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The future of big data in the UK: growth, challenges and the policy context

December 8, 2016 @ 08:30 - 13:00

£210

During this Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar/a>, Big Data Europe’s Phil Archer (W3C) will present ideas from the project around the semantification of big data and emphasise that interoperability is an easy choice to make with benefits for all, not least the data owner.

Event Description

Guest of Honour: Carl Wiper, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office

Delegates at this timely seminar will discuss the future of the UK big data sector, as well as examining the key challenges it faces.

With the development of a data-driven economy across the European Digital Single Market a priority for the European Commission, delegates will discuss best practice in the use of data analytics and its application within public and private sectors, particularly focusing on business benefits such as reducing cost, increasing consumer loyalty and improving efficiency – as well as the responsible handling of personal data.

Sessions also consider the key practical, technological and legal challenges for big data collection and use including issues surrounding consumer trust, skill shortages, and key considerations about consumer privacy in light of the forthcoming new EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Besides Phil Archer, confirmed speakers are: Sue Daley, Head of Programme, Big Data, Cloud and Mobile, techUK; Andrew Smith, Principal Industry Consultant, Government, EMEA, SAS; Jane Finlayson-Brown, Partner, Allen & Overy; David Jevons, Partner, Oxera; Ruaraidh Thomas, Managing Director, Applied Analytics, DST; Dr Irene Lopez de Vallejo, Director, Research & Development, Digital Catapult; Carl Wiper, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office and speakers confirmed from GO-Science and IBM.