Europe Virtual Data Byte - February 9

Europe Virtual Data Byte - February 9
Join us for the Europe Virtual Q1 Data Byte on February 9 (between 11:45am-1pm London Time). This event is eligible for one CPDA Professional Development Unit.

PPDM Association Events are specifically designed to facilitate collaborative idea sharing, discussion, and networking. Learn from your colleagues’ experiences, ask questions, build relationships and make key face-to-face connections. Engage in dynamic sessions and attend an information packed presentation. This virtual event is open to anyone around the world interested in attending.


This virtual event will feature a presentation by:
Guy Holmes, Tape Arkwill present a talk entitled
"The Thousand Year Archive. The New Data Storage Technology That is Set to Change the Way We Manage Data."

Summary: What if we could store data on media that was immune to deterioration, not affected by electro-magnetic fields, was highly resistant to damage during handling or poor environmental conditions, used less energy and natural resources, and was environmentally sustainable?  Guy Holmes and his team have recently performed a proof of concept researching a technology that does exactly what that “What if” statement above asks, and the results are extremely exciting.

This presentation talks about the pending release of a new storage technology that is sure to change the way we store and manage data and its metadata forever.

Bio: Guy has spent 20 years working in the tape and data storage industry.  In the last 5 years, Guy founded Tape Ark where he has been a maverick for change; challenging the status quo to migrate legacy data to the cloud so that cloud-enabled technologies can be applied to foster actionable innovation and drive commercial breakthroughs. Guy is a strong advocate for data liberation and the role that historical data will play in making profound discoveries in the future.

Guy has a degree in Physics, an MBA in Technology Management, and maintains memberships with PPDM, ASEG, PESA & the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is regularly a guest speaker for various global industry conferences and writes for the IQ Magazine and previously had a regular column in the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics Preview Magazine. Guy is a father to five kids and has been married for 30 years. Outside of work he enjoys adventures in mountaineering.

Location & Agenda

This will be a virtual event using our Remo platform - is important that you register by February 8 so you can be inputted into the system - you will receive an email from Remo with the link and how to set up an account, you may need to check your junk mail folder for the email. We recommend you read our 'How To' document for helpful hints to log in, along with recommendations for a better experience and troubleshooting information. We also recommend you try Remos test page before starting. For any technical help, please email

General Agenda:
11:45 AM - the Remo Platform will open for testing and networking at the tables
12:00 PM - Presentations will begin with the PPDM Association Update
12:07 PM - Sponsor Spotlight by Texas A&M University Master of Geoscience Online
12:15 PM - Update by the What is a Facility Group

12:25 PM - Presentation by Guy Holmes
1:00 PM - Please join us at the tables to network with your colleagues. Please be ready with your microphone and camera.
1:15 PM - The Remo Platform will close.

If you find you are no longer able to attend, please advise us of your cancellation as soon as possible to free up a space for another attendee.

Free Registration

This event  is currently planned to be free to attend. Please register below to save your place, as spots are limited. Registration will close on February 8, so register early.

Professional Development Units

This event is eligible for:
To learn more about Professional Development Units (PDU) and the CPDA Certification Program, please visit our Certification Page.

Calendar Invitation

This Calendar invitation is here for download. Please note: the Calendar invitation does not register you to attend.

Thank You!

Thanks to all of you who support these events which are aimed at enhancing your ability to deliver better data management practices within your company as well as the building of a data management Community in the United Kingdom and Europe. A special thanks to our sponsors for hosting this event. Without the support of sponsors, events of this nature would not be possible.

Thank you to our Event Sponsor


Thank you to our Virtual Partner


    If you would like more information on the PPDM Association events or opportunities for sponsorship, please feel free to contact us.
Please ensure that you answer all the questions below and select "Save Responses" before going to your cart, or you may encounter a 'Cart Error.' If using the calendar feature, please ensure that the time is correct on your computer - this event will run 11:45-1:15pm London time.

2/9/2022 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
The virtual link will be emailed the day before. VIRTUAL UNITED KINGDOM

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