As a Technology Association of Georgia Top 40 award winner, Emcien was invited to attend the Georgia Technology Summit. We were able to talk to some of the other honorees, catch up with some ofGeorgia’s most innovative technology companies, and, perhaps most important, see entrepreneur and media pioneer Ted Turner honored with a lifetime achievement award.

Ted fielded questions from TAG president Tino Mantella for about thirty minutes. Here’s a little of what we learned:



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Big Data Week AtlantaWe’re getting ready for Big Data Week in Atlanta (taking place May 5-11) and we’re inviting you to submit business applications and use cases. The event is designed to offer a good variety of meetups and sessions, offering a unique platform for speakers of many experience levels and industries.

We’re dedicated to presenting the best Atlanta has to offer, and are currently accepting speaker proposals for this year’s weeklong conference in Atlanta: Please fill out this form to be considered. We will review all applicants and select the most unique and useful use cases to include in this year’s program. Discussions around overcoming challenges and successful Big Data projects will be favored. While vendor submissions will be considered, service providers are highly encouraged to co-submit with an enterprise partner to ensure that events are as educational and beneficial to attendees as possible.

This is not a “pay for play” and hence presents a tremendous opportunity to present the best speakers and real-world applications. . The deadline has been extended until April 8.

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TAG GTSGeorgia is a vibrant technology hub with strong entrepreneurial influences. As home to 13 Fortune 500 companies, the world’s busiest airport, and major research universities, our state is uniquely positioned to be on the cutting edge of technology, and specifically Big Data because its impact is truly cross sector.

Last Friday, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announced the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. We were pleased to see several data companies on the list this year. 

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From Wired:

In the short course of its existence, Google has become a part of our daily lives. The search giant has become nearly unavoidable, due mostly to their ability to center services and products around the thing that they do best: indexing the Internet.

Google’s web crawling and PageRank algorithms revolutionized the way that people could search the Internet, delivering relevant information faster than ever before by cataloging the number and importance of web links.

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Atlanta Big Data WeekWhat is International Big Data Week? It’s a weeklong series of independently hosted events organized locally in a few cities chosen as a platform to educate, inform and inspire a global community of data scientists, business executives, technologists, data visualizers and data businesses. Atlanta’s schedule of events is posted here, and will continue to grow as more community members get involved:


The festival connects cities around the world such as Berlin, San Francisco and London, through locally hosted events designed to provide a variety of topics, industry-specific use cases, expertise levels, best practices, and more. For the second year in a row, Emcien was selected to bring Big Data Week to Atlanta.

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