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Head up: Big Data Week starts in one month

Big Data Week, an event produced organized by media140 Worldwide, is coming to London from the 22 to 28 April, as one of the 20 cities, the community visits. Altogether, it regroups more than 3,000 participants and oversees the organization of more than 200 meetups.

The event has been described as being a “global platform of interconnected community events focusing on the social, political, technological and commercial impacts of Big Data” in a way that, in some ways, resemble SXSW but for Big Data.

It pools together a “community of data scientists, data technologies, data visualisers and data businesses spanning six major commercial, financial, social and technological sectors.”

Stewart Townsend, Founder Big Data Week, said that “I created Big Data Week to unite the global big data community, as a co-organiser of London based Big Data events I felt there was a gap between meetups across not just London but the globe, communities tended to stay in one part of the Big Data landscape and thus the idea was born to bring together all the communities and networks across a week of events”

You will find more about the Big Data Week on its dedicated website or by following the hashtag #bdw13.

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