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Why is Big Data a Big Deal? – London

May 13, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Data is everywhere. We produce it through every single digital transaction we make- from emails and GPS sensors to digital pictures, YouTube videos, Google searches and mobile tweets. Every digital step we take leaves a data footprint. We call all of this information ‘big data’ because of its sheer size and volume: 2.5 quintillion bytes of it is generated every single day – and 90% of the world’s data has been produced in the past two years alone.

So how is this data being utilised?

Our members only event examines how businesses and institutions are harnessing big data to develop better services for consumers and to minimise risk for suppliers. It also examines the fintech innovators shaping the market and the challenges that are holding back the creation of this multibillion-pound industry.


The event will kick off with a fifteen-minute keynote address, followed by three short presentations by industry leaders about their vision for the future of big data. Each one will speak on one of the following WhatIF scenarios:

WhatIF…we could combine the protection of big data with the power of big data?

WhatIF…we could create a balanced regulatory environment?

WhatIF…we could combine data sources to develop greater customer insights?

This will then be followed by our ‘Big Demo’ showcasing some of today’s most exciting fintech innovators, and a panel discussion led by a moderator to discuss the challenges & opportunities in harnessing Big Data.

The event will conclude with a Q&A session followed by a networking drinks reception.


May 13, 2015
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
London, E14 5AB United Kingdom
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