BigDataMN represents


MinneAnalyticsThe Life Science Lean In-Analytics & Big Data in Health Care & Life Science, or simply #BigDataMN, returns this fall for the third year in a row.

We’ve watched this Minnesota movement grow over time; currently sitting at 500 pre-registrations, “we’re way ahead of the last event,” says conference co founder Dan Atkins.

The theme is centered around health care and life sciences, “but there will be something for everyone regardless of industry or focus,” he says.  Data viz geek Dave Fowler considers it to be the largest of its type across the country; at least 50 sessions across six tracks include:

  • Personal analytics – with all that data your devices are collecting you are now big data.
  • EHR – breadth and depth piles on our old friend, the administrative health claim.
  • Big Data Biomarker Bonanza.
  • PHI, HIPAA compliance and the cloud.
  • ICD 10 – from V9542XA (Spacecraft crash injuring occupant, initial encounter) to W5922XA (Struck by a turtle).
  • Incubators, Intrapreneurship, Accelerators, and Startup Showcase.
  • The World’s First Member Owned and Controlled Genomic Database.
  • >A healthy dose of Hadoop.
  • The life of Social media life science.
  • Fraud and Abuse.
  • The life cycle of a health care claim.
  • Predictive Modeling and Data Visualization.

Open source pioneer and Hadoop creator Doug Cutting will be delivering the keynote of keynotes, considering Mayo VP  Shirley Weis and Professor Stephen Parenthe are also at the top of the line-up.  Dozens of other local specialists will be sharing their insights and expertise throughout it all.

“There’s an incredibly community of data freaks here Minnesota,” says Atkins.  “It’s about meeting new people with similar interests to learn from…developing skills and networks. The community here is second to none.”