International Data Science Conference, Salzburg


Hi,

I am happy to share this exciting conference I am keynoting at. Also, Mike Ohlsen from Cloudera will deliver a keynote at the conference.

About the conference:

June 12th – 13th 2017 | Salzburg, Austria | www.idsc.at

The 1st International Data Science Conference (iDSC 2017) organized by Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (Information Technology and Systems Management) in cooperation with Information Professionals GmbH seeks to establish a key Data Science event, providing a forum for an international exchange on Data Science technologies and applications.

The International Data Science Conference gives the participants the opportunity, over the course of two days, to delve into the most current research and up-to-date practice in Data Science and data-driven business. Besides the two parallel tracks, the Research Track and the Industry Track, on the second day a Symposium is taking place presenting the outcomes of a European Project on Text and Data Mining (TDM). These events are open to all participants.

Also we are proud to announce keynote presentations from Mike Olson (Chief Strategy Officer Cloudera), Ralf Klinkenberg (General Manager RapidMiner), Euro Beinat (Data-Science Professor and Managing Director CS Research), Mario Meir-Huber (Big Data Architect Microsoft). These keynotes will be distributed over both conference days, providing times for all participants to come together and share views on challenges and trends in Data Science.

The Research Track offers a series of short presentations from Data Science researchers on their own, current papers. On both conference days, we are planning a morning and an afternoon session presenting the results of innovative research into data mining, machine learning, data management and the entire spectrum of Data Science.

The Industry Track showcases real practitioners of data-driven business and how they use Data Science to help achieve organizational goals. Though not restricted to these topics only, the industry talks will concentrate on our broad focus areas of manufacturing, retail and social good. Users of data technologies can meet with peers and exchange ideas and solutions to the practical challenges of data-driven business.

Futhermore the Symposium is organized in collaboration with the FutureTDM Consortium. FutureTDM is a European project which over the last two years has been identifying the legal and technical barriers, as well as the skills stakeholders/practitioners lack, that inhibit the uptake of text and data mining for researchers and innovative businesses. The recommendations and guidelines recognized and proposed to counterbalance these barriers, so as to ensure broader TDM uptake and thus boost Europe’s research and innovation capacities, will be the focus of the Symposium.

Our sponsors ClouderaF&F and um etc. will have their own, special platform: half-day workshops to provide hands-on interaction with tools or to learn approaches to developing concrete solutions. In addition, there will be an exhibition of the sponsors’ products and services throughout the conference, with the opportunity for the participants to seek contact and advice.

The iDSC 2017 is therefore a unique meeting place for researchers, business managers, and data scientists to discover novel approaches and to share solutions to the challenges of a data-driven world.

IDC Cloud Leadership Forum in Europe


The cloud adoption in CEE is approaching a turning point. Innovative companies and CIOs are embracing the cloud in an increasing number, challenging the “wait and see” approach of their competitors.

After several years of investments in the development of the cloud by service providers, the cloud has moved beyond the hype in CEE and has become a viable option for enhancing business agility, efficiency and driving innovation in enterprise IT. Perception around the advantages and risks of the cloud are also shifting. The business value is rapidly gaining credit through the best practices provided by the increasing number of CEE implementations while traditional concerns around security and control are becoming less prevalent.

No surprise, that the outlook of the cloud market remains outstandingly positive, representing the most dynamic segment of ICT market in CEE with an average growth rate of more than 50% for the next years. However, the growth will vary among cloud service types, depending on the resonation of the service with the specifics of the CEE market. IDC expects the most dynamic uptake in virtual private cloud, as it best addresses the need of customers for control and security, while delivering the advantage of the lower costs of the public cloud infrastructure.

The IDC Cloud Leadership Forum will provide you with insight in the ultimate cloud trends and the most recent experience of enterprise cloud users through a host of industry expert, vendor and case study presentations, roundtable discussions and coffee break talks.

Key Topics

  • Beyond the Hype: The Big Picture of Cloud Computing
  • The cloud as the foundation of the next generation IT
  • Measuring ROI: Cloud Computing, Efficiency, and Sustainability
  • What would suite you best? – The Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Models
  • Cloud Compliance Challenges and Solutions
  • Cloud Security Concerns: Vendor Solutions and Customer Experience
  • Private cloud: the life after virtualization
  • Infrastructure Trends in the Cloud
  • Cloud-Based Applications
  • Is cloud diminishing or transforming the role of the CIO?
  • How to get the green-light for cloud form teh business decision makers?

 Who will attend

  • CIOs IT Directors
  • IT Managers and Heads of Departments
  • Facility & Operation Managers
  • IT Infrastructure Managers
  • Network Administrators
  • Purchase Managers

Event Dates and Locations:

  • BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA , Sarajevo – February 21
  • MALTA, Malta – March 07
  • ALMATY, Kazakhstan – March 12
  • TIRANA, Albania – March 21
  • VIENNA, Austria – April 09
  • SALZBURG, Austria – April 11
  • SKOPJE, Macedonia– April 18
  • SOFIA, Bulgaria – May 16
  • NICOSIA, Cyprus – May 20
  • MOSCOW, Russia – May 30
  • LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – June 05
  • PRAGUE, Czech – September 12
  • BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – September 17
  • ATHENS, Greece – September 20
  • KIEV, Ukraine – September 25
  • BUCHAREST, Romania – September 26
  • BELGRADE, Serbia – October 10
  • WARSAW, Poland – October 15
  • ZAGREB, Croatia – October 16
  • BUDAPEST, Hungary – October 17

Hope to see you there!