In May 2014, Big Data Week will launch the third edition of the festival with a narrative that will bring together the many strands and domains of data into an umbrella theme: ‘The Connected Society’.
We’re very excited to announce new dates for the global festival and launch a new community website! #bdw13 saw 27 cities, 195 events and over 20,000 participants take part in the largest single gathering of a global data community. And in 2014 we’re looking to make the festival even bigger with your help! We’d like […]
The Big Data Week community are exceptionally happy to have successfully designed and curated the second edition of Big Data Week. One of the most unique global platforms of interconnected community events focusing on the social, political, technological and commercial impacts of Big Data. It brings together a global community of data scientists, data technologies, […]
We’re fast approaching a time when it becomes possible to connect everything and everyone to the internet. A web of connected documents and sites, of devices, of machines, of networks. A place where everything is connected to everything.
Is it a leap forward helping the world to run smoothly on exabytes of unstructured, unprecedented levels of data? Or is Big Data a new buzz-word used by sales and marketing teams to persuade companies to buy multimillion pound IT platforms?
If you ask me, history is repeating itself. I remember the birth of CRM and how the industry was split between IT companies and their solve-it-all £multimillion databases, and the pointy heads claiming it was their domain. CRM turned out to be data driven marketing using IT as a tool, and eventually became the industry buzz-word of the ’90s.