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Local Leaders Convene in Boston to Share Industry Best Practices in Second “Business of Big Data” Summit
Date:2/25/2013

Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 25, 2013

On March 13th, industry leaders from the Boston area will convene with Big Data thought leaders at Knowledgent’s “The Business of Big Data: Maximizing the Value of Information” event, hosted in the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. This event which is drawing C-level, VP and director level management, will be different from other Big Data events in that it focuses almost exclusively on the business aspects rather than on technologies or vendors.

Several keynote speakers, including Dr. Thomas Hill, Vice President for Analytic Solutions at StatSoft Inc., a 20-year pioneer in applied statistical methods and advanced analytics, and an expert panel of practitioners leading the adoption of Big Data at several prominent financial firms will shares their perspectives on the disruptive nature of this technology, the opportunities for game changing innovation and the business challenges of operationalizing the new capabilities offered.

“This is the second event in our ‘Business of Big Data’ series, following on the success of our first which we held at the Sheraton in New York City in December,” explains Peter Gibson, Knowledgent Co-CEO. “We believed then and still do that Big Data is misunderstood for its potential to revolutionize how businesses are managed, especially in those industries that are information rich like financial services, life sciences and healthcare. These events are critical to clarifying the challenges and opportunities for industry leaders and we are certain Boston will benefit from the real-world examples our panel and keynote will share.”

Knowledgent conducted a survey this past fall of 100 IT, financial services, insurance, life sciences and other industry executives, which revealed unexpected sentiments about Big Data’s expected impacts and adoption across these industries. When asked whether Big Data will elevate data-driven management practices fr
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