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Media Thought Leaders and Industry Experts Discuss Big Data

Apr 24 2013 12:00AM



TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/13 -- Editors Note: There is an image associated with this press release.

Co-hosted by Viafoura and Ryerson University, Toronto's first ever Big Data Week takes place April 22nd to 28th. The week-long event brings together business and technology leaders to explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in 'big data'. The Toronto edition is part of an international affiliation of Big Data Weeks, 25 of which will concurrently take place in cities all over the world.

Big Data Week Toronto's marquee event is a cocktail and networking soiree. Senior executives from three media companies will convene for a panel discussion titled "Media Meets Big Data," exploring the unique challenges and opportunities that big data holds for the media industry.

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WHAT: "Media Meets Big Data" panel discussion and cocktail eventWHO: Nearly 200 media industry executives, thought leaders and decision makers will be attending. Panelises include: - Tom Cochran, Chief Technology Officer, Atlantic Media - Craig Saila, Director of Digital Media, the Globe and Mail - Tessa Sproule, Director of Digital, CBCWHERE: The Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen Street West, TorontoWHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Panel will begin at 7 p.m.MEDIA Chris AdvansunCONTACT: Cell Phone: 647.966.6743 Email:


"Humans now create in two days the same amount of data that it took from the dawn of civilization until 2003 to create." -Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google

The term 'big data' has emerged in recent years to refer to the proliferation of data that has resulted from the advent of the Internet, social media and other digital technologies. Experts warn that the current pace and scale of data generation will bring about significant technological and societal challenges. Conversely, entrepreneurs and business leaders see 'big data' as a potential treasure trove, a resource with which entirely new products, services and even industries will be built.

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Source: Marketwire

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