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Nov. 2 - 4, 2015 • Chicago, IL
The BEST Big Data Training, Tutorials & Classes
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is coming to Chicago for three days - November 2nd to the 4th, 2015. Last year more than 600 people attended the event, allowing for excellent networking on top of intensive classes and tutorials that were offered. Previous iterations of Big Data TechCon have allowed us to select and bring back only the finest speakers and top scoring classes to make sure that your Big Data conference is unparalleled.

Big Data TechCon features practical, how-to classes and tutorials for IT and Big Data professionals, including data and business analysts, developers, software architects, data scientists, and project managers.

Attend Big Data TechCon to get practical training on Hadoop, Spark, Storm, R, HBase, Kafka, Flink, Predictive Analytics, Data Warehousing and much more!

Take a Big Data analytics tutorial, dive deep into machine learning and NoSQL, learn how to master MongoDB and Cassandra, discover best practices for using graph databases such as Neo4j and more.

You'll get the best Big Data training at Big Data TechCon!

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Get hands on training with some of the world's best Big Data Experts
Discover an extensive array of Big Data solutions in our Exhibit Hall
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Who Should Attend Big Data TechCon?
  • Database architects
  • Software developers
  • Business analysts
  • Data scientists
  • Project managers
  • Database developers
  • Database analysts
  • Software development managers
  • Data engineers
  • Database managers
  • Data miners
  • Database applications managers
  • Software engineers
  • Database administrators
  • Software architects
  • Business intelligence experts
  • Data warehouse managers
  • Business intelligence systems managers
And anyone wrestling with Big Data challenges!

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Big Data TechCon

"Very informative.  This conference helped me find and evaluate options and avoid pitfalls that would've cost us a lot of time/money."

Jose Garcia Fernandez
SVP Technology
Child Rescue Coalition Inc.

"Good mix of hands-on and high level courses."

Steve Friedman
Data Performance & Capacity Engineer
US Cellular Corporation

"A great learning experience that is well worth the money."

Lei Gu
Sr. Principal Engineer
Symantec, Inc.

"It's a great place to get more deeply into the practical work behind Big Data."

Matthew Brender
Developer Advocate
Basho Technologies

"A good opportunity to learn all the cutting edge technology in Big Data."

Shi Liang
Software Engineer
EMC Corp.

"Large coverage of the most important technologies in the Big Data world."

Paolo Piro
Research Scientist

Need Help Getting Approval?
Select the tutorials and classes you want to take, and explain why the topics relate to your Big Data technical efforts and how what you will learn will help your company make money, save money or improve productivity.
Promise to come back from Big Data TechCon and hold a brown-bag lunch session to share what you've learned with your colleagues - or even conduct formal training within your department.
Tell management that after you attend Big Data TechCon, you'll make specific action plans and recommendations to improve how your company uses and leverages Big Data.
The earlier you sign up, the more you save, so explain the benefit of signing up early, and for booking your hotel room before the cutoff. Help your company's bottom line by signing up today!
Save even more with group discounts. Each person can take different classes and bring back even more valuable tips and techniques. (Sending 6 or more? Contact us for special arrangements.)
Government employees, non-profits and professionals employed by or attending educational institutions can also receive special savings.
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Big Data TechCon Schedule
Monday, November 2nd
Tuesday, November 3rd
Wednesday, November 4th
Monday, November 2nd

7:30 am – 6:30 pm ... Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am ... Morning Coffee

8:30 am – 10:00 am ... Tutorials

10:00 am – 10:15 am ... Coffee Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm ... Tutorials

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm ... Lunch Break

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm ... Tutorials

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm ... Coffee Break

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm ... Tutorials

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm ... Lightning Talks

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm ... Chicago Apache Apex Meeting

Tuesday, November 3rd

7:30 am – 7:00 pm ... Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am ... Morning Coffee

8:30 am – 10:00 am ... Tutorials

10:00 am – 7:15 pm ... Exhibit Hall Open

10:00 am – 10:30 am ... Coffee Break

10:30 am – 12:15 pm ... Tutorials

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm ... Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm ... Technical Classes

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm ... Coffee, Ice Cream in Exhibit Hall

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm ... Sponsored Classes

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm ... Technical Classes

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm ... Keynote

6:15 pm – 7:45 pm ... Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

7:45 pm – 9:00 pm ...  Fireside Chats / CHUG Meeting

Wednesday, November 4th

7:30 am – 4:30 pm ... Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:45 am ... Morning Coffee

