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UBM Live & UBM Tech Launch Big Data Republic

New online community to explore how to transform business with big data

LONDON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today UBM Live and UBM Tech – the UBM businesses behind TFM&A and InformationWeek – have announced the launch of Big Data Republic (, a community for those dealing with transforming their businesses with big data.

As the world experiences an unprecedented explosion in information, harnessing that data and making sense of it is one of the biggest challenges that business, government, healthcare, education, and most other sectors face over the coming decade.

Big Data Republic's mission is to "transform your business with data" – helping all levels of business to understand this emerging field and turn it to their competitive advantage. 

The community will explore how big data can steer business strategy with expert articles, interactive data visualization, and rich video content.

Editor Saul Sherry explains the offering:

"Big data is changing lives now, and it is underemployed. At Big Data Republic, we want to empower the community that stands to gain the most from the transformative power of big data. We aren't just looking at mind-bending data discoveries, but also at the way these findings can be explained in a way that facilitates real-world change."

Supported by sponsorship from Dell, SAP, and Information Builders from launch, it will quickly grow to become a comprehensive resource of expert community-driven content, whitepaper reports, and educational features.

Luke Bilton, Head of Content for UBM Live, says:

"Big Data Republic is an exciting launch for UBM, with collaboration between our UK and US offices, with other region-specific content in the pipeline. Followed swiftly by the launch of The Big Data Show in London in April 2013 and other international events, it's an example of how we are aligning our content and events businesses to create deeply engaged international communities."

Big Data Republic is published in partnership with UBM DeusM, the integrated marketing services arm of UBM, which has launched more than 35 online communities for B2B audiences in the past two years. These sites that have received more than 65 awards among them.

For further information about Big Data Republic please contact Saul Sherry at [email protected]

Visit here to access Big Data Republic:  

You may also follow the site on Twitter ( and Facebook  (

The Big Data Show: April 23-25, 2013, London
The Big Data Show ( will offer a range of features to ensure that it becomes the center of big data insight, including inter-visitor networking, a huge range of exhibitors, and extensive educational resources, including:

  • More than 50 leading suppliers to the big data industry
  • A dedicated Networking Area, for likeminded peers to discuss their experiences
  • 2 Seminar Theatres, offering free sessions on the latest developments
  • 2 Conference Theatres, with high-level strategic and technical content, offering the highest-brow content for the most senior visitors

About UBM Live
UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their markets.  Through premier brands such as TFM&A, Internet World, IFSEC, MD&M, CPhI, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, Websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM ( is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than 30 successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is the global leader in technology media and professional information, enabling people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services, and paid content – UBM Tech produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web and digital professionals, software developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively engage in UBM Tech's communities and information resources monthly. UBM Tech brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Cloud Connect, Black Hat, and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading.


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