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Peake headlines Big Data London

 Legendary British astronaut, Major Tim Peake, CMG, and the first British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to visit the International Space Station, is set to headline for Big Data London (  Running from 20-21 September, Big Data London is the UK’s leading Data, Analytics & AI Event, organized by RX (

Previously an Army Air Corp officer and test pilot, Tim Peake’s work on the ISS and active engagement with the public back on Earth has made him a household name and role model to millions.  The celebrated astronaut and author of Sunday Times Best-Selling book, ‘Limitless: The Autobiography’, will take to the stage to explain how technology such as AI has made missions to the international space station possible.  His closing keynote session will take place at 4:40pm on Thursday 21st September in the Y-Axis keynote theatre.

The Big Data LDN Keynotes ( are the centrepiece of the content programme and for 2023, Big Data LDN will be running two keynote theatres in parallel at opposing ends of the hall (x-axis and y-axis).  Both theatres will be packed with leading subject matter experts presenting the latest intelligence and opinion on the industry’s hottest topics.

In addition to Tim Peake, the keynote track will also feature speakers including:

Libby Liu, CEO, Whistleblower Aid, who will present on the Y-Axis keynote stage on Wednesday 20th September from 15:20 - 15:50, to discuss ‘Ethics at the cutting edge of innovation’ and shed light on the importance of data privacy and ethics in the digital age.  Liu, has represented some of the most impactful big tech whistleblowers of the last several years, including Meta’s Frances Haugen and Twitter’s former Security Lead, Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko, who pioneered the ethical hacker movement.  She will speak to what big tech whistleblowers have in common, the ethical dilemmas they face long before their stories shake the foundations of companies and industries, what they grapple with, what motivates them and how they can blow the whistle safely and legally.

Ela Osterberger from Wetransfer will present at 14:40 - 15:10 in the Data Strategy Theatre on Thursday 21st to discuss her ‘Data Strategy 101: The Essential Guide’ and why every company needs one, how to assess what’s required, what it should include and how to evolve it.  The focus of this session will be a practical take home on the importance of how to implement a Data Strategy at scale that delegates can implement right away.

Gary Cronin, Director Digital Transformation, Data Engineering and Insights, Grant Thornton, will deep dive into Technical Data Governance and Unlocking the power of data assets on Thursday 21stat 13:20-13:50.  Gary will discuss the world of data modelling, focusing on lineage, provenance, and auditability of data platforms to explore how businesses can build a robust data infrastructure that enables them to reverse data transactions and provide transparency for better decision-making and data-driven insights.

Free registration to Big Data London is available at
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