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23rd March 2016

Preparing this upcoming March BDA conference, at Exoscale, we’ve been out surfing the web again, in search of interesting or entertaining bits and pieces of […]


Critically Engaging with Big Data

5th February 2016

We often hear of the multiple benefits big data can bring to the corporate space and to society at large.


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DELEGATE FEEDBACK

“A very good conference – well done to all involved.”, SHOPDIRECT, Lead Data Scientist.

“Great event, business focussed, informative with a wide range of speakers that gave a lot of different views and options for me to take away. Thank you and well done.” BT, Chief Architect – DSS Big Data.

“Overall the conference was well organised, it was an informative day for me, got some useful contacts with the vendors and will try out a few tools in the coming months.” BARCLAYS, Head of Finance Pricing Analytics.

“Excellent event, liked the seminar breakouts especially.” TATA STEEL, Analytics Manager.Pricing Analytics.

“It’s been fantastic, huge number of people here, they are literally queuing to get in.” AIMIA, Regional Analytics Manager EMEA.

“Overall some very interesting topics covered, provided some food for thought.” THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY, Business Systems Analysis Manager.

“Thank you for an excellent day.” BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO, Business Intelligence Manager.

“Already looking forward to the next one!” GENERAL ELECTRIC, Senior Pricing Manager.

“Enjoyed the conference greatly!” AMERICAN EXPRESS, Senior Manager Field Performance Reporting & Analytics.

“Overall this was another fantastic conference and great to hear and see the developments in this fast-paced sector, well done to the event organisers, exhibitors and guest speakers. I look forward to attending future events.” NHS SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES, IM&T Manager.

“I found the event informative and applaud the organisation.” TUI TRAVEL, Solutions Architect.

“It was a speculative attendance from me to see what I got out of it. I found it very useful and interesting as a source of inspiration and motivation for different approaches to analysis.” DMG MEDIA, Business Information Manager.

“Very enjoyable conference and very informative. The idea of having the badges scanned at each exhibitor stand was very good and saved a lot of time from having to keep giving my details out.” ZURICH INSURANCE, Lead Business Analyst.

“It was very useful to find out what the industry definition of big data is. This is a new and exciting technology and era to be working in.” MITCHELLS & BUTLERS, Data & Information Architect.

SPONSOR FEEDBACK

“It’s been fantabulous. We had a lot of people coming and talking to us, they are in need of big data for their business and hopefully we can give them a lot of solutions.” HEXAWARE, Practice Head Business Intelligence.

“It’s been really good, we’ve had a huge number of people here, some excellent conversations and been busy all day.” IBM, Big Data Business Development Manager.

“It’s been fantastic, we’ve met a great number of people, they are really good quality, these are people who know about big data.” TALEND, UK Marketing.

“We’ve had a great number of interested delegates asking us questions, again from my viewpoint I’m getting some tough questions to have to think about, which is always a good sign of rich interest.” QLIKTECH, Senior Solution Architect.

“The quality has been very high as we’d hoped, we’ve had a lot of people interested in how to advance big data projects.” DELL, Marketing in UK/EMEA.

“Great event, great number of attendees and really high quality people as well, we are very impressed.” LOGI ANALYTICS, Large Enterprise Sales Director.

“It’s been really good, I was actually here last year and Whitehall Media have made huge improvements. A lot of the folks who are speaking are repeating the same themes, showing a great parallelism across the thinking and where we are with big data.” IBM, Big Data Analytics Solutions Lead.

“We’ve actually been very impressed with this conference, very well attended and the calibre of people we have had to the stand is top notch. We are definitely coming back next year.” DATAWATCH, Finance and Manufacturing Solutions Manager.

“Very interesting day for us, we’ve been able to speak to people who want to know about what we’re doing and we’ve got some really good leads out of it so it’s something that we’d do again.” BASHO, Technical Evangelist.

SPEAKER FEEDBACK

“I think this is a good way to network with people to hear about what other people are doing and really to get in to the community to see what’s going on outside of your immediate atmosphere.” DAVID STEPHENSON, EBAY CLASSIFIEDS GROUP, Head of Business Analytics.

“Today’s been really good, it’s really nice to come to an event like this and both hear from people, in terms of their journeys and challenges but also share a little bit about my story as well, giving some helpful advice to people who are going along that same journey.” CHRIS SMITH, JAGEX, Head of Business Intelligence.

“It has been absolutely brilliant, a really interesting cross-section of focus here, I like that sort of balance, 50/50 business and technical.” BOB HARRIS, CHANNEL 4, Chief Technology Officer.

L“I think it’s been absolutely great, really fascinating. In particular, all of the case studies on exactly how big data is being used.” DR. LOUISE BENNETT, BCS SECURITY COMMUNITY OF EXPERTISE, Chair.

“It’s been great, it’s my second time at this conference. I liked it very much the first time and I still enjoy it very much now.” OLE BAHLMANN, SOUNDCLOUD, Senior Insight Infrastructure Manager.

“Events like this are very important, they allow people from the research sector where I’m from, who are big procurers of IT services and equipment to understand what the major tendencies are, what the latest products are and where the direction is going.” BOB JONES, CERN PROJECT,Head.

“I think it’s been excellent, we’ve had a very good mix of speakers around implementation, best practices and looking at some of the problems and ethics around big data implementations across the world.” BOB PLUMRIDGE, SNIA EUROPE, Chairman.

“I think it’s very interesting to see the widespread of people’s opinions, what their different solutions are and also their different challenges.” DAN SOMERS, WARWICK ANALYTICS, Chief Executive Officer.