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Big Data Scotland 2016

The evolution of Big Data analytics has been staggering: it has progressed from an underused asset to a vital source of intelligence and insight, driven by improved hardware, cloud technologies and a plethora of specialist software. These technological advances have pushed the boundaries of what is possible, driving new innovation and allowing huge strides forward in fields like Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing.

Whilst the progress of Big Data analytics has led to improvement in a number of areas, it has also raised a variety of new challenges, most notably across: security, privacy, ownership and ethics. Gathering customer data can afford a valuable insight into preference and behaviour, allowing an improved understanding and better service provision. But this data gathering must be balanced, it must avoid excessive intrusion and adhere to strict guidelines around user consent.

This conference will bring together technologists, data experts and business leaders to explore the evolution of Big Data analytics. The conference will contextualise the vast range of analytics tools, and offer practical examples of how they can be applied to specific tasks in processing, mining and visualisation. The event will also provide a unique opportunity for technologists to network, share their views and debate in a friendly, open forum. More at

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