Webinar with Big Data expert John Wood, co-chair of Europe's new Research Data Alliance on 24 June, 2013
Learn more about this key global technology trend and the opportunities created by Big Data applications across research, healthcare and business.
About the experts:
Professor John Wood is one of Europe's leading experts on Big Data and a champion of Europe's drive to stay competitive in a new digital era. He is co-chair of the new Research Data Alliance (RDA), an international body launched in March to unlock the innovation potential of research data. The Alliance is working to develop new infrastructures, standards and tools that make it easier to share research results and collaborate globally and across different disciplines.
Wood was chair of the High-Level Expert Group on Scientific Data which produced the 2010 report, Riding the wave:
How Europe can gain from the rising tide of scientific data. He is a member of the European Research and Innovation Area Board and a founding member and chair of the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures. He is secretary general of the Association of the Commonwealth Universities and former Principal of engineering at Imperial College, London.
Stephen McGibbon is chief technology officer for Microsoft Europe, Middle East & Africa. His work includes advising technology policy makers on innovation policy and the future direction of high-impact technologies including the implications of tech trends for society and economic policy.
He has spent more than 15 years in senior management positions at global technology companies including IBM and is a regular international speaker on technology and tech policy issues. McGibbon is a member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs; (Chatham House); the British Computer Society; the Institute of Engineering and Technology; and the Association for Computing Machinery.