More than 400 people are expected to attend a three-day technology summit that starts Wednesday at the Kansas City Convention Center.
The second-annual “Big Data Summit KC” is being billed as a technology talent development program for Kansas City area companies focusing on the training and development of data experts and scientists. The summit includes interactive panel discussions, a job fair and a hackathon
The event is important to the Kansas City business community “because it helps grow and develop a specific skill set that is important to the local technology market,” Drew Solomon, a co-founder of the program and entrepreneurship coordinator at the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City.
Other event co-founders are Don Peterson, organizer of the Kansas City Big Data Group; Betty Ann SantaMaria, an information technology recruiter; and the Applied Analytics Group at DST Systems Inc.
This year’s keynote address will be from John Young, vice president of development and data science at Applied Analytics Group.
The event runs Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to about 5 p.m., and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, including admission prices, go to www.bigdatasummitkc.org.