Presentation Title: Big Data Challenges – Why Eating Cheese Probably Doesn’t Increase your Chance of Dying by Becoming Tangled in your Bedsheets
(Business Analytics)
Speaker: Mr Andy Harriss UKOUG Partner of the Year Award Winner 2016/17 UKOUG Speaker Award Winner 2015 & 2016
Company: ConfigSnapshot - Rookery Software
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Presentation abstract: Big data has been one of the most prominent terms of the of the IT industry over the last few years; promising organisations a means to harvest vast volumes of data from a variety of seemingly unrelated sources and discovering hereto unknown correlations, trends and associations. By identifying these, organisations hope to be able to get enhanced insight and dramatically improve decision making and process automation.

Much is made of the four Vs of big data; volume, velocity, variety and value. New buzzwords frequently come out as the industry “matures”. Increasingly vendors are pushing self-service discovery to assist people who know the business but not the technology to use big data in daily decisions.

But what are the risks and issues of the big data approach? How do you identify false positives? Is data sampling still required? Does causality matter or is correlation enough? What implications are there on security and governance in accessing and mining this data? Do your staff have the skills to make these judgements?

This presentation aims to discuss some of the potential challenges that should be considered when evaluating big data rather than simply getting swept up in all the hype.

Presentation begins: 07/12/2016 11:10
Presentation duration: 45
Presentation content level: 4 (1 = indepth, 5 = strategic overview)
Audience experience: Intermediate
Audience function: Customer/Senior Manager, Functional Manager, Product Expert, Product User
Speaker biography: Andy Harriss is Product Manager for ConfigSnapshot at Rookery Software. Andy has 20 years’ experience working with the Oracle E-Business Suite at all stages of the application lifecycle across both functional and technical areas; he has also successfully managed several implementation and upgrade projects. Since 2003 he has specialised in configuration and lifecycle management for the E-Business Suite.
Related topics: Business & Strategy: Analytics & Reporting
Hall: Executive Room 9

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