BIG DATA: Escaping the Trough of Disillusionment

Presenter: Christian Racca
Monday 14th May, 14:30
Location: Aula 2F, DISAT, door 1
Politecnico di Torino – Corso Castelfidardo 42, Torino


The “Data Revolution” is transforming our society in an irreversible way at a pace that we had not foreseen. Data is expected to be the fuel for decision-making processes at different levels: from (smart) cities to national governments.
On the other side, the unexplored lands are still huge and the debate on people’s impact, “data democracy”, ethics, bias and human rights has never been so crucial and intense.

Overall the opportunities and threats of this epochal change are still partially clear to researchers, decision makers and entrepreneurs, and the “global picture” is difficult to grasp due to the topics’ complexity and to the several interconnected areas and disciplines.
Can Data Science really contribute to a more-sustainable development?
Can BIG DATA survive to the trough of disillusionment?


Christian Racca Design Engineer, TOP-IX Consortium Christian manages the TOP-IX BIG DIVE program aimed at providing training courses for data scientists, data-driven education initiatives for companies, organizations and consultancy projects in the (big) data-exploitation field.

After graduating in telecommunication engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Christian joined TOP-IX Consortium, working on data streaming and cloud computing, and later on web startups. He has mentored several projects on business model, product development and infrastructure architecture and cultivated relationships with investors, incubators, accelerators and the Innovation ecosystem in Italy and Europe.


Christian Racca SmartSeminar.pdf

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