Students Staff

12 August 2015

Free public talks to help uncover the world of data analytics

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The world of big data and data analytics will be discussed at a number of key public lectures being held as part of the Big Data and Analytics Summer School at the University of Essex this month.

Academics and professionals from around the world are coming to the University’s Colchester Campus for the summer school on 24-28 August to find out more about big data, data science and analytics and the current trends and developments in this exciting and fast-developing field.

As part of the summer school, there will be a number of key lectures which are free and open to the public. 

Talks will include discussing examples of big data initiatives that will help detect and prevent fraudulent and money-laundering activity in the financial world, critically-assessing whether big data will live up to its hype, and how Intel takes advantage of large, complex data sources to achieve greater efficiency, cost saving and new revenue opportunities across its business. 

The free talks are: 

The impact of research computing on science by Joe Duran, from Fujitsu’s Technology Solutions Division on Monday 24 August at 6.15pm. 

Communicating Intelligence using big data techniques to detect and prevent money laundering and counter the financing of terrorism by Stuart Jones, Citigroup’s Regional Anti-money-laundering Head for Citigroup in Asia-Pacific on Tuesday 25 August (spaces limited). 

Small Data - Big Data; qualitative differences from quantitative scale by Jochen Leidner, Thomson Reuters Director of Research on Wednesday 26 August at 6.15pm. 

Using big data to generate real revenue for business by Mark Woodward, Intel (UK)’s Insights and Analytics Manager on Thursday 27 August at 6.15pm. 

For more details please email the University’s Institute for Analytics and Data Science on 




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