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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

9.25 - 10.10 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?

10.10 - 10.40 Keynote: How Big Data and analytics has changed the way businesses operate

10.40 - 11.10 Morning break and visit to exhibition area

11.10 - 11.30 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?

11.30 - 11.50 Software defined storage (SDS) - a must for Big Data

  • With demands for agility and capacity, storage systems can't be islands
  • What characteristics are important to have in any SDS infrastructure
  • Fundamentals of SDS deployment

11.50 - 12.10 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

12.10 - 12.30 Data governance and refinery for better analytics

  • Learn how trusted and timely data can power analytics and meet governance standards
  • How to manage multiple data sources and ensure proper governance
  • Is it possible to ensure that only those users with proper credentials can access data resources?

12.30-13.30 Lunch break and visit to the exhibition area

13.30 - 14.15 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?

14.15 - 14.45 Case study: Managing Big Data privacy and ethics concerns

14.45 - 15.05 Afternoon break and visit to exhibition area

15.05 - 15.35 Case study: Business case for the Internet of Things

  • Can you benefit from the new technologies even if your company's products or services don't have an obvious IoT element to them?
  • Do you have resources and in-house experience to implement IoT in your organisation?
  • How can you manage senior management desires with IT realities?

15.35 - 16.20 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?

 16.20 - 16.25 Closing remarks

 16.25 Drinks reception

Please note: This programme is subject to change



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