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Big Data LDN 2019 Call for Papers Open

Big Data LDN, the UK’s largest and foremost Big Data and Analytics Event, is pleased to announce its call for papers is now open. Returning to London Olympia for its 4th edition on 13th-14th November 2019, Big Data LDN now boasts an exclusive Keynote Track as well as 4 technical...

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Blueprint Series: Expedia Partner Solutions, Data Platform

Big Data LDN Meetup: The Blueprint Series – 14th March 2019 Join Anselmo for an engaging overview of the new end-to-end data architecture at Expedia Group, taking a journey through cloud and on-prem data lakes, real-time and batch processes and streamlined access for data producers and consumers. Find out how...

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Blueprint Series: Architecture Patterns for Implementing Serverless Microservices & Stream Processing

Big Data LDN Meetup: The Blueprint Series – 14th March 2019 Richard Freeman talks about how the data science team at JustGiving built KOALA, a fully serverless stack for real-time web analytics capture, stream processing, metrics API, and storage service, supporting live data at scale from over 26M users. He...

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REPORT DOWNLOAD: Public Sector Data Report 2019

Big Data LDN, the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for data leaders, today revealed findings from its Public Sector Data Report 2019.  The independent research, commissioned by Big Data LDN and sponsored by Qlik, surveyed 100 public sector employees to discover how they keep on top of security, budget cuts...

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Announcing Big Data LDN Training

After listening to feedback from delegates Big Data LDN is now offering training courses hosted by hand-picked industry experts. The first new 2-day Big Data LDN Training seminar looks at the business case for Data Warehouse Modernisation and explains why you need to do this, the tools and techniques needed to capture...

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What is DataOps and Why Do We Need It?

As businesses churn out more and more data every day, the emergence of a new set of best practices has been helping to improve the coordination between the analysis of this data and the general operation of a business. These best practices are known as DataOps – and they’ve become...

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Improving Big Data Analytics with Machine Learning

The amount of data generated by businesses every single day is colossal – and it’s growing at an exponential rate. Many organisations are now reporting that they have a mass of unstructured data and no idea how to analyze it or use it in any way – from emails to...

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Predictive analytics vs Machine learning

Big data holds a lot of value that businesses can analyse and interpret to make cost savings, improve their business and drive operations forward. However, in order to access the wealth of information available the data needs to be processed in order to offer insights and different frameworks can have...

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Machine Learning In Warehouse Management: Are We At A Breaking Point?

Machine learning is definitely an important topic in the technology sector. There are plenty of industries who are trying to develop strategies around their growth plan on the matter, given the fact that there are proven results of how machine learning applied to productivity works. Let’s analyse some big examples...

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How to manage IoT data?

The accelerated growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is responsible for generating huge amounts of data, as many consumer, in-home and industrial devices are being embedded with software and sensors that gather virtual information, which is then transmitted to an internal hub via network connectivity. With such huge amounts...

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Data Science Skills & Careers – Launch of the Nurture Programme

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GDPR Panel Debate

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Collaborative Data Governance GDPR is only the Beginning

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The Importance of Women in Data and Technology

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Data Governance Reimagined

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How to Leverage the Cloud for Business Solutions

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The Logical Data Warehouse – A Modern Analytical Architecture

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Cox Automotive – Big Data Journey

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Data Leaders Panel Debate

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Data Driven Transformation – Responsible change for the public good

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Disruption in Data

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The Intelligent Edge: What Data-driven Means in the Age of IoT

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The CDO’s Playbook

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The Big Data Journey

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4th Industrial Revolution Survey – Panel Debate

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Reshaping Digital Business with Augmented Intelligence

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Deep Learning Demystified

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Full Stack Analytics on Amazon Web Services

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Real World Impact of a Global Data Fabric

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Pervasive Intelligence – The future of big data, machine learning & IoT

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How to Meet the Needs of Your Data hungry Organisation / Data Culture

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Migrating Machine Learning to Spark on the Cloud

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Analytics at ING – the why, what, and how of building a data driven financial enterprise

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Creating ROI from Big Data Investments – Monetising Your Data Asset

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Preserving the key principles of academic research in a business context

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Breaking the rules of nature – proactive, predictive analytics

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Stream all the things!!

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Data Driven Performance with Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport

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What Does Eye tracking Teach us about Dashboard Design?

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DATA DRIVEN PERFORMANCE

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has drawn from a combination of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, high-performance management and elite teamwork to win four consecutive FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships. The team continues its relentless pursuit of performance, which demands the effective storage, analysis and leveraging of data to derive...

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THE DATA JOURNEY

Digital Transformation takes each of us on a journey. Doug Cutting will relate his journey, from search technology to open-source enterprise software, as well as what he’s learned helping enterprises embark on theirs, from siloed RDBMS-based systems, to IoT, AI and the cloud.

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BIG DATA, DISRUPTION AND THE 800 POUND GORILLA IN THE CORNER

This talk will focus on the current market for “Big Data” products, specifically those that deal with one or more of “the 3 V’s”. I will suggest that the volume problem for business intelligence applications is pretty well solved by the data warehouse vendors; however upcoming “data science” tasks are...

