Why big data is a big deal for Business

Why big data is a big deal for Business

SA
Nov 21

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

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

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