Big Data Week will culminate with the BDW Conference which will take place on Thursday 23rd April in the Titanic Building. Returning after the success of last year, the conference is expected to be attended by 350+ Senior IT executives and those interested in Big Data. With industry leading speakers, this event is a unique opportunity to learn first hand about the advantages that Big Data can bring to a business, and network with those interested in Big Data.
9:00-9:45 | Registration
Tea/Coffee Served with Baked Morning Goods
9:45-10:00 | Welcome
Conference Opening by Invited Guest
10:00-10:45 | Keynote: Hewlett Packard
Patrick Demichel will give an insight into how HP’s customers, such as Paypal, use the latest hardware for their analytics.
10:45-11:15 | Skyscanner
Ewan Nicolson will give an insight on how and why Skyscanner created their data science team over the last two years, and the insights they’ve gleaned as a result.
11:15-11:45 | Coffee & Exhibition
Tea/Coffee served with Traditional Biscuits in Exhibition area
11:45-12:15 | Just Giving
Mike Unwin will talk about how Just Giving are using their data to make their online fundraising platform more efficient
12:15-12:45 | Amazon Web Services
Ian Massingham will give an overview of how Amazon’s customers are using their cloud service for Big Data
12:45-13:15 | Sky
Richard will speak to the real world pain and potential of how some of the largest companies in the UK can use open-source tools to turn themselves into real-time, data-driven companies with agility at scale.
13:15-14:30| Lunch & Exhibition
Hot Lunch served in Exhibition Area
14:30-15:15 | Panel Session
Panel Session of experts taking questions from the audience on the future of Big Data. Chaired by Dr Ben Greene (Analytics Engines) with Adele Marshall (QUB), Anthony Skinner (Moz), Tom Gray (Kainos) and Brian Hills (The Data Science Lab)
15:15-15:45 | Royal Mail
Andrew McMurtrie will talk about the work that his Data Science Team are doing in Royal Mail.
15:45-16:15 | Details to come
16:15-16:30 | Conference Close
Thank you by Roger Woods, Analytics Engines
16:30-18:00 | Drinks Reception
Drinks Reception hosted by PwCPwC
Selection of Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks served for all delegates along with canapés in the exhibition area.