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Data+ Conference to Feature Big Data Strategies on How to Manage and Analyze Data to Predict Business Outcomes

IT and Business Leaders to Discuss Data Transformation through Cloud, Social, Mobile and Beyond

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/14 -- IDG Enterprise -- the leading enterprise technology media company comprising Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, DEMO, CSO, CIO Executive Council, ITworld, CFOworld and CITEworld -- will bring together more than 350 IT executives, managers and business leaders to discuss managing, analyzing and predicting data at Data+. The Data+ conference is the world's most authoritative conference on enterprise use and benefits of big data and will take place September 7-9, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.

"Over the next 12 to 18 months, the average amount of data being managed is expected to increase by 76%, according to the 2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data Study," said Adam Dennison, SVP, publisher, IDG Enterprise. "This dramatic growth expands the need for organizations to master transformative approaches for leveraging their data. New strategies and tools involving cloud, social, mobile, Hadoop, NoSQL and more will continue to influence this evolving landscape. Data+ will provide a comprehensive look at how to strategically manage and analyze data from multiple sources and in multiple formats to predict customer behavior and business outcomes."

Unique Sponsor Opportunities
At the Data+ conference, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Rapid-Fire Roundtable discussions with their peers and event sponsors. This series of quick, structured, networking sessions provides the perfect environment for attendees to meet other practitioners who have similar business intelligence, analytics and data management challenges, and connects them to the industry contacts who can help solve their issues. This highly rated format is an informal and practical way for participants to kick-off networking and make connections.

Data+ Underwriter and Platinum sponsors have the opportunity to deliver info-rich presentations on their latest products or solutions, new releases and exciting trends or changes to the Data+ audience through Solution Spotlight sessions.

Unconference Sessions will also be integrated into the Data+ schedule. These crowdsourced sessions create a dynamic atmosphere for both sponsors and attendees while providing them the chance to propose and vote for their favorite discussion topic and format of interest, allowing them to engage with their peers in noteworthy discussions.

"We are thrilled to have Information Builders and Neudesic sponsor the 2014 Data+ conference and we invite solution providers with noteworthy data solutions to join as sponsors and engage in networking and data strategy conversations with attendees who are eager to discuss how to manage data for business advantage," continued Dennison.

2014 Agenda Themes
The agenda will include advice-packed case studies delivered by IT and business leaders offering actionable tips on how to optimize, monetize and manage data analytics, including sessions on the following topics:

  • Acquiring and integrating data in new formats and from new sources, ranging from sensors to social, mobile and more
  • Managing data across efficiently-scaled infrastructure
  • Analyzing data for timely business insights and maximum organizational efficiency
  • Advanced and predictive analytics -- in the cloud, for mobile and on-premise
  • Visual analytics, dashboards and self-service tools
  • Big Data infrastructure and storage -- cloud, software-defined, SSD and more
  • Data protection, compliance and privacy in an era of Big Data

Sponsors
Current Data+ sponsors include: Information Builders and Neudesic. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adam Dennison, SVP, publisher, IDG Enterprise at [email protected].

Registration Information
To learn more about the conference, view the agenda, or to register visit: www.dataplusconference.com, call 800.355.0246 or email [email protected].

About IDG Enterprise
IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company, brings together the leading editorial brands (Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, CSO, ITworld, CFOworld and CITEworld) to serve the information needs of our technology and security-focused audiences. As the premier hi-tech B2B media company, we leverage the strengths of our premium owned and operated brands, while simultaneously harnessing their collective reach and audience affinity. We provide market leadership and converged marketing solutions for our customers to engage IT and security decision-makers across our portfolio of award-winning websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council -- a peer advisory service -- delivers on the business, technology, and leadership needs for the world's elite CIOs and their respective staffs. IDG's DEMO conferences provide a platform for today's most innovative and eye-opening technologies to publically launch their solutions.

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