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MSc Big data for Leaders of tomorrow

  • 29 May 2020
  • 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Online

About this webinar

Big data is increasingly important in today’s commercial landscape. As a data scientist specializing in big data, you will help companies make sense of large amounts of structured and unstructured data, moving with an amazing velocity and providing rapid insights that enable them to make better, quicker decision. The fulcrums of Big Data are the four Vs and we learn how to leverage the power of various available tools to harness meaningful assembly and insight on these data. The MSc Big Data program prepares students and professionals to use the Big Data platform and methodologies in order to collect and analyze large amounts of data from different sources for quick decision making process.

This webinar will be focused on BigData and its applications. The webinar will emphasis on how you can give extra edge to your career with a degree of MSc in BigData from University of Stirling. You will also be introduced to the course Structure- Module descriptions of the program.

Applicants will be given a chance to interact with Dr. Deepayan Bhowmik (Program Director MSc BigData), Dr. Mario Kolberg (Dean- Internationalization), Dr. Soofi Anwar (Academic Director, RAK Campus), Ms. Archana Pandita (Program Director-MSc BigData, RAK Campus) and Faculties of RAK Campus.


Facilitator: Dr. Deepayan Bhowmik

Dr. Deepayan is the Program Director for Msc in BigData in the Division of Computing Science and Mathematics at University of Stirling, UK. He holds a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University of Sheffield (UK). On previous occasions he has worked as a lecturer in Computing at Sheffield Hallam University, a research associate at Heriot-Watt University, & the University of Sheffield and Systems Engineer in ABB Ltd.

He has received more than £0.5M grants from various research councils and industries. His professional leadership responsibilities include roles of Program director for MSc in Big Data and MSc in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity research theme leader for Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), Leader of the Stirling Vision and Image Processing (SVIP) research group, and Chair of the Ad-hoc-Group of the JPEG international standardisation on media blockchain.


Target audience

  • Senior Executives
  • CIOs and CTOs
  • Business Intelligence Executives
  • Marketing Executives
  • Data & Business Analytics Specialists
  • Innovation Specialists & Entrepreneurs
  • Undergraduate/ graduate students from IT related domain
  • Academics, and others interested in Big Data and its applications

Grapple of Oil based economies in this pandemic and beyond

  • 30 May 2020
  • 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Online

About this webinar

As a preamble to this discussion and as we stand today, we all know that COVID-19 has impacted the world economy in an unprecedented manner. Even before the invasion of COVID-19, the nations of the world have espoused a conservative and prudent approach to their public finances and national budgeting. In the current scenario with devastation caused by COVID-19 worldwide, this approach is becoming the norm rather than a choice.

For instance Brent Crude, one of the two benchmark prices, has shown a downward volatility and is likely to favor this trend at least into the near future. On the 21st of April 2020, for the first time since 2001 the Brent Crude dropped below $20 a barrel. The countries who could make a major chunk of their public finances through the revenues earned from oil exports are now reducing 'public spending or so to speak managing them cautiously and prudently. That said, that is the right way forward coupled with simultaneously exploring non-oil based industries with their state of the art infrastructure.

This session will focus on key aspects of the current turmoil situation faced by the leading oil trading economies and the possible impacts on the market in general. In addition to this, the session will also address the past fabulous decades of these economies when crude was offered in excess of the budgeted price.


Facilitator: Mr.Sunil Kumar CT

C.T. Sunil Kumar is senior academician in the area of Finance and Accounts with over 18 years of experience working in various international academic institutions of repute in UAE and currently working as the Program Director for MSC Finance as well as BA Accounting and Finance Programs for the University of Stirling, RAK Campus, UAE.

C.T. Sunil Kumar’s area of interest in research includes ‘exchange rate mechanism and economic development, oil price variation and its economic impact on GCC’, the role of current account deficit in currency value determination and has conducted extensive research and trainings in these domains. His academic passion is in the area of Accounting and Finance for Managers, Corporate Finance, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, International Finance, Management of Forex Transactions, Financial Derivatives and Markets. He has published case studies with leading case publishing house such as The Case Centre, UK and has also published his research work in journals of repute as well as presented research papers in national and international conferences.

He holds an MBA with specialization in Finance from Mangalore University, MS in Consultancy Management from BITS Pilani and MPhil in Management from Madhurai Kamaraj University.


Target audience

Students/market observers/investors

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