5th Big Data Congress Announced for Halifax, Canada - Focus Will Be On Oceans & Agriculture

HALIFAX, March 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Today we announce the launch of the 5th annual Big Data Congress, one of North America's premier conferences on Big Data. The congress will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on November 6th – 8th, 2017, with a focus on oceans and agriculture. The congress keynote will be delivered by internationally renowned American sociobiologist Rebecca Costa.

Atlantic Canada is becoming internationally recognised for global leadership in oceans research and technology, as well as innovation in Big Data. Advances in data research are quickly reshaping the business of agriculture from blueberries to wine and potatoes. Dr. Michael Shepherd, chair of the Congress and president of the Big Data Alliance of Nova Scotia says, "There is an incredible amount of oceans related investment and work happening in the region and Big Data is playing a vital role. For any business in the oceans and agriculture sector, this conference could be a game changer." Panels, workshops and discussions on both oceans and agriculture will include energy, food and maritime security complemented with a technology track.

This year's keynote speaker, Rebecca Costa, is an expert in adaptive management and technologies. Costa's book, The Watchman's Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse, was published in 26 countries and has remained in the top 1% of Amazon book sales for five straight years. With so much complexity around our oceans and agricultural sectors worldwide, Big Data can play the vital role of making it all work, from tracking fish to improving grape yields in vineyards. And that's what the Big Data Congress is all about; sparking ideas to innovate using Big Data.

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About The Atlantic Big Data Congress
Established in 2013, the Congress has grown each year in size and recognition as a leading global business conference on the application of Big Data across industry and government. The 2017 Congress is organised by the non-profit organisation Big Data Alliance of Nova Scotia.

Big Data Alliance of Nova Scotia
The Big Data Alliance of Nova Scotia (BDANS), is a non-profit organisation created to promote Big Data in industry and academia in Nova Scotia. The alliance achieves this through promotion and management of the Atlantic Big Data Congress and through education and awareness programs such as the Big Data Education day for junior and senior high-school students in association with the Nova Scotia Community College, Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Department of Education.


SOURCE Atlantic Canada Big Data Congress Association

For further information: Media Contact Information: Giles Crouch, Director, Marketing Communications, BDANS, Email: giles@gotothewell.ca, Phone: +1.902.448.0488, Congress Website:www.bigdatacongress.net, BDANS Website:www.nsbigdata.wordpress.com

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