Just like Tom Brady after winning the Super Bowl MVP in 2001, 2003, 2015 & 2017, the Big Data Beard team is going to Disney World!  (Side note: I was told by our CEO Cory Minton, a Cowboys fan, not to use this intro but… GO PATS!)

On behalf of the Big Data Beard team, I am excited to announce that we are an official media sponsor of the Disney Data Analytics Conference (#DDAC2018) that is taking place in Orlando, FL on August 28th & 29th 2018.  We are extremely excited to attend this amazing conference for a number of reasons:

  1. Disney has massive amounts of data and have been doing some extremely cool things in the world of analytics to enhance customer experience, improve park operations and grow their business.  I’ve attended a number of conferences where Disney had a presence and there story is always really popular with the crowd
  2. Each year they have an all-star lineup of speakers (yes thats the Woz next to Mickey) and this year is no different.  Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics and Adam Savage from Mythbusters are both giving keynotes in addition to many more great speakers.
  3. This conference explores the latest trends and techniques in analytical tool development and analytics approaches while providing business applications that span across all industries

#DDAC2018’s motto this year is “Make your analytics roar” and I can’t wait to see how their Lion King based theme is used.  Disney expects to bring in over 1,300 executives, managers and analysts representing over 200 companies and universities.  This is guaranteed to be a great two days!

So now that you have all blocked off your calendars and are about to register for this event… we have a great deal for you.  When you register here and use promo code DATABEARD-2018 you get $400 dollars off!

We are also going to be giving away a FREE pass to the conference in our next Big Data Beard giveaway.  To enter, all you have to do is subscribe to our YouTube Channel or review our podcast on iTunes or Google Play. The more reviews you do, the more chances you have. We will announce the winner of the free pass on June 26th.  Good luck!

We look forward to seeing you all down in Orlando in August.  The Big Data Beard team will have a booth and will be recording podcasts.  Make sure you stop by, say hi and grab some sweet swag. Follow us on twitter to see exactly what we are up to at the conference and if you have an exciting Big Data story that you want to share let us know, we would love to chat about it.