Silicon Valley come to NESTA: The Power and possibilities of Big Data

Event Info

Wed 17 Nov, 2010 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm
1 Plough Place, off New Fetter Lane, Holborn
London, EC4A 1DE, UK (Map)
Cost: Free


We now have access to very large data sets from consumers and companies, and access to technology that makes it easier than ever to capture and store this data. This event will explore what you can do with this data, and the technical and social challenges involved. We will discuss examples of companies who are collecting, processing and interpreting data for business and social benefits.

Speakers will include Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Megan Smith, Chief Executive of; Hans Peter Brondmo, Head of Social Software and Services at Nokia; Max Jolly, Director of Media Solutions at dunnhumby, the company behind Tesco's Clubcard programme and Haakon Overli, Managing Partner of Dawn Capital, one of the UK's most active investor in data-base businesses. The event will be chaired by NESTA's Director of Policy & Research, Stian Westlake.

The event is part of a series of events that NESTA is hosting as part of the annual ‘Silicon Valley comes to the UK’ programme.

(Registration and refreshments from 16:00)



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