We lining up some of the most relevant industry leaders in Big Data for keynote sessions. The time limit to submit proposals is over so we will soon reveal the definitive list of speakers.
Businesses have been using big data for centuries, but the concept has only become widely accessible in the last decade as computing power has become cheaper and open-source software has dramatically expanded the number of businesses that can afford big-data tools. I'll offer a history of big data, tracing its usage among businesses and government. I'll also explore its recent embrace by commercial concerns, try to quantify its impact, and look at what it might do for us in the future.