Big Data Debate: The Controversial Questions

Big Data: Big deal or big whoop?

Is Hadoop the answer to our problems or is it just a huge pain?

Is data science actually sexy, or are we just highly paid data janitors?

These and the other controversial questions that you always wanted to but were too afraid to ask will be explored, analysed and pulled apart by our panel of highly qualified experts.

A high calibre panel:

• Bruno Bowden (Equity Partner, Data Collective)

• Edd Dumbill (VP Strategy, Silicon Valley Data Science)

• Jonathan Gray (Founder & CEO, Continuuity)

• James Cham (Partner, Bloomberg Beta)

• Alex Newman (Founder, Ohm Data)

+ 3 founders explore 'What data means for their business?' 


• 6pm-6:30pm: Drinks & canapés

• 6:45-7:15pm: Lightning Talks

• 7:15pm: Break for drinks 

• 7:30-8:30pm: Panel

• 8:30-9pm: Reception

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  • Brian S.

    The panel was engaging (which is a far better goal than controversial). Some of the lighting talks were ill prepared and unprofessional.

    August 7, 2013

  • Gunturu M

    Would have loved to be there... Is this being recorded?? or even a slide show would be awesome!

    August 6, 2013

  • Steve P.

    Sorry. Last minute demands...

    August 6, 2013

  • Daniel S.


    August 6, 2013

  • Ryan E.

    What's the parking situation of the building? Is there a recommended close by parking location?

    August 6, 2013

  • Gerald W.

    Illness in the family comes first :(

    August 6, 2013

  • @KennethFax

    I am open to see presentations, if there are any. I shall not attend.

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds great - any chance it'll be video'd? thanks!

    August 5, 2013

  • Eduardo F.

    I will a machine learning master candidate in Brazil this year and I want enjoy to know the superstars of this area in SanFran already I'm here for vacation now ;)

    August 3, 2013

  • Peter B.

    Looking forward to it.

    July 30, 2013

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