Why big data is a big deal for Business

Why big data is a big deal for Business

Nov 21


Ramayya Krishnnan, W W Cooper and Ruth F Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information and Dean, Heinz College
Martin Read, Partner, Deloitte Digital
Paul Hedges, State Manager, Dimension Data

Event overview

What is big data and why is it such a big deal for business?

To tackle these questions, CEDA welcomes Ramayya Krishnan is the Dean of Heinz College. He holds the John Heinz III Deanship and is the W W Cooper and Ruth F Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University.

Ramayya is in Australia to talk to the G20 and recently presented to ASEAN Leaders, and will be presenting a briefing about big data and its value to economic development as well as how to identify the tech enablers driving innovation.

Today, the ubiquity and proliferation of data and analytics is profoundly altering the business landscape.  Big or meta data is hear and the power of analytics is rising while costs are falling.   Data visualisation, wireless communications and cloud infrastructure are extending the power and reach of information, creating a new foundation for competitiveness. With abundant data from multiple touch points and new analytics tools companies are getting better and better in creating transparency, enabling experimentation to discover actionable insights, exposing variability and improving performance, segmenting populations to customize actions, and innovating/customising products and services.

Meet the speakers

Ramayya Krishnnan
W W Cooper and Ruth F Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information and Dean, Heinz College

Martin Read
Partner, Deloitte Digital

Paul Hedges
State Manager, Dimension Data

This page contains member only content

This page contains exclusive member only content. CEDA members can login to access this content. To enquire about the benefits of CEDA membership contact us.

Public event advice – Coronavirus

At CEDA we are proud to regularly convene and engage speakers and audiences as an essential element of our efforts to broaden discussion and debate of the most important policy issues facing Australia. In doing so, our first priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff.

CEDA is currently delivering a digital program of public events, podcasts and virtual Trustee roundtable discussions; hybrid events with both a livestream and audience in attendance; and face-face events, where there is member demand and they can be delivered in accordance with government health advice for a specific state.

For face-to-face gatherings, CEDA is working closely with our hosts and venues to ensure that social distancing can be maintained and facilities and equipment have been properly sanitised. Attendance numbers will strictly adhere to government guidelines for each state.In line with government advice we request people that are unwell with cough or fever or other respiratory symptoms do not attend CEDA events. We also ask that you follow government advice and maintain social distancing by refraining from shaking hands or exchanging physical greetings, and wherever possible, staying at least 1.5 metres away from others.

CEDA will continue to closely monitor government advice regarding public gatherings and will follow all relevant health advice from the Australian government in relation to COVID-19.