Big Data Week 2018

What Transformation Will Blockchain Bring by 2020?

Guest post by Alexandra Cernian,  Lecturer at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest. Blockchain is the new electricity and the biggest invention after the emergence of the Internet. Now it is the most disruptive distributed technology, used to conduct secured transactions, carried out in a decentralized manner. Although this technology has been introduced with Bitcoin and is commonly associated with cryptocurrencies, it is currently getting more and more attention in many industry and governance sectors. Many EU Member States have launched initiatives to this end, and large IT giants already offer Blockchain solutions to customers. Here are just a few examples: IBM is developing a blockchain-based payment system, Amazon plans to include blockchain in their […] Continue Reading

AI and Analytics in Production – How to Make It Work

Guest Post by Debbie Stevens, Field Marketing Events Manager EMEA at MapR Technologies Value from big data becomes real when your data-intensive AI, machine learning and analytics applications go into production. That can be challenging, but this non-technical but practical guide written by Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman, published by O’Reilly, helps by showing you what has made others successful. MapR was delighted to be a key Sponsor of Big Data Week and hope you enjoyed Ted Dunning’s keynote presentation “Putting Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence into Production”.  If you missed out on the event,  do not dismay as you can now download a FREE copy of Ted’s new “AI and Analytics in Production – How to Make It Work” book […] Continue Reading

Interview with Kinnari Ladha, Head of Business Intelligence and Data / TUI Group. 

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. We sat down with Kinnari Ladha, Head of Business Intelligence and Data / TUI Group and discussed the importance and benefits of implementing big data analytics intravel and hospitality industries. Kinnari will speak at the upcoming Big Data Week London Conference, on October 5, about “Using Big Data Analytics Strategically to Drive Business Decisions to Improve Customer Experience”.  Reserve your seat today! 1. Effective use of big data seems like it is an established standard within a hospitality enterprise’s ranks, especially with the executive level and departments tasked with applying business intelligence. However, in today’s day and age, as it regards trickling down the effective use of […] Continue Reading

The Value of Data Analytics and the Impact it Brings upon Organisations – Interview with Alteryx’s Product Strategy Director Nick Jewell

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. We sat down with Alteryx’s Director of Product Strategy, Dr. Nick Jewell, and discussed the importance and value of data analytics and the impact it brings upon organisations. Nick will speak at the upcoming Big Data Week London Conference, on October 5, about “Bridging the Gap: Key Lessons to Grow an Advanced Analytics Culture across Business, Technology and Data Science Teams“.  Reserve your seat today! What departments have the least to do with analysing big data yet whose resistance limit the benefits of big data for a company? It can still be a battle to convince Information & Security Risk departments about the benefits of big data […] Continue Reading

Why Join BDW London Conference in 2018?

This article is written by Andreea Jakab,  Associate Event Organiser at Big Data Week As the world is turning more and more to the online, it’s essential not to forget the importance of attending a live conference in your field. Big Data Week is a tech conference, focusing on big data and AI, but we cannot leave out the benefits of an interactive live conference such as networking with like-minded professionals, encountering new vendors, listening to talks on the latest discoveries, as well as see specific use cases, with the final goal of finding out more about forward-looking business intelligence methods. This year’s edition of Big Data Week London is focusing on a wider, horizontal approach, looking to discover challenges […] Continue Reading

Big Data’s Big Players in 2018

The modern tech economy runs on big data. This makes it a leading commodity in a world where knowledge is power. Indeed, the unprecedented ease with which ever larger volumes of digital information can be stored, retrieved, and accessed has created a booming market in the collection and analysis of big data. Here we’ll define big data in terms of the three Vs: a greater variety of data arriving in ever-higher volumes with increasing velocity. Knowing what big data is helps us understand what big data companies can do for us and which ones are worth noticing in 2018. What are the “Three Vs”? One fundamental difference between traditional data and big data is the latter’s bewildering variety. It’s more […] Continue Reading

Uses of Software in Running a Business

Guest post by Finnegan Pierson Often, SMEs don’t attempt to improve efficiency as a means of increasing their profitability and cash flow. Entrepreneurs are often too focused on the status quo instead of improving their operations. However, that appears to be changing as today’s business world continues to evolve. Enterprises are investing in software to become more efficient and increase their overall performance. Every enterprise yearns to improve its efficiency. Business efficiency can result in increased profits and reduced resource wastage, which ultimately translates to a healthy bottom line. Small businesses are now leveraging various software to improve their operating efficiency. Whether you are an accountant or an engineer, having the right software can be a game changer in your career. […] Continue Reading

Analysing the Positive Impact of Decentralized AI on Business and Society

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. We sat down with Daniel Hulme, the CEO of Satalia, a London-based company that provides Artificial Intelligence solutions to solve industries’ hardest problems. He is also the Director of UCL’s Business Analytics MSc, applying Artificial Intelligence to solve business, governmental and social problems. In this interview,  Daniel is discussing how AI and blockchain technologies can be used to reinvent how organisations can operate, as well as how they might one day make companies and countries redundant. Reserve your seat for Daniel’s talk at the upcoming Big Data Week London Conference, on October 5. Get your Early Bird ticket today! 1. Many people understand AI as well as blockchain – independently […] Continue Reading

Looking Towards the Future with Business Analytics

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. We sat down with data strategist and tech leader,  Jen Stirrup, discussing the key differences between BI and BA, the impact of AI on these respective fields, as well as her keynote at Big Data Week London Conference. Reserve your seat for Jen’s talk at the upcoming Big Data Week London Conference, on October 5. Get your Early Bird ticket today! 1. In recent years, organizations have increasingly turned to advanced software solutions to manage workloads, maintain profitability and ensure competitiveness within their respective industries. Business intelligence (BI) software and business analytics (BA) programs are arguably the most widely implemented data management solutions. So, what the key differences are between business intelligence […] Continue Reading

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