Speakers: Rick van der Lans, independent analyst and author, R20 Consultancy
Big Data is being talked about everywhere… in IT and business conferences, venture capital, legal, medical and government summits, blogs and tweets … even in The Times newspaper! The prevailing mindset is that if you don’t have a Big Data project, you’re going to be left behind. In turn, CIO’s are feeling pressured to do something — anything — about Big Data. So while they are putting up Hadoop clusters and crunching some data, they need to ensure that they are not creating new data silos which will trap the real value of Big Data.