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.
2017 Big Data Analytics IV Conference: Data Quality
Big data has become a hot topic, with many conferences being organised each year. The Big Data Analytics series seeks to be different from most. Rather than presenting uncritical eulogies for the possibilities of big data, this series considers the tools, methods, and challenges of extracting understanding from data. Each year the meeting has a different theme. This year’s theme was Data Quality.
Data quality is an issue which affects everyone concerned with data analysis or making decisions based on data. This is true for researchers in the health sector, manufacturing, the service industry, the finance sector, and indeed everywhere else. The classic adage Garbage In, Garbage Out is an especially forceful warning in the realm of big data, where each data point cannot be examined by eye, but one must rely on the computer as a necessary intermediary. Unfortunately there is no limit to the number of ways in which data can be distorted or corrupted.
Data quality issues have three strands: prevention, detection, and correction. This conference looked at all three.
Speakers, Panellists and Presentations
To view the presentations from the 2017 Big Data Conference please click the presentation titles below:
- Old friends, new foes: trustworthiness, quality and value in the era of Big Data – Ed Humpherson (UK Statistics Authority)
- A Scientific approach to data quality – Barrie Wilkinson (Oliver Wyman)
- Man plus machine – Geoffrey Cross (Winton Group Ltd)
- Ethical issues about big data (and lack of big data) – Elizabeth Wager (Sideview)
- The reproducibility mindset: Enhancing big data quality in medicine and research – Keith Baggerly (MD Anderson Cancer Center)
- Transforming big data into clinically actionable strategies – John Quankenbush ( Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
- Panellist presentations – Clive Frostick (IPSOS Mori), David Robson (IBM), Erik Mayer (Imperial College London), Ian Gilmore (National Physical Laboratory) and Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)