To get you up to speed with the latest in the fast-paced big data world, here is a quick reference guide to the hot big data events in Asia planned for early 2013.
In 2012, big data reached $28 billion in IT spending. According to the latest Gartner forecast, that amount will increase to $34 billion in global IT spending in 2013. Yes, you read it right. Despite the fact that some industries seem to benefit from big data more than others, the role of data in improving the performance and success of any industry is unquestionable.
By the year 2020, big data will just be called data, because, by then, the total amount of data will be 50 times larger than it is today. It will make any other IT architectural practice move into the early stages of obsolescence.
So, now you're probably thinking that you’d better start listening to the top big data speakers before big data becomes too big to catch up.
For an early big data start on January 16 and 17 in Singapore, Big Data Analytics Asia 2013 is the place to be. Using big data to enhance consumer behavior is just one side of the multifaceted big data world. This conference will provide end-user led case studies on big data that will help you discuss and deploy the best solutions for your enterprise. There is a downloadable brochure here.
If you happen to be in Beijing in March, and you want to share ideas with IT professionals in China, you may want to check out -- and probably register for -- the Big Data Asia Showcase 2013. This conference promises to be the focus of more than 160 big data professionals from the telecommunications, finance, Internet, government, energy, and e-commerce industries. The dates you should mark on your calendar are March 26 and 27.
From June 20 to 22, The Fifth Elephant 2013 in Bangalore, India, will bring attendees all the latest information on working with big data. This will include how to best store big data, the use of analytics, visualization, data-driven apps, and more.
In August, it’s time to visit India again, to attend the Big Data and IT conference. This will be a double event in Mumbai and Delhi in banking, Telco, retail, and BFSI. The keynote speaker will talk about the opportunities and challenges of big data in India, raising an interesting question: How long will big data survive?
If all of these events are not enough to calm your big data hunger, look forward to the next chapter of big data conferences -- I'll be bringing you the coolest big data events in the US. Meanwhile, let me know how you are preparing for the big data revolution.
User Rank: Exabyte Executive 1/15/2013 | 3:32:35 PM
Re: Pockets of interest Thanks for the commends on the the Big Data development in Asia. The Big Data Asia Showcase 2013 seems to be a perfect opportunity to know more about big data development in Asia. Excited to know more on this subject.
The Gartner Symposium ITExpo 2013 on March 5 to 7 in Dubai. I didn't include it in the article because it's more general IT, instead of a Big Data only event, as I was aiming to find. However, you might find it useful, too. It looks like a great event, in case you can attend.
User Rank: Megabyte Messenger 12/17/2012 | 1:55:45 PM
Re: Pockets of interest Sadly none are happening in Pakistan. However, fortunatly the well-known and potentially stable organizations do send their employees on training to such confrences so that they also get a know how of the developing across the globe.
User Rank: Exabyte Executive 12/17/2012 | 12:13:46 PM
Re: Conference in Dubai Thanks for the info Susan. I will see if I can make an arrangement in those days. I love to attend seminars/workshops on topics that inform you about something that you didnt knew.