Social data is fast becoming a valuable commodity for individuals and businesses alike. Social Data Week is a global series of events taking place in September in order to highlight this revolution.

Industry leaders, experts, influencers, brands and agencies will take part in debates and advice sessions around the world.

Two anchor events are taking place in San Francisco and New York on September 16 and 20 respectively, while local events and hackathons will be taking place around the world.

Senior marketing, social and IT executives from brands, agencies, and influencers across industry sectors, as well as media, bloggers and analysts covering the social sphere will all get value from Social Data Week events, and there will be plenty of practical advice for making the most of social data.

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The San Francisco event boasts speaks including author Guy Kawasaki, Altimeter Group’s Brian Solis and GetSatisfaction’s Wendy Lea.

In New York, you’ll get to hear from the likes of entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, Dachis Group’s Jeff Dachis and News Corp CTO Paul Cheesbrough.

Earlybird registration for both events is open now (Sign for NYC here, and San Francisco here).

Social Data Week is organized by DataSift, a company that has made a business of helping others make sense of the vast quantity of of information we create on social networks each day, and The Next Web is a media partner. If you’d like to hold your own Social Data Week event, you can contact the team via the website.

You can follow along with what people are saying through the #sdwk13 hashtag or following @socialdataweek on Twitter.

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