Big data workshop

Discover what big data can mean for your organisation, together with colleagues in a half-day session.

big data-workshop

When utilising big data, a lot of factors come into play, both on organisational and technical levels. If you’re just getting started, the best step to take often is getting your colleagues together and discovering the opportunities and difficulties. How? By following our unique big data workshop.

The big data workshop will show you and your colleagues which opportunities your organisation has regarding big data. Seeing these opportunities will result in employee acceptance. Participants will learn to see the possibilities, their creativity is being stimulated and will yield a clear overview of specific and appropriate business cases.

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Working with a card game stimulates creativity

To help participants to think in big data terms, we work with an intuitive deck of cards which we developed ourselves. The card game structures the possibilities and stimulates creativity.

Each card describes one data set and explains the possibilities and consequences of working with that data set. Concepts such as structuredness, personal data, and costs are explained in detail.

Example case

Solving deer overpopulation with big data

One of our sample cases is called ‘deer overpopulation’ and involves mapping the deer population in the Netherlands and appropriately dealing with overpopulation. While using only animal friendly measures, it is difficult to locate these deer and prevent hindrances they cause. How can the park service (Staatsbosbeheer) utilise big data to monitor and predict the behaviour and location of the deer in the Netherlands without causing them unnecessary harm?

A group participating in the workshop
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Data sources

Staatsbosbeheer has a unique data source available to them: extensive data on the family trees of deer in the Netherlands. Aside from this data source, there are various public and private data sources that can be used, such as weather predictions, drone images, thermal cameras, and road traffic information.

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Spotting opportunities

One of the most difficult challenges with big data is spotting the opportunities; it takes both creativity and in-depth knowledge of company processes. The card game enhances both.

Creating support

Without sufficient support from within your organisation, a big data project will be of little use. By coming up with ideas together with colleagues, broader support is created.

Improving data quality

In an accomplished data chain, multiple colleagues work together to maintain a high quality of data. This workshop will help colleagues discover their role in the chain, and how they can help improve the data quality.

Why the Landscape Big Data Workshop?

Yield a clear overview of specific and appropriate business cases for big data

Work on employee acceptance and bring technique and business closer to each other

Stimulate a healthy, critical attitude

For everyone in the organisation, regardless of big data knowledge

The big data workshop can be employed to expand the skill set of a team, to inspire management, or as a teambuilding exercise.

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Data & big data

Data is seen as the oil of the 21st century: data is the future. Organisations have to keep up with the technological advances of our time. By learning how to use your data as a resource, rather than something that only costs resources, new opportunities present themselves. From gaining insights into both your product and end user to learning how to streamline specific processes within your organisation.

Data is big data if it meets the following three criteria:

  • Volume: the data has a very large volume, e.g. multiple terabytes.
  • Velocity: data changes constantly and has to be analysed quickly.
  • Variety: the data comes in various types, such as text and video.

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A tailor-made workshop

We strive to make every big data workshop unique. No two organisations are the same, and the workshop has the biggest impact if all of the cases are relevant to every single participant. This means that we tailor the workshop specifically to your organisation with relevant cases and actual challenges.

For everyone in the organisation

The big data workshop is accessible and interesting for everyone in the organisation, regardless of prior experience with (big) data.

What’s more: the workshop is most effective when the participants are a diverse group that represent many disciplines from within the organisation.

Good ideas should be followed up on

Ideas that come up during the workshop often prove to be valuable and should be followed up on. This is likelier to happen if you’re reminded of these ideas on occasion. That’s why, after the workshop, we’ll put all of the ideas, insights and conclusions on a stylish poster you can put up in the office.

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