What’s the big fuss about Big Data? Is it a 'Gold Rush'?

Tuesday 10 February 2015, 6.00pm - 8.15pm

LECT A (Lecture centre Amphitheatre A), Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH | Directions

This event is free to BCS members and non members.

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  • 6.00 pm to 6.30 pm - Refreshments and Networking
  • 6.30 pm to 7.10 pm - Talk - What’s the big fuss about Big Data? 
  • 7:10 pm to 7:45 pm - Talk - Is Big Data a ‘Gold Rush’
  • 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm - Q&A and Close


Following the enormous success of the event in November the branch is organising another talk and has invited Allan Tucker who has worked on many Big Data projects. Don’t miss this!

What’s the big fuss about Big Data?

Everyone’s talking about big data as the next revolution in IT. But what exactly is “big data” and why now? Is this more hype than reality, or are there any real commercial examples? 

What new challenges does this create and what new IT roles are emerging as a result? Bob is responsible for marketing IBM’s big data portfolio and will attempt to answer some of these questions!

Allan Tucker will focus on explaining techniques that are key to Big Data analytics along with applications on real-world problems posed by the explosion in data collection. He will conclude with some caveats and warnings on the Big Data "gold rush"


Bob Yelland is from IBM Marketing his knowledge and enthusiasm is first class as a Marketing professional who has had many years’ experience of the IT industry. 

Allan Tucker is a senior lecturer at Brunel University and has been a member of the Centre for Intelligent Data Analysis for 18 years. He has worked on many different Big data projects with different collaborators worldwide including Honeywell, BP, UCL, Moorfields Eye Hospital and DEFRA to name a few.


PDF Icon What's the big fuss about Big Data - Bob Yelland

PDF Icon Big Data Anaytics : Techniques, Applications & Risks - Dr Allan Tucker