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.
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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.