Data 2.0 Summit Explores the Big Data, Social Data, and Open Data Revolution

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2012

The Data 2.0 Summit on Tuesday, April 3, in San Francisco invites over 500 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders across business and technology to discuss why Big Data, Social Data, and Open Data are driving the next technology revolution in Cloud Data. The one-day conference will take place at Mission Bay Conference Center with over 100 speakers from Microsoft, Google, HP, Salesforce,, Mozilla and LinkedIn.

The Data 2.0 Summit aims to explore topics around why Fortune 500 companies are investing hundreds of billions of dollars in their big data strategies and why data companies such as Kaggle, RadiumOne, Vertica (acquired by HP), Quova (acquired by Neustar), or Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce) are raising tens of millions of dollars, even in this current economy. Companies will learn the new business models, data strategies, and open data initiatives revolutionizing business and technology in 2012 at this years summit.

The City of San Francisco, in partnership with Socrata, will present the San Francisco Open Data Cloud and executives from the National Conference on Citizenship will launch their Civic Data Challenge onstage at the Data 2.0 Summit.

A lot of companies have been using the term Big Data to define a revolution of finding value in the new abundance of data, said Geoff Domoracki, co-founder of the Data 2.0 Summit, What the business and technology community needs to realize is that Big Data is not just about analyzing private company data but about an avalanche in Cloud Data from social sharing activity and tweets to open government initiatives and data cooperatives. We are all becoming members of a larger online data economy.

Highlighting the Data 2.0 Summit are speakers including: Jim Fowler, Co-Founder of (now; Bram Cohen, founder of BitTorrent; Gil Elbaz, founder and CEO of Factual; as well as executives from PARC (a Xerox Company), 10gen, Hadoop, DataStax, Intuit, Dun & Bradstreet, RapLeaf, GNIP, Mashery, RadiumOne, Kaggle, Cloudera, MTV Networks, Experian, Bizo, BlueKai, and Walmart Labs. The featured How Open is the Open Web panel will also explore whether the rise of popular web applications like Facebook or Twitter are undermining the openness data accessibility across the web.

As a conference precursor, on Monday, April 2, ten data startups will compete for over $ 20,000 in products and services at the Data 2.0 Summit Startup Pitch Competition, judged by investors from August Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, True Ventures, among other VC firms.

For those that cannot attend the event in person, Data 2.0 Summit will be livestreamed at the following link:

About the Data 2.0 Summit

Data 2.0 is the next step in the evolution of the Internet, creating new channels for facilitating connectivity and communication between websites. While corporations and websites each possess their own ‘silos’ of data, a new marketplace of information has opened up for safely and transparently sharing data on people, locations and products. Offering a glimpse of the future, the Data 2.0 Summit will give attendees the unique experience of hearing what industry leaders have to say about the future of data marketplaces and the pricing of information.

The Data 2.0 Conference is produced by Data 2.0 Labs. For more information, visit

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