Big Data in the Context of Financial Analytics and Social Media
Real-Time B2B and B2C Infonomics

Novotel London West, London, 5 December 2013


Dai Clegg, VP Product Marketing, AcunuDai Clegg
Dai has been working with databases since the 1980s. For most of that time with Oracle, in the trenches as a consultant, in the ivory tower as a methodologist, in a suit as a marketer, and in the skunk works as a product developer.  He finally left Oracle and joined Netezza, mostly to rediscover the joy of a small company with great technology, focused on what customers really want. Then he landed on the Big Blue Planet when Netezza was acquired by IBM. But despite the opportunities at IBM, Dai still had the start-up bug, so joined Acunu to explore more of the world of big data - this time in real-time analytics.


Mike Ferguson, CEO,  Intelligent Business Strategies.
Ferguson, Mike.pngMike Ferguson is an independent analyst, consultant and thought leader in Business  Analytics, Big Data, Data Management and Smart Business - the integration of business processes and business intelligence for 'right-time' business  optimisation.
Over 32 years in the industry, over 20 as an independent IT analyst, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies and spoken at events all over the world.  Mike works on strategy and implementation at both board, senior IT and detailed technical levels.  Formerly a partner at DataBase Associates with Colin White, a Chief Architect at Teradata and a principal & co-founder of Codd and Date Europe – the  inventors of the Relational Model.

Professor David Hand, Chief Scientific Advisor, Winton Capital Management
David HandDavid Hand is also Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and a recipient of the Guy Medal of the Royal Statistical Society. He has served (twice) as President of the Royal Statistical Society, and is on the Board of the UK Statistics Authority. He has published 300 scientific papers and 25 books, including the best-selling Principles of Data Mining. His next book, The Improbability Principle, is due out in February 2014. He has been developing tools for the retail credit industry for almost thirty years, and he and his research group won the 2012 Credit Collections and Risk Award for Contributions to the Credit Industry. He was made OBE for services to research and innovation in 2013.


Dr Enza MessinaDr Enza Messina, Professor of Operations Research, University of Milano-Bicocca
Dr Enza Messina is an Associate Professor in Operations Research at the Department of Informatics Systems and Communications, University of Milano-Bicocca, where she founded the research Laboratory MIND (Models in decision making and data analysis). She received her PhD in Computational Mathematics and Operations Research from the University of Milano in 1994.Her research activity is mainly focused on the development of models and methods for decision making under uncertainty, in particular probabilistic models for sequential data analysis. These modelling techniques have been applied to the solution of risk management problems in different domains such as finance, supply chain and environment.

Professor Gautam Mitra, Emeritus Professor Brunel University & Chairman, OptiRisk Systems and UNICOM Seminars Ltd.  (Programme Chairman)
Prof Gautam Mitra Gautam Mitra, MD OptiRisk Systems is an internationally renowned research scientist in the field of Operational Research in general and computational optimisation and modelling in particular. He has developed a world class research group in his area of specialisation with researchers from Europe, UK & USA. He has published three books and over hundred refereed research articles. He was Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Brunel University between 1990 and 2001. In 2001 he has established CARISMA: The Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Optimisation Modelling Applications. CARISMA specialises in the research of Risk and Optimisation and their combined paradigm in decision modelling. Professor Mitra an Emeritus Professor at Brunel University and a Visiting Professor at UCL. 

Christopher Osborne, AlertMe
Christopher OsborneChristopher Osborne leads Big Data products at AlertMe, for connected homes and smart energy. An expert in big data and visualisation, his teams' work has featured at TED, the BBC, Wired, Guardian, and all the usual outlets. He was previously Member of the Digital Advisory Board to the Mayor of London, and advised the Cabinet Office on open data strategy."


Daniel Roberts, Mongo DB
Daniel RobertsDaniel is a Solution Architect based in London. Prior to MongoDB Inc, Daniel worked at Oracle for 11 years in a number of different positions focusing mainly around Oracle's middleware technologies and strategy. Roles have included consulting, product management, business development and more recently as a presales solution architect for financial services. Daniel has also worked for Novell, ICL and for a period as a freelance contractor. He has a degree in Computer Science from Nottingham Trent University in the UK.


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