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OVERCOME BY EVENTS – APACHE KAFKA AND EVENT-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE

In this talk, Jay Kreps will explain why the Military term ‘Overcome by Events’ or OBE can now be applied to systems – as they are being overrun by events. Confluent’s CEO will also discuss Event Oriented Architecture and how is it affecting the systems we build and scalability of...

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2018 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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13 Critical Capabilities for the Intelligent Enterprise

The Intelligent Enterprise represents the ultimate data-driven organisation. It injects data at the heart of its business and inspires an information-first culture. It fuels every person, device, and application with on-the-fly insights, predictions, and recommendations for smarter everyday decisions. It celebrates data, understands its customers, and provides products and services...

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DATA, WHAT PEOPLE THINK AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO BUILD TRUST.

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PERFORMING SPATIAL ANALYTICS AT COLLECT+

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DATABASE FOR THE INSTANT EXPERIENCE

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BIG DATA TOO SLOW? SPRINKLE IN SOME NOSQL

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DATA LITERACY: DATA IS THE NEW LANGUAGE OF BUSINESS. CAN YOUR ORGANISATION SPEAK IT?

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BUILDING AN AIR QUALITY ROUTE APP FOR CITIZENS

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‘NEW NUDGES’ – THE NEXT EVOLUTION IN CUSTOMER INFLUENCE

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ENABLING DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS WITH AUTOMATED INSIGHTS

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FORBIDDEN PLANET – JEDI POWERS VERSUS QLIK

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ENDING THE WAR FOR TALENT

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HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHERE MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT FITS INTO YOUR DATA MANAGEMENT AGENDA?

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WHY A DATA SERVICES MARKETPLACE IS CRITICAL FOR A SUCCESSFUL DATA-DRIVEN ENTERPRISE

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DATA MANAGEMENT AUTOMATION AND THE INFORMATION SUPPLY CHAIN – FROM DATA LAKE TO DATA MARKETPLACE

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ARE YOU READY FOR AI?

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MACHINE LEARNING DATA CATALOGUES FOR AMBIENT GOVERNANCE

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THE CHANGING FACE OF DATA GOVERNANCE

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AI VS. GDPR

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REALISING THE PROMISE OF SELF-SERVICE ANALYTICS WITH DATA VIRTUALISATION

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TURNING MULTIPLE DATA LAKES INTO A UNIFIED ANALYTIC DATA LAYER

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HOW TO BE A BETTER TECHNOLOGY BUYER

James Lupton and Jason Foster from Cynozure share their insights. Learn how to get the most from your technology partners by carefully selecting and managing the right suppliers at each stage of the data life-cycle.

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MICROSOFT AZURE AND CLOUDERA – FLEXIBLE CLOUD, WHATEVER THE WORKLOAD

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CONSISTENT SECURITY, GOVERNANCE AND FLEXIBILITY FOR ALL WORKLOADS – ON-PREMISES OR IN THE CLOUD

The growth of public cloud is reinforcing the need to think more carefully about taking a consistent approach to data governance as technology teams build out a flexible and agile infrastructure to meet the demands of the business. Join this session to learn more about Cloudera’s recommended approach for enterprise-grade...

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THE FUTURE OF ENTERPRISE DATA – VOLUME 2

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MICROLISE: USING BIG DATA AND AI IN TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS

Microlise are a leading provider of technology solutions to the transport and logistics industry worldwide. Discover how, with over 400,000 connected assets generating billions of messages a day, Microlise is evolving its platform to bring real-time analytics to its customers to improve safety, security and efficiency outcomes.

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EXPERIAN: MAXIMISE EVERY OPPORTUNITY IN THE BIG DATA UNIVERSE

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DATA FOR THE 99%: UNLOCKING DATA CURIOSITY ACROSS YOUR ORGANISATION

Speaker: Ben Schein Organisation: DOMO There is a core BI dilemma that you will find at almost any organization. That dilemma simply put is: “Why does it always seem so hard to get the data and insight you need to solve a business problem?”. Strip away all the corporate politics...

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A LOOK INSIDE APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING

Speaker: Brian Goral The field of machine learning (ML) ranges from the very practical and pragmatic to the highly theoretical and abstract. This talk describes several of the challenges facing organisations that want to leverage more of their data through ML, including some examples of the applied algorithms that are...

