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Big Data Congress 2016

October 17-19, 2016, Saint John NB

Welcome to BDC 2016!

Big Opportunities. Big Impact. Big Data Congress 2016.

Welcome to Big Data Congress 2016 (BDC16), North America’s largest customer-focused data technology conference.

Now in its fourth year, BDC2016 is happening Oct. 17-19, 2016 in Saint John, N.B. and is co-hosted by T4G Limited and Techimpact.


Port City Hosts Big Data Congress  

International leaders in big data and business management will share their expertise and practical tips with Atlantic SMEs

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Join us to learn how local and world-leading innovators are putting technology to work solving business and societal challenges across a diverse range of sectors including food production, resource management, energy, health care, government services, manufacturing, urban spaces and social development.

The combined forces of big data, the Industrial Internet of Things and mobility are propelling the development of new products, new markets and new services.  BDC16 will demonstrate what is achievable when we take bigger and faster leaps into the next economy, together.


BDC16 will once again bring together over 30 leading thinkers and local innovators to spark conversations, specifically about the immense value big data and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) brings to the way we work, live, and play

Now in its fourth year, BDC has welcomed global leaders to its stage including serial inventor and Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzweil, The Innovator’s Dilemma author and Harvard Business School lecturer Clay Christiansen and Fast Forward labs founder Hilary Mason.

Stay connected to find out who this year’s headliners will be! 

In addition, BDC16 will feature real-world examples of data technology at work here in Atlantic Canada and elsewhere in North America and the shared benefits that accrue when the private and public sector work collaboratively with innovative data technologists to solve challenges.


BDC2016 is three days of big ideas around big data and the Industrial Internet of Things.

New speakers will be added weekly between now and the event so check back frequently for BDC2016 agenda updates.

Past speakers have included serial inventor and Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzweil, The Innovator’s Dilemma author and Harvard Business School lecturer Clay Christiansen, Fast Forward labs founder Hilary Mason and best-selling author and tech evangelist Robert Scoble.

Oct 17 & 18 – Big Data Congress Main Event

BDC2016 will feature industry-driven keynotes and panels that demonstrate real world use of big data and IIOT. We’re taking a deep dive into big data and IIOT’s possibilities to provide you with analysis of emerging trends in sectors such as retail, public services, energy, security and health care, as well as practical information to help you integrate big data and IIOT into your organization, whether it’s a nimble start-up, non-profit, government department or well-established enterprise.

Big Data: Transforming Patient Care

On October 17, 2016 come hear from our experts, then enjoy an interactive panel discussion on how innovation can transform our region’s healthcare. Held at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres to be served at 5:30 pm and speakers will follow at 6:30 pm.

Oct. 19 – Big Data Congress Student Event

T4G and Techimpact want to help New Brunswick high school students learn how to power their personal passions with technology. Our student event will be led by world-leading thinkers who will challenge and guide participants to create and share ideas about how they’d use technology to change the world.

This event is open to all high school students and teachers in New Brunswick. For more information about our student event, please contact


BDC2016’s goal is to create value and deal flow and our sponsors play a key role in helping to make that happen. The BDC2016 Sponsorship team offers valuable support to sponsors to help tell stories of business technology innovation using big data and IIoT.

Contact us for more information on how BDC2016 can demonstrate your organizational leadership in creating real economic value for your organization, its customers, suppliers and partners.

Travel Information

Big Data Congress 2016 will take place in Saint John, N.B. on the stunning Bay of Fundy.


The Saint John Trade and Convention Centre


Saint John is a 90-minute drive from the U.S. border at Calais, Maine, 6 hours from Portland, 8 hours from Boston, a 4-hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia, a 3-hour ferry ride from Digby, Nova Scotia and a 10-hour drive from Montreal, Quebec.

Saint John is a two-hour flight from Toronto, a one-hour flight from Montreal and 45 minutes from Halifax. Air Canada provides several daily direct flights to Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. The Saint John Airport is located 16 km from the centre of the city.

Hotel Partners

For the Delta Brunswick please contact Debbie Mackey at 506-648-1981 ext 502 or  – Please request the Big Data Congress Rate. (rates and space are based on availability.)

For the Hilton hotel reservations must be made directly with the Hilton Saint John

Please call: 506.693.8484
The BDC conference rate will be offered on a space/rate availability basis