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Digital Economy USRG Lunchtime Seminar- The Elephant in the Room: When did data get so big?  Event

12:00 - 14:00
3 June 2013
Building 2, room 2043

For more information regarding this event, please email Lisa Harris at .

Event details

Speaker: Ian Brown, Projects Director, Web Science Trust


The "Elephant in the Room" in this case is a huge and rapidly growing volume of fast-moving unstructured "stuff" generally known as "Big Data".

- What is it?

- How do I recognise it when I see it?

- Should I be worried about?

- Is this a fad or should I be gearing up to know more?


This is an introductory talk (experts will have heard this all before) for those who are unsure about the definitions and relevance of the big data phenomenon in which we try to leave you a little clearer on what all the fuss is about, where to go if you want to get more detail and what might be next for Big Data.

Ian Brown is a 25 year veteran IT project manager, consultant now studying at the Web Observatory at Southampton (you'll need a separate ticket for that talk) and who also works as projects director for the international research charity the Web Science Trust.

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