3 November 2015 - Conference Day 1 and Exhibits

08:00-09:00   REGISTRATION
09:00-09:10   Joint Conference Chair Introductions
Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy
Sue Geuens, DAMA International
09:10-10:10 OPENING
KEYNOTE
Unleash the Power of Analytics with the Extended Data Warehouse
Claudia Imhoff, President, Intelligent Solutions
10:10-10:35   Break and Exhibit
10:35-11:25 DW/BI Data Visualisation - An Introduction
Cathy Nockles, Senior Manager, UK Data Assurance Team, PwC
Jess Mufazzil, Manager, UK Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics, PwC
DW/BI Pragmatic Data Governance in a Heterogeneous BI Environment
Julian Clemas-Howard, Consultant Data Architect, Betfair PLC
Enterprise
Data
Success Stories in Building a Global Data Strategy
Donna Burbank, Managing Director, Global Data Strategy
Enterprise
Data
A Team Approach to Data Quality
Shane Downey, Manager Data Services, Mater Health Services
Sue Gardiner, Practice Manager, Ambulatory & Outpatient Services, Mater Health Services
Big Data Ten Big Myths of Big Data
Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy
11:30-12:20 DW/BI Digging for Buried Treasure in Open Data
Geoffrey Roberts, Democrata
Simon Laws, IBM
DW/BI Analytics in a Digital Age – The Good, Bad and Ugly Lessons Learned in Adapting to New Business Requirements
Kamran Ashraf, Head of Analytics & Insight, Visa Europe
Enterprise
Data
Data Dad, Data Mum, Data Parent
Andy Moore, Process Specialist – Information Management, Rolls Royce
Enterprise
Data
Panel: Data Privacy and Protection in the Epoch of Data as an Economic ‘Fuel’
Moderator:
Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor, Computer Weekly
Panellists:
Julia Porter, The Guardian
Barry Connolly, Solicitor, Flynn O'Driscoll Business Lawyers
Daragh O Brien, Managing Director & Lead Consultant, Castlebridge Associates
Liz Coll, Digital Policy Manager, Citizens Advice
Big Data Implementing Strategies to Make Enterprise Data Management Cohesive Within the Enterprise
Roberto Maranca, Enterprise Data Lead, GE Capital
12:20-13:50   Lunch and Exhibit
12:50-13:15 Industry
Innovation
Session
Improving BI Delivery using Data Virtualization
Gordon Griffin, Chief Technology Officer, Voyanta
Industry
Innovation
Session
The Monetisation of Big Data: Finding Value and Profit
Jake Freivald, Vice President, Product Marketing, Information Builders
13:20-13:45 Industry
Innovation
Session
Ensuring the Business Requirements are met by your Business Intelligence Project
Mike Rochford, Business Development Manager, Advanced 365
Industry
Innovation
Session
The Data Governance Graph: Applying Big Data Graph Technology to Understanding Data and its Interconnectedness with the Firm
Patrick Dewald, Director, Diaku Limited
Darius Clayton, Director, Diaku Limited
13:50-14:50 KEYNOTE Exceptional Success Requires Exceptional Circumstances - the Success Secrets of the All Blacks
James Kerr, Author of ’Legacy’
14:55-15:45 DW/BI GE Oil & Gas Enterprise Data Analytics
Eulogio Barragán, Enterprise Data Analytics Strategy, GE Oil & Gas
DW/BI Agile Modelling with Data Vault: Cases and Best Practices
Erik Fransen, Managing Consultant, Centennium
Enterprise
Data
How to Be a Data Superstar
Lee Edwards, Strategy Analyst, Ford Motor Company
Enterprise
Data
My Journey Through Data Governance
Garry Manser, Head of Data Governance, Visa Europe
Big Data Managing Big Data - Stopping the Lake Becoming a Swamp
Steve Jones, Global Vice President, Big Data, Capgemini
15:45-16:15   Break and Exhibit
16:15-17:05 DW/BI Leveraging Change Initiatives to Drive BI
Michelle Teufel, Global Head of Information Mgmt, Premier Farnell
DW/BI Closing Leads Faster and Increasing Profits
Quentin Villon, Senior Business Analyst, Qualifa
Enterprise
Data
Battle Plan: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Data Quality Improvement
Jon Evans, Information Strategist, EQUILLIAN
Gethin Swann-Price, Information Architect, EQUILLIAN
Enterprise
Data
Vendor Data Management for a Global Organisation
Suresh Daniel, Coats UK
Big Data Panel: Beyond Big Data, Delivering Real Time Actionable Business Intelligence to Your Organisation
Moderator:
Mike Simons, Associate Editor for CIO.co.uk, ComputerworldUK and Techworld, IDG
Panellists:
Roberto Maranca, Enterprise Data Lead, GE Capital
Peter Thomas, Head of Business Intelligence, Bupa
Ian West, VP, Enterprise Information Management Practice, UK & Ireland,
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Jake Freivald, Vice President, Product Marketing, Information Builders
Roman Kucera, Head of Technology and Research, Ataccama
Kamran Ashraf, Head of Analytics & Insight, Visa Europe
17:05-18:30   Drinks Reception and Exhibit
18:30-20:00 DAMA UK Meeting:  Room 101 – Data Horrors
Chairman, Chris Bradley, Independent Consultant & DAMA
 

