Friday lunchtime lecture: Bringing ghost data back from the dead

Friday 20 January 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

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The shape, architecture and deployment of data are subject to much debate. Digital technology has helped us to optimise the utility of data sources for future applications.

That said, the digital revolution has also led to the destruction of many paper records and datasets in obsolete formats. In many cases, corporate knowledge, along with its underpinning data, has actually declined over the past two decades.

In this lecture, Michael Weatherburn will share his insights into the scale of this issue, and discuss how we can recover important data to fill gaps in knowledge.

About the speaker

Michael Weatherburn is Deputy Field Leader at Imperial College where he completed his PhD on the long-term development of the consultancy sector. In 2017 he founded Project Hindsight, a consultancy that works with clients to unlock and optimise high-value corporate knowledge.

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