This programme covers all the major aspects of big data including a segment on conducting data analysis with statistics and interpreting the results. Over two days of training, participants will understand the relationship between data and more effective decisions. Big data architectures will be discussed with a focus on the information technology components including the Hadoop database, networked attached storage and statistical engines. Participants will also look at many types of analytics including customer analytics, social media analytics and organizational analytics. The most important part of the programme is to examine how to use big data for research and how data analysis tools can improve decision-making. All of the sessions are enhanced with cases, discussions and small group projects.