Diving into Big Data
By far, the majority of international trade is carried over ships, some sources putting that figure upwards of 90 per cent. Chances are that most of what you have in your home, what you wear, even maybe what you eat, was once on a ship. Port cities like Halifax and Saint John have a huge dependency on their seaport operations for economic well-being. Evidently, it's important that all these goods, and the people and ships that bring them to you, are efficiently tracked.
Although there has been much talk of “Big Data” in recent years, the concept of aggregating large quantities of data from different sources has been around for quite some time. Pat d'Entremont will dive into the ins and outs of tracking data on shipping vessels, crews and cargo movements, and how the software can develop into models that can be used to detect trends that lead to more efficient movement of goods.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
1360 Barrington Street, Halifax
To RSVP for this event, email Leslie Munro at firstname.lastname@example.org.