Organized on March 12 and 13 in Paris, the 2018 edition of the show will feature some 250 exhibiting brands and more than 100 speakers. 15,000 visitors are expected.
Clemency Simmelide. We mainly observe three movements. First, the application of artificial intelligence to big data is strengthening. We can even talk about convergence now. Which in turn generates the emergence of big data in other types of applications, around the IoT, the cloud … The second movement, big data in real time is becoming more democratic, especially through the deployment of infrastructures like Kafka or Spark. Finally, we are seeing more and more the emergence of a big data platform in self-service aimed at putting data in the hands of the end user.
In parallel with these developments, companies are focusing more than ever on their big data architectures in order to make them even more efficient and responsive. In this context, one of the main challenges is to improve cooperation between data owners on the one hand, and technology and data experts on the other.
What are the main axes of the program of Big Data Paris 2018?
The big data platform of the Paradise Papers will be unveiled exclusively. This project perfectly illustrates the trend towards the democratization of big data. The CTO of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which helped to reveal this massive data leak, will detail the technical underpinnings of the platform which, let us recall, combines the technologies of Talend (for the extraction of data, note), Neo4J (base oriented graph, ed) and Linkurious (data visualization, note).
Recall that this platform has allowed journalists involved in the ICIJ to perform without analysis of 13.5 million documents.
“BNP Paribas, Alstom, Sephora, SNCF, Mercedes … Many big brands will testify”
Several large groups will also be present on Big Data Paris to provide their testimony. Alstom, for example, will detail how it takes advantage of cognitive search, combining natural language processing and machine learning, to enable its employees to access targeted information within personalized interfaces. As for the Sephora group, it will shed light on a predictive analysis approach affecting e-commerce sales, commercial operations, supply chain … A project that resulted in the deployment of a common interface to business teams.
That’s not all. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula 1 team that was the 2017 world constructor champion will explain how it relies on a real-time analytics platform to support strategic decisions before, during and after each race. A data lab initiative within BNP Paribas Retail Banking will also be unveiled. SNCF will also discuss the evolution of its infrastructure maintenance systems on the front of predictive analysis. Finally, the digital director of Etam will decipher his approach in terms of data lake in cloud mode.
What are the personalities expected this year at the event?
Mounir Mahdjoubi, Secretary of State for Digital, will open the event. Ted Dunning, chief application architect of Map, will speak about the potential of machine learning and its conditions of success. Stan Christiaens, co-founder and CTO of Collibra, will speak about big data governance issues. Finally, Alexis de Gemini, General Manager of Deezer, will discuss the place of the human in the processes related to big data.
Big Data Paris aims to highlight the most innovative and emblematic use cases on the platform each year. We will announce soon new keynotes, speakers and feedback!