Media Advisory - Halifax set to host Big Data for Productivity Congress October 19-21, 2015 Keynote: Futurist Ray Kurzweil

HALIFAX, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The 3rd annual Big Data Congress in partnership with the World Confederation of Productivity Science is coming to Halifax, with world-renowned futurist, Ray Kurzweil as the Keynote Speaker.

More than just a technology conference, the Congress brings together academia, businesses and government to explore, debate and understand the impact Big Data has on the world. This year's Congress will focus on three themes: the Internet of Everything, Smart Cities and Industrial Efficiency.

Launched three years ago, this event has become recognized not only for its influence on big data productivity and business globally, but for its distinguished roster of speakers from around the world.

"The past two years saw this event grow in importance. Big Data is having a profound effect on our world and this year we are delighted to be partnering with the World Confederation of Productivity Science to expand the event across three days," says Co-Chair, Dr. Michael Shepherd, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University.

Co-Chair Peter Watkins, president of the World Network of Productivity Organizations adds, "Big Data is having an incredible impact on productivity in government and industry. We believe this may be one of the most important Big Data conferences in 2015."

Atlantic Canada is being recognized as a global centre of excellence for Big Data, where innovative research and applications are driving global conversations.

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SOURCE Atlantic Canada Big Data Congress Association

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