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Edd Dumbill O’Reilly Strata Conference & O’Reilly Open Source Convention
We've brought together some of smartest people from across the Big Data domain to make our one day event a real eye opener. DataSift, Economist, Smart Cities, FutureGov, ODI, The Guardian and more will be participating in the event.
Join us at the Imperial College London, where Edd Dumbill (program chair for the O’Reilly Strata Conference and the O’Reilly Open Source Convention) will host and chair a day of case studies, presentations, community showcases and debates with the UK data Community.
If you're looking to get to grips with data and see it in action across a number of case studies, share knowledge and learn how Big Data can help you. You should be at the event.
Big Data Week London Opening Party
Join us at the Official London Launch Party at the The Refinery – a hidden little gem located near London Bridge.
We’ll be kicking off the week long Festival with an evening of food, drink and convers . . .ation. Network and meet many of the participants, event organisers, speakers attending during the week in London.
Tickets are £15* and includes some lovely nosh from their open kitchens.
But if you register for the main London Big Data Week event on the 25th April you can come to the party for FREE.
*We have a limited number of tickets for the event – participants will receive drinks and food vouchers, after which a cash bar will open. read more
17th Big Data London meetup
We’re excited to announce our 17th Big Data London meetup, which will take place at the Forward. We’re proud to kick off Big Data Week this year! This session will see us initiate discussion a . . .round NoSQL DBs. We look forward to another great and thought provoking networking opportunity.
6:30pm: Networking, food and drinks, courtesy of our sponsors
8:30pm: more networking and drinks
Make sure to check out our great sponsors
Forward who is hosting us
Acunu: Monetizing real time Big Data has never been so easy, economic and fast
Eden Ventures: leading technology investors
Musicmetric: the world’s most powerful artist analytics dashboard
Aerospike: the only real-time NoSQL database taking advantage of today’s multi-core, multi-processor architectures and solid-state drives (SSDs). read more
The Big Data Show
The Big Data Show is a must attend annual event for every IT, Marketing or senior decision maker looking to capitalise on the boom in data volume, variety and velocity.
Who should attend?
Big Data Str . . .ategy: CEO’s, CMO’s & Marketing Directors who are responsible for shaping & determining the direction of their business
Big Data Analytics: Data Scientists & Analysts who create meaning from data.
Big Data Technology: Chief Information Officers, CTO’s & heads of data warehousing, responsible for IT infrastructure
There will be two themed seminar Theatres:
Volume & Variety Theatre: Topics include Data capture, data storage, infrastructure, security & technology
Velocity Theatre: Topics include data search, data share, analytics, talent, consultancy & technology.
And there will also be a host of exhibitors. read more
Data Driven Public Services
As part of Big Data Week 2013, FutureGov and HUB Westminster are inviting you to join us for a couple of hours of learning and sharing about how we might use data inform new and intelligent ways of re . . .sponding to the big social issues that those in public services encounter every day.
Our panel of speakers will share their experiences of using data creatively to help them solve social problems. We will then explore the problems you encounter in your area of public service, and how using the available data can lead to potential fixes. read more
Timing: 4:00pm – 7:00pm Theme: Public & Government
How Banks Leverage Big Data with MongoDB
Learn why financial services companies have adopted MongoDB at an unprecedented pace. This two-hour workshop will focus on how banks use MongoDB to aggregate, analyze and manage risk within groups and . . . across the firm. It will illustrate how MongoDB’s dynamic schema and scalability enable it to act as the data hub, integrating all source data from across the firm regardless of its volume and variable structure. We will explore how banks use MongoDB’s rich query and aggregation capabilities to assess risk exposure across asset classes and counterparties in real-time and overnight capacities. We will also explore other ways the leading banks are leveraging MongoDB to cut costs, increase time to market and ease of scale. read more
Adi Chikar is Product Innovation Lead for Localstars: offering automated advertising for website owners.