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DEUTSCHE BANK: THE PATH TO AUTOMATION IN A HIGHLY REGULATED SPACE

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE – LEVERAGING POWER BI IN THE BIG DATA ENTERPRISE

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HOW TO TURN FRONT-LINE EMPLOYEES INTO DATA ANALYSTS WITH SEARCH DRIVEN ANALYTICS

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FROM PROLIFERATION TO PRODUCTIVITY: MACHINE LEARNING DATA CATALOGUES

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REACH FOR THE CLOUDS – ENABLE THE BUSINESS WITH THE POWER OF DATA

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A PASSAGE TO AUTOMATED RETAIL REPORTING AT NOW TV

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THE POWER OF AUTOMATION: HOW TO REDUCE 24 HOURS OF WORK TO 30 SECONDS

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DATA APIS DON’T DISCRIMINATE

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BRINGING BIG DATA UP TO EYE LEVEL

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A TALE OF TWO BI STANDARDS: DATA WAREHOUSES AND DATA LAKES

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FIGHTING DATA CHAOS: CONNECTING USERS TO DATA AT SCALE

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INTELLIGENCE EVERYWHERE – POWER TO THE PEOPLE

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NAVIGATING COMPLEX DATA MODELS WITH RELATIONAL SEARCH

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2018 DATA TRENDS: RESULTS FROM FIFTH ANNUAL DATA AND ANALYTICS SURVEY

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AGILE DATA MASTERING: THE RIGHT APPROACH FOR DATAOPS

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IMPROVING FLOW-OF-GOODS THROUGH CLOUD-SCALE ANALYTICS

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TIPS AND TRICKS TO WRANGLE BIG, DIRTY DATA

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DELIVERING ON THE OPERATIONAL DATA WAREHOUSE PROMISE

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MULTI-CLOUD MEGATRENDS FOR DATAOPS

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THE HOLY GRAIL OF ANALYTICS. OUR EPIC FAIL… AND OUR REVOLUTIONARY POTENTIAL

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BLISSFUL BI WITH BRANDWATCH

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HOW RANK GAMING PRODUCTIONISED & AUTOMATED THE MANAGEMENT OF MACHINE LEARNING MODELS IN AZURE

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HOW WE ENABLED DATAOPS AT SOUTHERN WATER

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DATAOPS: BRINGING DEVOPS TO DATA INTEGRATION

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USE MACHINE LEARNING TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BIG DATA CLUSTERS

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PROJECT HYDROGEN: UNIFYING AI WITH APACHE SPARK

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PUTTING TIME SERIES TO WORK!

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USING FAST-DATA TO MAKE SEMICONDUCTORS

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USING FAST DATA AND STREAM PROCESSING TO OPERATIONALISE MACHINE LEARNING

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STREAM PROCESSING TAKES ON EVERYTHING

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BUILDING ‘EBAY’ WITH SERVERLESS AND STREAM PROCESSING

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HOW TO BECOME A BIG DATA ROCKSTAR IN 30 MINUTES!

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STREAMING DATA MICROSERVICES WITH AKKA STREAMS, KAFKA STREAMS, AND KAFKA

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STREAMING INTEGRATION: POWERING HYBRID CLOUD, MACHINE LEARNING AND FAST ANALYTICS

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SCALING A PLATFORM FOR REAL-TIME FRAUD DETECTION WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

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THE FUTURE OF STREAMING: GLOBAL APPS, EVENT STORES AND SERVERLESS

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HOW TO MOVE HADOOP DATA TO THE CLOUD EFFECTIVELY, EFFICIENTLY WITH NO RISK

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FORTUNE 100 LESSONS ON ARCHITECTING DATA LAKES FOR REAL-TIME ANALYTICS

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CHARTING ZERO LATENCY FUTURE WITH REDIS

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SHAPING AN AI-DRIVEN FUTURE WITH AUGMENTED INTELLIGENCE FOR ENTERPRISES

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ASSEMBLING A TEACHER BOT WITH MACHINE LEARNING, NLP, ACTIVE LEARNING AND MICROSERVICES

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HOW AUTOMATION CAN ACCELERATE THE DELIVERY OF MACHINE LEARNING

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LESSONS LEARNED FROM DEPLOYING REAL-WORLD AI SYSTEMS

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DEEP LEARNING AND THE CHALLENGE OF SCALE

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THE PATH TO ENTERPRISE AI: TALES FROM THE FIELD

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DATA OPERATIONS PROBLEMS CREATED BY DEEP LEARNING, AND HOW TO FIX THEM!

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LETS BUILD A ROBOT

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AUTOMATED MACHINE LEARNING

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PROMISE AND PITFALLS OF TEXT ANALYTICS

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AI MEETS MAIL PROCESSING

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AI LIKE AN EXPERT

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CONNECTING SILOS IN REAL-TIME WITH DATA VIRTUALIZATION

Speaker: Becky Smith Organisation: Denodo How many users inside and outside of your organization access your organization’s data? Dozens? Hundreds is probably more like it, each with their own structure and content requirements as well as different access rights. As a result, many organizations have witnessed the formation of “data...

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THE NEXT WAVE: DATA, AI AND ANALYTICS IN 2019 AND BEYOND

Speaker: Matt Aslett Organisation: 451 Research As 2018 draws to a close, Matt Aslett, Research VP, 451 Research looks ahead to 2019 and the key trends the research company’s Data, AI and Analytics team is anticipating for the year ahead, including the continued rise of DataOps; the increased importance of...

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7 SUCCESSFUL HABITS FOR DATA-INTENSIVE APPLICATIONS IN PRODUCTION

Speaker: Ellen Friedman Organisation: MapR We’ve seen that over 90% of our customers have large scale projects successfully in production. What are they doing right? And how can you adapt their effective habits to your own business? Value comes from big data when you have successful production deployments of data-intensive...

