Nigel Shadbolt at the Big Data conference

The Big Data conference, which took place on the 8th of February, was part of the “Data Science Series 2012” series of conferences which is aimed at business leaders, especially Chief Information/Finance/Marketing Officers.

Speakers included the Global Creative Director at EMC Consulting, Matthew Bagwell, acclaimed mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy and the Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Ltd., Mike Ferguson.

In his talk, entitled “The Promise and Peril of Open Data,” Professor Shadbolt discussed the value of open data and the challenges for its implementation. He also examined the use of open data in the private sector to give a competitive advantage.

Details of future events in the series can be found here .