When: January 18, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00
Where: T-Room, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS
Diving into Big Data
By far, the majority of international trade is carried over ships, some sources putting that figure upwards of ninety percent. 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 its seaport operations for its economic well-being. It is therefore important that all these goods, and the people and ships that bring them to you, get tracked very efficiently.
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 lead to models that can be used to detect trends that lead to more efficient movement of goods.
Pat d’Entremont is an owner of Nicom IT Solutions, a company that helps organizations run more effectively and reach new markets through technology. He is also a certified management consultant and a writer.
His career in information technology stretches over 30 years. Pat holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Acadia University, with a major in Computer Science, as well as ISP and ITCP designations from the Canadian Information Processing Society.
He oversees the business development activities of Nicom; and in the past eight years, has been focused on the seaport sector where he has successfully established a division that offers professional advisory services and software products to the seaport industry.