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DATA SCIENCE AT ING

Speaker: Bas Geerdink, IT Manager, Fast Data Analytics, ING Bank

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BIG DATA IS MODERN DATA

Speaker: Eliot Horowitz Organisation: MongoDB The bigness of data is but one of the challenges facing modern enterprise data engineers. Of course we have to store it all, but a warehouse isn’t acceptable any more — developers have to be able to use it naturally, and it needs to be...

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BIG DATA, DISRUPTION AND THE 800 POUND GORILLA IN THE CORNER

This talk will focus on the current market for “Big Data” products, specifically those that deal with one or more of “the 3 V’s”. I will suggest that the volume problem for business intelligence applications is pretty well solved by the data warehouse vendors; however upcoming “data science” tasks are...

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PROGRESS FOR BIG DATA IN KUBERNETES

Ted Dunning, MapR Kubernetes is trending and for good reason. Containers and effective orchestration and management of them like Kubernetes provides can make it much easier to manage the wild proliferation of systems and services that we are seeing in on premises data centers and in the cloud. Kubernetes has...

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ACCELERATING YOUR ANALYTICS JOURNEY WITH REAL-TIME AI

AI is right here, right now—and changing our lives. The ever-present need for business optimization, combined with a long history of applied statistics, explosive growth in available data and recent advances in cloud computing, has created a perfect storm of innovation. This presentation shows real-time AI in action, including real-world...

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THE THIRD REVOLUTION IN ANALYTICS

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DATA DRIVEN PERFORMANCE

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has drawn from a combination of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, high-performance management and elite teamwork to win four consecutive FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships. The team continues its relentless pursuit of performance, which demands the effective storage, analysis and leveraging of data to derive...

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THE DATA JOURNEY

Digital Transformation takes each of us on a journey. Doug Cutting will relate his journey, from search technology to open-source enterprise software, as well as what he’s learned helping enterprises embark on theirs, from siloed RDBMS-based systems, to IoT, AI and the cloud.

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OVERCOME BY EVENTS: APACHE KAFKA AND EVENT-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE

In this talk, Jay Kreps will explain why the Military term ‘Overcome by Events’ or OBE can now be applied to systems – as they are being overrun by events. Confluent’s CEO will also discuss Event Oriented Architecture and how is it affecting the systems we build and scalability of...

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Five stars: the ingredients for a digital revolution

Slow and steady doesn’t always win – sometimes revolutionary thinking is needed for a dramatic upheaval. We are experiencing huge changes in the digital world, both in industry-wide technology “uprisings” such as artificial intelligence and edge computing, and from innumerable internal digital transformation projects where the revolutionary spark is catching...

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Work needed to maintain London’s reign as Europe’s data capital

In the wake of data scandals, UK CEOs take greater ownership of data and leaders look to the UK Government to regulate tech giants LONDON, UK – 13 November 2018 – Big Data London (BDL), the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for data leaders, today revealed findings from its UK...

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The Legacy of Technology

Information Technology (IT) has evolved over the last three decades from a few punch cards, to a few computers, and now to entire networks of computers. But how has this rapid expansion of technology affected business over the years? For one thing: there are now hundreds, if not thousands, of...

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Women in Big Data Breakfast at Big Data LDN

Don’t miss the Women in Big Data Breakfast at Big Data LDN on 13th November Register here! What will be taking place? An introduction to the Women in Big Data Program, sharing ideas on how to address the diversity gap in Big Data (including ML, AI, etc..)  Hear the accomplishments...

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ERP data access: 5 top tips

One of the most-read blogs on the ZAP website is a piece I wrote earlier this year with advice for successful ERP data access. This will undoubtedly be a hot topic at Big Data LDN but, with so much great information coming out of the event, I’ll cut to the...

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Where to start your data-driven journey

Looking for value in all the right places. At a recent visit to a local bookstore, I noticed something I hadn’t spotted before: there were far more books on self-help than there were on the subject of business improvement. At home, I did a quick search on Amazon.com: more than...

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How being data driven gets you to pole position

At TIBCO we know that harnessing data during digital transformation is at the core of adapting, evolving and winning. Data is an insight as relevant for motorsport teams competing in Formula One™, as it is for those decision-makers in charge of businesses. Data is the rich and invaluable fuel that...

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Four Steps to Achieving Data Utopia

In the run-up to Big Data LDN 2018 I got to thinking about this year’s theme “From the Fourth Industrial Revolution to data utopia”. Most large enterprises I’ve been working with this year are transforming digitally, striving to reach that utopia. In reaching that destination, I believe nothing is more...

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Data industry comes of age as business leaders invited to ready themselves for the big data revolution at BIG DATA LDN

Knowledge is power – and business leaders looking for ways to get ahead of the competition and excel in a data-driven world will find world-class know-how, insight and instruction in abundance at Big Data LDN, the largest data and analytics conference and exhibition in the UK next week. Entirely free...

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Hybrid Optimal Processing Environment – HOPE for us all?

In a world seemingly threatened by AI and RPA (not to mention acronyms in general..), it is reassuring to step back and look at the reality. Whilst many mundane tasks can be automated using so-called ‘bots’, the requirement for human intervention still exists and should not be underestimated. At the...

