SAINT JOHN, NB, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Clayton Christensen, the world's
top management thinker, will headline the expanded Big Data Congress
II, which takes place over two days - February 24th to 25th, 2014 - in
Saint John, N.B.
A world renowned innovation strategy and growth expert, Professor Clay
Christensen was recently named 2013's most influential living
management thinker in the world by Thinkers50 for the second time running, an achievement matched only by management
legends Peter Drucker and CK Prahalad.
Professor Christensen is a New York Times best-selling author whose books have been translated into 18 languages,
sold in more than 25 countries, and has deeply influenced some of the
greatest business leaders of our time - among them, Apple's Steve Jobs,
business magnate Michael Bloomberg and former Intel CEO Andy Grove.
Christensen brings his message of disruptive innovation to the Saint
John Trade and Convention Centre February 25, 2014 as part of an
expanded Big Data Congress II, which brings together leading thinkers
with local innovators to talk about big data and its growing impact on
"Creative thinkers and entrepreneurs are an essential part of our
government's plan to support enterprises that drive job creation,
attract new investment and help forge a new, sustainable economy in our
province," said New Brunswick Premier David Alward. "The Big Data
Congress II is an opportunity to explore options for growth."
The Congress will take place over two days. Monday February 24, 2014
features technical workshops and opportunities for sponsors and
participants to interact; Tuesday February 25, 2014 will play host to
our keynote speakers and panel discussions. It will be followed on
February 26, 2014 by a special technology-themed event for New
Brunswick high school students, to be held at the Saint John Trade and
"Data science offers an incredible opportunity to those bold enough to
seize it," says T4G president Geoff Flood. "The Big Data Congress II is
bringing everyone together in one place to figure out how to build upon
our existing strengths and develop specific business opportunities to
spur growth in Atlantic Canada."
Roman Coba, Global Chief Information Officer of McCain Foods and
chairman of the New Brunswick ICT Council led the culture shift at
McCain Foods to data-driven decision-making and believes the line-up of
Big Data Congress II speakers offers the right mix of big ideas with
"It's why we're back, partnering with T4G to present the Big Data
Congress II. It's information that leads to action - and that has great
value for management teams from all sizes of businesses," he said.
"Data analytics is essential for businesses that want to increase
productivity, sales and the bottom line."
"T4G is excited to host this premier business and technology conference,
which will enable participants to connect with successful
entrepreneurs, discover exciting ICT investment and career
opportunities and learn about what's new in the development of a Centre
of Excellence in Data Science," said T4G Vice-president of Marketing
The February 24th technical workshops registration is $150 and the
February 25th Congress registration is $300. There is also a student
discount with proof of valid student ID.
For registration information, click here: www.BigDataCongress.t4g.com
SOURCE: T4G Limited
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