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KPMG Lunch ‘n Learn – Big Data
March 26, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pmAt no cost
Please join iF on Thursday, March 26, 2015 for Mark Morreale of SAS Canada’s presentation on Big Data!
The term ‘Big Data’ has become a media buzzword as of late. Rarely a day goes by without an industry analyst espousing its virtues and potential. Generally speaking, it refers to the enormous volumes of information that are being accumulated each and every day. But what exactly is it? How is it used? And what does it mean for businesses and consumers?
Mark Morreale of SAS, the global leader in business analytics, will address these questions and explore some of the trends driving the use of Big Data, including the advent of The Internet of Things. The session will provide an introduction to this new age of colossal information and discuss what Big Data can do for businesses of all sizes.
Our Lunch ‘n Learn events are a great way to get out and network while enjoying a free lunch, and learning something new! Please forward this to all of the innovators you know.
11:30am-noon – Lunch & Networking
Noon-1pm – Keynote Presentation and Factory 5 – Ranggo
1pm – 2pm – Dessert & Networking (at iF’s Innovation Destination)
Parking is available for a cost of $0.50/ hour at McMaster Innovation Park Special Events and Conference Parking
Mark Morreale is an Epidemiologist with over 20 years of experience in the Canadian healthcare system. Before joining SAS, Mark worked in several Analytics positions for the Pharma Sector, Hospitals, Ontario Ministry of Health and Health Canada. Currently, Mark’s role is to facilitate relationships & Industry Partnerships with Academics & SAS.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know.
About our March Factory 5 – Ranggo
Ranggo is an all-in-one tool for restaurants, enabling them to easily monitor customer feedback and boost retention. Customers can rate their restaurant experience at the menu item level using their smartphones and get instant e-coupons encouraging them to come back. The check-in process broadcasts on users’ social networks, expanding restaurant exposure. Ranggo also offers search functionality that will allow users to find the best menu items in their area. The app is available on both iOS and Android platforms.