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Extracting Value from Insights in “The Last Mile”

Recently, I read the McKinsey article “Breaking away: The secrets to scaling analytics.” The article discussed their findings on the importance of analytics to a company’s success. Unsurprisingly, they found that the most successful companies spend more money and effort on analytics, specifically embedded analytics. Two thirds of what they...

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, TIBCO, and Pure Storage Transform London’s Olympia into a Temporary Pit Lane

Matt Harris, Head of IT for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Will Deliver a Keynote Address at Big Data LDN Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, four-time FIA Formula One™ World Constructors’ Champions, Pure Storage, and TIBCO Software Inc. will bring Grand Prix racing to West London at Big Data LDN on 13th November. The three companies...

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Is Your Storage Ready for 44 Zettabytes of Big Data?

Alex McMullan, CTO, International, Pure Storage. By 2020, every human will generate 1.7MB of data per second. In addition, big data will soon surpass the 44 zettabyte mark. This is staggering when you consider that only 0.5% of data is actually analysed and used. Yet every organization, from automotive to finance...

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What is Robotic Process Automation?

Margaret’s father suffered a massive stroke on the Christmas Eve and had to undergo an Angioplasty. She had to withdraw money for the surgery but was unable to recollect the card pin. A decade ago, one has to be vigilant about the bank working hours, wait for days, and follow...

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AI in Digitization

Global economy is transforming into a digital economy. What started out as an idea with potential, has now turned out to be a powerful force that has disrupted all industries across the globe. Today, more companies are using and becoming familiar with the implementation of Artificial Intelligence in their digital...

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Partner Event – DataTalks: The Conference for Data Leaders by Data Leaders

On the 8th and 9th November 2018 together with Carruthers & Jackson and Eden Smith, Big Data LDN producers 3rd Street Group LTD will be hosting data leaders at the Andaz hotel. Join Us There will be practical workshops as well as the opportunity to learn from thought leaders about the...

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The Advantages of Moving Big Data to the Cloud

Over the last ten years, the storage and analysis of big data has taken place in huge data warehouses. Increasingly though, companies are moving their big data into the cloud, making the traditional warehouse method obsolete. Many believe making the move is a big undertaking, so what are the advantages...

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Big data’s impact on virtual reality businesses

Virtual reality is a technology with boundless opportunities. These can be seen when it is paired with other tech to create new opportunities. When paired with gaming for example, VR has enabled the user to enter the virtual world of the game, such as in online casinos where the user...

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Matei Zaharia joins keynote lineup

Big Data LDN is pleased to announce another global data expert confirmed to speak in the Big Data LDN keynote theatre. Matei Zaharia started the original Apache Spark computing engine and helped to develop other widely used open source software including Apache Mesos, Alluxio and job schedulers for Apache Hadoop....

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Big Data: The 3 Vs explained

Big data can answer questions and open doors. But for those still stumped we’ve broken it down for you. There are three defining properties that can help break down the term. Dubbed the three Vs; volume, velocity, and variety, these are key to understanding how we can measure big data and just...

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Data Independence Day – Make data great again

The fourth of July saw millions of Americans celebrating independence. Independence from the laws and regulations of Europe, the most recent being the EU General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR. Most agree the GDPR is a great step in the right direction for Europe. While many imagine the EU...

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The Data World Cup – Who will take it home?

The 2018 Fifa World Cup has kicked off in Russia, with the home team facing Saudi Arabia. Highly skilled players are coming to represent countries from around the globe, and every country has the chance to go home with the trophy. However, when it comes to the technology and data...

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Hadoop and Spark – what are the differences?

Hadoop and Spark are the two main infrastructure framework available to store and process all of your big data. When Spark emerged in 2014, many predicted it would overtake Hadoop as the leading service, but the two both remain widely used. The biggest reason for this is the huge differences...

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Further Speakers Confirmed for 2018 Event

Big Data LDN is pleased to reveal  three new speakers confirmed to present at Big Data LDN in November 2018: Eliot Horowitz – CTO & Co-Founder at MongoDB Eliot Horowitz is the CTO and Co-Founder of MongoDB. He wrote the core code base for MongoDB starting in 2007, and subsequently built the engineering...

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Understanding the Big Data DevOps Shortage

Big data skills shortages continue to grab headlines, as they have for years. A look beneath those headlines reveals important context. Things have changed significantly in the age of the cloud. Commercial platforms like Cloudera and Hortonworks have evolved and there are a variety of -aaSes in the cloud: PaaS...

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REPORT DOWNLOAD: 4IR Report 2018

Data is often left to the IT department to deal with. However, the insights made available by data analytics affect the entire organisation and therefore should be a boardroom issue. To see how IT can get itself into trouble, look no further than IT security. When there is a massive...

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Facebook’s telling off – who’s next for the naughty step?

With the help of a booster-seat, Facebook sat very much under the media spotlight in April, while the way it used customers’ personal data was scrutinised. The pressure is still very much on Facebook at the moment, although we can be sure it’s not the only technology giant that’s been...

