Minnesota’s first big data conference goes off with a bang

MinneAnalyticsA crowd of 500+/- are gathered today on Medtronic’s Mounds View real estate for the first notably sized event in Minnesota focused on the world of ‘big data’, including predictive, and social analytics.

“I think it’s safe to call it a conference at this stage,” remarked Sean Larson, who co-organized the all day affair with Dan Atkins, amongst others from the MinneAnalytics Forum — a sister org of Twin Cities Area SAS Users Group that counts over 2,00o local members.

“By a factor of two, or even three to one, this is the largest and most diverse crowd we’ve seen at any of our events over the past ten years.  We opened registration and couldn’t believe the volume that was coming through in batches,” Atkins says with great enthusiasm.