Tuesday
3 November
09:00-09:10

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Joint Conference Chair Introductions
Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy
Sue Geuens, DAMA International

Featured Speakers:
Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans
Managing Director
R20/Consultancy

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Sue Geuens Sue Geuens
DAMA International

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Tuesday
3 November
09:10-10:10

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OPENING KEYNOTE: Unleash the Power of Analytics with the Extended Data Warehouse
Claudia Imhoff, President, Intelligent Solutions

Analytics are today’s business weapon of choice.  Changing business environments and competitive pressures have driven companies to seek a new edge from innovative technologies such as Hadoop, specialized data stores, and the cloud. This expanding and constantly evolving set of data sources means the enterprise data warehouse can no longer be the singular physical location for all large-scale information management.  The Extended Data Warehouse (XDW) has emerged as the best architecture to enable companies to leverage all their data, and thereby unleash the full power of analytics.

In this keynote Claudia will explore these critical questions:

  • What is the Extended Data Warehouse Architecture?
  • What are the use cases for each of the components in the extended data warehouse? 
  • And what should you consider to ensure your success in this evolution?
Featured Speaker:
Claudia Imhoff Claudia Imhoff
President
Intelligent Solutions

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CONFERENCE TRACKS
DW/BI
DATA WAREHOUSE/BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Enterprise Data
Enterprise Data
Big Data
Big Data
 10:35 - 11:25 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Tuesday
3 November
10:35-11:25

DW/BI

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Data Visualisation - An Introduction
Cathy Nockles, Senior Manager, UK Data Assurance Team, PwC
Jess Mufazzil, Manager, UK Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics, PwC

Cathy and Jess from PwC’s Data Assurance and Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics practices will give an introduction to data visualisation. They will give an overview of some of the current and emerging tools available to visualise datasets large and small, along with emerging trends amongst their vendors and users. Next, they will highlight best practice design guidelines for refining your visualisations to convey their intended message with maximum impact and clarity, which can be applied regardless of platform to create successful and compelling presentations whether your visualisation is intended as a springboard for discussion or you wish to take a more directive approach. They will then discuss hot topics in data visualisation that businesses are currently focussing on to get the most value out of their existing data assets. Finally, they will deliver a live demonstration of some of their own recent visualisation work they have designed and delivered.

From the session delegates will learn:

  • Factors to consider when choosing a visualisation tool and what the current trends are for vendors in the visualisation tool space;
  • An awareness of visualisation best practice, including hints and tips to creating a successful and compelling visualisation; and
  • Hot topics in data visualisation and how these can be used to deliver business value.
Featured Speakes:
Cathy Nockles Cathy Nockles
Senior Manager, UK Data Assurance Team
PwC

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  Jess Mufazzil Jess Mufazzil
Manager, UK Advanced Risk &
Compliance Analytics
PwC

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Tuesday
3 November
10:35-11:25

DW/BI

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Pragmatic Data Governance in a Heterogeneous BI Environment
Julian Clemas-Howard, Consultant Data Architect, Betfair PLC

Betfair operates in a very competitive market and in order to assist its decision makers maintain its competitive edge EDS is transitioning to a more distributed model for acquiring, storing and publishing Belfair’s enterprise data. Agility in presenting the right data to the right people at the right time as well as agility in developing new services is key to this transition. This talk will explore the ways data modelling technology is supporting EDS in this process which include:
  • Providing the framework to allow stakeholders to create glossaries definitions and rules of business terms linked to real-world data objects.
  • Have the ability to represent data artefacts not held in a traditional RDMBS
  • Map all data objects to a Logical Data Model
  • Use of data models to support the Agile development process.
  • Data Lineage tracking
Featured Speaker:
Julian Clemas-Howard Julian Clemas-Howard
Consultant Data Architect
Betfair PLC

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Tuesday
3 November
10:35-11:25

Enterprise
Data

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Success Stories in Building a Global Data Strategy
Donna Burbank, Managing Director, Global Data Strategy

