Free

The Value and Challenges of Big Data for Business Decision Making: Hype ver...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

University of Bradford, Emm Lane Campus

Emm Lane

Bradford

BD9 4JL

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

Dear KTN member,

We are delighted to invite you as a member of our Knowledge Transfer Network community to our next KTN event:


The Value and Challenges of Big Data for Business Decision Making: Hype versus Reality


Venue: School of Management, The University of Bradford, Emm Lane, Bradford, BD9 4JL


Speakers: Abhijit Sharma and Sankar Sivarajah

Date: Monday 4 February 2019
Registration: 5.30-6:00pm
Evening Speakers: 6:00-7:30pm

Followed by networking and refreshments.
For further details about the evening, please read below.

Note - If you are a University of Bradford School of Management student, attending this event will contribute 2 hours towards your Career Booster HEAR. Please make sure you give us your UB number when you register.

There is a vast amount of digital information available to us, through our access to online resources. A number of government and private organisations provide huge amounts of data to users on an almost continuous basis. In addition to this, there are firms and organisations which are able to collect a range of context specific, commercial, pricing and demographic data for a very large number of users including behavioural and geographical data, which is capable of being analysed on a large scale to enable better firm level decision making and potentially higher sales, revenues and corporate profits.

Big data analytics for businesses has the ability to generate a myriad of opportunities for the betterment of any organisation. In spite of this, challenges and unfounded assumptions remain. Thus, insights into generating value, recognising risks and challenges, and identifying and deconstructing myths of big data analytics is not only an important emerging research field, but also provides practical recommendations for businesses and practitioners. However, such activities are increasingly subject to scrutiny by regulators and government agencies owing to concerns relating to informed consent, ethical use of data and access to large data sets by giant corporations which are in some senses monopolistic in their behaviour. This workshop aims to provide a context for such data generation, collection and archiving, as well as technical issues relating to analysis of such data in aid of decision making. We will also cover potential ethical and regulatory minefields as well as the potential for severe reputational damage in case of abuse of or loss of data.


About the speakers

Abhijit Sharma is an experienced economist with an established record of high quality research and publications, grant funding and teaching in higher education. He is highly skilled in international economics, technology adoption and innovation, tourism economics, computational econometrics and quantitative research. Abhijit completed his PhD in economics from the University of Sheffield and postdoctoral research at Imperial College London. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Economics and academic lead for the Trading Room as well as specialist MScs in finance, accounting and economics. Abhijit has published in top area journals in areas such as innovation and IP protection, and unconditional quantile regression methods using R (https://www.r-project.org/).

His research is publicly available at:

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=ofVgoyQAAAAJ&hl=en

https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57194636927


Dr Sankar Sivarajah joined the School of Management at University of Bradford in December 2017 as a Reader (Assoc. Professor) in Technology Management and Circular Economy and the Head of Logistics, Supply Chain and Technology (LogiST) Research Centre. He has a passion for research informed teaching and curriculum enhancements and has developed and launched undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Business Analytics in partnership with leading industry professionals and software companies such as SAS Business Intelligence. He is an investigator of several multi-million-pound R&D projects funded by the European Commission (FP7, H2020, Marie Curie) and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) addressing business and societal challenges surrounding themes such as Blockchain use in Financial Services, Smart cities, Energy efficient data centres, Social innovation and Participatory budgeting. He actively publishes in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Research, Annals of Operations Research, Information Systems Frontiers, Computers in Human Behaviour and Government Information Quarterly. He is an invited member of editorial advisory board of journals and his research has been featured in leading media/trade publications such as Computer Weekly, PublicFinance, UKauthority etc. He has been awarded by Cass Business School (City University, London) an honorary membership to the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) society, an international honour society recognizing business excellence. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK (MCILT), British Academy of Management (BAM) and Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Relevant Big Data Research Paper: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014829631630488X

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=IEQ2SUsAAAAJ&hl=en

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sankarsivarajah/

Follow: @SankarSivarajah


Note - If you are a University of Bradford School of Management student, attending this event will contribute 2 hours towards your Career Booster HEAR. Please make sure you give us your UB number when you register.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

University of Bradford, Emm Lane Campus

Emm Lane

Bradford

BD9 4JL

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved