Eduserv Symposium 2012: Big Data, Big Deal?
10 May 2012
Our annual Symposium is the must-attend event for IT professionals in Higher Education. This year it focused on the issues surrounding Big Data.
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
Please contact Events Manager Sadie Redman if you would like to know more about the event.
- Welcome and introductionStephen Butcher-Chief Executive,Eduserv
Andy Powell-Head of Product Research,Eduserv
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- Opening keynote: Big Data and implications for storageSee associated resources
- Weathering the data deluge: Lessons learnt from the Sanger InstituteSee associated resources
- Big Data and knowledge engineeringSee associated resources
- Lightning talk: Big Data - No big deal for curationSee associated resources
- Lightning talk: Ditching the dowsing rod - Why prescribed analytics fail to deliverSee associated resources
- Lightning talk: JISC and Big DataSee associated resources
- Big science, Big DataSee associated resources
- Making data a way of life for public servantsSee associated resources
- Closing keynote: A Berkeley view of Big DataSee associated resources
- Final remarksAndy Powell-Head of Product Research,Eduserv
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10 May 2012
- 10:00 - 10:30
- Registration and coffee
Registration and coffee.
- 10:30 - 10:45Stephen ButcherChief ExecutiveEduservAndy PowellHead of Product ResearchEduserv
- Welcome and introduction
Welcome to the 2012 Eduserv Symposium!
- 10:45 - 11:30
- Opening keynote: Big Data and implications for storage
Rob Anderson, CTO EMEA, Isilon Storage Division at EMC will give an industry perspective on Big Data, where things are headed and what it might mean for the future of digital services.
- 11:30 - 12:00
- Coffee break
Refreshment break and a chance of the day to visit the mini exhibition area.
- 12:00 - 12:30
- Weathering the data deluge: Lessons learnt from the Sanger Institute
Dr. Guy Coates, Informatics Systems Group at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will talk about his practical experiences of delivering Big Data services.
- 12:30 - 13:00
- Big Data and knowledge engineering
Professor Anthony J Brookes, Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester will speak about the potential impact of Big Data on health-related research and clinical practice in the NHS.
- 13:00 - 14:00
Lunch will be provided and your chance to meet Eduserv staff at our mini exhibition area.
- 14:00 - 14:15
- Lightning talk: Big Data - No big deal for curation
Graham Pryor presents a lightning talk - Big Data: No Big Deal for Curation.
- 14:15 - 14:30
- Lightning talk: Ditching the dowsing rod - Why prescribed analytics fail to deliver
Devin Gaffney presents a lightning talk - Ditching the Dowsing Rod: Why prescribed analytics fail to deliver.
- 14:30 - 14:45
- Lightning talk: JISC and Big Data
A lightning talk from Simon Hodson, JISC.
- 14:45 - 15:15
- Big science, Big Data
A presentation from Simon Metson.
- 15:15 - 15:45
- Tea break
Refreshment break and your last chance of the day to visit the mini exhibition area.
- 15:45 - 16:15
- Making data a way of life for public servants
Max Wind-Cowie, Head of the Progressive Conservatism Project, Demos will present the findings of the recent ‘The Data Dividend‘ report from Demos.
- 16:15 - 17:00
- Closing keynote: A Berkeley view of Big Data
Anthony D. Joseph, Chancellor's Associate Professor in Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley and one of the Principle Investigators of the AMP Lab, Berkeley's recently formed Big Data effort. Anthony will talk about the big issues of Big Data from a US perspective.
- 17:00 - 17:10Andy PowellHead of Product ResearchEduserv
- Final remarks
Close of the day.
- 17:10 - 18:00
- Drinks reception
Please join us for an informal drinks reception, weather permitting, in the beautiful herb gardens.