Speakers include: King.com, Direct Line Group, Financial Times, Hotels.com, London Borough of Camden, RSA, JustGiving, Barclays... plus many more!

Programme 2015

Effective Data Management and Analytics to Drive Successful Projects

8.30 - 9.00 Registration and breakfast

9.00-9.05 Welcome and opening remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editor, Computing

9.05 - 9.25 Computing research: a review of Big Data & analytics trends

Speaker: Graeme Burton, Chief Reporter, Computing

9.25 - 10.15 Panel discussion: Institutionalising Big Data analytics in your organisation

  • What are the best methodologies for institutionalising big data analytics in your organisation?
  • How to initiate a cultural shift to a data driven decision making?
  • How can you leverage the skills base you already have by converging traditional tools with Big Data?


John O'Donovan, CTO, Financial Times
Mike Bugembe, Head of Analytics, JustGiving
Jonathan Sunderland, Director of Information Science, Direct Line Group
Colin Ware, Industry and Regulatory Engagement Lead for Data Operations, Barclays

10.15 - 10.45 Big Data case study

Speaker: Andrew Done, Big Data Lead, King.com

10.45 - 11.15 Morning break and visit to exhibition area

11.15 - 11.35 Data refinery is fuelling next generation Big Data analytics

  • Latest Big Data technologies are allowing businesses to process ever growing volumes of data. But it is data quality, not quantity that's key to maximizing insight with Big Data analytics.
  • Is it possible to orchestrate and apply governance to all of that data and deliver it in a way that it can easily be consumed by the end user?
  • Learn how to take the uncertainty out of the data foundation for analytics by turning raw data into relevant and actionable information.

Speaker: Jean-Michel Franco, Director, Product Marketing for Data Governance, Talend

11.35 - 11.55 Architectures for Big Data analytics

  • How can you improve your services and reduce costs with smart analytics?
  • Why integration of your Big Data tools with an existing BI eco-system is crucial for success
  • How to choose from the array of available Big Data platforms - which one is right for you?

Speaker: Dave Shuttleworth, Principal Consultant, Exasol

11.55 - 12.15 Big Data and the data quality imperative

  • Successful Big Data initiatives rely on accurate, complete data, but the information they draw on is often not validated when it enters an organization
  • Learn how data quality can help you gain actionable customer insights, improve the accuracy of analytics and BI projects, and increase the value of your Big Data investments

Speaker: Ed Wrazen, VP Product Management, Big Data, Trillium Software

12.15 - 12.35 Predictive analytics - the first step to the Internet of Things

  • Why you should start thinking about predictive analytics now
  • What do you have to do to become a successful predictive enterprise?
  • Learn how you can build a foundation for Internet of Things with predictive analytics

12.35-13.35 Lunch break and visit to the exhibition area

13.35 - 14.25 Panel discussion: Big Data and analytics for increasing enterprise operations efficiency and effectiveness

  • How can Big Data analytics improve process efficiency across your organisation?
  • How can you increase process transparency without compromising on security with Big Data?
  • How to integrate Big Data into your processes with minimal disruption to business operations?


Shane Green, ICT Business Analyst, London Borough of Camden        

Erik Vynckier, Chief Investment Officer, Insurance (EMEA), AllianceBernstein

Jonathan Gill, IT Director, Watchfinder & Co

Matthew Fryer, VP Global Analytics, Hotels.com (TBC)

14.25 - 14.55 Case study:Adoption of Big Data at Hotels.com

  • Making the case for Big Data investment
  • Lessons learnt from our experience adopting those technologies
  • Exploiting the power of Big Data as an online retailer

Speaker: Thierry Bedos, CTO, Hotels.com

14.55 - 15.15 Afternoon break and visit to exhibition area

15.15 - 15.45 Case study: Chief Digital Officer - the new hero of Big Data analytics?

  • The growing importance of Big Data analytics and desire to capitalise on data-driven strategies has given rise to a new position in the C-suite, the Chief Digital Officer (CDO).
  • What is unique about CDOs' role in driving transformative change and why is this position so critical for your organization?
  • Can a CDO potentially make the CIO role irrelevant?

Speaker: Ian Hood, Group Chief Digital Officer, RSA

15.45 - 16.35 Panel discussion: Monetising Big Data - how can Big Data help you understand your customers better?

  • How to draw actionable consumer insights with Big Data analytics?
  • Can Big Data help you build customer loyalty?
  • Is Big Data the new competitive advantage?
  • Where is the line between using Big Data to offer better products or services and violating your customer's privacy?


Ian Hood, Group Chief Digital Officer, RSA
Richard Mapes, Director of Data & Analytics, YPlan
Peter Tillotson, Data Scientist, Riot Games (TBC)
Chandan Rajah, Technology Expert, Digital Catapult

 16.35 - 16.40 Closing remarks

 16.40 Drinks reception

Please note: This programme is subject to change

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