Demystifying the Hype: [Big] Data as Fuel and Analytics as the Engine of Digital Transformation


The digital revolution is truly underway: terms such as big data, cloud, internet of things, internet of everything, the fourth industrial revolution, smart cities and data economy are no longer just concepts―they are changing our lives in new and exciting ways.

Digital Transformation started with a first wave of digitalisation, which resulted in the (big) data revolution. But now a second wave of digitalisation is needed to enable learning from (big) data and to generate increased value for both business and society as a whole.

Join Professor Dr Diego Kuonen as he discusses how analytics, the science of "learning from data" or of making sense out of data, becomes the engine of a new wave of Digital Transformation, and illustrates that the biggest challenge therein is the veracity of the "data pedigree,” the trustworthiness of the data, including the reliability, capability, validity, and related quality of the data.

This presentation looks at demystifying concepts and terms surrounding Digital Transformation and big data. Along with machine intelligence and learning, Diego illustrates the connection between data science and statistics, and highlights trends, challenges, opportunities, and the related digital skills and principles needed to succeed at Digital Transformation.

Diego’s slides will be made available following the session.

About the speaker      


Professor Dr. Diego Kuonen, CStat PStat CSci, is founder of Statoo Consulting and enjoys demystifying the hype around Digital Transformation. He regularly consults on applying statistical thinking to big data analytics for businesses and government bodies across Europe.

In addition, Diego is currently Professor of Data Science at the Research Center for Statistics at the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) at the University of Geneva, Founding Director of GSEM's new Master of Science in Business Analytics program, and Principal Scientific and Strategic Big Data Analytics Advisor and Consultant for the Directorate and the Board of Management of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

In May 2017 Professor Dr. Diego Kuonen, CStat PStat CSci, was ranked 26th within Onalytica's global "Big Data 2017: Top 100 Influencers" list, and he has currently more than 15’000 followers (and increasing) on Twitter.

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