"Big Data = BIG Opportunities" will be presented by Dr. Sastry G. Pantula, director of the division of mathematical sciences at the National Science Foundation. Data is being collected on everyone and everything. Big data is arriving in volume, velocity and variety. Business, Industry and Government are relying on such information for marketing products and for making policies. Several examples of applications, new methodologies, oppportunities and challenges that Big Data brings will be presented. This will be a non-technical lecture and should be accessible to persons without a statistics background.