Date: 21 Nov., 2013 (Thur)
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Room 803, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building (ERB 803)

The recruitment talk is open to CUHK students ONLY. Please use your name in your SID to register.

Registration will be closed at 11:00, 21 Nov., 2013. Those who are not registered may try to walk in on a first-come, first-served basis.

Big Data Analytics and Hong Kong

In the last decade Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and half a dozen other companies have gone from unknown startups to internet titans.  Consumers believe they are successful because the social services they provide.  But the hidden truth is that these companies are cash creating machines because of the magic they perform with the data they own.  They are the pioneers of a multi-billion dollar big data analytics industry. They are employing thousands of computer scientists and statisticians to analyze their data and learn secrets unknown to the rest of the world.

In this talk Scott will provide an overview of big data analytics.  What is it?  Who is doing it?  What is the opportunity?  And what are the dangers?  The speaker will cover opportunities for research, development and possible jobs from Hong Kong to the Silicon Valley.

About the speaker:

Scott Brady Drummonds is ecosystem coordinator for Open Data Hong Kong ( and founder of the Asia Pacific Big Data community Information Incognita (

Scott formerly was director at EMC Corporation for a specialty team of cloud and big data technical sales experts.

Before EMC Scott led the performance marketing team at VMware’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California.  And before that Scott led Intel’s office desktop benchmarking team, which produced BAPCo’s SYSmark and MobileMark benchmarks.

Scott received a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His research focused on Automated Test Pattern Generation (ATPG) and digital systems test and diagnosis.  Scott now lives in Hong Kong.


Tel: 3943 8222 / 3943 8221