Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Former Minister for Water; Forestry; Youth

    Perth Big Data Week 2017 launched

    8/05/2017 4:10 PM
    • Perth Big Data Week 2017 launched today by the Chief Scientist, Professor Peter Klinken
    • Big Data Week aims to increase awareness of, and interest in, big data issues 

    Science Minister Dave Kelly today (May 8) joined the Chief Scientist, Professor Peter Klinken, as he launched the annual Big Data Week at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth.


    Perth Big Data Week 2017 brings together organisations as they offer a series of events from around Perth during May 8-12, 2017.  The international event is being co-ordinated by the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, one of the biggest public research supercomputers in the southern hemisphere.


    Big data refers to the large volumes of data now being generated, the velocity at which we transfer and use this data, and the tremendous variety of sources creating this data.


    Increasing our involvement in big data plays an important role in the emerging 'innovation economy' that the McGowan Labor Government is working hard to build and promote.


    For more information, visit http://bdwperth.com


    Comments attributed to Science Minister Dave Kelly:


    "The McGowan Labor Government is serious about growing and diversifying our State's economy, and big data has the potential to be a driver of a diversified future economy.


    "Big Data Week will increase interest in data, innovation and technology.


    "Promoting interest in big data is crucial if we are to develop our State, create jobs and opportunities and improve the lives of Western Australians."


    Minister's office - 6552 6100