager of Computational Discovery, Google
  • Stan Humphries
    • Chief Economists, Zillow
  • Jeremy Jaech
    • CEO, SNUPI Technologies
  • Kristina Kerr Bergman
    • Principal, Ignition Partners
  • Ed Lazowska
    • Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering; Founding Director, eScience Institute, University of Washington
  • Matt McIlwain
    • Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
  • Steve Silwa
    • Founder and CEO, Seeq Corporation
  • John Slitz
    • CEO, SpaceCurve
  • Leo Spiegel
    • Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Pivotal

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Registration & Networking: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Program: 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Networking reception: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

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Saver (ends Nov. 12): $110

Regular Registration: $145

Startup Special: $50

Student Registration: $30

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