The Reality of Big Data
9:45AM - 10:45AM
Big Data is all the rage, but like most technologies - and the management revolutions they bring with them - it is not the output that makes for disruption, it is how you align your company to gain real value. This all-MIT panel of experts will explore a variety of aspects in Big Data. MIT Sloan Professor Erik Brynjolfsson will play the provocateur, and talk about how Big Data can become the next Management Revolution. Our panelists will take their own slice of the issue. Professor Sandy Pentland of the Media Lab will talk about the variety of disruptive applications of Big Data. MIT Sloan Professor Dimitris Bertsimas will talk about solving Operations Research problems with Big Data. And MIT Sloan Professor Andrew Lo will talk about how Big Data cannot only be used in Financial Markets, but can also (really) cure cancer. Each of these titans of MIT have extensive relationships with industry, and they will put their comments into context for the practitioners in attendance.