'Big Data' in Jersey

Thursday 28 November 2013, 12.00pm for 12.30pm

Jersey Museum, Ouless Room, Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NG


Charles Robertson


‘Big Data’ - the current next big thing! But what does it look like? In this talk we walk through an example where we collect and analyse the States of Jersey Assembly Hansard Transcripts, turning free text documents into queryable analytics and interactive visualisations.

Find out just what goes on in the States Chamber - because trust me, you don't want to read the transcripts!

Featuring technologies such as HDInsight (Microsoft’s implementation of Hadoop), Python, and Sql Server 2012. This is a technical session where we demonstrate how these technologies can be used to analyse and gain insight from inherently unstructured data.

Speaker bio:

Charles Robertson has been a professional techie for nearly ten years, crossing over from bespoke software development to specialist Business Intelligence. He’s worked for clients ranging from local firms to national and international organisations.

Charles is a Senior Consultant for Altius located here in Jersey.