Lunch and Learn: TechAlliance – Big Data Fundamentals, 8/13/2013

Analyzing “Big Data” – the information captured by the rise of multimedia and social media – will become a key basis of competition, productivity and innovation.  Learn how to use this information to your advantage when

Prospera Business Network and Montana Women’s Business Center present

TechAlliance: Big Data Fundamentals
with Gary Gannon, Co-Founder & Principal  of SciGaia

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
12:00-1:30 Presentation & Lunch

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Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC)
2310 University Way, Bldg 2, Bozeman
From Kagy, turn south onto 7th Avenue.
Park in the first lot and follow signs to Building 2.

Cost includes catered lunch and materials:
$15 for Members | $25 for Non-Members
Registration required by Friday, August 9

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With the increasing volume and detail of information captured by the rise of multimedia and social media, analyzing large data sets, otherwise known as “Big Data,” will become a key basis of competition, productivity and innovation.  Join us for TechAlliance: Big Data Fundamentals and learn about how the next frontier of data gathering and synthesizing can position your business for success.

The presentation will include:

  • Moving your business to become a data-driven decision making organization
  • Focusing on decision making for results to ensure success
  • Analyzing data, spot upcoming trends, and learn how to prevent problems before they become “Big” problems
  • Prevent data silos by using Google Analytics and converging data infrastructure

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Gary Gannon is the co-founder and principal of SciGaia, DBA Visual Life Web, a technology company dedicated to helping improve the process of scientific collaboration and discovery in support of social, environmental, and economic decision-making and education.  The SciGaia model is built around four simple and powerful objectives, including capture, collaborate, educate and act.  Prior to SciGaia, Gary was a director with Startup Bozeman, an International Advisory Board Member for the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme, Executive Manager for Perseid Associates and a co-founder of UBMatrix, a XBRL-based platform and products for the full lifecycle of design, development and deployment of applications that collect, validate, report or exchange information.



Prospera Business Network is a private, non-profit member supported economic development organization in southwestern Montana. Prospera is dedicated to encouraging and supporting business expansion, retention and relocation by providing business consulting, financing, professional development, and economic research. For more information, call 406.587.3113 or visit

The Montana Women’s Business Center is a program of Prospera Business Network and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Amanda Schultz at or (406) 587-3113 to make arrangements.