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About Big Data Ignite

Big Data Ignite is a Michigan nonprofit based in Grand Rapids. Our mission is to provide education and training in areas of data-intensive computing technology that hold the greatest potential for innovation and competitive advantage

We seek to establish Michigan as a recognized center-of-excellence in these areas.  Current areas of focus include large-scale data management, predictive analytics, machine learning, cloud computing, and the internet of things.

Elliott J.R. Church, J.D.
Director & Co-Founder | Big Data Ignite, Inc.

Tuhin Mitra
Director & Co-Founder | Big Data Ignite, Inc.

Program Advisory Board

Kaushal Bhatt
Meijer

David Zeitler, Ph.D.
Grand Valley State University

Bhaskar Gunda
Open Systems Technologies

Michael Bloem, Ph.D.
Steelcase

Zack Ramjan

Zack Ramjan
Van Andel Institute

Randall Pruim

Randall Pruim, Ph.D.
Calvin College

Sagar Kewalramani

Sagar Kewalramani
Meijer