AWS for Financial Services London | Using Big Data Analytics to Drive New Revenue

29 March 2012, London

Attend this event to learn about the services and tools offered by AWS and its Partner Think Big Analytics, to help financial services organisations build advanced analytics solutions that harness the power of big data.

Big data is shaping the way today's leading companies go to market, develop competitive advantage and build products from data. Traditional IT data warehousing methods are expensive, brittle and have difficulties keeping up with the pace of advanced analytics business needs, especially with unstructured data. During this event we will review big data use cases and solutions that are shaping today’s leaders.

In addition, Think Big Analytics will discuss the ways in which they are working with clients to understand their data processing challenges and assess how new analytics techniques and technologies can solve some of these problems. Think Big has worked with a wide range of Fortune 1000 companies, to build advanced analytic solutions that leverage the underlying infrastructure of Hadoop, MapReduce, NoSQL and Machine Learning patterns. Think Big develops and deploys client solutions for all types of data at massive scale, which can harness todays compute resources effectively and enable the data driven companies of tomorrow.

This event is designed to provide you with knowledge and awareness of how industry leaders are using big data tools and approaches together with AWS, to reshape the way in which analytics and data are leveraged.

29 March 2012
The Mercer
34 Threadneedle Street

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Reasons to attend:

  • Learn from industry leaders about how managing big data can positively impact your business
  • Hear how organisations are successfully using the AWS cloud platform to process high computational workloads, while at the same time dramatically reducing both processing time and underlying costs
  • Learn how AWS products and services can help you deploy your big data strategy
  • Become part of the AWS financial services community and have the opportunity to have your specific questions about cloud computing answered
  • Hear about the latest product news and innovations from AWS

Who should attend:

  • The event is targeted exclusively for businesses involved within the financial services sector. It has been created for both technology and business stakeholders, who have recognised the dramatic move towards big data and cloud computing and now wish to take up this competitive advantage within their own organizations.
  • Financial Services' CIOs, CTOs, Analytics Data Scientists, SAS Modelers, Quants, Strats, Technical Managers, Architects, Risk Managers, Developers, & Data Specialists.


8:00am – 8:30am: Registration

8:30am – 9:30am: Big Data & Financial Services, Rick Farnell, Co-Founder & President, Think Big Analytics

This session will discuss how the effective management of big data is becoming a core differentiator for financial services organisations. This session will outline the strategic considerations and architectural imperatives of implementing solutions to manage complex datasets. We will also will explore how organisations in the financial services sector are using AWS for their data-intensive compute requirements

9:30am – 10:30am: Data and the Cloud, Matt Wood, Technology Evangelist, AWS

This session will describe how customers are using the AWS cloud to drive their data-intensive workflows. We'll outline the full pipeline, from data collection and storage, to computational modelling and risk analysis, through to data locality and private collaboration. Using real world use cases we'll illustrate how services such as Elastic MapReduce, the Virtual Private Cloud, DynamoDB and the AWS Storage Gateway can help you ask questions of your data to help drive competitive advantage.

10:30am – 11:00am: Refreshments & Networking


29 March 2012
The Mercer, 34 Threadneedle Street
London, EC2R 8AY

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