Localstars have been using MongoDB as their content delivery system “Merciless”. Merciless has . . .been live since 2011, and along the way has moved from PHP to node.js, with the latest alpha release using MongoDB geoSearch for Geo targeting. Adi will demonstrate how Localstars use MongoDB to manage their big data mercilessly. read more
Timing: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Theme: Media & Entertainment
Data: the Key to the Internet of Things
Rich Radka, Founder of Claro Partners, will present insights developed from two of Claro’s recent projects around the Personal Data Economy and the Internet of Things. Focused on the impact at both . . .a societal and business level, the result is a clear point of view about the real value within these big shifts when designing new services.
The abundant trails of data exhaust that our daily online interactions create are leading to a big data boom. However, contrary to the WEF’s assertion that data is the new oil, we’ll talk about why we believe that the real opportunity of personal data is in providing services that make sense to people in their own context. The value of data is at a human scale.
These transactions create real-time streams of data that will only multiply as our physical environment increasingly becomes part of the web. Each internet-connected object will provide new ways for us to interact with it, other things, people and businesses. And, rather than simply being passively connected, these objects will form part of a dynamic network brought alive through data.
Rich will explore the growing potential of these areas during a 45-minute presentation, followed by questions and discussion, then networking over drinks. read more
Data Driven London
This event is for entrepreneurs and professionals interested in real time metrics, lean analytics and data driven decision making.
We will be hosting a panel with 3 founders and CEOs of well-known su . . .ccessful startups ( to be confirmed) and will be asking key questions around:
Big Data Vs Data Communication.
How to build and leverage data driven culture?
How to make data approvable, visible and actionable? read more
Timing: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Theme: Media & Entertainment
Will customers kill off big data?
Brands are starting to explore the potential they can get from social media data, and from combining it with their own enterprise data. As more people use more tools to communicate online the amount o . . .f unstructured data continues to grow and the the focus has turned to models and analysis tools to capitalise on this.
However, as well as sharing more information, consumers are taking increasing ownership of their own data online; becoming more savvy about privacy and about what they share with whom. Brands that use their information without their permission face a consumer backlash.
To make the most of the big social data opportunity firstly, we need to develop the models that will help us make sense of it all. Most importantly, we need to work out how to ensure the consumer gives us permission to gain the insights and statistics we want or watch our big data ambitions disappear.
Join us during Big Data Week 2013 for breakfast and a debate to discuss the ways brands need to behave in social to make sure that consumers don’t kill off their big data ambitions. read more
Londata X: Big Data + Big Media: Blah Blah Blah…
Many trees have been felled in writing about the potential impact of big data in the world of media. As part of Big Data Week, Londata will explore what’s really going on, highlighting both the latest . . . thinking and real examples of data being put to work in this sector.
We have assembled a phenomenal panel covering a broad range of ‘media’ activities, including televsion, viral video, local publishing and media planning & buying. We’re looking forward to an evening of rich debate!
Pete Robins (Founder, agenda21)
Pete has been planning and buying digital media since it began in the UK in 1996. Pete has launched and sold a number of media businesses and is currently the co-founder of digital agency agenda21, a full service digital media and analytics agency.
Pete has also co-founded, DataShaka, a business which has developed genuinely breakthrough technologies to both unify and store data, and to help make sense of the growing range of disparate data sets.
Scott Button (Founder & Group CEO, Unruly Media)
Scott is a serial entrepreneur and experienced CEO, with over 10 years’ experience running marketing technology companies. He founded Unruly in 2006 which has grown to become the leading global platform for social video marketing.
Unruly provides a highly scaled global media and technology platform for social video advertising that’s able to reach a potential 978 million people across all major advertising markets. The company has been growing rapidly for the last few years and in January 2012 completed a $25m series A investment – the largest ever for a private company in the social video space.
Olivier Gers (Former CEO, Endemol Worldwide Brands)
Olivier is the former CEO of Endemol Worldwide Brands, in charge of exploiting the company’s assets in ancillary platforms (consumer goods, digital products, live entertainment, music publishing and advertiser relations). He is currently looking for his next challenge at the intersection of media and technology while consulting on varied assignments.
