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.
Julian Schwarzenbach, Chair, BCS Data Management Specialist Group.
Julian is an experienced information management practitioner covering a range of roles and sectors particularly in utilities and transport organisations.
He is one of the country’s leading asset information management practitioners and is currently providing strategic support to a number of major infrastructure projects and organisations. Julian is Chair of the BCS Data Management Specialist Group who organise events covering a range of data management topics and contribute to the development of data management policies, training and qualifications for the BCS.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Smith 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.