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Posted on May 20, 2016 by staff

COMPLETED – IFB2016: Big Data and the IoT conference

COMPLETED – IFB2016: Big Data and the IoT conference

Big data
Big data

BusinessCloud looks at how Big Data and the Internet of Things can transform your business in this half-day conference at the 2016 International Festival for Business.

Register an interest in attending this event.

Thursday 30th June 2016, 9am-12.30pm

Martin Luther King Building, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ

There’s a lot of talk about Big Data and the Internet of Things but do you know what it really means and how it can grow your business?

In its simplest form the Internet of Things allows everyday objects – from industrial machines to wearable devices – to gather data, communicate with each other and, most importantly, take action based on that data.

Businesses are inundated with data on a daily basis but how they analyse, capture, search and store that data can make or break it.

Weightmans has joined forces with BusinessCloud and sponsors University of Liverpool to host a half-day conference during IFB2016 to lift the lid on Big Data and the Internet of Things.

Chaired by new BusinessCloud editor and award-winning journalist Chris Maguire, the conference will focus primarily on the private sector but will also look at the impact on the public sector.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Internet of Things
  • Big Data and how it’s developing
  • Innovations
  • Public /private sector

Panel (click on the pictures for biographies)

Gael Decoudu, Shop Direct Chris Maguire, editor, BusinessCloud

Gael Decoudu, head of data science, Shop Direct  Chris Maguire, editor, BusinessCloud

  Chris Cooke, Appitized Dan Warren

Chris Cooke, CTO, Appitized                                       Dan Warren, Architecture Director, Capita

Garry Partington, Co-Founder, RealityMine  Kerry Wright, Purple

Garry Partington, Co-Founder, RealityMine             Kerry Wright, Marketing/Alliances, Purple

Steve Strickland Wright Carl Wiper

Steve Strickland-Wright, CTO, Cake Solutions        Carl Wiper, Senior Policy Officer, ICO

Sean Crotty, Partner, Weightmans      Martin Forshaw

Sean Crotty, Partner, Weightmans                         Martin Forshaw, Partner, Weightmans

George Sanderson Simon Maskell

George Sanderson, Co-Founder, Unique Insights  Prof Simon Maskell, Uni of Liverpool

Ronald Dyer Andy Kent

Dr Ronald Dyer, Uni of Liverpool                              Andy Kent, CEO, Angel Solutions Ltd

Michael Gleaves, Dep. Director, Hartree Cen.  

Michael Gleaves, Deputy Director, the Hartree Centre 


9.00-9.30am Registration and refreshments
Speakers and panel debate


Contact details

Chris Maguire, editor: [email protected];  @editor_Maguire 

Jonathan Symcox, deputy editor: [email protected]; @JonathanSymcox 

Andrea Wolfendale, director of events: [email protected]; 0161 215 7142

To register an interest in attending this event, click here.


Selected upcoming BusinessCloud events

June 20th – Tech entrepreneurs who want to change the world, Liverpool

June 29th – Tech in the legal sector

June 30th – Big data and the Internet of Things conference, Liverpool

June 30th – Tech in the Northern Powerhouse evening event, Liverpool

July 5th – Big Data and IoT conference findings roundtable, Liverpool

July 13th – Technology and retail roundtable, Manchester

July 14th – Tech Manchester roundtable, Manchester

November 9th – Digital Entrepreneur Awards, Manchester