The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference this year was held at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, USA. The theme, Scaling Up: Big Data to Big Impact. We found the event very informative as they strive to guide educational innovation globally with the use of big data. One our highlights was Professor Belinda Tynans talk on ‘LEARNING ANALYTICS = (PROBLEM+QUESTION) X (DATA+ANALYSIS) / (ETHICS+INTERVENTION)’. We looking forward to LAK 2016 in Edinburgh, UK.