10 Big Data Analytics Conferences You Need to Know About in 2016

Nov 17, 2015 | Data

Because technology changes almost daily, keeping your data science skills polished will keep you a step ahead of the rest.

Here are 10 data analytics conferences / summits / forums that we think will be helpful to you as you and your organization dive into 2016. We’ve included the hashtags of these conferences so even if you can’t make it, you’ll be able to follow along on social media for those golden nuggets of data wisdom. Enjoy!

As we’re headed toward 2017, check out our list of data analytics conferences for the remainder of 2016.


Chief Analytics Officer Forum

When: January 26-27th 2016

Where: New York, NY

Speakers: 40+ Speakers – Charles Schwab, Affinity Health Plan, State Farm Insurance, Sharp Healthcare, McGraw-Hill Education

Hashtag: #CAOForum

Top Data Conferences - Chief Analytics Officer Forum


Big Data Innovation Summit – ‘Making Your Data Actionable’

When: January 28-29th  2016

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Speakers: eBay, Boeing, US Dept of Commerce, Groupon and GE

Hashtag: #DataVegas16Top Data Conferences - Big Data Innovation Summit



Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit – ‘Advancing Insight Through Data Science’

When: February 18-19th 2016

Where: San Diego, CA

Speakers: TE Connectivity, Washington Post, LiveNation, XBOX, and LinkedIn

Hashtag: #PASanDiegoTop Data Conferences - Predictive Analytics Data Summit



Enterprise Data World – ‘The Transformation to Data-Driven Business Starts Here’

When: April 17-22nd 2016

Where: San Diego, CA

Topics: Enterprise Data Strategy Data Governance Program Implementation Building for New Demands of Data Architecture Data Quality Measurements and Scorecarding Big Data Trends and Technologies Rolling out Master Data Management EIM – Transforming into Data-driven Business Real-time Analytics & Business Intelligence Best Practices in all aspects of Enterprise Data Management Agile Data Methods

Hashtag: N/ATop Data Conferences - EDW2016


Data Visualization Summit – ‘Data In. Decisions Out.’

When: April 21-22nd 2016

Where: San Francisco, CA

Speakers: Social Media Research Foundation, Tesla Motors, Pinterest, VTC, Netflix

Hashtag: #DataViz15Top Data Conferences - Data Visualization Summit


Sentiment Analysis Innovation – ‘Learning from Social Signals’

When: April 27-28th 2016

Where: San Francisco, CA

Speakers: Twitter, LinkedIn, MetaMind, Thomson Reuters, Salesforce

Hashtag: #DataSocialTop Data Conferences - Sentiment Analysis Summit



PASS Business Analytics Conference – ‘Data. Insights. Action’

When: Pre-Conference Sessions – May 2nd 2016, General Sessions May 3-4th 2016

Where: San Jose, CA

Early bird deadline: March 13th 2016

Speakers: Jer Thorp, American Express, GoDaddy, SolidQ, minitab, Oregon Lottery, Pragmatic Works + many more!


Top Data Conferences - Pass Business Analytics


Big Data & Analytics in Healthcare Summit – ‘Improve Outcomes with Big Data’

When: May 11-12th 2016

Where: Philadelphia, PA

Speakers: Independence Blue X, Highmark Health, Anthem, Kaiser Permanente, United Surgical Partners

Hashtag: #DatahealthcareTop Data Conferences - Big Data Healthcare Summit



Customer Analytics Innovation – ‘Identify, Attract, Retain’

When: June 15-16th 2016

Where: Chicago, IL

Speakers: ScoreBig, eBay, Sears, Saving Star, AirBNB

Hashtag: #datacustomerTop Data Conferences - Customer Analytics Summit


Big Data & Analytics for Retail Summit – ‘Building Brands with Customer Analytics’

When: June 15-16th 2016

Where: Chicago, IL

Speakers: McDonalds, Facebook, Groupon, Readers Digest, Sephora

Hashtag: #DataRetailTop Data Conferences - Big Data Analytics Retail Summit


UPDATE: Check out our latest post for more great data analytics conferences in 2016

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