Legendary British astronaut, Major Tim Peake, to headline Big Data LDN

Legendary British astronaut, Major Tim Peake, to headline Big Data LDN

Astronaut and best-selling author to address topic of AI in space exploration

Big Data LDN (London) – the UK’s leading Data, Analytics & AI Event, organised by RX (Reed Exhibitions Ltd) has unveiled its outstanding keynote lineup with renowned astronaut, Major Tim Peake, CMG, and the first British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to visit the International Space Station, set to headline the event. The exhibition and conference will run from Wednesday 20-Thursday 21 September 2022 at Olympia, London.

Previously an Army Air Corp officer and test pilot, Tim Peake’s work on the ISS and active engagement with the public back on Earth has made him a household name and role model to millions. The celebrated astronaut and author of Sunday Times Best-Selling book, Limitless: The Autobiography, will take to the stage to explain how technology such as AI has made missions to the international space station possible. His closing keynote session will take place at 4:40pm on Thursday 21st September in the Y-Axis keynote theatre.

The Big Data LDN Keynotes are the centrepiece of the content programme and for 2023, Big Data LDN will be running 2 keynote theatres in parallel at opposing ends of the hall (x-axis and y-axis). Both theatres will be packed with leading subject matter experts presenting the latest intelligence and opinion on the industry’s hottest topics.

Big Data LDN connects data visionaries and real-world pioneers to deliver cutting edge practical advice to delegates and in addition to Tim Peake, the keynote track will also feature speakers including:

Libby Liu, CEO at Whistleblower Aid, who will present on the Y-Axis keynote stage on Wednesday 20th September from 15:20 - 15:50, to discuss ‘Ethics at the cutting edge of innovation; and shed light on the importance of data privacy and ethics in the digital age. Liu, has represented some of the most impactful big tech whistleblowers of the last several years, including Meta's Frances Haugen and Twitter's former Security Lead, Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko, who pioneered the ethical hacker movement. She will speak to what big tech whistleblowers have in common, the ethical dilemmas they face long before their stories shake the foundations of companies and industries, what they grapple with, what motivates them and how they can blow the whistle safely and legally.

Ela Osterberger from Wetransfer will present at 14:40 - 15:10 in the Data Strategy Theatre on Thursday 21st to discuss her Data Strategy 101: The Essential Guide and why your company almost certainly needs one, how to assess what's required, what it should include and how to evolve it. The focus of this session will be a practical take home on the importance of how to implement a Data Strategy at scale that you can implement right away.

Gary Cronin, Director Digital Transformation, Data Engineering and Insights, Grant Thornton, will deep dive into Technical Data Governance and Unlocking the power of data assets on Thursday 21stat 13:20-13:50. Gary will discuss the world of data modelling, focusing on lineage, provenance, and auditability of data platforms to explore how businesses can build a robust data infrastructure that enables them to reverse data transactions and provide transparency for better decision-making and data-driven insights.

The speaker page lists the latest confirmed speakers and will be updated with new speakers regularly.

The event aims to join together industry leaders, data professionals, innovators, and enthusiasts to explore the limitless potential of data-driven technologies. Attendees can expect a wide range of insightful sessions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities, enabling them to gain valuable knowledge and forge meaningful connections in the world of Big Data.

Attendees to Big Data LDN will have the opportunity to engage face-to-face with representatives and consultants from over 180 exhibiting organisations to explore effective solutions to address their data challenges and develop a robust data-driven strategy for their businesses. The event's show floor will be packed with exciting opportunities for data professionals to witness live demonstrations and get hands-on experience with the latest product releases and software launches.

The event will feature an impressive lineup of more than 300 expert speakers, spread across 15 technical and business-led theatres. These carefully curated conference sessions will showcase exceptional experts who will share unique stories, unparalleled expertise, and real-world use cases. Among the participating organisations are renowned names such as: ITV, Porsche, Google, Microsoft, Bank of England, The AA, EDF, OVO, Jaguar Land Rover, Expedia, Experian, M&C Saatchi, HelloFresh and Lloyds Banking Group.

Bill Hammond, Big Data LDN’s Event Director, says: “As we gear up for the 2023 conference, we're thrilled to unveil a program that promises to push the boundaries of innovation and a stellar lineup of industry luminaries, cutting-edge technologies, and thought-provoking discussions. This year's event is not just about showcasing the latest trends; it's about unlocking the true potential of data-driven solutions to transform businesses and shape our future and bringing together a community of like-minded professionals.”

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