Big data is exciting. It's "data that's too big, too fast or too hard for existing tools to process". Opportunities have been perceived across the length and breadth of business and government. Leading commentators have heralded a revolution: "Let the data speak!", they say.

Opportunities do exist. However, experience has taught us to recognise that where there are opportunities, there are threats as well.  If the data is 'big, fast and hard', and if 'big data analytics' are brilliant but untested, then organisations – and their executives and Directors – need to weigh up the pros and cons before they commit too heavily to applying the new techniques.

Attend this seminar to discover the background to big data and big data analytics, and how to apply the IS profession's accumulated understanding of data quality and decision quality in the new context. You will also hear about the risks inherent in the new movement, and learn about risk management processes that enable organisations to distinguish opportunities from threats.

Roger Clarke
Date: Wednesday 4 March, 2015
5:45pm registration for a 6:00pm start
Telstra Conference Centre, Melbourne CBD

For more information and to register, click here.

Roger Clarke:
Roger ClarkeRoger Clarke is a Canberra-based consultant in strategic and policy implications of advanced IT. During the last twenty years, his focus has been on eBusiness and information infrastructure. He is a longstanding Fellow of the ACS. He holds Visiting Professorships at the University of NSW and the Australian National University. He is also active in public interest advocacy, through the Australian Privacy Foundation (APF), and as Secretary of the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU).