Google, Microsoft and DataSift at Data 2.0 Conference

Nick Halstead
3rd March 2011 1 Comment

What do Twitter, Netflix and climate change all have in common? Their biggest problems are data problems. And we are turning to Data 2.0 for the answers.

The Data 2.0 Conference is a one-day conference on April 4, 2011, in San Francisco that answers the question: How can improved access to data impact your industry?  The U.S. government is opening up its data; social networks are exposing their APIs; and data-as-a-service is a new and growing business model.  How can you use this data to better target new customers? What are new business models for your data? Data 2.0 tackles the big questions about the growing importance of data in business.

Get 20% off your ticket with discount code “data2reader”

// What can I expect?

Speakers include Nick Halstead, founder of DataSift; Joe Lonsdale, co-founder of Palantir; Vivek Wadhwa, columnist for BusinessWeek and contributor to TechCrunch; Jay Adelson, CEO of SimpleGeo; Gil Elbaz, CEO of Factual; representatives from Google,Microsoft, and over 40 more.

The world’s largest data challenge, the $3 million Heritage Health Prize, will launch at the conference on April 4. Data analysts will compete to predict health outcomes using hospital data. This is the largest data challenge since the Netflix Prize.

Are you a data startup, entrepreneur or analyst? Apply here to participate in the Data 2.0 Pitch Day on April 2. Accepted applicants will get the opportunity to pitch to Silicon Valley investors and receive 75% off their Data 2.0 Conference ticket prices. Winners will pitch on-stage at the conference to over 800 decision-makers.

// What is Data 2.0?

Data 2.0 is about making online data more reusable.  The new data economy requires us to rethink how we access data.  ReadWriteWeb named SimpleGeo the Most Promising Company of 2011 because SimpleGeo data powers the new generation of location-based apps.  Data 2.0 is about the “division of labor” of data, where many companies play varied roles in the supply chain of discovering, managing, distributing and licensing reusable data.  Our prediction for 2011: the Internet will act more and more like your new database.

  • Siddharth

    that’s pretty interesting !!

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