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GCC To Host Forum With University of Guelph

Web posted on February 14, 2017

Guelph, February 14, 2017 - On Wednesday February 15, 2017, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the University of Guelph will host the `Guelph Economic Leadership Forum: On the Big Data Revolution. Noted thought leader in big data Jean-Francois Barsoum, Senior Managing Consultant, Smarter Cities, Water and Transportation, Innovation, Research & Development at IBM will be the key note speaker.

"Jean-Francois is a leading voice in Canada on big data and smart cities," says Kithio Mwanzia, Guelph Chamber President & CEO. "As IBM Canada leads the way in revolutionizing how data stands to be a key tool to build Canada's competitive advantages in the global economy, his insights will be valuable for our ever-growing business and community at large," adds Mwanzia.

`The Guelph Economic Leadership Forum on the Big Data Revolution' presents Guelph with a new approach to building the economy, businesses and our community. Data, and the systems around it, are revolutionizing key sectors of the economy and communities. Understanding the role of big data and how it is changing communities and businesses is vitally important.

"With the partnership of IBM Canada, attendees will hear first hand and will look at how data stands to be a key tool to build Guelph and Canada's competitive advantage in the global economy," continues Mwanzia. "The event will lay out the practical steps required to ensure Guelph's global strengths as a resilient and data enable community, with the capacity to create jobs and build the economy."

The `Guelph Economic Leadership Forum: on the Big Data Revolution' will take place Wednesday, February 15, from 11:30am until 2pm at Cutten Fields.

To register for this event or for more information contact Kithio Mwanzia, President and CEO Guelph Chamber of Commerce at or 519.822.8081.

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