CAPTION: Launching this year’s Big Data Belfast conference and announcing SmashFly Technologies as headline sponsor are, from left: Analytics Engines CTO Dr Alastair McKinley, SmashFly Site Lead Gareth McCullough, Analytics Engines CEO Dr Aislinn Rice, and SmashFly CEO Thom Kenney.
Big Data Belfast set to ‘improve the presence of NI on global stage’
Big Data Belfast returns with a world-leading lineup of speakers delivering real-world insights into new technologies, ideas, and tools from right across the sector.
The one-day conference, which takes place at Belfast Waterfront on Thursday 18 October 2018, will explore trends and opportunities emerging in Healthcare, Smart Cities & IoT, Fintech, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cyber Security and Business Analytics.
Speakers include world-renowned professional hacker and founder of WhiteHat Security and current CEO of BitDiscovery Jeremiah Grossman, Lead Data Scientist at Liverpool Football Club, William Spearman, and Programme Director from the Alan Turing Institute, Mark Briers. Also speaking will be Thom Kenney, CEO of recruitment marketing software solutions SmashFly which recently announced a major investment in Belfast creating 70 new jobs.
On Big Data Belfast 2018, Analytics Engines CEO, Dr Aislinn Rice said: “We are looking forward to delivering another world-class event on all aspects relating to Big Data. The aim of Big Data Belfast is to drive thought leadership in one of the most exciting and expansive business clusters based in Northern Ireland and to improve the presence of Northern Ireland plc on the global stage.”
SmashFly CEO Thom Kenney said: “We couldn’t be more excited to support this event and, more generally, the Belfast tech community. SmashFly is committed to helping grow the tech ecosystem in Belfast and this conference is an excellent opportunity to bring together all of the brightest minds in this industry and dig into the trends that will fundamentally transform how companies operate in the future. We’re thrilled to be a part of it.”