Big Data Congress program

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Tuesday 3 November | DEMAND
Wednesday 4 November | TECHNOLOGY
08:30h - Registration
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09:30h - Welcoming session
Institutional welcome

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10:00h - Keynote speaker: Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva, Co-Founder at Open Evidence

Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva is partner and Co-Founder of Open Evidence and Associate Professor at School of Information and Communication Science Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and researcher at the Applied Social Science and Behavioural Economics (ASSBE) from the Open University of Catalonia. His research field is concerned with the social, economic, cultural and policy issues associated with information and communication technologies specially focused on Innovative Technologies, Networked Citizens, eHealth and eInclusion.

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10:30h - Big Data, Building Data-Driven Organizations
Data are becoming a key asset for management and decision-making in companies. This session will present the new role of data in companies and how they are changing and evolving into “data driven organisations”.

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11:00h Coffee break & Networking
Meeting point to generate business opportunities for your company.
11:30h - Getting the most from your customer data
Using real success stories, we will learn how companies are extracting value from their customers’ data by enriching them with different sources of data. Cases of use are expected to be presented and explained from a customer’s point of view, as well as the goals and challenges pursued and the results obtained.

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12:15h - City Management
This session will discuss about how cities and regions have to prepare themselves to make the most of the opportunities provided by the Big Data, with the aim to know how to manage more effectively and efficiently cities and citizen’s needs, as improving public services such as public transport, resources, emergencies) and encourage the creation of an ecosystem of innovation and employment around Big Data.

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13:00h - Big Data, Big Questions
This debate will address the challenges faced by data-related companies and institutions, as well as other issues about Big Data, with different experts reflecting on the following aspects:
- How to define an organisation’s Big Data strategy.
- Organisation and governance models in companies.
- Big Data-related talent and professional profiles.
- Data privacy and the ethics of data use.
- How to obtain quality data sets.
- Data processing in real time: the necessary infrastructure and tools.

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14:00h - End of session
08:30 - Registration
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09:30h - Keynote speaker: Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Vice Research at Yahoo Labs

Ricardo Baeza-Yates has a PhD in Computer Science (University of Waterloo, Canada, 1989), in addition to a degree in Engineering and two Master’s degrees from the University of Chile. From 2006 to 2015, he was the vice president of research for Europe and Latin America, managing the laboratories in Barcelona and Santiago de Chile. His areas of research include search technologies and data mining on the Internet.

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10:00h - Analytic models to improve business efficiency and reduce user churn
This session will deal with emerging trends and technologies in predictive analytical models and the associated technology that has been developed to improve company efficiency and/or reduce customer churn. Pioneer cases of use from companies that provide Big Data will be examined.

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10:45h - Big Data Visualization
This session will present leading visualisation tools to show attendees trends and new features that should help companies to extract value from data combined with unstructured data.

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11:45h - Coffee break & Networking
Meeting point to generate business opportunities for your company.
12:15h - Big Data Startups & Innovation: new ecosystem based on data
A space for new companies created around data. Cases of start-ups that base their business on data will be discussed.

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13:00h - Technical Keynote Speaker: Tilmann Rabl, Senior researcher at TU Berlin, Research director at DIMA group

Tilmann Rabl is a senior researcher at the Database Systems and Information Management (DIMA) group. At DIMA he is research director and technical coordinator of the Berlin Big Data Center (BBDC). Tilmann received his PhD at the University of Passau in 2011. He spent 4 years at the University of Toronto as a postdoc in the Middleware Systems Research Group (MSRG). Tilmann is also CEO and cofounder of the startup bankmark, for which he acquired an EXIST award. bankmark has been awarded the IKT Innovativ Award 2014 and the Weconomy Award 2015 amongst others.

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13:30h - Big Data Talent Awards
The Big Data Talent Awards are aimed at recognising Master’s and PhD thesis projects related with business analytics with the most socio-economic impact and technological innovation. In this session, awards will be given for different defined categories.

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14:00h - Close
Clousure by the Big Data Centre of Excellence's Director.

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