Big Data Debate: The Controversial Questions


Everything you always wanted to know about big data but were too afraid to ask.

Controversial questions will be explored, analyzed and pulled apart by our panel of highly qualified experts.


6:30pm: Drinks & canapés

6:45pm-7:15pm: Lightning Talks

7:15pm-7:30pm: Break for drinks

7:30pm-8:30pm: Panel

8:30pm-9:00pm: Reception

Thanks to our sponsors: Teradata, KPMG and Claritize!


Christian Prokopp (Moderator), PhD, is a Data Scientist at Rangespan ( with a focus on scalable data mining and data architecture. He also writes as a data journalist and technical writer in his spare time. You can follow him on @prokopp (

Paul Bradshaw was named one of the UK's "most influential journalism bloggers" by UK Press Gazette, "The UK's Jeff Jarvis" by The Telegraph's Shane Richmond and "The English village Jay Rosen" by Ben Goldacre. You can follow him on @paulbradshaw ( and

Duncan Ross is the Director Data Science at Teradata, with a remit across all industries and the entire international region (EMEA and APAC). Prior to this he was at Experian UK as their Data Director, where (amongst other things) he developed their strategic Data Council. Duncan is strongly involved with the data philanthropy movement, and is one of the founder Directors of DataKind UK ( You can follow him @duncan3ross ( and (

Daniel Hulme is the Founder and CEO of Satalia (NPComplete Ltd), a company that provides a unique algorithmic technology and professional services to solve industries optimisation problems. He is passionate about emerging technology and regularly speaks at events with interests in Algorithms, Optimisation, BigData and the Future Internet. You can follow him @TheSolveEngine (!) and

Michael Cutler is the Cto & Co-Founder of TUMRA, a London based Big Data Science agency dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage through the application of Big Data and Data Science technologies. TUMRA combines business experience with specialist expertise in large scale data analysis, machine learning and visualisation to solve complex problems. You can follow him @cotdp ( and

Andy Piper is Developer Advocate for Cloud Foundry, the Open Source Platform-as-a-Service from Pivotal. Prior to this role he spent 10 years working on enterprise integration and data solutions at IBM. He is a regular speaker on various topics, ranging from cloud computing, the Internet of Things, digital culture, virtual worlds, and social technologies. You can follow him @andypiper ( and

Enda Ridge is a Senior Manager in KPMG's Data Insight Services team. He has almost 10 years' experience consulting for clients in the insurance, government and financial services sectors and working in computer science research. His PhD used Design of Experiments for the modeling and turing of algorithm performance and its results were published in several peer reviewed international conferences and book chapters. You can follow him @enda_ridge ( and .

Will Scott Moncrieff has a specialised global business development role for DueDil which includes developing a roadmap for the company's international roll-out. Prior to this he spent three years managing development programmes in South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa on behalf of the British government. Recently Will has worked with government and commented in the media on data, transparency and privacy questions. You can follow him @duedil ( and (

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