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Big Data and Graduate Jobseeker talks

for the Computing and Technology Industry

Clifton Pavillion

This event is jointly organised by NTU and the local branch of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. We present two industry speakers on topics that will be of interest to students.

  • From: Thursday 22 January 2015, 5 pm
  • To: Thursday 22 January 2015, 8 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 6, John Clare Lecture Theatre, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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Event details

Talk One: Big data by Paul StevensBig Data is not just another database; its deployment in an organisation requires new skills and a deep analysis of where corporate data is buried. The rewards from a Big Data deployment may not also be harvested until months if not years after deciding to proceed. This presentation covers the theory and research undertaken before investing in an innovation project.

Speaker Biography
Paul Stevens MBCS CITP has been an IT Architect and Consultant in E.ON for 10 years, and has worked in IT since 1990. He has been a database designer, and managed database administration and infrastructure architecture teams. He has more recently been working on European wide projects covering a broad range of IT subjects. He is currently involved in the start-up of a new initiative to look at E.ON's requirements for a Big Data platform.

Talk Two: A recruiters tale; there, back again, there again and then maybe an offer by Matthew Sagar
When university is over - you've worked hard and got a degree - how do you turn that into a job? This inspirational talk will give you the help and guidance you need to really stand out, get an interview and make a great first impression. If you are passionate about making your degree work for you to kick-start a rewarding career, this talk by a hugely successful and experienced recruiter is essential.

Speaker biography
Matthew has been involved in recruitment since 1997 and through the course of his career has worked in a variety of jobs including computer sales, project manager for overseas charities and gravedigger. As a recruiter Matthew has worked both in-house and agency side, across mainly technical and creative roles. He is currently passionate about bringing talent into


Event programme

  • 5  pm - Welcome and Refreshments
  • 6 pm - Introduction and outline of student membership options by by the Nottingham and Derby branch of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • 6.15 pm - Talk One: Big Data by Paul Stevens
  • 7 pm - Talk Two: A Recruiter's tale; there, back again, there again and then maybe an offer by Matthew Sagar
  • 7.50 pm - Networking
  • 8 pm - Event close

Booking information

This event is free and open to all NTU students.

Location details


Lecture Theatre 6, John Clare Lecture Theatre


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS


The event will be held at the Clifton campus. There is ample free parking on site.

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