Posted by Davina Jackson on 12 Feb 2013

Multi-industry and trans-government challenges to manage and use floods of ‘extreme’ information will be discussed at a Navigating Big Data Summit in Canberra on 13 March 2013.

Organised by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) with Intel and government agencies, the one-day conference will cover issues of privacy, ethics, skills, managerial challenges, government regulations and barriers to uptake. It will focus on ‘top-line’ concerns affecting the health, government, banking, financial services, telco and utility sectors.

Speakers will include Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and the Digital Economy; Glenn Archer from the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), Ian Oppermann from the CSIRO and Hugh-Durrant-Whyte from NICTA, and experts from global information systems corporations, including Intel, Gartner, Deloitte and Ovum.

AIIA CEO Suzanne Campbell said its conference team ‘has been working hard to ensure the program is both high value and relevant. Our goal is to see that Australia is best positioned to derive productivity and economic gains from Big Data opportunities.’

The association will release a communique at the end of the event, recommending new government, industry and community actions to help deliver future benefits from effective handling of Big Data.

Summit registration details here.