#bdw14 Official London Conference

An Official Big Data Week festival event.

Join us on 7th May, at University College London, where the Big Data Week London team will host and chair a day of case studies, presentations, community showcases and debates with the UK data Community. We’ll have a community segment to the day, with speakers from across all the UK Data Meetup communities speaking about their passion and making this an interactive day for all.

Whether you’re a newbie to the concept of Big Data or you’re an experienced Data Scientist, this one day event will educate you in many aspects of this growing sector and demonstrate what’s really possible with data.


The London Conference is being held at University College London.

UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Wilkins Building
UCL Main Campus
Gower Street

We’ll be hosting the event in the Wilkins Building. There will be Big Data signage on campus to guide all participants.



Couchbase, O’Reilly Strata, ASI, Ketchum, Affectv and Bigstep are Official Partners of Big Data Week London conference


9.30am Coffee and Registration
10.00am Welcome and introductions
Ben Lorica Chief Data Scientist, O’Reilly Strata
10.05am Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor of The Economist
10.30am Internet of Things: Dave Starling – Chief Architect Picsolve
10.50am Quantified Self: Ruth Thomson, Cambridge Consultants
11.10am Future Cities: Edward Bryan, Vice President Smarter Cities Development, IBM
11.30am Coffee break
11.50am Future Cities: Karen Lomas Director of Smart Cities and buildings, EMEA Intel
Session Theme: Quantified Self
12.10am Pravin Paratey, CTO, Affectv
12.30pm Bigstep & Splunk joint presentation: Big Data and Social Media
12.50pm Toby Oliver, CTO Path Intelligence
1.05pm Lunch
Session Theme: Internet of Things
2.00pm Maarten Ectors, Strategy Director IOT, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu
2.20pm James Robinson, CTO OpenSignal
2.50pm Siraj M Tahir, Principal at RainTech – BigData in the Engineering sector
3.10pm BREAK
Community Speaker Sessions
3.30pm Phil Harvey – CTO DataShaka
3.50pm Michael Cutler – CTO Cofounder of data science startup TUMRA
4.10pm Eva Pascoe – Cybersalon, New Urban Informatics – balancing Innovation with Personal Privacy
4.30pm Closing comments
Event continues from 6pm at Ketchum.

Join in the conversation with O’Reilly Strata host Ben Lorica at Ketchum for an evening drinks, food and lightning talks about the uses of data across retail, commerce, marketing, social and business.

Event venue
Ketchum: 35-41 Folgate Street E1 6BX

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