Leading researchers from around the world will converge in Abu Dhabi to discuss information technology challenges in big data, the term for a collection of large, complex data sets that are difficult to process with existing data management and processing applications. The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Institute, the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and Injazat Data Systems, an industry-recognized market leader in the region for information technology and cloud and data center managed services, will host a conference on “Big Data Systems, Applications, and Privacy” to discuss the business, government, education, and entertainment impacts of the big data phenomenon. The event will be open to the public and will run from March 10 to 11, 2013, at Injazat’s headquarters in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi.
Big data is changing IT frameworks around the world. According to IBM, in 2012, 2.5 exabytes (quintillion bytes) of data were created every day. This massive influx of information requires a re-thinking of data security, handling, and delivery across various types of organizations and industries.
Technology experts from prestigious international and local organizations, including AT&T Labs, IBM, Google, Cisco Systems, Duke University, Huawei, Bell Labs, UAE University, and the Emirates Identity Authority, will share expertise and insights on diverse topics ranging from large-scale data mining and social information filtering to crisis informatics and data in developing regions. The conference will also include a presentation from Injazat’s Head of Information Security Kamran Ahsan on “Big Data, effective utilization for security intelligence.”
Torsten Suel, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU and chair of the conference, said: “Effective and intelligent data management is a critical concern for modern society, particularly as current levels of data production are outpacing the ability of our existing systems to manage voluminous information. NYUAD’s Data Center and Cloud Computing Laboratory was established with the aim of consolidating the efforts of multiple research groups to promote creativity, innovation, education, and entrepreneurship in this field to help answer underlying challenges.”
“At present, the volume of data created worldwide every two days is around the same as that created between the beginning of civilization and the early 2000s. Clearly there is a need to evaluate and enhance current methods of data management, delivery, and protection to address such exponential growth. The conference organized by NYU Abu Dhabi and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU is an important platform for sharing and gaining strategies on how big data should be approached at the regional and global levels,” said Ibrahim Lari, CEO of Injazat Data Systems.
Injazat Data Systems is developing solutions to meet the challenges posed by big data in areas such as capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, analysis, and visualization. It taps its local and international partnerships with major private and academic organizations to find the answers to some of the technology field’s most pressing issues.