Social data is an emerging new industry and enterprises are applying social data to solve challenges in both the business world and the public sector. And while there are a wide range of conferences to discuss big data or social media marketing, there hasn’t been a place for the people and organizations working with social data to discuss best practices, challenges, trends and developments.
We decided to change that. Gnip is excited to launch Big Boulder, the world’s first social data conference and the myriad use cases surrounding it. Big Boulder will take place on June 21-22 in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.
Our speaker lineup is incredible and we’re proud of the caliber of talent we’re attracting to our inaugural conference. Confirmed speakers include Dave Morin of Path, Ryan Sarver and Doug Williams of Twitter, Sean Bruich of Facebook, Daniel Ha and Ro Gupta of Disqus, Howard Lindzon of StockTwits, Joe Fernandez and Matt Thomson of Klout, Zach Hofer-Shall of Forrester and Bryan Hyndman of NASDAQ. And this is just the start.
In fact, I’m excited to announce two new additions to our speaking roster, Scott Nicholson, data scientist at LinkedIn, and Wendy Lea, CEO of Get Satisfaction. We’re thrilled to add them to the agenda and look forward to announcing more new speakers in the coming weeks.
Social data is in early stages but it’s already being used to power a range of incredible use cases including predicting stock markets, breaking the news of earthquakes, and helping emergency responders in Japan find medicine after last year’s earthquake. Big Boulder will have both fireside chats with the leading social publishers and panels discussing the use of social data in the public sector and financial markets, geo-spatial applications of social media data and social data analytics.
Being located in Boulder has been amazing for Gnip, and we’re thrilled to show off our hometown. Boulder has been frequently recognized for our thriving high tech community. Not to mention, Boulder has been named the foodiest, healthiest, happiest and the best town for startups.
Big Boulder will be a deliberately intimate conversation, so attendance will be by invitation only for Gnip’s partners and customers. Check out www.bigboulderconf.com to learn more.