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Data Lake Adoption by the Numbers

When data lakes first started springing up about eight years ago, there were more than a few ways to define them. It all depended on who you talked to. Water-related puns abounded, along with aquatically-themed warnings about swamps, sinkholes and puddles. Today, things are not that different. In fact, data...

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Why use clustering in data mining?

Data mining is one of many processes organisations can use to analyse their collected data. The process of data mining allows businesses to gather useful information. The data can be analysed from a number of different perspectives in order to give businesses valuable information that can boost revenue or cut...

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Big Data LDN – 2018 Theatres Announced

8 Content Tracks, with 3 NEW Theatres for 2018! Big Data LDN is pleased to announce the 8 content theatres that will host cutting-edge presentations, real-world use-cases and inspiring demos from 130+ speakers at Big Data LDN 2018 on 13-14 November. Learn from global data experts in the Keynote Theatre, Fast...

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Deep Learning demystified

The last five years has seen an unprecedented progress in Artificial Intelligence research. Neural Networks, which were perceived as a failed experiment of Machine Learning research, not only are successfully solving a wide range of everyday problems but in many cases significantly exceed human performance. Adam Grzywaczewski, Deep Learning Solution Architect...

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Breaking the rules of nature – proactive, predictive analytics

Predictive analytics helps companies gain advantage. By drawing insight from the widest range of data sources, companies can build an accurate visualisation of the future and model their process to match. By helping them expect the unexpected, predictive analytics facilitates better planning, happier customers and healthier profits. However, sometimes you...

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Creating ROI From Big Data Investments – Monetising Your Data Asset

Companies are investing untold amounts of money and time into their data ecosystems all in an attempt to benefit from greater insights and an ability to take smarter and faster action across their business. Most recently, innovative companies have invested further into new Big Data solutions designed to get them...

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Machine Learning: What works and what they don’t tell you

Machine learning can extract real business value in an amazing range of situations. To make machine learning actually work, however, you need practical knowledge that can be hard to come by except through the school of hard knocks. Ted Dunning has been there and shortcuts this for you by presenting...

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Analytics: Predictive, Descriptive & Prescriptive

Utilising big data can be a difficult process but with the right tools you can create powerful insights for your business. Capturing the information is just one of the challenges to businesses, they then need to interpret it but which analytical process offers the most advantages – descriptive, predictive or...

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2018 Opening Keynotes Confirmed!

Big Data LDN are pleased to announce that Jay Kreps and Miachel Stonebraker will be delivering the two opening keynotes at Big Data LDN 2018. Jay Kreps, opens the event on day 1, Tuesday 13th November. The Ex-Lead Architect for Data Infrastructure at LinkedIn, Co-creator of Apache Kafka and Co-founder...

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Customer Experience/Insight Meetup (easyJet & MRM Meteorite)

Join the Big Data LDN team at the second Data-Driven LDN Meetup, taking place at 6:30pm on 28th March at Skills Matter/Code Node London. Hear experts from easyJet and MRM Meteorite discuss how Big Data powers customer engagement and improves experience and interactions with brands, and what that means to us,...

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How big data helps companies become data-driven

A data-driven organization’s end goal should be to reach a stage where each decision requires data analysis and its use flows a firm’s processes naturally. Whether your employees are working on big data processes or different tasks, everyone in the organization should be capable of exploiting data independently. The idea...

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The role of the Chief Data Officer inside a company

Pete Williams, ex-Head of Enterprise Analytics at Marks and Spencer, now running his own outcome focused data consultancy, The Decision Playbook, shares with us in this interview his view around the transformational role of the CDO. His overall aim is to bring dynamic data to the heart of every business...

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The evolving role of the chief data officer

Team Keboola interviews Peter Jackson, CDO from Southern Water – Is the CDO figure a result of the digital transformation? – Why many businesses still don’t have a CDO? – Which are the consequences of not having a CDO? – How a data structure should look like in a business?...

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Five Must-Haves if You Want a Big Data PaaS

By Hannah Smalltree, Cazena If you’re considering a Platform as a Service for big data, analytics or data science – this is no holiday wishlist, these are requirements.   The platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market is growing quickly for big data and analytics, and for good reasons. The cloud PaaS model promises...

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7 Tableau tasks you can do

Post by Danish Wadhwa, While most people today are aware of Tableau, very few are aware of what this software does. Tableau’s potential is only limited by the imagination of the user; using it can help businesses in a massive way.   What is Tableau?   Tableau is a robust data...

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Yes you can be data-driven! A new approach to beat the fear factor

By Davy Nys, General Manager EMEA, ThoughtSpot Practically every company I talk to these days about big data has a vision to become “data-driven”. Despite this, there’s a wide gulf between vision and reality. Analyst firms report adoption rates for BI and analytics ranging from only 21 – 32 percent....

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REPORT DOWNLOAD: 4IR Report 2017

Introducing Data-Driven LDN, a brand new conference theatre at Big Data LDN, focused on how to build a successful enterprise-wide data culture. This track shows how to align business objectives with data strategy, highlighting issues around data ownership, GDPR, culture, skills, regulation, governance and strategic technology architecture. Data-Driven LDN examines...

