TEXATA is the annual Big Data Analytics World Championships for Business and Enterprise. It is an innovative business case-study competition with two online qualification rounds (4 hours each) and Top 12 Live World Finals held at the University of Texas at Austin in the USA. Professionals and university students develop and test their Big Data Business Analytics skills against friends, colleagues and top data experts from all around the world. The mission is to help build practical business skills and educational awareness of the future importance of analytical skills in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). TEXATA is focused on big data impacts for real-world enterprise and business decision-making. Participants address data sets across three core sectors: Financial Services, Mobile Data and Social Data. The Finals event is streamed live across the world to over 100 countries.
The inaugural TEXATA world championship had 2,400 participants in 2014 and is proudly sponsored by many of the world’s pioneering Businesses, Community Partners and Recognized Judges. Major global sponsors include: KPMG, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, CISCO, Thomson Reuters, Palantir, CloudU, SAS, Contexti, HackerRank and the University of Texas at Austin.