On 25 October 2016, representatives from SMEs, universities and
research organisations gathered in Manchester to hear from a panel of
industry leaders about how to explore the power of big data and make it
work for their businesses.
Delegates benefited from presentations on how big data can
open up opportunities for businesses to grow and streamline their
processes. Several speakers spoke passionately about how incorporating
data analytics in to their businesses has helped them to improve health
and social care in their communities.
Michael Gleaves, Deputy Director of the Hartree Centre joined
speakers from IBM, NHS Digital, PI Ltd and Amazon Web Services to
present three of our own success stories, highlighting how the Hartree
Centre works with partners to harness the power of big data. Michael
focused in on our pioneering work with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, in
particular using cognitive technologies to help provide clinicians with
new insights and improve patient experience.
Presentations were followed by a panel discussion in which
speakers were challenged to think about the future of big data,
collaboration with business partners and discussed the steps they are
taking to cultivate the next generation of data scientists.
You can find a more detailed recap of the day on our blog.