More and more businesses in today’s information-driven economy understand the need to use data for strategic advantage. Unfortunately, while these organizations understand the critical importance of developing a global data strategy, many don’t know where to begin. This session de-mystifies the building blocks of a global data strategy, and highlights a number of real-world success stories from organisations who have developed successful data strategies.  Topics include:
  • Aligning data strategy with business motivations & drivers
  • Defining the core building blocks of a successful data strategy
  • Using the DMBoK as a strategic guide
  • Success Stories in Global Data Strategies from organisations in Energy, Telcom, Pharmaceuticals, and Financial Services
Featured Speaker:
Donna Burbank Donna Burbank
Managing Director
Global Data Strategy

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Tuesday
3 November
10:35-11:25

Enterprise
Data

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A Team Approach to Data Quality
Shane Downey, Manager Data Services, Mater Health Services
Sue Gardiner, Practice Manager, Ambulatory & Outpatient Services, Mater Health Services

The healthcare landscape in Australia is rapidly evolving. Changes to the way hospitals are funded have meant significant changes to the way the Mater Hospital captures and reports on activity. During this presentation you will learn:
  • How the Mater used data to change business practices resulting in a 65% improvement in data quality and completeness
  • What data governance measures were put in place
  • Future plans to make data quality fun!
Featured Speakers:
Shane Downey Shane Downey
Manager Data Services
Mater Health Services

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  Sue Gardiner Sue Gardiner
Practice Manager, Ambulatory & Outpatient Services
Mater Health Services

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Tuesday
3 November
10:35-11:25

Big Data

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Ten Big Myths of Big Data
Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy

It always happens when a topic becomes trendy, when everyone gets involved: confusion rules. This has clearly happened with today’s biggest trend: big data. Many blogs, articles and books have been written on the topic, and countless sessions have been presented discussing its merits. But not all paint the right picture. In this critical session the ten following tenacious myths on big data are discussed.
  1. Analytics demands big data
  2. Big data is textual and unstructured data
  3. More data is better
  4. Analytics together with big data are disruptive
  5. Store everything, because we can – the coming of data lakes
  6. It's big data when it doesn't fit in a relational database
  7. Eighty percent of all data is unstructured
  8. Big data is big information
  9. Big data complements the data warehouse
  10. Big data is Hadoop!
Featured Speaker:
Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans
R20/Consultancy

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 11:30 - 12:20 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Tuesday
3 November
11:30-12:20

DW/BI

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Digging for Buried Treasure in Open Data
Geoffrey Roberts, Democrata
Simon Laws, IBM

Open data is starting to be realized as an asset that can provide value across many different dimensions.  Uses range from finding the nearest public toilet, understanding how our tax money is spent, or using infrastructure data from the Ordnance Survey to create more context relevant applications. Geoff will talk about how he is de-risking major infrastructure projects and the end-to-end process of creating, scoping and executing a proof of concept using open data to predict where archaeological artifacts might be found.

Featured Speakers:
Geoffrey Roberts Geoffrey Roberts
Democrata

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  Simon Laws Simon Laws
IBM

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Tuesday
3 November
11:30-12:20

DW/BI

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Analytics in a Digital Age – The Good, Bad and Ugly Lessons Learned in Adapting to New Business Requirements
Kamran Ashraf, Head of Analytics & Insight, Visa Europe

There is an upheaval occurring in the payments industry – new entrants, propositions and ways to pay. Digital disruption will be a key factor in the evolution of the industry and this session will focus on why market players are succeeding or failing to leverage data and analytics as key enablers to deliver value:
  • Card Issuers: Adapting the traditional banking channel delivery model to customers’ digital propensity 
  • Acquirers: Prioritising digital onboarding and value added services in a changing payments eco-system
  • Merchants: Aligning today’s technology enabled customer with an omni-channel shopping experience 
Featured Speaker:
Kamran Ashraf Kamran Ashraf
Head of Analytics & Insight
Visa Europe

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Tuesday
3 November
11:30-12:20

Enterprise
Data

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Data Dad, Data Mum, Data Parent
Andy Moore, Process Specialist – Information Management, Rolls Royce

Being a Parent is tremendously rewarding, helping to shape your child to be someone who enjoys life and brings value to others. Alongside joys and successes, Being a Parent can bring you difficulties and worries. Being a Parent is a responsibility which must be taken seriously.

Read again. Find and replace Parent with Data Manager and child with data.

Following on from a previous presentation looking at “The Marriage of Business and Data”, Andy will explore how insight gained from Being a Parent can be applied to our roles in the management of data, drawing on some examples from Rolls-Royce.

