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Big Data Workshop

Friday 13 June 2014, 1000-1600
Lancaster University

Lancaster University is establishing a new suite of educational programmes to produce the next generation of skilled individuals that can utilise big data to create significant business advantage.

We would like to extend an invitation to your business to share your views, help shape the new courses, and be the first to benefit.

Using big data to create business advantage:

  • In a recent report by PWC[1] it highlights that 62% of business leaders believe that big data has the significant potential to create business advantage.
  • A recent McKinsey report[2] has highlighted that the use of Big Data is an effective way for business to outperform their competitors.
  • However, a recent government report[3] has highlighted that a new generation of skills are need to extract this value for UK businesses and that putting employers at the heart of the skills development is the best way to do this.
  • Help shape the next generation of data scientists:

    Lancaster University has been awarded a grant by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to establish a new set of programmes in collaboration with industry and explore how academia and industry can work together more effectively to deliver graduates with skill that have the potential to create business advantage.

    The programme will draw on expertise from Security Lancaster, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the School of Computing and Communications and the Lancaster Environment Centre.

    Share your views:

    This event will provide an opportunity for Lancaster university staff and Businesses, specifically SME's, who are interested in the concepts of Big Data, the skills we need to instil in graduates and how it might be used to derive business benefit to meet and explore the potential for collaboration.

    This will be a highly participative event, with a focus on collaboratively defining an educational programme and building collaborative partnerships.


    Delegates will include representatives from local small and medium enterprises, large organisations, and the public sector. Please note the event is not suitable for students.

    The event will run between 10am to 4pm with lunch and refreshments provided.