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Big Data LDN 2017 returns to drive the UK’s data agenda

The free to attend event is back after its record-breaking opening year with data leaders from Uber, Microsoft and ING   Big Data LDN, the only delegate-led Big Data event in the UK, returns to Olympia London on November 15th and 16th after a phenomenal inaugural year in 2016. The...

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Big Data and the Blockchain

Big data and blockchain are two buzz words in business at the moment and both have the potential to change the way businesses operate. Together these two areas can help businesses become more secure and make operations more efficient. Blockchain is increasingly being used in different business sectors, with some...

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Leading Chief Technology Officers to open Keynote Programme

Big Data LDN are delighted to announce that Amr Awadallah, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder at Cloudera will open day 2 of Big Data LDN, delivering a keynote on machine learning, AI & the future of big data analytics. Amr joins previously confirmed Neha Narkhede, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder at...

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What Will the Cities of the Future Look Like?

By the year 2050, it’s expected that two thirds of the population will be living in urban areas. This means city services will face a significantly higher demand. So, what will the urban landscape actually look like in three decades’ time? It’s possible technological advancements will completely reshape our infrastructure....

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Confluent CTO Keynote

Big Data LDN can confirm that Apache Kafka Co-creator and current Confluent Co-founder & CTO Neha Narkhede will deliver the opening keynote on day 1, 15th November 2017. Keynote: The Rise of the Streaming Platform Neha will discuss how to build operable large scale data systems in the Big Data LDN Keynote Theatre Neha Narkhede is...

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Which programming language should you learn?

Like any other career, choosing to enter the world of machine learning or data science requires a very particular set of skills. In the case of data science, knowing how to code in a particular language could open up the doors to many opportunities. However, many programmers working in the...

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Solving data integration challenges by using data warehouse automation

When it comes to data warehouses, the collected data can be stored in a number of different forms. In order to effectively analyse and use the data, data enterprises often need to integrate the information to make it compatible. This takes a lot of manual work, which, in turn, can...

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2017 Theatres Announced

Big Data LDN 2017 will host leading, global data and analytics experts, speaking in 4 theatres, with content to arm you with the tools to deliver the most effective data-driven strategy for your business. Fast Data Theatre With the arrival of modern streaming platforms, businesses are rethinking data with real-time processing at...

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Machine Learning vs Deep Learning

Artificial intelligence has been a buzzword in the IT/Data industries for the last few years. Research and developments mean that it’s rapidly moving away from concept to reality. The fields of machine learning and deep learning are contributing significantly to making artificial intelligence a tool that can benefit businesses and...

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Artificial intelligence for data science

In the world of IT and computer science developments are speeding up rapidly. True artificial intelligence is the next step that those in the field are progressing towards and data science could both support the aim and benefit from the development. What’s data science? Data science is the processes and...

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How data wrangling solutions can improve data analytics

Data is fast becoming a valuable asset for businesses. With this insight, it is possible to identify trends, patterns and modes of behaviour that can be used to tailor a product or service to meet the needs of an audience exactly. However, in the age of the Internet of Things...

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CDO – Relating to the rest of the C suite

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data Southern Water There are more C suite roles than there used to be, the long established roles of Chief Executive and Chief Information Officer now have to compete for room at the table with roles like the...

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The value of transforming into a data-driven business

We live in an age of data, analytics and statistics – whether we like it or not. And in order to remain competitive, businesses need to grab hold of the data-driven opportunities on offer and incorporate analytics into their strategies. Companies that have not only embraced data, but utilised it...

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The Third Generation CDO

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. We’ve talked about the first and second generation CDO’s so what next? We have all heard that the CDO role is just a gimmick that companies are being sold, that won’t actually help them...

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The second generation CDO

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. A previous article proposed that a second generation CDO turns the ‘possible’ into an art form, ‘understanding the nuances of the family and making the house a home filled with wonder and intelligence’. The...

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Why is data visualisation important?

Data makes the business world go around. Informing decisions going forward, the ability to analyse and act on information collated by data is becoming increasingly important to businesses as they’re required to quickly react to changing demands. However, going one step further, data visualisation has become progressively important in the...

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First Generation v Second Generation CDO

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. Being a Chief Data Officer in the current climate is a rather interesting place to be, it can feel a little like dancing on quicksand while you have to learn to juggle wriggling snakes....

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Avoiding the Hype Cycle

Author: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer at Network Rail Being a Chief Data Officer in the current climate is a rather interesting place to be, it can feel a little like dancing on quicksand while you have to learn to juggle wriggling snakes. So in order to help people interested...

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Delivering a Data Strategy in the Cauldron of BAU

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. One of the most difficult tasks for the new CDO is developing a Data Strategy whilst the organisation continues to operate (and must continue to operate) using and abusing data, continuing with bad habits...

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Chief Data Officer – The first 100 days, part 2

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. So what are your ‘information basics’? From the last article we talked about the idea of getting your basics right but left you on a bit of a cliff hanger so thought we could revisit the...

