Welcome to the Big Data Analytics Conference Series

Hosted by Cancer Research UK and sponsored by Winton

On behalf of Cancer Research UK and Winton, we welcome you to the Big Data Analytics Conference Series website.

Doing what’s right with big data.

Join us on June 29th for the Big Data Analytics III Conference: Ethical Issues in Big Data

This year’s conference acknowledges the big data promise: that it will revolutionise science and boost economic success. But all advanced technologies are bound by ethical considerations. Big data, especially that referring to customers, patients, or taxpayers – in short, data referring to humans – have issues of confidentiality and privacy, as well as appropriate use. These issues are bound up with data protection acts, freedom of information acts, and other legal constraints, as well as technical questions about whether anonymity is actually possible in the modern world of social networks and data linkage. To use big data without appropriate safeguards may be unethical, but to fail to use available data to shed light on human problems may also be unethical. The 2016 Big Data Analytics Conference will bring together experts from different application domains and will tackle some of the common challenges faced across these fields.

BDC I – 2014
BDC II – 2015