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Big Data: Innovation and Efficiency in Business Transformation

The inaugural session of the SoBigData Digital Coffee webinar series, titled Big Data: Innovation and Efficiency in Business Transformation, took place on February 28th from 5 to 6 pm (CET time).  

This event, organized by the Institute of Management of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in collaboration with CNR and the SoBigData Research Infrastructure, marked the beginning of a series of four webinars, each exploring various aspects of Big Data and its implications for innovation, entrepreneurship, ethics, and impact.

Moderated by Dr. Giulio Ferrigno and Maria Giulia Garcea, the webinar delved into the critical role of Big Data in driving innovation and efficiency within business transformation processes by involving three speakers offering different views:  

  • Data scientist perspective (Valerio Grossi). The speaker provided a panotic view of the SoBigData Research Infrastructure (RI);
  • Company perspective (Maria Vittoria Brandi). The speaker has shared the positive Challenge Us experience about the collaboration between SoBigData RI and Socotec Italia. This testimonial has shown the opportunities that SoBigData can be explained by companies;
  • University perspective (Anna Monreale). The speaker explained the training opportunities that are offered throrugh Master BigData Analytics & Artificial Intelligence for Society and the National Ph.D. program in Artificial Intelligence for Society at the University of Pisa.

Here below the bio of the three speakers.

Valerio Grossi: With a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Valerio Grossi brings extensive expertise in analyzing massive and complex data. His research interests include data stream mining, ontology-driven mining, business intelligence, and knowledge discovery systems. Grossi is actively involved in managing the SoBigData Research Infrastructure.

Maria Vittoria Brandi: As a biologist at SOCOTEC Italia, Maria Vittoria Brandi specializes in utilizing data analysis software to examine environmental data. Her work involves establishing correlations between diverse data sets, contributing to SOCOTEC Italia's objectives.

Anna Monreale: Anna Monreale, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pisa, brings her expertise in Big Data analytics and social mining. She has played a key role in directing the Master's program in Big Data Analytics & Social Mining and currently serves as the vice-coordinator of the National Ph.D. program in Artificial Intelligence for Society at the University of Pisa.

The webinar has attracted approximately 200 participants, with active engagement from around 85 attendees who posed questions and contributed to the live Q&A discussion. 

The recorded video is available on the SoBigData Youtube Channel.

The event provided valuable insights into leveraging Big Data for innovation and efficiency in business transformation, setting the stage for further exploration of these themes in subsequent sessions of the webinar series.

Mark your calendars for the next webinar on March 20th, where we'll delve into Data-driven activities: turning data into successful innovations.

You can register here.