Data Analytics to Take Center Stage at UNICOM’s Three-Stream Conference in Chicago

CHICAGO--()--UNICOM, the events and training company, is hosting a series of interconnected conferences examining the latest developments in Data Analytics, Sentiment Mining and the Internet of Things, on 14th and 15th May 2015, at the Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago.

Renowned for its highly professional speakers, UNICOM’s dedicated two-day co-located event will consist of seminars and workshops by leading experts in the fields of data manipulation and analysis, and will address the application of data in the modern business world.

The conferences, ‘Sentiment Mining: The Major Applications’, ‘Internet of Things – Understanding the Value Chain’ and ‘Data Analytics: Business Intelligence (Analytics) and the Roles of Predictive Analytics and Real Time Analytics’, offer real-life examples of best practice in how data analytics, sentiment mining and IoT have transformed the world of business.

The speaker line-up includes:

Three global experts in the field of sentiment mining:

  • Professor Stephen Pulman: TheySay and Professor of Computational Linguistics at the Department of Computer Science, Oxford University;
  • Bing Liu: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
  • Professor Enza Messina: Department of Informatics Systems & Communication (DISCo), University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Other speakers include:

  • Daniel Porter: BlueLabs, who will discuss how modeling techniques can be applied to influencing behavior. Daniel was Director of Statistical Modeling for the Obama Campaign;
  • Bill Harvey: Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor, TiVo Research / TRA, on how data analytics is positively impacting the global economy one company at a time

Professor Gautam Mitra, founder of UNICOM, said: “The explosion of the internet, the mobile revolution and the proliferation of smart devices have seen global data rocket from 1.5 Exabytes1 at the turn of the century to 4.4 Zettabytes today, and with this growth set to accelerate as the Internet of Things starts to dominate our lives, analysts predict that we will hit 44 Zettabytes by 20202. The ability to mine, sort and manipulate these vast banks of data is rapidly transforming the world of business and the public sector. But knowing how to use it remains a significant challenge,”

“Data Analytics particularly in the context of Big Data has become the ‘Mantra’ for the new genre of Data Scientists. It helps organizations to gain insights into their data, and helps them achieve Business Intelligence, which plays an essential role in understanding target markets. Business Intelligence in turn relies upon ‘Predictive Analytics’, which is key to support Business Decisions and Performance Simulation. With the growth in the domain of ‘Streaming Data’ in online businesses, the need for Real Time Analytics has come to the fore.

“Speakers at this conference will focus on the rationale and the use cases for Data Analytics; its application in multiple sectors, the challenges, and the do’s and the don’ts of implementing these powerful new technologies and tools. The conference program includes sessions on Predictive Analytics and Real Time Analytics and their applications in the retail sector, utilities and emerging new applications such as gaming and on-line delivery of public services,” he concluded.

For more information about the seminars, the full speaker line up, and to register, please visit:



About UNICOM Seminars

Established in 1984, UNICOM is an events and training company specializing in the areas of business, IT and Quantitative Finance. The company’s products include conferences, public and in-house training courses (including certified training) and networking events.

UNICOM serves two groups of customers (1) ‘end-user’ organizations from the private and public sectors who want to learn about new trends and best practices, gain knowledge, skills, qualifications and new strategies and (2) product vendors and consultants who want to meet prospective customers and achieve visibility in specific areas of business.

UNICOM’s events take place in UK, mainland Europe, Asia and the US. The company also has an office in Bangalore, India (

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2 IDC, 2014


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Data Analytics to take center stage at UNICOM’s three-stream conference in Chicago


Edward Dodge / Penny Mitchell
T: 020 7388 9988