Our top five takeaways about big data events in 2023:

  1. More events are welcoming attendees back to physical venues than in 2022.
  2. Social issues such as climate change and ethics are hot topics this year.
  3. Many conferences still provide online offerings or live stream solutions for safety and accessibility.
  4. Networking and learning from other tech professionals are prime reasons to attend Big Data events.
  5. Integrate.io can help you manage your business’s Big Data more efficiently for better data warehouse insights.

Big data is more crucial to businesses than ever, especially with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies across multiple industries. The expanding internet of things (IoT) plus the multiple digital engagement points between businesses and customers create huge swathes of data and new challenges in how to manage this glut of information. Big Data conferences provide data scientists, managers, engineers, and other technology enthusiasts with opportunities to learn from their peers and share their own insights.

Over the past couple of years, Big Data events have been largely relegated to the virtual sphere, although 2022 did see many hybrid events and even a few face-to-face conferences re-emerging. In 2023, we expect to see a lot more in-person events, as organizers safely welcome attendees back to physical venues.

Anyone interested in data science knows that Big Data is big news for business. The world generates around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day, culminating in around 44 zettabytes of data in the world at any given time. This figure is always rising, and businesses are constantly looking for new ways to manage their data and maximize its potential. Integrate.io provides ETL and reverse ETL data integration solutions that help provide complete data observability and empower businesses to gain better insights from their data warehouse via an intuitive, no-code data pipeline platform.

As well as providing top tools for data integration, we’re proud to provide a range of resources for data managers and other tech professionals, including this list of some of the most exciting Big Data events in 2023. Remember to always check with the event organizers before booking or committing to attending. Event details are subject to change. 

Table of Contents

  1. Women in Data Science Worldwide Conference 2023
  2. AI & Big Data Expo Global 2023
  3. World Data Summit 2023
  4. International Conference on Data Mining 2023
  5. Big Data and AI World 2023
  6. ICBDA 2023

1) Women in Data Science Worldwide Conference 2023

Date: March 8, 2023

Location: Stanford University, California, United States

Women in Data Science (WiDS) events are all about inspiring and empowering women working in all fields of data science and management, including Big Data. The initiative began at Stanford University, where the annual conference is held. However, WiDS has since expanded far beyond this single location. The conference now spans over 50 countries and combines about 200 separate events attended by around 100,000 people. 

This year’s event deliberately coincides with International Women’s Day, where the focus is on gender equity. WiDS’s theme for 2023 is tackling the climate crisis. Ahead of the event, there’s an invite to take part in a Datathon Challenge to use Big Data to improve extreme weather forecasts. Potential participants can apply here.

As usual, the conference includes speakers and experts in many data science fields. Gabriela de Queiroz, a Microsoft Cloud Advocate, will be present, as will Megan Price, the executive director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group. In addition to the opportunity to learn from technology leaders and network with peers, the conference offers workshops on a range of topics, from AI to data-driven hardware.

Tickets for the in-person event start at $50 and are available through Eventbrite. Like many conferences, at least some of the talks and workshops will also be available virtually via a live stream.  

2) AI & Big Data Expo Global 2023

Date: November 30 to December 1, 2023

Location: Olympia, London, United Kingdom

The connection between advancements in AI and Big Data can’t be overstated, and many Big Data events have a massive focus on both AI and machine learning (ML) this year. The AI & Big Data Expo Global theme is “Delivering AI and Big Data for a smarter future,” looking at practical ways businesses can take advantage of AI to power growth and success. 

The conference promises over 200 exhibitors of cutting-edge technology and 150 speakers sharing insights, education, and real-life experiences that promise to inspire. At this stage, speakers haven’t yet been announced, but topics for the event include data and analytics, virtual assistants, chatbots, deep learning, business intelligence (BI), and AI algorithms. 

Registration details and costs for this event aren’t yet live, so keep checking back at the website for more updates.

3) World Data Summit 2023

Date: May 17-19, 2023

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This year’s World Data Summit is focused on some of the hot topics surrounding Big Data right now. Ethics and privacy in data and AI are primary themes, something that’s been discussed heatedly over the last year thanks to the rise in AI-created digital content and the ethical ramifications of this

Other topics include the evolution of the data engineering role, open source and metadata management, and using AI to improve the customer experience with aspects such as natural language processing, which is sure to be a popular talking point with professionals across a range of industries.

Another core theme is exploring how businesses can embrace digital transformation and grow via the power of ever-evolving data analytics. Dedicated workshops help data managers improve their technical knowledge, while leaders from a range of organizations use case studies to demonstrate working analytical models that could be adopted by other businesses. Speakers include the Chief Data Officer of Petronas, Datin Ts. Habsah Nordin; Godwin Ubong Akpan, a data analytics expert from the World Health Organization; and Siyu Sun, the global data science and analytics director for Gameloft. 

