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.
Why did you decide to present your webinar on trends in analytics?
Analytics has been a topic of discussion for a long time now and pretty much all companies have analytics capabilities in some way, shape or form. With IoT adoption set to take off and the knock-on effect this will have on Digital Transformation efforts, I think we are at an inflection point and need to review whether we are getting the maximum ROI from the data we are storing and analyzing. With the use of machine learning and prescriptive analytics set to increase, we need to ensure our Master Data Management is in order and the processes and systems we use for analytics are rationalized. Otherwise we will run the risk of just adding an additional layer of cost to our data management expenditure.
What insights will the audience gain by attending this webinar?
IFS is not a technology vendor, so we will not be talking about the ins and outs of developments in analytics. We’ll give pragmatic insight into the application of advanced analytics in business systems. Being able to apply machine learning to data is one thing, it is what you do with the results that, in the end, makes a difference on business outcomes.
How did you get into the industry?
In 1997 I started working on projects to manage heterogeneous database landscapes and have lived in the world of data ever since. Most notably, in 1999, I started leading development activities related to Off-board Prognostics and Health Management (i.e. predictive analytics) for the F-35, Joint Strike Fighter. In later roles I moved from program management to put more focus on the hardware needed for cloud based and workstation based analytics for companies such as Exasol, Synerscope and R Systems.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I enjoy staying up to speed with the state of the art and developing product positioning and marketing messages for the products our R&D department develops. We have a varied, globally available product portfolio so there are always new products to introduce and improvements to be made.
What motivates you?
The speed with which the digital world is changing, and keeping up with it.