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

  • How has the Big Data landscape changed over the past year?
  • Democratising analytics - how far has self-service taken hold?
  • Working with data, creating information, deriving insight - where are the bottlenecks?

Tom Wright, Publisher, 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
Duncan Ross, Director of Data Science, Teradata International
Jonathan Sunderland, Director of Information Science, Direct Line Group
Paul Banoub, Director of BI, UBS
Moderator: Peter Gothard, Senior Reporter, Computing

10.15 - 10.45 Case study: Big Data at King Digital Entertainment

Vincent Darley, VP of Data Analytics and BI, King Digital Entertainment

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.

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?

David 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

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

12.15-13.15 Lunch break and visit to the exhibition area

13.15 - 14.05 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
Moderator: Graeme Burton, Cheif Reporter, Computing

14.05 - 14.35 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

Thierry Bedos, CTO, Hotels.com

14.35 - 14.55 Afternoon break and visit to exhibition area

14.55 - 15.25 Product Driven Growth

Nilan Peiris, VP of Growth, Transferwise

15.25 Panel discussion: 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

Richard Mapes, Director of Data & Analytics, YPlan

Chandan Rajah, Technology Expert, Digital Catapult

Davy Nys,  VP of EMEA and APAC, Pentaho

Moderator: Stuart Sumner, Editor, Computing

 16.15 - 16.20 Closing remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editor, Computing

 16.20 Drinks reception

Please note: This programme is subject to change

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