The University of Lahore & National ICT R&D Fund, Islamabad organized a three days’ workshop on “Roles and Opportunities on Big Data & Analytics” from 1st October to 3rd October 2016 in CS & IT Department. Prof. Dr. Israr ul Haq Sheikh (Rector) delivered keynote speech in the event on impacts of Big data. This workshop provided an ample opportunity to relevant stakeholders for discussing various segments of Big Data and greatly benefited students and software industry. The main topics covered in workshop includes Machine learning algorithms, Data extraction over web/cloud and Big Data processing using Hadoop. The workshop provided an insight to the issues associated with the emerging technologies, so that collaborations can be forged and best practices adopted to facilitate the economic growth. At the end of Workshop, Mr. Awais Rauf(Chairman BOG) distributed shields and certificates among participants and urged for organising such events regularly in the University.