Talk Big Data: Big Data, Big Questions

Talk Big Data: Big Data, Big Questions
January 31, 2017 HRBDT
In Archived News and Events, News

Archived – Please note this event series took place in the past and has been left here for reference purposes.

The Administrative Data Research Network , Business and Local Government Data Research Centre and Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project hosted a series of public talks throughout October and November 2016 to discuss the implications of big data for you and society.

Big data is shaping your world. Catch up on the videos below to find out how.

Charities, Humanitarian Action and Big Data: Friend or Foe?

When? Thursday, 13 October 2016 from 17:30 to 19:00 (BST)
Where? University of Essex Colchester Campus – Colchester

Discover how charities are using big data, both at home and abroad, from verifying human rights violations to better responding to humanitarian disasters.

Chair: Geoff Gilbert (Professor of Law, University of Essex)

Speakers: Wendy Betts (Director, eyeWitness to Atrocities); Joanne Mariner (Senior Crisis Response Adviser, Amnesty International); Duncan Ross (Director, DataKind UK)

Catch up on the discussion by watching the video below or click here.

Big Data in Business: Help or Hindrance?

When? Thursday, 20 October 2016 from 17:30 to 19:00 (BST)
Where? University of Essex Colchester Campus – Colchester

Big Data exists in businesses from the local shop to multinational corporations. We explore the opportunities to use this data to empower business and enhance public policy.

Chair: Neal Kellard (Professor of Finance, University of Essex)

Speakers: Jasmine Birtles (Founder, Moneymagpie); Ian Hutchinson (Lead Software Developer, Projects By If); Helen Simpson (Professor of Economics, University of Bristol)

Catch up on the discussion by watching the video below or click here.

Changing Lives Through Research

When? Thursday, 10 November 2016 from 17:30 to 19:00 (GMT)
Where? University of Essex Colchester Campus – Colchester

Already data is making a difference to people across the UK. Hear more about how, where and why research is using Big Data.

Chair: Katherine McNeill (Director, UK Data Archive)

Speakers: Patrick Guthrie (Head of Public Service Reform, Essex County Council); Mounia Lalmas (Director of Research, Yahoo! London); Stephen Simpkin (Senior Analyst – Organisational Intelligence, Essex County Council); Sharon Witherspoon (Deputy Chair, ADRN and Acting Head of Policy, Academy of Social Sciences)

Catch up on the discussion by watching the video below or click here.

Big Data, Big Brother?

When? Thursday, 17 November 2016 from 17:30 to 19:00 (GMT)
Where? University of Essex Colchester Campus – Colchester

Do organisations know too much about us? Our personal data is worth more than ever before. Explore privacy in the digital age.

Chair: Daragh Murray (Professor of Law, University of Essex)

Speakers: Gus Hosein (Director, Privacy International); Nathan Lea (Senior Research Associate, Institute for Health Informatics); Andrew Stott (Former Director for Transparency and Digital Engagement for the UK government)

Catch up on the discussion by watching the video below or click here.

Big Data and Society: Is It A Game Changer?

When?Monday, 28 November 2016 from 17:30 to 19:00 (GMT)
Where? University of Essex Colchester Campus – Colchester

Data hailed as the answer to so many big questions? Listen to those who may know why.

Chair: Lynn Wyeth (Head of Information Governance and Risk, Leicester City Council)

Speakers: Heather Laurie (Pro Vice Chancellor of Research, University of Essex); John Pullinger (UK National Statistician); Lord David Willetts (Former UK Minister for Universities and Science)Why is Big

Catch up on the discussion by watching the video below or click here.