This survey is part of a benchmarking study on Big Data, conducted by The University of Amsterdam (UvA)*ORTEC and UvA have partnered in fielding this survey and will be sharing results with all participants.

Definition - Big Data is the use of large volumes of (live) data (numerical data, text, audio, images, video) for the benefit of business and society. Search engines and social networks are perfect examples of heavily used applications. To understand such applications, a combination of skills is necessary. These skills include computer science, statistics, mathematics, law/ethics and domain-specific knowledge, such as medical, psychological, linguistic, financial, marketing and logistic knowledge.

The objectives of this survey are:
  • to obtain a better insight into the use of Big Data applications in your organization - compared to other organizations,
  • to obtain a better insight into organizational needs (e.g. education, research, project support) and requirements for Big Data applications.
The survey consists of 19 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete. The survey closes Friday, September 26. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the final report from the University of Amsterdam (provided that an email address is left) and will have a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card (we will give away 100). Confidentiality. We will not disclose your name and/or the name of your organization anywhere in the report. 

On behalf of the University of Amsterdam I want to thank you very much for your participation!

Marc Salomon,
Dean of the University of Amsterdam Business School, The Netherlands

*The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has a rich history dating back to 1632, when its forerunner, the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre, was established. Today, with some 30,000 students, 5,000 staff, more than 100 nationalities and a budget of more than 600 million euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe.