See You Thursday for “D2: The Future of Data and Devices” at FCAT

11/19/13Follow @gthuang

We are all set to talk about the future of big data and connected devices in Boston and beyond. I’m talking about our D2 conference, which is almost upon us.

It’s all happening this Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology in Boston. We have just a few tickets remaining, which you can still pick up here.

We’ve had some speaker reshuffling as of late. So here are a few more details about the agenda:

Stephen Wolfram will give an opening keynote on “Connected Devices Meet Computational Knowledge.” Sounds pretty heavy. Here’s a teaser.

Chris Lynch (Atlas Venture) and Brian Shin (Visible Measures, Mustbin) will chat about the big-data explosion and what it means for businesses and consumers. Plus startup strategy and positioning for enterprise vs. consumer markets.

—For those concerned about security and privacy in the big-data era (that should be all of you), we’ll have Bob Brennan (Veracode), Mark Terenzoni (Sqrrl), and Harry Sverdlove (Bit9) hash out the most important and controversial issues, with help from moderator Maia Heymann (CommonAngels).

—We’ll also have a dedicated chat on startup growth strategy with David Chang (PayPal Media Network and Start Tank) and Ben Einstein (Bolt), moderated by Katie Rae (Techstars). Trends, advice, and stories from people who have been there and done that.

—Interested in next-generation big-data infrastructure? Come hear Justin Borgman (Hadapt), Adam Kocoloski (Cloudant), Stephen Baier (Fidelity), and Chip Hazard (Flybridge, MongoDB) talk about analytics, databases, and data centers of the future.

—Lastly, Sandy Pentland (MIT Media Lab) and Tom Quinlan (R.R. Donnelley) will close out the day with a chat about where big data is driving society and business: from the impact of cloud connectivity and data access, to the future of content and communication.

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @gthuang

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