RX snaps up big data conference and expo

RX (formerly Reed Exhibitions) has bolstered its portfolio of exhibitions with the acquisition of one of the UK’s largest data and analytics conferences and exhibitions.

RX announced it has acquired 3rd Street Group, the owners and organisers of Big Data LDN which brings together the data and analytics community in a an exhibition format including an end user-led conference programme.

Big Data LDN will join the RX portfolio in the UK, with founder Bill Hammond remaining as its event director.

“Despite the impact that the pandemic has had on the events industry, we continue our longstanding tradition of acquiring key events in growth sectors and markets,” said Hugh Jones, RX’s CEO.

“Big Data LDN is a perfect fit for our portfolio, and I am delighted that Bill and his team will be joining RX to develop Big Data LDN even further. Their professionalism, knowledge and dedication are astonishing, and I’m excited to work with them to grow this event in the coming years.”

Bill Hammond, founder of 3rd Street Group, said the global big data and business analytics sector is growing.

“Joining RX will enable us to build the event exponentially with support from RX’s suite of technology platforms, global network and operations expertise,” he said.

“A key issue within big data remains security and privacy and I look forward to working with RX UK’s existing Infosecurity brand to deliver even more value to our customers across the data and analytics sector. It’s going to be an exciting growth period for us and we can’t wait to get started.”