The volume of information generated in todays digital world will not have escaped anyone reading this and we have now firmly entered the ‘big data’ age where large pools of information are captured, communicated, aggregated, stored, and analysed as part of every sector and function of the global economy.
The construction sector is a huge producer of data and information. With the increasing roll outs of electronic document management systems and growing usage of Building Information Modelling (BIM), enabling success through effective collaboration and sharing of information on multi-party projects is a key area of focus for many.
But in an age where data can be a valuable commodity and often a source of competitive advantage in a highly fragmented industry, how do we ensure we strike the right balance between being open and sharing information on the project, securing this shared information in the project environment or keeping it securely to ourselves? When the success or failure of a project centres on the effective dissemination and communication of information in a collaborative environment, how do we achieve this without scoring commercial own goals and leaving our data wide open?
We are also delighted to be able to launch at this event a piece of work undertaken by G4C in collaboration with the BRE trust on open data. Over the last 12 months we have had the pleasure of interviewing a range of industry professionals on the topic of big data. A series of videos are now edited and ready so come along for a sneak preview and hear a bit more about the amazing content, thoughts and opinions covered by this work
So please join us and our superb line up of panellists on the 18th June for this lively discussion on how to get the balance between open and secure data management in project environments right and join the big data debate. To register please follow this link https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/17183357886