Big Data Can… Lecture Series
What is Big Data? How does it affect you; the decisions you make; the services you receive; and the environment that you live in? This autumn the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLG) are running a free lecture series at the University of Kent. This will be open to the general public, private and public sector employees, university staff and students to attend. Come along to hear experts from the public and private sectors, and the world of academia explore what Big Data can do to enhance the environment, evolve business, and empower society! Speakers will discuss their views and experiences, and will then join a panel to answer audience queries.
Attendees are invited to join us afterwards for drinks and networking where the interesting discussions which were sparked during the session can continue. Please see below details for each event:
Big Data Can… Enhance the Environment
Big Data is playing a large part in the areas of green infrastructure; agriculture; waste management; renewable energy; amongst other topics, and much work is being done in these areas.
On 28 September 2017, join us and our expert panel at the University of Kent, Canterbury Campus to hear how Big Data is positively affecting the natural world that we live in.
Professor Andrew Lovett, Professor of Environment Sciences at the University of East Anglia, and lead on the mapping public access to green infrastructure research stream at BLG, will lead this session and be joined by other experts in this field to discuss their views and experiences on the ways that Big Data can enhance the environment.
Big Data Can… Evolve Business
Big Data is mapping the road to future business success through improved marketing, risk forecasting, smoother and more streamlined processes and procedures; and increased product offerings. On Thursday 19 October 2017, join us and our expert panel at the University of Kent, Medway Campus to hear how Big Data is playing a huge part in advancing business; and how it is being used in industry.
Jerry Coakley, Professor of Finance at Essex Business School, and deputy Director and co-lead on the local economic growth stream at BLG, will lead this session and be joined by other experts in this field to discuss their views and experiences on the ways that Big Data can evolve business.
Big Data Can… Empower Society
Date: Tuesday 7 November
Time: 5.30pm – 7pm
Venue: Darwin Conference Suite, University of Kent, Canterbury Campus
Extensive work is being carried out by researchers, local authorities, and private sector organisations to make better use of data to improve our day to day lives. Areas being transformed by Big Data include education; healthcare; social care; public sector services, amongst others.
On 7 November 2017, join us and our expert panel at the University of Kent, Canterbury Campus, as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, to hear how Big Data is playing a vital role in changing our lives.
Professor Julien Forder, Director and Professor of Economics of Social Policy at the University of Kent, and co-lead on the supporting vulnerable people research stream at BLG, will lead this session and be joined by other experts in this field to discuss their views and experiences on the ways that Big Data can positively empower society.