Jennifer Brooker on “Technology can’t save us but Data Engineers just might”
18:30 to 20:30

Technology can’t save us but Data Engineers just might

Speaker: Jennifer Brooker, Product Development Manager, Ordnance Survey

Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start,

Venue: Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD
In “The Spark” building, (on East Park Terrace, adjacent and north to the Library)
Refreshments at 6.00pm on will be on “The Bridge”, above The Pod, then we make our way down a floor to “The Pod “for 6.30pm for the presentation. (This is about 5 minutes’ walk from the Southampton Central Station). Directions and maps at http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/find-us/find-us.aspx,
Campus map http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/resources/find-us/east-park-terrace-campus-map.pdf
Cost: Free and open to both BCS and Non-BCS Members, but please book through the BCS website, https://events.bcs.org/book/2275/ both for BCS members and non-members for arranging refreshments. Details of this and other future events at http://www.bcs.org/category/12189

This event will be a joint event with the BCS Hampshire Branch, BCSWomen, and Southampton Solent University.

The ability to make sense of data is creeping in as a keyword in every job description, from business intelligence, data analytics to the latest growth in data scientists. But who is making all of this data, allowing people to query it and create the evidence for informed decision making.

Data engineers are those working hard behind the scenes creating, transforming, providing access and bringing order to often messy, unstructured data. This presentation will bring to light these unsung heroes of data, the skills needed and some insights from those working at Ordnance Survey.

With a background as a software engineer Jennifer Brooker started out writing code for submarines, but quickly found a love of all things location.
Over the past 10 years Jennifer has moved from building large scale GIS systems to researching geospatial linked data, and now leads the development of new data and products at Ordnance Survey.