To address the challenges of moving from the Buzz to the Biz of Big Data the University of Illinois Research Park (UIRP) would like to invite you to Big Data Summit 2013. The Big Data Summit will bring together thought leaders from the UIRP, industry, and academia for a highly interactive event to address topics surrounding big data. Just as new information technologies and the Internet itself fundamentally transformed business and industrial competitiveness over the past 25 years, big data is posed to bring the next wave of innovation, productivity, and growth. The coupling of big data and advanced analytics has the potential to raise the efficiency and create value in almost all business sectors. Exploiting big data and advanced analytics enables companies to create new products and services, enhance existing ones, and invent entirely new business, models.