ELITE NW England: Big Data - Reality Check


Thursday 2 May 2013

1.30pm - 5.00pm

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa, London Road, Manchester, M1 2PG

Free but only open to ELITE members or potential members.

Sue Clarke


This ELITE event is free but is only open to ELITE members or potential members. You must register to attend by emailing sam.devonshire@4itrecruitment.co.uk or call 0113 205 4033. BCS Manchester Branch and ELITE are grateful to 4itrecruitment for their support with this event.

With all the hype and hoopla that’s surrounding the ‘Big Data’ topic, it’s easy to get the impression that a magic new set of technologies has appeared, and only laggards haven’t got some sort of Big Data project going. On the other side are the detractors who claim with equal conviction that it’s all just marketing fluff without substance!

Our IT industry analyst expert Martha Bennett will look at what ‘Big Data’ really is and the definition maze around this subject. Martha will also explore Data growth & existing infrastructures, whether enterprise IT is ready for ‘Big Data’ and finally, technology selection considerations and security implications.

Our case study presentations kick-off with Richard Hodkinson talking about the data management challenges DWF face in such a regulated sector, along with a look at specific practical issues and their remediation.

Steve Deakin will then discuss how MoneySupermarket.com and TravelSupermarket.com uses Big Data to match customers to the right products to save them money.

This event starts at 1.30pm for refreshments & networking.

Further details can be found on this flyer

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event could be part of your CPD, including as part of the CPD process for Chartered status. Further details can be found at www.bcs.org/cpd