Serge Taborin (MD, Archant Digital Ventures)
Serge is the Group Business Development Director at Archant, the UK’s largest independently-owned regional media business, where he is also the Managing Director of company’s digital investment vehicle, Archant Digital Ventures. Prior to his role at Archant, Serge worked in a number of consulting and corporate roles across the world, most recently at the digital sports specialist Perform, where he was the Director of Group Strategy and part of the senior team that grew the company from £3m revenue to £600m floatation over a 5-year period.
Eric Guillaume (Digital Transformation Consultant)
Eric has over 15 years international experience in developing and leading consumer strategies and business transformation projects for B2C companies: media, e-commerce, telecom, across multiple platforms: online, mobile, TV, radio, print. He has worked across Europe, the US and Asia Pacific and has considerable experience with startups as well as large conglomerates such as ITV, BBC and AOL Time Warner. read more
Data Science London Meetup
“Approximate Methods for Scalable Data Mining” by Andrew Clegg, Data Scientist & Tech Manager of Analytics Team @Pearson
Probabilistic data structures let you trade off accuracy for scalability, by . . .allowing a small and measurable amount of error in return for huge improvements in efficiency. Andrew’s talk provides an overview with use cases
“Storm + Trident and The Holistic Architecture: Using Hadoop for batch and Storm for real time” by Yodit Stanton, Freelance Data Scientist, Developer & Systems Architect.
Computing arbitrary functions on an arbitrary dataset in real time is a daunting problem. There is no single tool that provides a complete solution. Instead, you have to use a variety of tools and techniques to build a complete Big Data system. A Holistic Architecture may solve the problem of computing arbitrary functions on arbitrary data in real time by decomposing the problem into three layers: the batch layer, the serving layer, and the speed layer read more
Timing: 6:30pm – 10.00pm Theme: Data & Communications
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Join us on 25th April, at Imperial College, London; where Edd Dumbill (program chair for the O’Reilly Strata Conference and the O’Reilly Open Source Convention) will host and chair a day of case studies, presentations, community showcases and debates with the UK data Community.
Community Speaker Stream
We will also be holding a community speaker stream during the day, focusing on learning from your peers and sharing knowledge. With speakers from across all the UK Data Meetup communities speaking about their passion and making this an interactive day for all.
No matter if you don’t understand what Big Data means or you are an advanced Data Scientist working with terabytes of data this one day will educate you in all different aspects of this growing sector but also demystify the marketing synopsis of the big data scene.
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT read more
The Innotech Summit
This is the one event dedicated to connecting the dots to focus on growth of small businesses and the importance of creating the environment to support them. Network with entrepreneurs, professionals, . . . and investors from hi-tech, finance, and government. Discover secrets of emerging technology that can make your business more powerful today – from the people creating it.
- BIG DATA
- POLICY read more
Big Data Open Source Software in Financial Services Industry
This event is for anyone interested in Open Source software for processing Big Data in the Financial Services Industry. It is for developers, Business Analysts and Managers alike to find out about th . . .e range of Open Source software used, what people’s experiences are, and what is coming around the corner to help professionals in Financial Services. read more
Data as Culture
In an age of data-driven decision-making, we are led to believe that data represents truth. Simultaneously our collective data shadows are revealing details about our personal lives, social groups, co . . .rporate interactions, and civic society.
Gavin Starks, CEO of the Open Data Institute, will take us through some of the questions these changes lead to. Whose data are we trusting? Who wrote the algorithm? Who wrote the code? What are the unexpected consequences of combining different data? If our personal, business, and political decisions are shaped by these data, is there dogma in the code? What culture(s) are being created? read more
“Dashboard Machines”: Using Big Data to lead change in big organisations
Introduction to the “Dashboard Machine” concept, the new technology used for “Data Mapping” in some UN Agencies.
Our smart methodology allows “mapping” and visualisation of all organisation ca . . .tegories: Country, Product Category, Client, etc…
With turnovers higher than 1 billion US$, and with databases of 500,000 rows x 100 columns or more (per year) in each of the Agencies, our methodology allows them to see every detail at all desired levels.
This system can be used in any organisation with Big Data where strategy is missing. Huge savings and great sense of direction will be the inmediate result after adopting our reporting system. We would be pleased to meet you at our online event. Hurry up, limited audience! read more
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