Big Data World - 15-16 March 2017 ExCel, London

21 - 22 March 2018 ExCeL, London

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Real-life case studies at a world-class educational programme...

BI Managers and Senior Data & Analytics professionals within Europe, will  be presenting real-life case studies at a world-class educational programme from Financial Services, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Retail, Public Sector, E-commerce, Travel, communications, Digital and Media Industries.

Big Data World will be the only focused conference and exhibition serving this dynamic industry

Full information on Big Data World's extensive conference programme and speaker-list will be available in the next coming weeks!

Speakers Include...


Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton


Dr. Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton (since 2015). He previously spent 12 years as Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University where he taught and advised students in the graduate and undergraduate Data Science degree programs. Before that, he worked 18 years supporting NASA projects in various roles, including program manager in NASA's Space Science Data Operations Office and Data Archive Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. He has a PhD in Astronomy from Caltech and a BS in Physics from LSU.


Will Shapiro, Head of Research, Analytics, Spotify


As the Head of Analytics Research at Spotify, Will leads an interdisciplinary team of 15 researchers addressing high¬variance questions that range across all parts of the company and include topics such as user churn prediction, audience segmentation, data-driven user understanding, financial forecasting and content valuation. Will and his team draw on techniques from a wide range of scientific, mathematical and computational disciplines including machine learning, network/complexity science, statistics, geometry, topology, economics, and psychology.


David Cervellin, Head of Analytics for Merchant Development, Ebay


Davide Cervellin is the Head of Analytics for Merchant Development at eBay. With more than 7 years of experience in roles across Finance, Analytics, Business Development and Ecommerce, he is now responsible for analyses related to large merchants trading on the European eBay marketplaces sites. The Merchant Development Analytics team supports the BU that helps large merchants in all their stages, providing acquisition analyses, scaling insights and issues diagnosis. The team is also deeply involved in forecasting, budgeting and reporting activities. 


Sophie Holland, Head of commercial & BI Portfolio, Royal Mail


Sophie is strong at being the glue between technology / data and the business, and bringing order to chaos. Sophie is currently working at Royal Mail to centralise their Group BI function. Sophie has worked on a range of technical delivery projects at News UK including CRM, publishing workflows, advertising and data. Prior to this Sophie managed a BI strategy team in the music industry, to influence company forecasting, budgeting and new investment deals using data and insights. Sophie has a Maths & Stats degree from Imperial College London.


Jean Panagamuwa, Director, Capital One


Jean has over 13 years experience in the financial industry and has expertise in analysis,  data and data management.  At Capital One Jean has lead various teams and driven key projects through to completion including : Database migrations, decision engine replacements and implementation of best data practices. Currently, Jean is the Head of Data Analysis for Capital One UK with a role leading: The Data Stewardship Team who manage the Enterprise Data Warehouse,  Data Analysis Teams responsible for providing MI across the business, the Information Data Management team who are responsible for Data Governance and the strategy Decisioning teams who ensure great products get offered to the right people to help them in their financial lives.


Natalia Konstantinova, Lead Software Engineer, First


Natalia Konstantinova is a great enthusiast with over 10 years' experience in the application of Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, IT and machine learning technologies to real world problems. She got her PhD from the University of Wolverhampton and worked in various fields such as machine translation, ontologies, information extraction and currently dialogue systems and chat bots.  She is currently a lead software engineer in the R&D department of First Utility, the UK's largest independent energy provider, supplying gas and electricity to around one million UK homes. 


Juan Felipe Rincón, Manager of Webmaster Outreach, Google


Juan Felipe is Manager of Webmaster Outreach within Google's Search Quality team, and his team's mission is to help Webmasters create great online content and make it accessible to users. Prior to joining Google, he spent the better part of the previous 15 years in the mobile and wireless industry, focusing on developer evangelism back when building mobile apps involved trying to put things on tiny little flip phones.


Andi Man, Chief Technology Advocate, Splunk



Arturo Umana, Enterprise IT Architect / IT Governance Officer, Uniqa



Asif Makhani, Senior Director of Engineering, LinkedIn



Davide Wilde, Executive Director for Place Operations and Chief Information Officer, Essex County Council



Harry Timons, Chief Data Officer, Salzburger Landesregierung


Juergen Urbanski, Vice President Sales & Client Success, Silicon Valley Data Science



Louis Columbus, Director, Global Cloud Product Management, Ingram Micro Cloud



Peter Sueref, Head of IS Data Science, British Gas



Tony Gosling , Director Data, Analytics & Insight, Defence Infrastructure Organisation - Ministry of Defence



Yves Mulkers, Data Architect for IDMP implementation, GSK


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