Global festival of data: Day 1 - Big health data, the challenges and connections

Event Date: 
22 April 2013

Dr Trish Williams, Senior Lecturer, Computer and Security Science at ECU

Dr James Boyd, Director of the Population Health Research network (PHRN)

Perth is one of the cities taking part in the global ‘Big Data Week’ event and to support BDW iVEC, a national supercomputing facility based in Perth has planned a week-long program of events that include presentations, networking opportunities and activities which will look at some of the challenges and opportunities presented by the growth of Big Data.

To start with the University of Western Australia, Curtin and Edith Cowan Universities will host a lunch-time series of presentations and demonstrations. Each event will be followed by lunch and discussions. These events are open to everyone from research, business, and community to share success stories, best practices, failures, cautionary tales, and future developments in big data.

This event will kicked off with a presentation entitled “Big health data, the challenges and connections”, presented by Dr Trish Williams – Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer and Security Science at ECU.

This presentation will be followed by a demonstration provided by Dr James Boyd, Director of the Population Health Research network (PHRN). The PHRN a ground-breaking programme aimed at creating Australia’s first national data linkage network. For more information about the PHRN, please visit:
At this event, James will provide a demonstration of national data linkage infrastructure and tools which supporting research.

This is a free event, however to attend please register at: opens in new window

The festival programme is still being developed and more information will be announced in coming weeks.  Details of other events include meetups by Georabble and Port 80.  There will also be a launch event (by invitation) at Scitech. More details are available from the BDW calendar: opens in new window  

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