Students Staff

14 July 2015

Making the most of big data

Filed under: Latest news, Research impact — Tags: — Communications Office @ 2:43 pm
Professor Anthony opens the IADS conference

University of Essex Vice-Chancellor Professor Anthony Forster opens the IADS conference

The potential of big data was discussed at a special conference organised by our Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS).

Analysts and researchers from across the academic, business and local government sector came together at Wivenhoe House to explore the potential of big data analytics and identify areas of potential collaboration.

IADS is a multi and interdisciplinary institute, bringing together expertise in analytics and data science from across our University.

During the conference IADS director Professor Maria Fasli explained how academics from across disciplines were working together to look at the wide range of challenges around big data and how it can be used to answer key questions in society.

The speakers also included Professor Vania Sena, from Essex Business School, who said there was a need to remove the hype from the reality around big data and the how the Essex-based ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre was focused on empowering organisations to use their data to improve their businesses and operations.





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