Registration for the World Data Summit is open, with tickets starting at 795 euros.

4) Industrial Conference on Data Mining Data 2023

Date: July 12-16, 2023

Location: New York City, New York

The Industrial Conference on Data Mining, or ICDM, is an annual event that invites academics, professionals, and even newcomers to data science to discuss everything that’s new in data mining and Big Data. As the name suggests, this event will be of particular interest to tech professionals in industrial organizations, but attendees from all industries are welcome. This event is one of the longer conferences, with plenty of opportunities to attend workshops, talks and debates, or even submit what they’ve been working on themselves.

The 2023 program includes using data to help with image interpretation in healthcare, exploring the outlook for data mining research, and a workshop on the Advanced Internet of Things (IoT). Expect top-level experts at all the workshops and talks. For example, at a workshop on multimedia forensic data analysis, two of the people heading up the session are a police data scientist and a crime lab deputy director. This is a great opportunity to mix with genuine industry leaders with real-life insights into the day-to-day practical uses of Big Data.

Registration and ticket prices are yet to be announced, but there’s plenty of information about the event on the ICDM website.

5) Big Data & AI World 2023

Date: March 8-9, 2023

Location: ExCel exhibition center, London, England

The Big Data World events have managed to maintain a face-to-face element throughout the pandemic, while also providing virtual options for safety and accessibility. One of the big draws of this event is that registration is free, although some events beyond initial registration may require fees. Regulars will notice that the name of this event has changed for 2023 to become an AI summit as well as a Big Data event, again showing how intrinsically linked the two fields of data science are and how critical it is for businesses to get to grips with emerging technologies in both fields.

Big Data & AI World is a very business-focused event, proudly boasting that 45% of their attendees are directors or C-level executives, making this the ideal place for business owners and entrepreneurs to network and share their ideas or make meaningful connections. Of course, there’s more to the event than just rubbing shoulders with the successful. Over 10,000 tech enthusiasts descend on this event because of the hundreds of AI and ML technologies being exhibited, plus over 100 hours of inspiring talks and workshops. Topics this year include customer experience, AI and advanced analytics, and data strategy and decision-making intelligence.

It’s worth noting that when you register for this event, you automatically gain access to five other events run by the same organization team, including a blockchain event. Check with the organizers to find other activities that interest you.

6) ICBDA 20232

Date: March 3-5, 2023

Location: Harbin, China

This is definitely the furthest flung event on our list, but considering the initials stand for “International Conference on Big Data Analytics," it's a top event for dedicated Big Data scientists and enthusiasts. The last three events have all had a virtual element. While it’s not clear on the website whether this will still be the case in 2023, we can assume that at least some aspects of the conference will be available online. Papers submitted to the conference are published either during or after the event, making it a useful and reusable resource for data managers and other tech professionals.

Machine learning, data analytics, cloud computing, data modeling, and data mining all make it onto this year’s program. Keynote speakers are yet to be announced, so check back frequently for more information.  

Manage your business’s Big Data better with Integrate.io

If you’re thinking about attending a data science conference, the chances are you have to manage ever-increasing volumes of data within your business. That’s where we can help.

Integrate.io is a no-code data pipeline platform that easily connects you to all your data sources, from social media accounts to Google ads to databases. A drag-and-drop interface makes it simple to create data pipelines that you can automate and manage with ease. Plus, the platform comes with over 140 pre-build connectors and integrations for many of the most popular business data sources, from cloud-based SaaS to CRMs and related tools. Speak to a member of our team if you don’t see the integrations you need in our list, as we’re always adding more, and we have a variety of solutions to help you connect to virtually any required data source.

Data integration methods include ETL, reverse ETL, and ELT/CDC. Extract, transform, load technology cleanses and standardizes your data in a separate staging area, which could reduce strain on your internal resources. Alternatively, for speed of data retrieval, change data capture capabilities, and utilize the resources in your own data warehouse or data lake to manage the data, focusing primarily on super-fast data replication.

Having access to all your relevant business info increases data observability and can lead to more actionable insights from your data warehouse. This, can, in turn, inevitably lead to faster, better business decisions, making you more intuitive and confident in your marketplace. 

Integrate.io can help you manage, centralize and transform your big data. Schedule a demo or try it for yourself. Once you’ve booked your 14-day trial, schedule an ETL trial meeting with a member of our team so we can go over what you can expect from Integrate.io.