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BIG DATA PANEL: IS DATA THE NEW OIL?

Naming the data being the oil of the digital era has two connotations: one to be important and powerful as the oil was in last century and another to be crude which must be refined to be valuable.
More data has been created in the past years than in the entire previous history of humans. Many sources predict exponential data growth toward 2020 and beyond. But the real benefit of data lies in its potential to give an insight into domain to which it relates. In the last decade, that potential has been recognized and expanded to many sectors. According to job site Glassdoor, data scientist has been ranked the best job in America, for the third year in a row. Data analysis impacted many businesses, opened many business and scientific opportunities, and brought economic, environmental, and societal benefits.
To unlock the full potential of multiple data sources, thus the data itself, it is slowly becoming evident that different approaches will be required in the future. This panel will try to give insights on how to approach data collection and analysis from both the scientific and industry perspectives.

Panelists:

basicUniv. Prof. Dr. Bojana Dalbelo Bašić, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
PhD in Computer science.
Full professor and the founder of the Text Analysis and Knowledge Engineering Lab at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb.

vinkovicDr. Dejan Vinković, Oraclum Intelligence Systems Ltd, Cambridge, UK
PhD in Astrophysics.
Co-founder and director of Oraclum Intelligence Systems Ltd and Chief Science Officer at Hipersfera Ltd, Zagreb.

zakulaAssist. Prof. Dr. Tea Žakula, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb
PhD in Building Technology.
Assistant Professor and the head of Laboratory for Energy Efficiency at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb.

ugrinaAssist. Prof. Dr. Ivo Ugrina, Faculty of Science, University of Split
PhD in Mathematics.
Assistant professor at Faculty of Science and the CEO at NVTEH and Intellomics companies specialized in data collection and analysis.

jozicDr. Slaven Jozić, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split
PhD in Applied Marine Sciences.
Expert Adviser at Laboratory of Microbiology and national representative in European Microbiology Expert Group (EMEG).

Moderator:

kosovicDr. Ivana Nižetić Kosović, Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.d.
Researcher at ETK Research.