We spend a lot of time at conferences hearing about all the incredible use cases that people have been delivering, the wild futures ahead in our industries or how this one technology is going to make all your problems go away. What we don’t spend a lot of time focusing on is the often long, often hard journey to take an organisation from the very beginnings of a Big Data delivery through to it’s completion, or at least it’s transition into the business norm. During this talk James will be looking at what the lifecycle of a big data project looks like, broken down into 5 main stages. We’ll go from what you need to do to establish the data agenda within your business all the way through to transitioning into a BAU delivery team. With a focus both on the soft and technical side of what’s needed, if you’re trying to get started with your own Big Data project then this is the talk for you.