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SDSC Partners with Pandera Systems

June 11, 2018


Orlando FL -  The Southern Data Science Conference has announced its partnership with Pandera Systems, a global provider of information delivery solutions and analytics innovation consulting company. This partnership will bring a robust roster to Orlando, Florida on October 17th and 18th, 2018 for two days of cutting-edge discussions, workshops and networking at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld. This innovative single track conference has drawn attention from around the World and will boast speakers from both top data science companies, like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc., and top research institutions, like Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, UCF, and more. These speakers have been selected based upon their outstanding contributions to the data science community, and we are ecstatic to bring them all under one roof. Beyond that, we are extremely fortunate to have such great community support from the City of Orlando, University of Central Florida, South Big Data Hub, and Orlando Tech and Beer.


“We started SDSC as a movement to bring a high-quality data science conference to the Southeast region. After the success of our movement in Atlanta, I’m very excited to see SDSC moving to Orlando which has a great tech community that is eager to learn and share knowledge. Our commitment to the Orlando tech community is to make SDSC Orlando an unforgettable conference where knowledge and best data science practices are the only two things on the stage.” - Khalifeh AlJadda, Conference Chair (CareerBuilder)


The conference will kick off on the 17th with a day of focused workshops on topics like Deep learning, advanced data visualization platforms, and Apache Spark/Spark MLib. On the 18th we will begin our single track of speakers and listen as these experts and researchers present their work and share their best practices in data science. Keynotes will be presented by Shawnna Hoffman and Chris Castro on the 18th. Shawnna is the IBM Global Cognitive Legal Co-Leader of Watson AI & Quantum Computing and Global CoC while Chris is the Director of Sustainability and Co-chair of Smart Cities for the City of Orlando. With both being Orlando locals, we are excited to show off the talent that calls Central Florida home. Post Conference, we will turn our support to our local partners as the University of Central Florida, along with the National Science Foundation’s South Big Data Hub, will be hosting the First Annual UCF Big Data Smart City Symposium on the 19th and feature public officials, academic researchers, and industry executives amongst other recognized community leaders. The Symposium will include topics such as Energy Use, Storm Water Management, and Transportation.

The Southern Data Science Conference has been gaining attention from around the world and we are excited to get this one underway. This will be an action packed event that you won’t want to miss - see you in October!


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