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Big Data Webinar: Nobody Agrees on Anything to do with Big Data – Except That It’s a Big Deal

Even though everyone admits that Big Data is a big deal there is no consensus on its definition and typically leads to how big is big. Instead of unnecessary debating whether the data volume that an organization manages can be classified as Big Data or not I prefer to explain the opportunities of the Big Data trend. This exactly is the focus of Timo Elliot’s Big Data webinar tomorrow. He will provide at great use cases that will help clarify the importance of Big Data and why it’s such a big deal.

Timo Elliot @timoelliott is an innovation evangelist and international conference speaker who presents to IT and business audiences around the world on the latest trends in information strategy and technology. His popular Business Analytics blog at tracks innovation in analytics and social media, including topics such as big data, collaborative decision-making, and social analytics. A 22-year veteran of SAP BusinessObjects, Timo works closely with SAP research and innovation centers around the world on new technology prototypes. His PowerPoint Twitter Tools lets presenters see and react to tweets in real time, embedded directly within their slides. He has a draft US patent in the area of augmented reality analytics. Prior to Business Objects, Timo was a computer consultant in Hong Kong and led analytics projects for Shell in New Zealand. He holds a first-class honors degree in Economics with Statistics from Bristol University, England.

Title : Nobody Agrees on Anything to do with Big Data – Except That It’s a Big Deal

Abstract: What is Big Data? Nobody agrees on the definition, but everybody agrees that it’s a big new part of the business technology landscape. This session will touch on why there are so many different definitions, talk about some of the big trends in analytics, and look at some examples of companies using “big data” today.

When: October 15 2013 4PM CET 7AM PST

Where: Link

Interested in finding out more?

If the webinar inspires you to explore and learn more about Big Data then be sure to:

1. Join the SAP Big Data chat on Wednesday 16 October 5 pm CET/8 am PST


2. Check out the document that I maintain as the single source of upcoming and on-demand webinars that are available  

Find the Big Data relevant social resources on the big data website or use the hashtags #SAP #BigData


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