A Big Data Primer - Building Business Capability


Tracy Buckner

A Big Data Primer


Thursday, November 14, 2019


3:15 pm


Regency Ballroom 2


Five years ago there were 2.4 billion internet users. Today there are 3.8 billion internet users in 2017. That is 14 users per second. 

Those users have one thing in common – data.

BBC reports that there is at least 1,200 petabytes in the major online sources (Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft) alone. That is BIG data! Big data is a catchphrase that has been tossed around for years. Today data is bigger than ever. Corporations need to know how to manage, analyze, and most importantly how to secure data. Knowledge in Data Management is essential in today’s businesses – big or small.

This session will introduce you to Big Data and Data Management. It will teach you the basics of data governance, security, storage, quality, and analytics. It will prepare you to understand conversations about data and provide a solid foundation to help build more data management skills.

IBM predicts nearly three million data jobs in 2020. Join me to begin preparing for the future of data.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe Data Management and its components
  • Identify opportunities to improve data management
  • Recognize why data management is essential

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