DataBeat 2013 is VentureBeat’s inaugural event focused on the significant opportunities afforded to enterprise in the area of big data. Companies are harnessing their data — 2.5 quintillion bytes of it — to gain a competitive advantage in the market, and companies that don’t do this will fall behind.
Increasing data volume and complexity creates opportunities for existing businesses to become smarter and for new businesses to arise, disrupting incumbents or pursuing entirely new markets. At the same time, the increasingly powerful insights afforded by combination of data from multiple sources create new challenges around privacy and the complex relationships between government and citizen, employer and employee, seller and buyer. Can public policy and the attitudes of individuals keep up with the pace of change?
At DataBeat, we move past the current obsession with ‘big’ data and away from an emphasis on any single tool or technology. Instead, we focus upon the ways in which data is being used to change real businesses and real lives. We will hear from those on the front line who are seeing measurable change driven by their use of data. More profitable products, faster decisions, cheaper processes, stronger communities, better outcomes. All of these are measurable, and all of these offer lessons from which others can learn.
We will prioritize real customer experiences, bringing those with compelling stories to tell on stage in a series of fireside conversations that get to the heart of what worked… and what didn’t. We’ll dig behind the hype, to understand the ways in which a range of new tools and technologies are transforming the data landscape. We’ll peel back the covers to examine the benefits that more data brings to individuals, and consider this alongside the very real concerns regarding erosion of privacy… and the threat of over-reaching government regulation.
Join us in December for DataBeat, and learn how data will be transforming your business in the years to come.
*Tickets are non-refundable within 30 days of the event.