Skip to main content.
Submit or edit an event
Advanced search >
<< Back to previous page Print

<< Monday, October 21, 2013 >>

Lunch with Big Data: CITRIS seminar series

Lecture/Seminar | October 21 | 1-2 p.m. | Various, Student Services Bldg (SSB), Room 170

 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced, CA 95343

Laura Haas, IBM fellow and director of technology and operations, IBM

Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)@UCM

The CITRIS@UCM seminar series presents a session on big data entitled "The Real Challenge with Big Data for Big Business Isn't Size."

The real challenge with big data for big business isn't size. Yes, there is lots of data out there, but we have a whole host of new platforms that can process it while doing complex analytics at warp speed.

While large-scale science will continue to demand improvements in these platforms and the analytics algorithms that run on them, the current capabilities are more than powerful enough to handle most of the world's business problems.

However, according to a 2012 IBM study, only 6 percent of all businesses are really exploiting big data, and fewer than 30 percent have even tried a small pilot. Unlocking the value of this data requires not only a powerful platform, but a rich environment that makes these tools consumable, lowering skill and expertise barriers to their use. This talk will describe the efforts of the IBM Research Accelerated Discovery Lab to address this challenge, highlight a few important research topics and describe some of the emerging cases we are trying to address.


RSVP by October 16 by calling Rosalina Aranda at 209-228-4015, or by emailing Rosalina Aranda at

Lunch will be provided

Rosalina Aranda, admin instrative manager, CITRIS@UCMERCED, 5200 N. Lake Road #COB 369, Merced, CA 95341,, 209-228-4015

Created in Partnership with UC Berkeley Calendar Network