News | Big Data Belfast Meetup

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Despite Storm Lorenzo, Analytics Engines were delighted to welcome close to 50 guests to Glandore Belfast for the Big Data Belfast meetup event on Thursday 3rd October.

In anticipation of this year’s Big Data Belfast, taking the place at the ICC Belfast on Thursday 24th October, the meetup event sought to bring together sponsors and local industry talent in a relaxed environment and to provide them with a sneak preview of this year’s conference.

The meetup featured presentations from Analytics Engines’ Chief Technical Officer, Alastair McKinley and Head of Engineering, Paul Barber.

In his talk, Alastair McKinley discussed a trade finance solution that Analytics Engines has developed in partnership with Coriolis Technologies. Addressing both the technical and business use case aspects of the solutions, Alastair’s talk highlighted the depth of insight that data can provide and the technical architecture employed to allow meaningful exploration of multi-billion row datasets’.

Paul Barber Big Data Meetup | Analytics Engines

Following Alastair, Paul spoke about DATO, a solution developed by Analytics Engines in response to a GovTech Catalyst challenge which was focused on using data and emerging technologies to transform operations for Blaenau Gwent and Durham County Council. DATO provides an innovative cost-effective way to transform service delivery through the use of real-time data and machine learning; Allowing councils to make data driven proactive decisions on resource allocation and empower the public by giving them access to data thus reducing overheads and improving public relations.

Presented by Analytics Engines and supported by headline sponsor EY, supporting sponsors Dell Technologies, CME Group, Allstate Northern Ireland, Citi, SmashFly, SpotX and Altra Executives and industry sponsors Liberty IT, Invest Northern Ireland and Signifyd.

Big Data Belfast 2019 takes place at the ICC Belfast on Thursday 24th October.

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