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Good analysis needs good data and that needs good metadata

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Good analysis needs good data, and that needs good metadata

Professor Mandy Chessell discusses metadata management and groundbreaking advances in the data industry.


IMI Thematic Semester talk

When: Wednesday 28 February 2018, 2.15 - 4pm

Venue: University of Bath, Building 8 West, Room 2.1

Audience: FREE event at the University of Bath, open to all with a ticket


Data is meaningless without metadata. Metadata is the descriptive information that describes the origin, format, structure and meaning of data. Today's analytics practices typically extract data from various systems without any controls or metadata, and so the data scientist spends most of their time trying to work out what the data means. This is not only inefficient but extremely error prone.

If we are to get value from the systematic use of analytics, we need to fundamentally rethink the way that data is managed, both within an organisation and across the data economy. In this talk, Mandy Chessell will cover a ground breaking project that is seeking to change the data industry by providing open and ubiquitous metadata management and governance across all data platforms and tools. This includes the technology under development, the initiatives to build the ecosystem as well as how you can get involved.


Professor Mandy Chessell

Mandy Chessell


Mandy Chessell CBE FREng CEng FBCS is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Mandy is a trusted advisor to executives from large organisations, working with them to develop their strategy and architecture relating to the governance, integration and management of information. She is also driving IBM's strategic move to open metadata and governance through the Apache Atlas open source project.

Mandy was identified in 2000 as one of MIT Technology Review's hundred young people most likely to make significant 21st Century technical innovation. She is also distinguished as the first woman to win a Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal. Her early work focused on transaction processing, event management, business process management, information management and model-driven development. The breadth of her work is reflected in her invention portfolio, which to date stands at over 50 issued patents worldwide. More information about Mandy’s work and publications can be found on LinkedIn and her blog.


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2.15pm Good analysis needs good data, and that needs good metadata
3.00pm Question and Answer session
3.30pm Refreshments
4.00pm Close


This event is free to attend, but please register by Wednesday 21 February 2018. 2018. For further information please email r.willis@bath.ac.uk or visit the IMI webpage.


This event is part of the IMI Thematic Semester Machine Learning: Algorithms and Ethics and is arranged by both Institue for Mathematical Innovation and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath.




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