Big Data is much more than simply a matter of size – for large and small businesses alike – it presents an opportunity to discover key insights and emerging trends in data, make business more agile, board room decisions better informed, and answer questions that have previously been considered unanswerable. With data volume set to grow by 800% and over 80% of this being unstructured data, the question is: Is your enterprise up to the challenge of seizing the Big Data opportunity?
At Whitehall Media’s 7th Big Data Analytics conference we showcase Big Data use cases and techniques that drive the greatest business value. With an emphasis on real-life implementation of Big Data technologies, this practical business forum will provide bold vision from leading innovators across the data-driven spectrum. We explore the latest tools and trends to help delegates gain fresh insights and strategic momentum to grow and respond to their business requirements.
This high level event is aimed at C-suite professionals, Business Strategists, Heads of BI and Data Scientists looking to leverage the opportunity to harness data for competitive advantage while also being mindful of privacy, legal, risk and compliance issues.
Dr Louise Bennett Chairs the BCS Security Community of Expertise and Identity Assurance Working Group. She started her career as a scientist modelling weather patterns and locust plagues in Africa. She then moved into operations research and real time computing for aircraft systems in Defence. Over the last 25 years she has been an IT & R&D director (Thorn EMI, Logica, AEA Technology, Vivas). She has also worked on Government advisory bodies (including the Defence Scientific Advisory Council, the CO Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group, the ICO Technology Reference Panel and PITO as a non-executive director) and as an expert for the European Commission.
Yike Guo is a Professor of Computing Science in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. He is the founding Director of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College, as well as leading the Discovery Science Group in the department. Professor Guo also holds the position of CTO of the tranSMART Foundation, a global open source community using and developing data sharing and analytics technology for translational medicine. Professor Guo received a first-class honours degree in Computing Science from Tsinghua University, China, in 1985 and received his PhD in Computational Logic from Imperial College in 1993 under the supervision of Professor John Darlington. He founded InforSense, a software company for life science and health care data analysis, and served as CEO for several years before the company’s merger with IDBS, a global advanced R&D software provider, in 2009.
Heather Savory is the chair of the Open Data User Group (ODUG). Heather has wide-ranging experience spanning the private and public sectors. She spent her early career working for innovative high-technology companies, in both technical and corporate roles. She ran a consultancy for five years specialising in business strategy, commercial due diligence and organisational performance improvement. Heather then worked at a senior level in central government to deliver significant cross-government change programmes, including her work for the Better Regulation Executive to make improvements in regulatory policy design. Heather is currently the Independent Chair of the Open Data User Group (ODUG) which advises the UK Government on the release of Public Sector Information for the benefit of the economy.