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Wikipedia founder headlines UK’s largest event for data

Jimmy Wales joined by Professor Hannah Fry at Big Data LDN’s virtual event

The UK’s largest event for data, Big Data LDN (London), has announced Jimmy Wales, founder of the world’s 5th most visited website, Wikipedia and Hannah Fry, TV author of The Mathematics of Love as keynote speakers at this year’s first ever virtual version of the event. 

On 23rd and 24th September Big Data LDN will gather global data leaders, including Wales and Fry, to explore the rapidly expanding data universe with delegates from the comfort of their own desktops: 

  • Jimmy Wales, one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”, will give the opening keynote address followed by a live Q&A on Wednesday 23rd September, 9:00am.
  • Hannah Fry, ‘Hello World’ Author, TV Presenter and TED speaker, will explore what data can and can’t tell us about ourselves in the opening keynote on Thursday 24th September, 9:00am.

Big Data LDN’s virtual platform will provide delegates the experience of an in-person event. Delegates can watch live demos, network with fellow attendees and join exclusive talks from expert speakers. Wales and Fry will join global leaders from IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Starling Bank, HSBC and AWS.

Bill Hammond, Big Data LDN Event Director commented, “Big Data London brings together the brightest minds in technology and data to help businesses navigate the ever-changing and growing landscape of regulations, data privacy and necessary technical skills.” 

“Jimmy Wales has pioneered one of the world’s greatest data repositories and Hannah Fry has popularised algorithms trying to solve the mystery of why human beings fall in love with each other. Delegates can benefit from this wealth of knowledge at a time of vital importance to UK businesses.”

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