Big Data, eResearch and the Cloud

Accelerating the time to science

We have brought together leaders in the field of cloud computing to give insight to the rapidly changing world of Big Data in eResearch. This free event will give you the rare chance to hear from two leading providers in cloud platforms, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Find out how the cloud is creating innovative opportunities, changing the face of computing, for business, government and research organisations. From Big Data, transparency, privacy, and security of data, there will be four short talks by leaders in the field, followed by networking over light refreshments.


  • Professor Matt Bellgard:   Director, Centre for Comparative Genomics, Murdoch University
  • Dr Rhys Francis:                 eResearch Strategic Consultant 
  • Andrew Phillips:                 ANZ Public Sector Country Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • Adrian White:                     Head of Scientific Computing, APAC and Japan, Amazon Web Services
  • Jonathan Wade:                 Cloud Solutions Architect, Azure at Microsoft


When: Thursday 5th May, 18:30 – 20:30 (seating from 18:15). 

Where:  Scitech Planetarium, City West, West Perth, 6005

Tickets: Free, bookings essential as seats are limited. (not suitable for children, 18 plus event)

Light refreshments will be provided.