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Application security for automotive IoT

Connected cars have already brought internet access to drivers, but the increasing number of Internet-of-Things-based applications has brought with it a number of vulnerabilities. This graphic, by an application protection company called Arxan, illustrates some of the most glaring attack points on a connected vehicle: mobile apps (presumably if they connect through a smartphone to car communications channel), OBD2, and infotainment systems. Safety and reliability is a concern for any car owner, but for someone leasing a vehicle, this typically means turning it into the dealer when something breaks down. Concerning safety from a digital standpoint, however, the dealer may not have such a quick fix. Arxan mentions safety in their page related to points on the graphic, including protecting […] Continue Reading

How you can get involved with Frontiers in ICT

Frontiers is a community-rooted open-access publisher that uses technology to radically improve the publishing process. Established by scientists in 2007, Frontiers drives innovations in peer review, article-level metrics, post-publication review, democratic evaluation, research networking and a growing ecosystem of open-science tools. Launched in 2014, Frontiers in ICT encourages submissions in areas of algorithms, quantum computing, distributed and parallel computing, computer architecture, and software engineering, and encompasses big data, mobile and ubiquitous computing, digital education, human-computer interaction, and computer and network security. The Frontiers in ICT specialty section Big Data is led by Specialty Chief Editor, Professor Nick Duffield, of Texas A&M University and is dedicated to publishing novel results in large-scale data science and systems, related to Information and Computer Technology, […] Continue Reading

Why join Big Data Week London?

  You are part of the big data community and haven’t decided yet about joining Big Data Week London? Here are five good reasons and a discount code for your special chance to attend Big Data Week London 2016: Key big data experts and influencers Our conference brings together top big data influencers and a whole suit of big data experts. Join BDW London and get to know them at our VIP networking party! Ready-to-use business solutions Join us in London for a one-day conference showcasing innovative ideas and best practices that you can implement straight away. Big data in real business scenarios This year’s BDW London Conference features awesome talks centred on innovative ways Finance, Healthcare, Retail, IoT, Entertainment […] Continue Reading

Interview with Charlie Ballard from TripAdvisor

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. Enjoy reading! Why is it important for businesses in your industry to be more data driven nowadays? Especially in the world of travel, where capital investments are high and yet consumers are fickle, it is vital to the survival of any firm to understand as possible everything they can about how demands are shifting across the globe. What are the main challenges a company encounters when trying to leverage their data? The primary challenges always remain: Accessibility: “Do I have the financial and technical resources necessary to get at the data?” Knowhow: “Do I have the experience and skill available to not only access the data, but […] Continue Reading


Why we need storytellers AND scientists

Guest post by Katherine Pomfret, Chief Organiser Big Data Week Leeds, originally published on LinkedIn. We all grew up with stories. We loved them as children, when the world was a large and confusing place, because they offered certainty. They delivered powerful messages to our minds, and we learned about the world without realising we were learning, and without having to put in effort. Because images were clear and consistent (all witches are wicked, all princes are handsome, all forests are dangerous), and because of the relentless cause and effect movement of the narrative, we felt confident in drawing conclusions on the basis of stories, and felt confident also in our judgement as to the rightness, or otherwise, of a given course […] Continue Reading

Remote DBA Experts Explain the Impact of Big Data on Database Management

Remote DBA Experts Explain the Impact of Big Data on Database Management by Sujain Thomas from Remotedba Data management has always been part of organizational management. However, with the advent of new data collection and retrieval technologies over the last two decades, the amount of data being generated is in greater volumes and much more diverse. Systems such as RDBMS which had dominated the landscape for decades are now falling by the wayside to give way to NewSQL and NoSQL among others. Data generation today is in virtually every aspect of life from banking, healthcare and education to social life. As an organization with an online presence, data management is no longer a competency but a differentiator that determines winners […] Continue Reading

Interview with Carme Artigas from Synergic Partners

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. Enjoy reading! Why is it important for businesses to be more data driven nowadays? In the past, business decisions were made based on speculations and intuitions that lead to misleading results. Today, thanks to Data Science and Advanced Analytics we rely more on accurate data that makes the business decisions approach from being reactive to becoming predictive. This predictive approach leads to gaining new insights from your business and customers and it gives the possibility of adapting your product or service to what the customer requires making you stand out from your competitors. What are the main challenges a company encounters when trying to leverage their data? […] Continue Reading

Interview with Jonny Voon, Lead Technologist Innovate UK – IoT, Cyber Security and Blockchain

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series.  Jonny shares his thoughts about the impact of big data in the IoT field, offering a sneak peek into his talk at Big Data in use Conference, where he will cover the challenges that our cities face when it comes to enabling and emerging new technologies. Why is it important for both private and public sector organisations to be more data driven nowadays? Data allows us to understand and rationalize decisions that might be seen as irrational. For example a city deciding to put a pedestrian crossing on a road that causes long traffic delays could use data to help understand the usage of the crossing and vehicle emissions […] Continue Reading

Share your experience in Leeds @ Big Data Week!

Leeds, the capital of the North, is joining London, Chicago, Barcelona, Madrid, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta and Rio de Janeiro as a host city for Big Data Week 2016 – the Global Festival of Data. Since they do things differently up north, they’re giving it a personal touch, hosting events across the city, working with academics, businesses, associations, and others to offer new ways to explore data and the power it has to bring about transformation. They do not rely on fame, nor formalize when it comes to holding a presentation. Big Data Week Leeds focuses on the improvements to our lives that smart data analysis and analysts can bring. They want everyone to join in and they […] Continue Reading