Big Data Brunch

Two leading researchers with the latest in Big Data thought

Tuesday 25th October 2016
From 09:00 to 10:30
2016-10-25 09:00:00 2016-10-25 10:30:00 Europe/London Big Data Brunch

Our Big Data Brunch at Blanc Brasserie allows you to kick-start your day with two expert speakers sharing their latest research. Tea, coffee, orange juice, pastries and croque monsieur will fuel our discussions. Like all our Big Data Week events, attendance is free but pre-booking is essential and booking reference must be brought with you to […]

Brasserie Blanc, 4 Victoria Mill 3 The Embankment Sovereign Street, Leeds LS1 4BJ
Brasserie Blanc, 4 Victoria Mill 3 The Embankment Sovereign Street, Leeds LS1 4BJ
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Our Big Data Brunch at Blanc Brasserie allows you to kick-start your day with two expert speakers sharing their latest research.

Tea, coffee, orange juice, pastries and croque monsieur will fuel our discussions.

Like all our Big Data Week events, attendance is free but pre-booking is essential and booking reference must be brought with you to the event.

Just click on the button to fill in the short registration form and we will confirm your place. Email Katherine.pomfret@alscient.com with any questions about the event.

Talk 1: Big Data in Small Contexts

Does Big Data automatically lead to Deep Understanding?

What are the dangers of extending our data set when our context is unique and richly individual?

Artificial Intelligence PhD holder and Data Practice Lead for Alscient, Dr Dom Despotakis, will summarise the benefits as well as the pitfalls of using Big Data. Drawing on a range of real-world scenarios he will challenge the use of large volumes of data in certain business contexts.

This is bound to be a thought-provoking session, and Dom will be drawing on the audience’s own experience as we work towards a perspective on these fascinating topics.

Talk 2: Whose data is it anyway?

This talk for business leaders, given by Dr Kevin Macnish of the Univeristy of Leeds, will address problems with the idea that we “own” the data that relates to us.

Dr Macnish will present an alternative approach to how we think about and treat data that relates to people.  This will have implications on the need to gain informed consent.  The session will suggest that there are other, arguably more important responsibilities that fall on those who collect and use data relating to people.

Dr Kevin Macnish is a Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Applied Ethics at the University of Leeds. His research is in the ethics of surveillance, security and technology. He is the author of numerous articles on privacy and surveillance ethics and has organised two international conferences on this subject at the University of Leeds. Kevin has been interviewed by Channel 4, BBC radio and television, and the Atlantic magazine, and has spoken at both the House of Commons and the House of Lords in relation to his research.

Kevin conducts ethical analysis for security and ICT projects. He has been involved with a number of European Union projects with a focus in these areas and is an Ethics Expert with REA, the research arm of the European Commission.

This talk will immediately follow Dr Despotakis’ talk on Big Data in Small Contexts.