Webinar: 5 Key Trends in Analytics

Sponsored by: IFS

Focused on:

  • Trends
  • Analytics
  • Big Data

Date: 29 November

261

Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Microsoft, IDC and IFS provide new information and insight on big data and analytics

Digital transformation and the move to data-driven intelligence are driving exceptional growth in big data and analytics. While this growth represents an opportunity for IT and business leaders, it also represents new challenges for organizations that fail to have big data- and analytics-focused strategies in place. In a recent Accenture/GE study, it was found that 89% of enterprises believe that companies failing to adopt a big data/analytics strategy imminently risked losing market share and momentum. Therefore, if organizations want to capitalize on the growth and transformation of big data and analytics, they must begin their preparation now to put a focused strategy in place.

The growth in big data and analytics is great, which is resulting in an increased number of data producers. As the number of data producers increase, so does the volume of data that they produce. While some organizations may find it challenging to capture and manage this ever-increasing volume of data, those with a big data- and analytics-focused strategy already in place will be able to maximize the potential value that it brings.

To guide business leaders and decision-makers on their journey towards developing a big data and analytics strategy, Microsoft’s Roope Astala, IDC’s Helena Schwenk and IFS’s Roy Wagemans are teaming up to share new information and to provide expert insight into:

• The analytics businesses are seeking and using today
• The current trends in big data and analytics
• What companies must look for today to future-proof tomorrow
• How to make analytics more efficient and effective
• What companies can do with the analytics they have today

Register for this webinar now to maximize the game-changing power of big data and analytics and to gain the information and insight necessary to begin strategizing today.

Presented by

Roope Astala,

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft

Roope designs tools that allow data scientists to easily build predictive solutions that leverage state-of-art machine learning techniques. For the past 3 years, his focus has been on Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, on understanding key customer scenarios for text analytics, predictive modeling, data exploration and transformations, and transforming the requirements of these scenarios into platform capabilities. Previously, he has worked on building tools for technical and scientific computing domain specialists to model and analyze distributed data on high performance computing platforms.

Roope has 17 years of experience in computer modeling and simulation. He holds M.Sc from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland and Ph.D. from University of Cambridge, UK.

Helena Schwenk,

IDC Research Manager, European Software

Helena Schwenk works in the Big Data and analytics software group at IDC Europe, where she is focused on covering developments in the BI, advanced and predictive analytics, data visualization, and analytic application markets. Schwenk has over 20 years' experience in this field working as both a former datawarehousing and BI practitioner, with the past 15 spent as an industry analyst specializing in data and analytics.

Schwenk regularly presents at conferences and seminars, and has contributed to media titles such as CIO.com, Raconteur, Computer Weekly, and Business Week. She is a graduate of the University of Brighton with a BA in computing and information systems.

Roy Wagemans,

IFS Product Marketing Manager

Roy Wagemans is the Product Marketing Manager at IFS. With an international career spanning more than 25 years with a degree in business from Henley Management College and a Master Degree in Systems Analysis, Roy has the ideal background for translating the technicalities of products into clearly defined messages to the market and our customers.

After his studies Roy worked as project manager in the automotive industry for Nissan Europe where he was responsible for the software development and implementation of a new system designed to run multiple distribution centers. Later, he worked for Perot Systems (which was acquired by Dell). Starting 1999, he was the project and later program manager responsible for the Dutch contribution to the F-35 Off-board Prognostics & Health Management System, first at Boeing and later with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. As such, Roy has a long history in dealing with maintenance data and predictive analytics.

Key Learning Objectives

  • The analytics businesses are seeking and using today
  • The current trends in big data and analytics
  • What companies must look for today to future-proof tomorrow
  • How to make analytics more efficient and effective
  • What companies can do with the analytics they have today

Audience

  • Business Expert
  • IT Expert
  • Project Leaders
  • Senior Management