Eduserv Symposium audience

Eduserv Symposium 2012: Big Data, Big Deal?

10:00 - 18:30 10 May 2012 Royal College of Physicans, London

Our annual Symposium is the must-attend event for IT professionals in Higher Education. This year it focused on the issues surrounding Big Data. #esym12

Eduserv Symposium 2012 Big Data, Big Deal?

"The hot IT buzzword of 2012, big data has become viable as cost-effective approaches have emerged to tame the volume, velocity and variability of massive data" - Edd Dumbill, O'Reilly Radar.

The 2012 Symposium will investigate Big Data, uncovering:

  • what Big Data means across research, learning, and operations in HE.
  • what makes it different from what has gone before and considering the strategic issues it brings.
  • its implications in government, health, and the commercial sector, where large-scale data is driving the development of a whole new set of tools and techniques.

Why you should attend this event:

  • Learn about Big Data - what it is and what challenges it presents.
  • Hear about the latest approaches to Big Data from inside and outside the academic community.
  • Find out how Big Data can be processed to provide valuable insights into many areas relevant to the success of your organisation.
  • Find out how recent technology developments are impacting on the management use of Big Data.
  • Meet and network with peers working with and interested in Big Data.

Who should attend:

Anyone responsible for managing research data or planning to work with Big Data, especially:

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellors responsible for research, learning and operations
  • Directors and Assistant Directors of IT
  • Data Centre Managers
  • Senior Researchers
  • Research Councils

Please contact Events Manager Sadie Redman if you would like to know more about the event.




    • Andy Powell

      Andy Powell

      Head of Strategic Communications - Eduserv

      Andy is Head of Strategic Communications at Eduserv. His particular areas of interest include cloud strategy (particularly IaaS and PaaS), Big Data, Linked Data and identity management.
    • Stephen Butcher

      Stephen Butcher