Dr. Dan Cornford- Aston University, presents his views on Big Data at SMi Group’s Inaugural Big Data & Analytics for E&P event

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SMi Group’s inaugural Big Data & Analytics for E&P conference continues to attract big-name speakers to tackle topical issues this July.

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“The rise of “big data” has raised the awareness of the importance of managing data"

Dan Cornford, Reader, Computer Science, Aston University will be talking ‘Decisions from data:- the importance of quality, trust and quantified uncertainty’ on the 2nd day of the conference.

Dan commented: “The rise of “big data” has raised the awareness of the importance of managing data capital across all organisations. This has always been an issue, but in recent years we have developed methods to manage, model and interpret increasingly heterogeneous and large data resources. The challenge we have to face now is to find the value in this potentially overwhelming volume of data. This requires us to consider both complex modelling and management of data, but also the human interaction with that data – how can I find and use data that I trust, producing results that I trust? The solutions to these issues are still a work in progress and will be addressed in this conference.”

The two-day conference focusing on analytics for upstream exploration and production will feature 16 leading speakers to include:

  • Troy Christensen, E&P Backbone Data Director, Top 5 integrated Energy Company
  • David Richardson, Senior Business Development Executive, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
  • Nils Sandsmark, General Manager, POSC Caesar Association
  • Jess Kozman, Regional Manager, E&P Applications - Information, Mubadala Petroleum
  • Mathew Smith, Principle Consultant, fieldcloud
  • Jill Lewis, Managing Director, Troika International
  • David Hughes, Head of Analytics UK & Ireland, Marsh

Two post-conference workshops taking place on Tuesday 8th July 2014 will cover:

A: Empowering the E&P ecosystem hosted by fieldcloud

B: Big Data & Analytics for E&P- an interactive workshop hosted by Troika

Full event information can be found at http://www.bigdata-analytics-eandp.com or early-bird places can be booked from on Sajid Goraya on +44 (0) 20 7827 6148

Notes to editor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event, please contact Alia Malick on +44(0) 20 7827 6168.

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