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Make Data Work
5–7 May, 2015 • London, UK

How big data is redefining banking

Ankit Tharwani (Barclays UK), Aengus Rooney (Barclays)
14:35–15:15 Wednesday, 6/05/2015
Business & Industry
Location: Blenheim Room - Palace Suite
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 9 ratings)

Prerequisite Knowledge



Big data technologies have become a fad in the industry, and big organizations are keen to ride the wave. But not many have succeeded in leveraging the true potential of big data. The challenges faced are not only technological but also in change management.

At Barclays, we have succeeded in building initial info-led propositions based on the ability to analyze terabytes of data in seconds. We overcame the challenges of bringing together structured and unstructured data by employing innovative solutions. Ankit Tharwani delivered an intelligent big data proposition, and the first big data capability for the bank, by cutting across layers and bringing together platforms at Barclays. He will talk of his journey of migrating from legacy tools to leverage the infinite potential of cutting-edge technologies to open doors to new use cases. Ankit will also talk about the technology vision for the bank, and how the strategic data landscape is evolving to make way for the likes of Hadoop.

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Ankit Tharwani

Barclays UK

Ankit Tharwani is proposition manager, Information Business, Personal and Corporate Banking at Barclays Bank PLC.

Aengus Rooney


Aengus has been involved in all aspects of Data Management systems in Financial Services arena for 15 years. Originally starting with online programming for OLTP systems, his career moved into the MPP OLAP space where he worked for ten years. In that time his career has come full circle along with the industry, back to engineering new big data platforms, for all divisions of Barclays Bank, Investment, Retail, Corporate and Cards.

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Phil Zamani
10/06/2015 18:06 BST


Are the slides available?


Andrey Suvorkin
19/05/2015 14:53 BST

Hi, is it possible the get slides of your presentation?


Aengus Rooney
8/05/2015 21:34 BST

Hi Elena, probably too much to share here – will contact you directly to discuss!

Elena Alfaro
6/05/2015 16:06 BST

How is the usage of the services you have presented? Specially Smart Business. Thanks