EP 019 | Big Data

Data has overtaken oil as the world’s most valuable resource, but what is big data? We unpack how data can be converted into information that can drive strategic decision making and look at the multitude of ways data can be used. We look at the role that cyber security plays in this process and the missed opportunities when data is not used effectively.

meet our guests

dr adrian tiplady

Head: Strategy and Business Systems, SKA South Africa

Dr. Adrian Tiplady is currently the Head of Strategy and Business Systems at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory, which is mandated to implement South Africa’s strategic radio astronomy initiatives including the Square Kilometre Array project – a multi-national scientific facility to be co-hosted by South Africa and Australia. Adrian has a diverse portfolio that includes strategic, risk and knowledge management, stakeholder management, governance, SHEQ, as well as spectrum management. As part of the South African delegation, he played a strong role in the negotiation and establishment of the SKA Observatory – an inter-governmental organisation established to deliver and operate the Square Kilometre Array.

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