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USC Marshall Hosts Largest Data Conference in Southern California – August 17

This Saturday, the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business will again serve as host sponsor to Data Con L.A. (formerly Big Data Day L.A.). For the seventh year in a row, the fast-growing conference – now up to more than 2,000 anticipated attendees – will feature start-up competitions, panel discussions, tutorials and keynote addresses that spotlight Los Angeles’ unique role in the data and tech economy.

This year’s Data Con LA features keynotes by the LA City Controller, Airspace Experience Technologies, SoCal Edison, USC, Accenture, GAAD and many more. In addition, there will be tutorials about data science and Blockchain. Lastly, panels about IoT, Big Data and a women-focused panel on leading data will be showcased at the event.

Full program information for Data Con L.A. 2019 is available here.

“Data Con L.A. is the largest data conference in Southern California and features the most vibrant gather of data and technology enthusiasts in Los Angeles,” said Nina Richardson, associate director of the Marshall masters program in data analytics and the lead Data Con organizer for Marshall. “We look forward to a full day of workshops, start-up contests, tutorials, panels and networking sessions to bring the data community together.”

Data Con L.A. is also led by USC Marshall’s Dr. Abbass Sharif, whose commitment to data-driven academic study was highlighted in a recent profile.

WHAT: Data Con L.A. 2019
WHERE: University of Southern California, University Park Campus (3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles CA, 90089)
WHEN: August 17, 2019 (Check in opens at 7 am)
WHO: Data Scientists, Software Developers, System Architects, Head Researchers, Business Analysts, Data Engineers, Technical Leads, CEOs/CTOs/CIOs, IT Managers, Business Strategists, Data Analysts, Researchers, Head Data Scientists, Entrepreneurs, Consultants

WHY: Spearheaded by Subash D’Souza and organized and supported by a community of volunteers, sponsors and speakers, Data Con LA began as Big Data Day LA in 2013, with just over 250 attendees. It has since grown to over 550 attendees in 2014, 950+ attendees in 2015, 1,200+ attendees in 2016, and 1,550+ attendees in 2017. In 2018, the event re-branded from Big Data Day LA to Data Con LA. More than 1,800+ attendees attended that year. This year we expect that tally to be over 2,000.


For more information contact: Matthew Simmons – – 213.821.9868

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