The exponential growth of Big Data is unprecedented and is matched only by its enormous potential to change the way we all live, work and think. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created. By 2015 it is estimated that the volume of digital content in the world will grow to a staggering 8 billion terabytes.
Big Data is more than simply a matter of size. It presents an opportunity to find key insights and emerging trends in data, to make businesses more agile, board room decisions better informed, and answer questions that have previously been considered unanswerable.
Whitehall Media’s 6th biannual Big Data Analytics conference will bring together leading industry professionals to discuss the latest technologies and tools to unlock the business benefits of Big Data.
This high-level event is aimed at CEOs, CMOs, CFOs, Business Directors, Heads of BI, Data Scientists and all other technology professionals looking to leverage the opportunity to better harness their data for profitable use, while also being mindful of privacy, data protection and other legal, risk and compliance issues.
Robert Bond, Partner and Notary Public at Speechly Bircham LLP and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional. He provides international notarial services and specialises in laws and regulations relating to IT, IP and Compliance. He is a legal expert and author in the fields of e-commerce, computer games, media and publishing, data protection, information security and cyber risks. He specialises in data protection & information security law since 1983. He is an Ambassador for Privacy by Design, is in the UN Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group, on the Advisory Board of the Data Protection Academy of Malaysia, a non- Exec Director of the Data Protection Jobs Board and on the Advisory Panel of the College of Law Legal Network TV.
Simon Griffiths, Business Intelligence Manager, BBC. Simon joined the BBC in 2006 as a Continuous Improvement Consultant and in 2009 took on the role of Data & Reporting Improvement Manager. More recently he has also been appointed as Business Intelligence Manager and Work Stream Lead for Project SMART – an 18-month programme to re-implement the BBC’s SAP estate across Finance, HR, Procurement, Learning and Business Intelligence. His qualifications include an Engineering Degree, Accountancy (FCMA), Prince2 and SAP Business Process Expert. He has particular expertise in the design and delivery of transformational management information solutions along with associated analytical tools and techniques.
Bill Mansfield, Head of Market Insight and Analytics, Unum. Bill has headed up the Market Insight and Analytics team in Unum since the function was created four years ago. Unum helps employers protect their workers by providing access to financial protection, safeguarding employees from the consequences of serious illness, injury or death. Unum protected more than 1.8 employees in the UK.
Bill holds a PhD from Southampton University, and has attended senior programmes at several business schools including Cranfield, INSEAD and Darden. His career spans banking, credit cards, e-commerce and insurance through a variety of roles in strategy, planning, finance and marketing.
Daniel Berman, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, ServiceFrame. B.A.Mod in Genetics of Trinity College Dublin. Daniel is responsible for product design and technical strategy, as well as managing the operations of ServiceFrame. Extensive experience in design and build of Service Management organizations, Formerly Outsourcing Project Delivery Manager at Accenture.
Michael Maibaum, Engineering Manager/Architect (Data Systems), British Sky Broadcasting. Michael is the Engineering Manager for data systems at Sky Betting and Gaming, having worked across a variety of systems in the business he’s been building a new data centric capability to transition the business from Sky Bet’s legacy data warehouse and exploit the opportunities presented by Big Data systems.
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.
Chris Smith, Head of Business Intelligence, Jagex. Chris has lead the BI, analytics and Data Science space at Jagex Games Studio since 2009 when he saw the untapped potential for making smarter of use data and made the move from high performance software development.
Over the past 5 years Chris has pioneered the inception and evolution of Analytics and Data Science innovations at Jagex, from establishing the first data warehousing capabilities, through multiple RFPs for BI software, analytical databases and notably Apache Hadoop.
Chris believes passionately in the transformative potential of smart use of data in business.
Mark Dearnley, Chief Digital and Information Officer, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Mark joined HMRC in October 2013. He is leading the Department’s ambitious plans to digitalise its business, as well as being responsible for one of the largest and most complex IT estates in the UK. Mark was previously CIO at Vodafone UK where he was responsible for IT, supporting 19 million customers. He was named Oracle Global Business Unit CIO of the Year in 2012. He restructured Vodafone’s IT operating model, introduced Cloud-based technologies, and with the launch of 4G piloted real time customer experience analytics. Prior to this, Mark spent six years at Cable and Wireless as CIO and in other senior IT roles, and three years at Boots the Chemists. He was Chief Operating Officer for the start-up of Boots.com and then Programme Director for the roll out of SAP.
Trevor Attridge, Chief Information Officer, MEC Global. Trevor is responsible for MEC’s global technology strategy and vision, driving technology-enabled marketing solutions. With more than 15 years’ experience leading conceptualisation, design and implementation of technology that drives performance, awareness and deep understanding of the consumer, Trevor’s understanding of both technology, marketing and the intimate needs of the agency and clients have resulted in multiple successful projects covering all aspects of media and marketing. Part of global technology steering committee Trevor’s work also extends beyond MEC across GroupM and its agencies. Trevor also joined MEC from Aegis Media where he held the roles of CTO and Global Programmes and change Director.
Professor Mischa Dohler, Head of Centre for Telecom Research at King’s College London. Mischa is full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, Head of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the smart city pioneer Worldsensing, Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies.
He is a frequent keynote, panel and tutorial speaker. He has pioneered several research fields, contributed to numerous wireless broadband and IoT/M2M standards, holds a dozen patents, organized and chaired numerous conferences, has more than 200 publications, and authored several books. He has a citation h-index of 37 (top 3%).