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The Technology Committee Presents: Big Data Series Part I Big Data knows YOU! Do you know Big Data?
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The Technology Committee Presents: Big Data Series Part I Big Data knows YOU! Do you know Big Data?

23/10/2013
When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: CanCham Boardroom
Suite 1301 Kinwick Center
32 Hollywood Road
Central
Hong Kong
Contact: Amanda Ho


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About the Event: 

Welcome to the first of a three part series covering one of the most hotly discussed areas: Big Data. 

Part one introduces you to all you need to know on the topic. Part two will cover how businesses are using and can use Big Data.  Part 3 will sandwich the technology of Big Data with privacy considerations.

Big data describes a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis and visualization.

It is a well known tool of Facebook and is used in many other verticals.  This discipline allows businesses to understand more about the world around them in a way that traditional methods can't handle.

It is also an area that many don't fully understand, don't appreciate the value and certainly don't know why it should be feared in the wrong hands. That’s why the area has already created heroes and villains.


About the Speaker:


Scott Drummonds

Information Incognita 

 

Scott Drummonds is a 15-year veteran of the IT industry.  He started developing computer aided design (CAD) tools at Intel before leading a desktop performance benchmarking team there.  Later he lead VMware's performance technical marketing team.  Scott came to Asia in 2010 to lead EMC's virtualization and cloud specialist sales team.  He left EMC in 2013 as the lead of that specialist team as well as EMC's big data storage specialist sales team. 

Scott currently lives in Hong Kong and is in the midst of a one-year sabbatical.  He is studying Mandarin at Chinese University of Hong Kong, working with the activist organization Open Data Hong Kong, creating a Hong Kong Big Data community, and evangelizing big data in Hong Kong and Asia through Information Incognita (http://www.infoincog.com/).

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