1. Why BigData for Bangladesh?
A small-talk on BigData
SID Strategy Workshop, 7th Sep, 2013, Dhaka
2. Discussion Points
Big Data created passively by Small Individuals – why should we care?
National Big Data Initiatives – where is the world heading?
Mobile Phone, FB, Blog ‘Revolution’ in BD – our BigData?
Statistics and Informatics Division (SID) Strategy – BigData relevant?
How do we ALL start the BigData Journey?
3. Small Devices … Big Data – Looks familiar ?
4. 2013 Global Map :: Small Protesters’ Big Data
5. Big Data – why should we care?
• Trends in online
news or social
media can provide
• These can be highly
6. BigData – why should we care?
• Commodity Hardware compatibility
• Reduction in Storage Cost
• Open Source System
• The Web Economy
• Co-creation with crowdsourcing
7. Global Big Data Initiatives…
US Gov initiated a 200M USD BigData R&D initiative in major sectors in mid-2012…!
To solve National Development Issues in Security, Health, Education, Energy, Environment
Big Data Senior Steering Group :: NIH, NSF, DARPA, DOD OSD, DHS, DOE-Science, HHS,
NARA, NASA, NIST, NOAA, NSA, and USGS
Co-chaired by NIH and NSF
UK Gov annual budget £22m
to reshape the direct.gov.uk portal into a one-stop shop to access government info
Big Data is NOT necessarily Open Data!
8. Global Big Data R&D…
9. SID Strategy – Big Data relevant?
SID sits on a Complex Policy Setting ‘hot-potato’:
Researchers want data
Public policy requires access to data
Public policy also requires protection of privacy and intellectual
property and other sensitive information
Much more to be done:
Policy on data management and data access – where a2i, BCC / LICT
can work together with SID!
10. Mobile Phone, FB, Blog ‘Revolution’ in
BD – our Big Data?
We are a country of Miracles…
Almost all expert predictions in the 1990s about Rural Mobile Phone Users in
Bangladesh failed and Miracle happened…
Dhaka Bus Map by http://www.urbanlaunchpad.org
Traffic Patterns prediction from anonymous CDRs on different time intervals
from the MNOs
FB Likes, Blogs analysis for Citizens’ Sensitivity Analysis …
BigData is already here in Bangladesh … we just have to adopt it more…!!!
11. How do we ALL start the BigData
This SID Strategy workshop is a ‘Great Beginning’ of a BIG BigData Journey …
Let SID be the ‘Anchor’ of Bangladesh BigData Initiative
Let a2i, BCC help in the relevant policy, infrastructure and technological
Let us have this Bangladesh BigData Initiative (BBI..?) integrated into the SID
Strategic Plan for the next 3 years
Let us Think Big, Start Small, and Scale Fast with 2-3 months smaller BigData
R&D deliverables incorporating the Industry and the Academia
Let us not shy away to Fail! If we must fail, let us Fail Fast! And let us learn
from that to go ahead being stronger…