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Event | TEDx University of Essex

TEDx University of Essex

Date: 4 June 2015
Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: University of Essex

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.

The University of Essex TEDx event is a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparking deep conversation and connections at the local level.  Hear from the Centre’s director, Professor Vania Sena on how data can be used for social good and from our business data manager Richard Skeggs as he searches for the elusive needle in the Internet of Things haystack.

Watch Richard Skeggs talk about the internet of things, machine learning and why we are all analysts.

Watch Professor Vania Sena talk about how big data can be used for the common good.

Full programme
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction, with our MCs Jeffrey Howard

10:15 – 11:35 TEDx Talk Cluster 1
Philippe Laissue, “Looking at life as it unfolds”
Christopher Coates, “Stories are just data with a soul”
David Voas, “Why there is no way back for religion in the West”
Pre-recorded TED talk: Speaker, “Title” TBC

11:35 – 11:50 Coffee break

11:50 – 1:05 TEDx Talk Cluster 2
Vania Sena, “Big data, Big future? Can big data be used for the common good?”
Chris Walklett, “The Most Important Words you are Ever Going to Hear!”
Hamish Dibley, “Front-to-Back Thinking™: Understand Demand, Create Value and Reduce Cost”
Pre-recorded TED talk: Speaker, “Title” TBC

1:05 – 2:00 Lunch break

2:00 – 3:20 TEDx Talk Cluster 3
Chris Saker, “Why Mathematics Enrichment Matters”
Leonard Schalkwyk, “How do cells remember?
Richard Skeggs, “Identifying the needle in the Internet of Things haystack”
Pre-recorded TED talk: Speaker, “Title” TBC