Big Data | Big Oceans | Big Agriculture | Big Ideas

Atlantic Canada is already a global centre of excellence when it comes to Big Data. It’s where IBM is investing millions in Big Data and the oceans. Where global brands like Kellogg’s and Nestle are turning to Dalhousie University and New Brunswick University on how to use Big Data for food production and quality improvements. Where innovations are helping enhance maritime security with NATO. Halifax is home to world renowned Bedford Institute of Oceanography and Canada’s first Big Data Institute at Dalhousie University and the Ocean Tracking Network. Global corporations such as Lockheed-Martin, Leidos, Boeing, Cisco, IBM, Google, Hitachi and others are igniting major projects and investing in our talent. It’s not just impressive, it’s world-changing. It is in Nova Scotia where we are harnessing tidal power in the world’s most powerful tidal forces in the Bay of Fundy. Where we are home to one of the world’s largest seafood producers and largest potato producers. Inspired yet?

The oceans are a vital part of our global food supply and shipping routes. We are also learning to harness them for energy. But there is so much more we need to learn and Big Data can help improve global logistics, maritime security, fisheries and more. Equally important is agriculture and our land-based food supply, from security to production and harvesting. This is where we bring together some of the world’s greatest minds…in Halifax, where the land meets the sea. Where we have been deeply embedded in both land and sea for hundreds of years and where we are leading the way in Big Data and technological innovation. The BDC2017 is organized by non-profit organisation Big Data Alliance of Nova Scotia.