University of Derby hosting big data event

- Leadership - Feb 12, 2016

Technology academics at the University of Derby are joining forces with cyber security experts and businesses to discuss the importance of security and predictability when moving large amounts of data.

The University is co-hosting an event called Big Data In Transit with Lockheed Martin and The VTC (Virtual Technology Cluster) Group at Derby’s Silk Mill on 16 February.

Companies including Microsoft, Deltarail, Roche USA and Unilever will be attending to share knowledge on the movement of big data.

Prof Antonopoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, said: “There is an increasing awareness in government and industry that big data and its associated technologies bring exciting opportunities for business, as well as significant challenges in cyber security. In response to this, the College of Engineering and Technology at the University of Derby has been developing substantial research and academic expertise in these fields. I am delighted to welcome an impressive number of experts from the Lockheed Martin Virtual Technology Cluster (VTC), as well as representatives from Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business and The VTC Group, to debate the key themes surrounding cyber security and the storage and communication of big data. This is one of the most high profile industrial events that the university has ever organised and it will stimulate excellent opportunities for the University and industry to work together to harness the great potential of big data.”

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