Equip your organisation with the business change skills required to capture the data dividend. IDC research, commissioned by Microsoft, shows that better outcomes from data and analytics projects correlate with greater competitiveness of an organization in its industry or a better ability to fulfil its mission in the public sector. Although correlation does not equate to causation, a growing body of research shows financial and productivity benefits directly linked to better data-driven decision making enabled by business analytics solutions. Four characteristics distinguish leaders in analytics—the use of more diverse data types and sources beyond social media to include the Internet of Things (IoT), adoption of more diverse analytical and self-service tools, methods, and metrics suited to broad range of users from data scientists to business analysts and executives, distribution of insights to a more diverse audience of business users, and the right-time application of most timely data. Business success is determined not by whether an organization invests in business analytics, but by how it invests in them and supports those initiatives. Leadership in business analytics requires competencies in data management, technology, human capital, process management, and strategy, budgeting, and resource allocation. In this one day workshop learn from business leaders across Finance, HR and Marketing and Operations in a variety of industries on best practice approaches for implementing data driven business change.
What does the data dividend mean to your organisation?
BI and Analytics Lead
|An experienced market and product development leader and strategic technologist, Jon combines his extensive business development, commercial and management skills to develop visionary organisational strategies, continuous technology innovation, and the expansion of product portfolios, markets and operations.|
Data Privacy and Security
Chief Security Officer
|Stuart has been with Microsoft in the UK since 1998 and is the National Security Officer for Microsoft in the UK. Prior to that he has worked as strategy consultant to a variety of UK Government customers, mostly within the defence arena and run a number of Government Programs with the UK including the Government Security Program, the Security Co-Operation Program and the Welsh Language Program. He still continues to run the UK GSP and SCP programs today.|
Using advanced Analytics to drive operational performance
Director of Analytics Engineering
|Builder of data engineering and data science teams to take on tough business data challenges. Connector of data professionals across Europe. Part time data occupational therapist.|
Data Driven Finance and Operations
Director of Data Integration
|As Director of Data Integration at Tagetik, Anthony Marzetti is focused on the implementation and development of Tagetik’s Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Solutions. In this role, Anthony helps finance departments deliver business processes for corporate performance management that more effectively drive operational performance.|
Delivering Self Service BI for your organisation
|Ric has been managing databases for 10 years. He has been an IT Manager for a number of schools and a Technical Consultant for a Microsoft partner. He originally joined Microsoft in a presales capacity, and has, more recently, been enabling Microsoft partners to build solutions and demos using elements of the Cortana Analytics Suite.|
Modernising your data architecture
Data Platform Lead
|Anthony is responsible for the Data platform business for Microsoft UK. This role covers the product marketing and business management for Microsoft SQL Server and related Data platform products. Anthony has been at Microsoft for 20 years and prior to his current role was Practice Manager for Microsoft’s Architecture and Planning consulting team. Anthony has 25 years experience in the software and IT Services industry|
|4:30pm||Discussion and Panel Q&A|
|Date||Friday 11th September|
|Level||200 - Intermediate (attendees may require some familiarity)|
|Audience||All Senior Managers who are interested in learning how they can lead their companies future strategy based on real-world data business analytics solutions - now and into the future.|
|Price||£140.00 + booking fee + VAT|
|Location||Cambridge City Hotel, Downing St, Cambridge. England CB2 3DT.|
|Prerequisites||Senior management background|
Other pre-conference sessions
SQLSaturday Cambridge Social Media
When & Where
SQLSaturday Cambridge is the UK’s first and largest SQLSaturday. SharePoint Saturday Cambridge is our sister event and both run together as an annual not-for-profit event consisting of very low-cost pre-conference days and culminating in the main event day (Saturday of course!). The conference features leading SQL Server and SharePoint (including related technology) experts from around the world and provides a premier social networking event in the UK.
SPS/SQLSaturday Cambridge pre-conference is on Friday 8th September 2017 and more information can be found on the organiser site http://sqlcambs.org.uk/preconall/.
SharePoint Saturday/SQLSaturday Cambridge Community day is on Saturday 9th September 2017 and registrations can be our SharePoint registration page or through our SQLSaturday registration (to open in Jan '17)
Register now to avoid missing out (or entering a wait list).