More than 4,000 attendees turned out at historic Union Station for five days of networking, demos and sessions featuring 90+ speakers. The event’s Big Data Summit provided over a day’s worth of informative sessions on topics from analytics essentials to building smart cities and Internet of Things applications. Other sessions included fireside chats with thought leaders from Kansas City-based and national companies, keynotes from public figures as well as a number of panel discussions featuring experts from a variety of industries.
“When Google selected Kansas City for the installation of Google Fiber, that was a validation point of just how relevant as a tech community we really are,” says Drew Solomon of LaunchKC and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City (EDC). “The fact that a technology brand with the reputation of Google chose Kansas City first really gave the city and region a lot of pride in our identity as a nationally relevant tech community.”
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