Keynote Presentation: A Successful data science journey – Transitioning from business intelligence to advanced scientific models
How to empower analytics teams to create impactful & reproducible work The common pitfalls most teams get trapped by today When to use simple measurement vs. machine learning Common abstractions & frameworks that empower analysts and data scientists, as well as current gapsSpeaking
Why companies are in the need for more data and analytics as they become more data centric. Key findings from PwC’s Big Decisions survey. Why we should pay attention to these trends, what can we learn from them?Speaking
Explore how advanced analytics have enabled Enova to better understand their customers and their behaviours, to drive revenue and improve services. Learn the ways in which analytics have enabled Enova to continuously launch new features and products around the world. Discover how the customer experience can be improved through real-time data and analysis. Hear case… Read more.Speaking
Panel Discussion: The road to becoming a Chief Analytics Officer – Driving business engagement and success
What is the typical road to becoming a Chief Analytics Officer, is there one? Where is the optimal place for a Chief Analytics Officer to sit within the business, what should their remit be and what core skills do they need to be successful? What key strategies do you need to employ to drive engagement… Read more.Speaking
Discussion Group Session 1
Examining which company dynamics impact the way in which you structure your team and why they matter? Team structure discussed – centralised, de-centralised or federated? Is there a one size fits all approach? Establishing remit and avoiding territorial conflict – Examining the overlap with internal functions and other C-Level positions, where is the ideal location… Read more.
Discussion Group 1B: The data and analytics talent of the present and future – challenges and opportunities
What skill sets are needed within the modern analytics team? Discussing the importance of critical and creative thinking as well business knowledge. What skills will be of the highest importance for future analytics teams, and how should the industry prepare for this? You don’t need a data scientist any more you need a data archeologist!… Read more.
Discussing the ecosystem of data warehouses/lakes/the cloud, what is needed to build an effective analytics environment. Examining the benefits and pitfalls of each approach. Discussing what is needed in this new world of analytics, with ever growing data sets, fringe data, upgraded tools and processes and security threats, how do you build the right architecture… Read more.
Is predictive analytics just a glamourized version of reporting? The value comes from insights if they have implementable outcomes – predictive vs. prescriptive analytics. Prescriptive analytics for predicting behavior patterns and changing outcomes. Discussing the cultural shift needed for full acceptance of prescriptive insights.
Discussion Group Session 2
Discussion Group 2A: Operationalizing analytics – Essential elements for a successful analytical environment
Examining organizational and technical infrastructure and what this means for integrating analytics within your business and analytical delivery. Breaking down data and departmental siloes to effectively manage risks and capitalize on opportunities. Balancing complexity with operationalization – simple and elegant can be your friend Examining the importance of creating tools, systems and models that have… Read more.
Strategies for attracting talent and keeping it – Discussing the challenges of talent attraction, recruitment and retention. What are the drivers for new graduates? Discussing the impact of millennials on your business – What they look for and how to attract and keep them. Which elements cause analytics and data science talent to leave? Examining… Read more.
What are the benefits of hosting your data and analytics efforts in the cloud and when should you seek to utilize this technology? The practical side of cloud implementation – How do you effectively manage the implementation of cloud services within your business? Exploring the best way to dip your toes and build a scalable… Read more.
Discussion Group 2D: A roadmap to demonstrating true ROI to your business – are you on the right track?
Discussing the ways in which value can be demonstrated to your business. In what ways can you quantify success and prove ROI? What metrics and approaches can you use? How do you quantify efficiency savings vs. cost savings and revenue? Your analytics team as a profit center discussed.
Keynote Presentation: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – Automating Analytics in the Connected World
Examining the new era of analytics – greater automation of predictive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and increased connectivity as the drivers of innovation. What opportunities does the Internet of Things provide, as it morphs into the Intelligence of Things? Exploring the role of data and ambient analytics in the age of heightened connectivity, cognification… Read more.Speaking
Assessing the modelling and analytical environment In a world where everyone is using analytics how do you really compete? Discussing strategies for maintaining your competitive edge. What new tools and capabilities are available and how is it impacting ‘the bones’ of modelling – data, tools platform, monitoring. Discussing data vs. modeling and how they have… Read more.Speaking
Explore approaches for applying proactive, predictive intelligence to enhance reporting. Examining the ways in which time intelligence, statistics, forecasting, clustering, R integration, and even creative use of parameters and variables can be used to identify patterns and relationships in data that weren’t initially evident. Case study examples discussed.Speaking
How can the way in which your department is structured impact the value you can add as well as your pace of change and implementation? In what ways can you optimize business and operational processes to drive enterprise wide innovation? It’s not only about insight – Discussing the journey from insights to decisions at scale… Read more.Speaking