In partnership with:

Women in Data Science

WiDS Orlando is an independent event that is organized by the University of Central Florida as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference organized by Stanford University and an estimated 200+ regional events, which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. All genders are invited to attend WiDS Worldwide conference events.

Calling All Data Enthusiasts!

The UCF Statistics and Data Science Department is pleased to present the
Big Data Analytics Symposium 2024.

This day-long series of speakers and networking opportunities connects students to industry professionals to explore the practical applications of big data and data analytics in the modern marketplace. This event reached its 11th year in 2024 and has become an integral resource for connecting UCF students with employers from companies at the top of their industry.

Wednesday, March 14, 2024

UCF Main Campus, Pegasus Ballroom


  • 9:00 AM – Morning Employer Networking Session
    Coffee & beverages will be served
  • 10:00 AM – Event Kickoff
    Keynote speaker to be announced
  • 11:00 AM – Break
  • 11:30 AM – Speed-Round Table Breakout Sessions
    Chat in a small group with company representatives about internships and career paths, meet UCF alumni in the field, and find out about graduate programs in Big Data during three 10-minute speed rounds.
  • 12:15 PM – Lunch Service
    A complimentary fajita lunch will be served to all registered attendees.
  • 12:30 PM – Addition Financial Data Analytics Competition Results
    $3,000 is on the line for 1st place in the 2023 Competition! Learn from this year’s competition winner about the strategy they used to solve the real-world business data problem.
  • 01:30 PM  – Speaker 1
  • 02:00 PM – Speaker 2
  • 02:30 PM – Speaker 3
  • 03:00 PM – Women in Data Science Panel Discussion
    Hear from industry experts & UCF alumni about their data analysis focus, and how this field is shaping both business & society
    Hosted by UCF Master of Science in Data Analytics
  • 03:30 PM – Afternoon Employer Networking Reception
    Refreshments and desserts will be served as we close the day with opportunities to network with industry partners, employers, and guests.
    Sponsored by the College of Business

Who attends?

The Symposium serves as a platform for exploring the application of concepts that UCF students are actively learning in their degree programs and how that knowledge translates to real-world applications. All interested students, alumni and greater UCF community members are invited to attend.

Why attend?

Register to attend throughout the day and hear from local executives, alumni in the field, and student peers presenting on topics including data analytics, machine learning, and blockchain. Learn from local big data experts how topics learned in class translate into the work being done in businesses.

Get your questions answered during live Q&A sessions. How do you find results in the data? What functions in a company does as a data scientist do? How can you best relay those results to clients?

Connect in breakouts and listen to panels with alumni and employers in the field. What skills are employers looking for in the field? Should I get my Masters and Ph.D. in Data Science or Data Analytics?

Cost: Free; RSVP Required

Open-House Format: Attendees are encouraged to come and go throughout the day as their schedule allows.

Employer Tables: Local & international employers will be present to answer questions, discuss internships, and share information about full-time roles in this exciting and ever-growing. The Symposium concludes with a designated “meet-and-greet” networking session for students to connect with company representatives, to learn about specific career paths within each company.






Special Thanks To Our 2024 Sponsors:

Pegasus Sponsors

Addition Financial Logo
Voloridge company logo

Gold Sponsor

Black Sponsor

Playfair Data - Event Sponsor

Networking Table Sponsors

Contact Dorothy Solis to learn more about sponsorship and scholarship opportunities for the 2024 Big Data Analytics Symposium.