Big Data + Big Oceans June 8th Morning Forum

Our history and economy is inextricably connected to the ocean. Advances in technology, sensors and Big Data analytics tools present exciting new opportunities. How will you take advantage? Join us for the morning of June 8th for a practical look at Big Data opportunities regionally as they relate to the oceans.
Event Details
Location: Holiday Inn Harbourview, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Time: 8:30AM to 12 noon

Fees: This is part of the Oceans Week H20 Conference. You can pay $75 to attend the whole day (the morning Big Data forum) and afternoon sessions. If you’d like to partake in the evening dinner event the day plus dinner is $165.

Big Data Big Oceans Panel Session | 9AM to 10:15AM
A panel discussion featuring industry sector leaders who will explore what Big Data means in relation to our oceans. From economic and business to energy and maritime security. A Q&A period will be included for attendees.
Panelists:
  • Jim Hanlon, CEO of Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE)
  • Stephen Dempsey, CEO of Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA)
  • Cdr. Larry Jones, Royal Canadian Navy, Commander, Maritime Security Centre
Break from 10:15 to 10:45
Big Data and Analytics At Work Session | 10:45 to 11:50AM
It’s one thing to explore and discuss how Big Data can be used in the oceans sector, it’s even better when you can hear some actual examples. In this session, you’ll hear about Atlantic Canadian companies leveraging Big Data and advanced analytics for their business and research.
Session Presenters:
Follow this link to register online via the H20 Conference managed by the Oceans Technology Council of Nova Scotia (OTCNS).
Presented in partnership between the Atlantic Big Data Congress and Oceans Technology Council of Nova Scotia.
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Big Data Congress 2016 in October

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We’re excited about a lot of things. Especially the “Internet of Things” or IoT as it’s sometimes referenced. That is, all those devices, gadgets and pieces of equipment that are connecting to the Internet. For the consumer it may be as simple as a Nest thermostat so you can control your home temperature. For a factory it may be as simple, yet as complex, as managing the HVAC systems from an iPad. And everything in between.

Either way you look it, that’s a lot of sensors generating, well, Big Data. Far more than any Excel spreadsheet can ever handle. To make Big Data work best, you need to bring in an awful lot of it and from many sources. That’s what the Big Data Congress IV will be focusing on in 2016.

Visit the Big Data Congress website to stay tuned on details, follow our Twitter account @BigDataCongress or our LinkedIn page for updates, registration, keynote and schedule information over the coming months. We will be sure to keep you updated on our blog. This year, founding company T4G will be presenting and hosting the Big Data Congress October 3-4 in Saint John, New Brunswick. A great port city nestled on the east coast at the mouth of the Saint John River. It’s a great place to visit anytime of year and especially so in October with the vibrant autumn colours as backdrop to what will no doubt be an incredibly insightful two days.

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