8:30 am – 9:45 am ... Technical Classes

10:00 am – 11:15 am ... Technical Classes

11:30 am – 12:00 pm  ... Keynote

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm ... Exhibit Hall Open

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ... Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm ... Technical Classes

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm ... Technical Classes

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm ... Prizes in the Exhibit Hall

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm ... Technical Classes

5:30 pm - Conference Closes

Speakers at Big Data TechCon Chicago

Dr. Alok Aggarwal
Scry Analytics

Siamak Amirghodsi
Merrill Lynch

Thomas Arehart

Dave Cassel

Andrew Clyne
CenturyLink Cognilytics

Dan Comperchino
Willdan Energy Solutions

Cindy Comport

Max De Marzi
Max De Marzi
Neo Technology

Seshika Fernando
Seshika Fernando

Bob Foreman

Sachin Ghai

Doug Greiwe

Russell Jurney

Michael Keane

Corey Lanum
Cambridge Intelligence

Dan Morgan
Options Away, Inc

Murali Nadarajah
Big Data Analytics

Sumit Pal

Gopal Raghavan

Jim Scott
Chicago Hadoop Users Group

Michael Segel
Segel & Associates

Praveen Seluka

Peter-Mark Verwoerd

Dean Wampler

Adam Yala
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Conference Pass

for ONLY $995!

Limited Time Only
Walk-in Price: $1,495
Registration Inclusions

3-Day Passport Only Registration Includes:
•Admission to sessions and classes on November 2, 3, and 4.
•Admission to keynotes
•Admission to Exhibit Hall
•Admission to all special events, including the Networking Reception
•Coffee breaks and lunch where indicated

•Admission to Exhibit Hall on November 3 and 4.
•Admission to Networking Reception on November 3
•Admission to Keynote Sessions

Save BIG with these discounts!

Group discounts will be given automatically if you register three or more people at once. You can also contact Camille Barron at to receive the $100/person discount if your group is unable to register at the same time. Contact her for special discounts for groups of 10 or more.

Employed by an educational institution? Save an additional $100. Enter code "EDU"

Federal, State and Local government employees save an additional $100.

Employed by a non-profit organization? Save an additional $100. Enter code "NONPROFIT"

Government Employees check out these special rates!

Special Government Employee Rates
"Big Data TechCon is great for beginners as well as advanced Big Data practitioners.  It's a great conference!"
Ryan Wood
Software Systems Analyst
Government of Canada
Conference Pass
Internet Special
for only $1,095!

Limited Time Only!
Walk-in Price:
Government Employees from these agencies have attended Big Data TechCon!
• California Dept. Water Resources
• Canada Border Services Agency
• City of Los Angeles
• City of Malden
• City of New Bedford
• City of North Las Vegas
• City of Oakland
• Commonwealth of Mass
• Department of Homeland Security
• Ellie Mae
• Emergency Call Tracking System - CA
• Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
• Federal Demographic Council
• Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
• Federal Reserve of Bank Kansas City
• Government of Canada
• Judicial Council of California
  • Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory
• Los Alamos National Laboratory
• Mass. Bay Commuter RR
• Mass. Exec. Office of Health & Human Services
• National Library of Medicine
• Naval Postgraduate School
• Oklahoma Dept of Commerce
• Sacramento County
• Sallie Mae
• Securities & Exchange Commission
• SF Public Utilities Commission
• South Florida Water Management District
• State of CA - Dept. of Water Resources
• US Department of Justice
• US Department of Labor
• US Government
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Chicago Mart Plaza, River North

Just $179 Per Night!
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The Big Data TechCon Team
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President, BZ Media
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Vice President of Events
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Vice President of Sales
Publisher, SD Times
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Director of Conference Programs
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Event Operations Coordinator
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Polina Redlich
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Online Marketing Manager
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Carl Berndtson
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Media Sponsor Manager
Brian Scott
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Sales Manager
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Camille Barron
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Customer Service Associate
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Mike Pehel
Mike Pehel
Web and Social Media Manager


"The event was fabulous as usual. BZ Media puts together the best and most relevant combination of topics and speakers to create an incredible learning experience. The conference is extremely well run and consistently exceeds expectations."

- Sue Hanley, President, Susan Hanley LLC