Big Data LDN 2017 Returns to Drive UK’s Data Agenda

The free to attend event is back after its record-breaking opening year with data leaders from Uber, Microsoft and ING

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Big Data LDN, the only delegate-led Big Data event in the UK, returns to Olympia London on November 15th and 16th after a phenomenal inaugural year in 2016.

The event helps businesses debunk Big Data myths and enables enterprises to become Data-Driven and welcomed over 3,000 attendees in 2016.

The event will feature leading Big Data practitioners, whilst showcasing some of the most innovative and ground-breaking technologies. 100 speakers will present at the event, including keynotes from CTO and founder of Cloudera, Amr Awadallah and Neha Narkhede, CTO and co-founder of Confluent. Other speakers include senior data representatives from Expedia, Adidas, Bank of Ireland and The National Trust.

The conference and seminar programme will showcase how public and private sector organisations can overcome Big Data challenges and become data-driven enterprises. The event will also feature an exhibition space with live demos and real-world scenarios so delegates can experience and learn through practical examples.

With legendary speakers filling five theatres of seminar content all day over both days, attendees will hear from technical experts with detailed insights about big data and analytics and leading data strategists with data-driven plans. There will also be top use-cases providing practical advice on the pitfalls to avoid and how to ensure success.

This year the event features a new conference track, Data-Driven LDN. This conference will focus on how to build a successful enterprise-wide data culture. Attendees of this track will learn from senior data practitioners how to align business objectives with data strategy, whilst there will also be new research from UK organisations highlighting issues around new regulation, governance, technology and skills.

Bill Hammond, Big Data LDN Event director, said: “We are seeing more and more UK businesses becoming fully data-driven enterprises, yet find themselves faced with many challenges in culture, governance, skills to name a few. With Brexit looming, this could make data the focal point of Britain’s industrial strategy its future economic prosperity. To help UK data and business leaders move from a position of strength, our Data-Driven LDN track showcases new research and practical steps on turning data into an asset. We’re looking forward to building on last year’s success.”

Abhas Ricky, head of Strategy, Innovation & Value Sales, Hortonworks said: “The major UK enterprises handle vast amounts of data but taking the decision to adopt a truly data-driven culture enables businesses to understand their customers better, build more relevant products and expand to global markets faster. I’m looking forward to the inaugural Data-Driven LDN conference so we can explore how to create, manage and sustain a data-driven organisation through our shared experiences, lessons learnt and customer outcomes.”


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