Smart Data And The Internet Of Things

Tuesday 11 February 2014

18.00 - Registration & buffet
18.30 - Presentation
19.30 - Networking Session

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Mike Small, Senior Analyst, KuppingerCole

Cost: BCS Members Free, Non-Members £12.50 (+VAT)

Event Details

Nearly everything we use today generates data and is connected to the Internet. This data is being created in a wide variety of forms and in enormous quantities and is often referred to as “Big Data”. The data in itself has no meaning and little value. Smart information is Big Data analysed to make it useful. For example a smartphone provides the capability to record a video and contains GPS technology which tracks its location. The smartphone is typical of today’s smart technology which, as well as executing a primary function, includes a wide range of sensors that constantly monitor its performance. This presentation will describe some of the technologies used to analyse Big Data from the Internet of Things and People into Smart information. It will include some examples of how organizations have used Smart Information to improve the management of risk, to improve planning, and to optimize operational efficiencies. The same technologies can also be used by criminals to improve their exploits, provide insights that facilitate security breaches and aggregate data to assist with identity theft. The presentation will also discuss some of the risks and how to manage them.

Speaker Profile

Mike Small has over 40 years’ experience in the IT industry. He is a senior analyst with KuppingerCole as well as a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Ambassador to schools. Previously Mike worked for CA (now CA Technologies Inc) where he developed the strategy for identity and access management and was VP responsible for product development. This strategy led to the developments and acquisitions that contributed to CA’s IAM product line. He is a frequent speaker at IT security events around EMEA and contributor to the security press.

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