Big Data event: New speakers announced

The World Newsmedia Network and the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford have organised their inaugural event on Big Data and have announced some new speakers have joined the one-day programme.

Big Data, Big Ideas for Media will take place on 7 June 2013 at Millbank Tower, London, and will focus on how media companies can leverage data to better understand their media landscapes, their audiences, and help develop journalism and commercial strategies for the future.

Key points to be discussed:

  • The Big Data landscape
  • How Big Data is the ‘new oil’ for media companies
  • Using Big Data to achieve growing revenues and audience insight
  • Telling powerful journalistic stories with Big Data and mapping
  • Leveraging Twitter and Facebook Big Data

Confirmed speakers

  • Gerd Leonhard, media futurist and Big Data guru
  • Jim Roberts, executive editor, Reuters Digital, and former assistant managing editor, New York Times
  • Michael Brunt, SVP, The Economist
  • Stephen Doig, Pulitzer Prize-winning data journalist and computer-assisted journalism expert and academi
  • Andy Mitchell, managing director at ANyMedia network, part of DMGMedia, formerly A&N Media including Daily Mail
  • James Ball, Lead data journalist, Guardian
  • Sanjeevan Bala, Channel 4 head of data planning and analytics
  • Simon Thomas, strategic systems director, global analytics and insight, GroupM EMEA
  • Dr. Bernie Hogan, big data scientist, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
  • Martha Stone, big data researcher, Reuters Institute and conference organiser (pictured)

Find out more about Big Data, Big Ideas for Media.

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