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Chief Data Officer – The first 100 days, part 1

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. The first 100 days Part 1 Gartner predicted that by 2019, 90% of large organisations will have hired a CDO – but only 50% of these will be a success. Much of what determines...

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The Secret Ingredients of the successful Chief Data Officer

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator. Compared to most of the C-Suite colleagues the CDO is faced with a set of unique problems. There are similarities, the CDO is a subject specialist, and in that respect is similar to the Chief Finance Officer, Chief Investment Officer or...

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So why does any organisation need a Chief Data Officer?

Authors: Caroline Carruthers, Chief Data Officer Network Rail, and Peter Jackson, Head of Data The Pensions Regulator So why does any organisation need a Chief Data Officer? If it’s at the right level it is a big investment and they aren’t going to just come on their own, a team of some...

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Big Data LDN nominated at EN Awards

Big Data LDN organisers 3rd Street Group are delighted to announce that the event has been nominated in the “Show Rising Star” category for the upcoming 2017 EN Awards. The EN Awards, hosted by Exhibition News, will take place on 30th March 2017 in London.

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Big Data vs Small Data

We have entered an age where data is becoming a highly valuable commodity. When managed effectively it can be used to provide intelligent consumer insight and predictive analysis to give a company a competitive edge, improving efficiency, safety and increasing profits on a huge scale. When it comes to forming...

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What is data wrangling?

Businesses of the modern age generate huge amounts of data every day and the data gathered continues to grow as more channels for accumulating information emerge. It is becoming increasingly important for businesses to organise and utilise the invaluable tool that is data and data wrangling can support this. In...

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Hiring a data scientist, what should you look for?

Data science is the process of extracting knowledge or insights from data. As businesses gather more data from various sources there is becoming a growing demand for data scientists to allow businesses to utilise the information they are gathering but finding the right one in a competitive industry can be...

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Big Data – How do you keep it secure?

Big data is a helpful tool for businesses but it does present security risks that firms need to address in order to keep their information and insights secure. Extremely large data sets that have become known as big data are proving to be invaluable tools for businesses worldwide, for both...

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What is Analytics as a Service (AaaS)?

If you’re venturing into the world of big data, you may have heard the term Analytics as a Service. If you’re confused by what this actually means, our guide is here to help. The Basics At its most basic AaaS refers to the practise of using Web-based technologies to carry...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Using Big Data

Has your company recently decided to make the most of its big data? If so, here are some common mistakes to avoid. Don’t collect data indiscriminately At first, it may be tempting to jump right in and collect data on a whole host of topics without proper thought into how...

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Stopping big data becoming bad data

Big data can provide businesses with huge amounts of detailed insight, using information from a wide range of sources not only to solve existing pain points, but also to predict problems in the future and forecast previously unknown opportunities for growth. It comes as no surprise that data is becoming...

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What’s next for big data in 2017?

Big data is a hugely valuable tool, helping businesses to improve productivity and performance – allowing them to expand and grow like never before. Big data is now big business around the globe –  but what innovations and changes can you expect to see in the coming year? Expansion It’s...

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Why Big Data is useful for every industry

Big Data allows businesses to gather and store large amounts of information for easy analysis. This can be useful for businesses in a myriad of industries, even ones you might not automatically think of. Big Data LDN is committed to helping business understand the benefits of big data, no matter...

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More answers, less theory from Big Guns at Big Data LDN

Big Data practitioners unite in London for UK’s first delegate-led independent tech conference London, UK, 1st September 2016 – Big Data LDN, the first delegate-led independent Big Data event in the UK, today launched its 2016 programme. This new event, which is held at Olympia London between November 3rd and...

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How to transform data into useful management information

The saying ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it’ has long been linked to business and management. Big data now means that managers have access to a wealth of information that measures many different aspects of their business operations, customers and employees. While the information is now more...

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Why isn’t your business using NoSQL databases yet?

Businesses today are collecting huge amount of data every single day that can be used to benefit the business and its operations. The sheer volume of data that companies now deal with and store on a daily basis means that traditional frameworks are under pressure and in some cases are...

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Why businesses are using Big Data for competitive advantage

Data is now an important tool for businesses to utilise, whatever sector they operate in and whether they’re a global company or a small firm. Companies are increasingly using big data to gain a competitive advantage over business rivals but how does it benefit them? Analysing the datasets a business...

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Is Your Business Intelligent?

Asking whether your business is intelligent might seem like an unusual question but the response is becoming more important to companies that want to get ahead of rivals and maintain a competitive edge. Business intelligence is a set of techniques or tools used to acquire and transform raw data into...

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Announcing Big Data LDN

Two Day Exhibition and Conference Dedicated to Big Data to be Held in London Big Data LDN to be held at Olympia London, 3-4 November 2016 A new free to attend two-day exhibition and conference focusing on how to build dynamic, data-driven enterprises will open its doors at Olympia London...

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How To Become A Data-Driven Company

The value of big data can’t be overstated for businesses nowadays. The collection and analysis of data has allowed thousands of businesses to make decisions that are driven by that data, lending their decisions more weight and credibility – and even predicting the future with machine-learning. But how can you...

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