Special Events

Big Data Florida organizes and/or supports a variety of special events throughout the year. These events do not occur on a fixed schedule, so it's best if you subscribe to our email list to stay updated on all our activities.

If you're interested in collaborating on a special event of mutual interest, please contact us.

Past Events

Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Holiday Inn Viera with the Space Coast Tech Council (SCTC): "Big Data" Big Data Florida: The Human Face of Big Data
The Melbourne Regional Chamber’s Space Coast Tech Council will host its Quarterly Dinner and Mini-Expo on Thursday, April 20th at the Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera Conference Center. The theme, “BIG DATA” will feature a panel of three distinguished technology experts, discussing the current big data landscape, with overviews of tools to manage massive datasets, and the possible impacts of big data on businesses and society at large in the coming years.

Our panel includes Scott Tilley, president and founder of the Center for Technology & Society. Tilley is also a professor at Florida Institute of technology, president and co-founder of Big Data Florida, Space Coast Writers’ Guild, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker. His recent books include Systems Analysis & Design (Cengage, 2016) and Hacktivists Anonymous. He writes the weekly “Technology Today” column for Florida Today.

Panelist Karl Seiler is vice president of artificial intelligence at Big Data Florida, chief designer at ZONTAL, and president and founder of Pivit. Previously he was Vice President of Product Managemen t and Strategy at Modus Operandi, where he helped launch MoVIA, a commercial intelligent agent software platform. Prior to Modus Operandi he was Director of Places Content & Operations at Nokia and Director of Research & Development at NAVTEQ in Chicago.

Our third panelist, Tauhida Parveen is University Department Chair of Software Engineering at Keiser University, a co-founder of Big Data Florida, and Lead Instructor at Thinkful, a NYC-based startup focused on the online education experience for tomorrow’s developers. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. Her recent books include Software Testing in the Cloud: Migration & Execution (Springer, 2012).

Admission to the dinner event is $37 for Space Coast Tech Council members if registered by April 12th and $60 for non-members. Registration is available online at www.MelbourneRegionalChamber.com under the events tab. As seating is limited, early registration is recommended.

The Melbourne Regional Chamber’s Space Coast Tech Council brings together people from all aspects of the tech industry to strengthen bonds, create resources and display the depth and breadth of our technical diversity, while promoting Brevard County and surrounding areas as a major tech center.

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