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Big Data, Big Questions


UEA special guest lectures

The ESRC Busines and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLGDRC) is a collaborative project between the Universities of Essex, East Anglia and Kent, and is one of several centres funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Big Data Network. As part of the project, we will convene a public lecture series this autumn, 'Big Data, Big Questions', giving a local audience the opportunity to hear leading national and international experts discuss the major issues concerning big data. It will bring together expert practitioners, academic researchers, and stakeholders from government, business and users, to share their experiences, insights and ideas with students, and with the general public, as well as with each other.

Among the themes addressed by the lectures will be the following:

  • Government and big data
  • Health and big data
  • Cities and big data
  • Business and big data
  • Regulating and big data
  • Big data and social care
  • Open data: uses and abuses

The lectures will normally take place on Wednesdays at 6pm in October, November and early December, in the Thomas Paine Study Centre at UEA. The format is a 50-minute presentation, followed by 20-30 minutes of Q&A. Where the speaker agrees, a video recording will be made of the presentation and made available on the series website. The Rt Hon Charles Clarke, a Visiting Professor at UEA, will host and chair the event.

This first series is convened by Professor Ruth Hancock, Norwich Medical School, and Professor Hussein Kassim, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication.

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