This forum concentrates on practical applications and exploitation of big data.
Records and data exist in a myriad of electronic devices from mobile communications to surveillance cameras to emails to web sites to till receipts; it can combine daily news, social media feeds and videos. Retailers can exploit the data to track sales and consumer behaviour, in store and online; health professionals and epidemiologists trying to predict the spread of disease combine data from health services, border agencies and a variety of other sources. The London Olympics will analyse big data to establish traffic patterns, policing needs and potential terrorist threats. The finance sector seeks to exploit one of the most valuable mother lodes of data through powerful tools that can make sense of patterns in news, trading activities and other more esoteric sources.
Through Next Generation Analytics, big data holds the promise of empowering people to make better decisions faster. The possible applications are limited only by the ability to manage and mine the data, and the tools are getting smarter and more powerful every day; however, the potential profits are so great that many organisations are keeping their own strategies under wraps.
This forum concentrates on practical applications and exploitation of big data. It aims to cut through the marketing hype and help participants understand
the pro’s and con’s of the new and powerful analytic tools (both open source and proprietary)
security & governance issues
Special areas of application
Emerging challenges for CIO’s and information professionals
What are the skills set required
The day is chaired by Steve Dale, Managing Director, Collabor8now Ltd.
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