There are few topics more relevant to the life we live today than Big Data and the role of information in a networked economy.
Thanks to the internet, social networking, smartphones and loyalty cards, more data is being collected and stored about us than ever before.
What’s more, the digital revolution and the power of computers means we can now process that information at baffling speeds, providing us with insights which have never been possible before.
We can now predict deadly infections, see inflation in real time and anticipate the best moment to buy a plane ticket. But the insights we win from mining Big Data bring new and difficult questions about ethics and responsibility, privacy and freedom.
These are all issues tackled by our first recommended speaker Viktor Mayer-Schonberger whose book with Kenneth Cukier Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think is something of a Bible on the subject - it was nominated by the Financial Times as one of the business books for the decade, saying;
In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.
Futurist Peter Cochrane is an expert on the possibilities presented to us by advances in technology as well as the problems of living with rapid change. He delivers exciting keynotes on the importance of Big Data and the ways in which it can help us to solve difficult issues. Topics include the changing world of work. the possibilities for a revolution in health care and the creation of sustainable futures – all driven by the digital revolution and technological change.
Delegates have praised Peter for the clarity of his talks, presenting complex ideas in a straight forward way which leaves audiences buzzing with ideas and eager to implement them.
You can book Peter to deliver your key note here.
“Digitalization and networking are radically changing the way we live and work, how we educate and entertain ourselves, how we makes purchases and do business, and most especially how we communicate with others. Literally every facet of human existence and most human lives are undergoing fundamental upheaval.”
This is an extract from Tim Cole’s new book with Ossi Urchs - Digital Enlightenment Now! Tim has takes a philosophical look at the Digital Revolution - charting the extraordinary changes that are taking place before asking us to reflect on how we would like to live our lives in the Digital future. From the Age of acceleration to thinking in real time… he discusses new forms of communication and the creation of a more social world. Tim never loses site of the business case however.
“The greatest challenge managers face in a digitalized and networked business world is determining exactly how these trends are impacting their enterprise and its business environment They then must react quickly and intelligently. Those who are best at adapting to Digital Transformation will be the winners and the race is to the swift.”
You can book Tim to speak at your event here.
We hope you have enjoyed our suggestions for speakers on these important topics – in our final instalment in the series we look at the world of Talent Management.