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Unlocking big data: insights and (artificial) intelligence

Friday, 6 Mar 2015 (revised date: Friday, 6 Mar 2015)
Nigel Phillips

Big data is enabling companies to gain new insights into areas ranging from customer behaviour to how their businesses function. These data-driven findings can have profound results on the bottom line. As we enter a new period of cognitive computing history, what role can artificial intelligence play in analysing data to help business make better decisions?

The School of Business and the Data Scientists from the School of Engineering at London South Bank University are getting together to address the growing need for digital skills throughout the workforce. To get us started down this road we have organised a social get-together with two engaging speakers from opposite ends of the spectrum.

Join us for a glass of wine and some fresh Venezuelan arepas to hear Robert Pratt lead data scientist from Ipsos MORI explain how big data analytics is changing the way business works and Paul Fryer of IBM will introduce Watson there stunning new technology that is putting advanced analytics abilities at every managers fingertips.

 Keynote speakers: Robert Pratt: Data Science Lead (Ipsos MORI)

 Ipsos MORI is one of the UK’s leading market research companies in the UK and Ireland specialising in advertising, loyalty, marketing, media and technology. With a focus on data science and big data analytics, Robert helps Ipsos’ clients take advantage of new technology. Find out how data science and big data can be crucial to the an organisation’s marketing plan, what is required to build Data Science teams and learn from live showcase demonstrations.

Paul Fryer: Academic Initiative Leader, Cloud ecosystem (IBM Europe) You will hear about the latest developments of IBM's natural language system 'Watson'. Watson is a cognitive technology that processes information more like a human than a computer—by understanding natural language, generating hypotheses based on evidence and learning as it goes. Paul will explain some of the initial applications of this exciting technology and how could it change entire industries and professions.

 Please register here to ensure your seat - we have a generous but finite number of places available.



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