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From June 19th to July 21st 2017, the TOP-IX Consortium, in collaboration with ISI Foundation, ToDo and Axant.it, organizes the SIXTH edition of BIG DIVE, a 5-week training program aimed at teaching the technical skills needed to dive in the world of BIG DATA, extract value and generate social and economic impact.
The “hands-on” course is based on three interdisciplinary study paths: the Data Visualization, the Data-Driven Development and of course the Data Science.
An awesome group of teachers as well as technical partners is joining BIG DIVE community in order to keep high the quality standard end the effectiveness of the program.
The course will be held in Torino and applications are open until May 14th, 2017.

Main Website WWW.BIGDIVE.EU
Twitter @bigdive_eu

 
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From June 19th to July 21st, the TOP-IX Consortium, in collaboration with ISI Foundation, ToDo and Axant.it, organizes the SIXTH edition of BIG DIVE, a 5-week training program aimed at enhancing the technical skills needed to dive in the world of BIG DATA, extract value and generate social and economic impact.

After years of hype around the BIG DATA word, recent trends evolution is showing the most effective and concrete value hidden within the data as well as tangible and practical use-cases.
AI – Artificial intelligence is exploding as the new disruptive technology You have to invest to Win in the future. However, on a closer inspection, AI is definitely not a new concept. What is really new is actually the huge amount of data that enables Deep Learning Neural Networks as well as Machine Learning algorithms to “be trained” like never before.
Similarly, we are getting used to talk to robots in our messaging applications. Once again, “chatbot” technology is definitely not “rocket science” but it takes advantage of NLP (Natural Language Processing) recent improvements based, just for a change, on gigantic data sources coming from online conversations, social networks and digital text analysed with modern data-science approach.
And these are just a few examples: we expect further progresses in the fields of Data Visualization, maybe leveraging new 360° and immersive technologies, as well as in the Data-Driven Policy-Making and agent-based model simulations.

In this dynamic framework, full of uncertainty and where today’s discoveries destroy the beliefs of the past, the ingredients of the recipe of success are still the same:
/ An immersive Data Culture.
/ Strong scientific validation (that often prevaricate specific technological tools).
/ An open agile approach (made of iterative validation cycles).
/ Solid inter-disciplinary contamination.
/ Team perspective (upon solitary work).
/ A bits-on & hands-on state of mind that leverages the learn-by-doing through real data and real business challenges.

All these facts are the reason why, after 5 successful editions, BIG DIVE is still an effective opportunity and a valuable chance for wannabe data scientists, data-driven developers and data-driven designers to upgrade their skills and to DIVE in the “DATA ocean”.

To quote the Diver Jonas Liechti: “Everybody who would like to swim in the ocean of data should go to BIG DIVE. Because if you do not want to drown you’d better learn how to ‘dive’.

Registration is open until May 14th, 2017.

Main Website WWW.BIGDIVE.EU
Twitter @bigdive_eu
 

CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
During these years, BIG DIVE represented a great opportunity for companies to:
/ present their experiences in the BIG DATA sector
/ hire valuable data scientists
/ validate experimental datasets through effective proof of concept developed by students during the course.

Here the way to collaborate:

Data Sponsorship
To our valuable Data Sponsors we ask for a money contribution (4,500€ – LARGE CORPORATE or 2,500€ – SME & STARTUP) but most of all for a “BIG” dataset and a real challenge.
Our students will work on that and all the code, algorithms and data visualizations will be the main return for the sponsor as well as strong visibility on our communication channels. An NDA will guarantee a safe access to data.

Data-free (philanthropic) Sponsorship
To our valuable Gold or Silver sponsors we ask for a money contribution (+3,000€ – GOLD or 2,000€ – SILVER) in exchange for strong visibility on all our communication channels

Both Data and Data-free sponsorships are a perfect channel to have a “fast access” to our wide alumni community.

 
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