Big data analysed at conference

21st May 2015

What does the emergence of big data mean for companies and individuals? With over five billion gigabytes of digital content being produced every ten minutes, what are the implications for commercial models, business processes and management practice? How are companies addressing the challenge of securely storing and analysing ever-growing amounts of data? Experts from companies such as Yorkshire Water, the National Health Service, FusionEx, Link Tagger and Methods Analytics will discuss these and other issues, at a conference at Sheffield Hallam University on Thursday 11 June.

Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. There will also be networking opportunities for delegates. Organiser Robert Drake, principal lecturer in information systems at Sheffield Hallam University, said: "The analytic approach to business, enabled by data, will have far-reaching effects in the medium to long term. "Data and how it's managed now has an impact on all organisations. This event will be of interest to anyone involved in managing data within organisations. Anyone seeking to improve their work with data, or looking for a career in big data, will be able to speak with a range of experts, who can advise them how to make their mark in an ever-analytical world." What is big data? takes place from 10am to 4pm on Thursday 11 June 2015, in Hallam Hall at Sheffield Hallam's City Campus. For more information on the event, and to book your place, visit

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