Upcoming SCF Event – Competition Law and Big Data

On Thursday 23 February 2017 the SCF is hosting an event at the University of Glasgow on big data. The event will start at 5.30pm, with registration from 5.15pm, and will be held in the University’s Senate Room, in the main (Gilbert Scott) building on University Avenue.

You can register to attend this event here.

Data we generate is collected on a prolific basis and has tremendous commercial value. The holding and exploitation of big data may allow firms to exploit efficiencies in the flows of goods and services, to target advertising and promotions more effectively and to offer enhanced consumer experiences. However, entry into markets in which big data features may be difficult for new firms and holders of big data may be able unfairly to exploit their knowledge of consumer preferences. Join us on Thursday 23 February at the University of Glasgow as we explore some of these issues.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Dr Florence Thepot, University of Glasgow, Chair;
  • Peter Willis, Partner, Bird & Bird, speaking on ‘Competition law and big data’;
  • Natalie Timan, Competition and Markets Authority, speaking on ‘Competitive effects and big data’

There will also be an additional speaker (to be confirmed) on ‘The industrial use and value of big data’.


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