Featured Speaker:
Andy Moore Andy Moore
Process Specialist – Information Management
Rolls Royce

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Tuesday
3 November
11:30-12:20

Enterprise
Data

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Panel: Data Privacy and Protection in the Epoch of Data as an Economic ‘Fuel’
Moderator:
Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor, Computer Weekly
Panellists:
Julia Porter, The Guardian
Barry Connolly, Solicitor, Flynn O'Driscoll Business Lawyers
Daragh O Brien, Managing Director & Lead Consultant, Castlebridge Associates
Liz Coll, Digital Policy Manager, Citizens Advice

Is the European Union’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation likely to make life easier for companies? Will it add a layer of complexity that will harm the economic performance of companies active in the Union? Or, on the contrary, will it simplify a current bureaucratic morass of privacy and data protection laws specific to each member state?

Whatever will be the implications of European data protection regulation, there will be plenty of work for data management professionals to do. Moreover, as companies and other organizations, increasingly turn to customer data as an asset to be exploited, what ethical choices should govern their practice? Just because you can – thanks to new data-focused technologies and techniques – does not mean you should.

And for individuals, can they realistically own their own data? And, if they can, how can they gain materially from that ‘ownership’?

This panel will tackle the most pressing issues concerning data protection and privacy from legal, business, and data professional viewpoints.

Moderator:
Brian McKenna Brian McKenna
Business Applications Editor
Computer Weekly

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Panellists:
Julia Porter Julia Porter
The Guardian

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  Barry Connolly Barry Connolly
Solicitor
Flynn O'Driscoll Business Lawyers

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Daragh O Brien Daragh O Brien
Managing Director & Lead Consultant
Castlebridge Associates

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  Liz Coll Liz Coll
Digital Policy Manager
Citizens Advice

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Tuesday
3 November
11:30-12:20

Big Data

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Implementing Strategies to Make Enterprise Data Management Cohesive Within the Enterprise
Roberto Maranca, Enterprise Data Lead, GE Capital

Roberto will discuss how GE Capital, the financial arm of General Electric (with 50K employees it represents one third of GE Revenues and it is present in 50+ jurisdictions), implemented strategies to make Enterprise Data Management cohesive within the enterprise.
  • Designing a program that brings together stakeholders and functions
  • Effectively communicating the goals of a data management program to aid a strategic business goals
  • How to launch a data management initiative as a joint effort between data management and business groups

In 2013 GEC committed to a global Enterprise Data Management initiative and appointed its first CDO in 2014.

Featured Speaker:
Roberto Maranca Roberto Maranca
Enterprise Data Lead
GE Capital

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 12:50 - 13:15 Industry Innovation Sessions

Tuesday
3 November
12:50-13:15

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Improving BI Delivery using Data Virtualization
Gordon Griffin, Chief Technology Officer, Voyanta

Voyanta provides SaaS to commercial real estate investors, lenders and asset managers. Designed to provide a complete 360 degree view of asset portfolios, putting new insights at the fingertips and highlighting key risks, Voyanta enables competitive advantage and superior investment performance for its customers.

This session describes how Voyanta re-engineered their BI and data transformation architecture to keep pace with rapid data expansion and a continual demand for new reports and data transformations. Based on data virtualization, their new architecture provides a more flexible platform enabling faster delivery of data and more flexible data architecture and transformation.

Featured Speaker:
Gordon Griffin Gordon Griffin
Chief Technology Officer
Voyanta

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Tuesday
3 November
12:50-13:15

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The Monetisation of Big Data: Finding Value and Profit
Jake Freivald, Vice President, Product Marketing, Information Builders

This valuable session uses actual case studies to illustrate how organisations are innovating, changing and growing their business with big data. The presentation will discuss the data requirements and the front-end analytic applications used to deliver game changing big data initiatives. The data requirements covered include the sourcing of data from sensor machinery, business data, industry data, research data and social media. The application requirements will consider internal analysis, external delivery and revenue generating opportunities.
Featured Speaker:
Jake Freivald Jake Freivald
Vice President, Product Marketing
Information Builders

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 13:20 - 13:45 Industry Innovation Sessions

Tuesday
3 November
13:20-13:45

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Ensuring the Business Requirements are met by your Business Intelligence Project
Mike Rochford, Business Development Manager, Advanced 365

In our experience, there are two main reasons why BI projects fail, either the IT team don’t understand the business requirements, or the business fails to define the requirements for the IT team to deliver. During the session I’ll be covering how to build a plan for your BI project to ensure success, and how to approach the various elements that need to be included in the plan.
Featured Speaker:
Mike Rochford Mike Rochford
Business Development Manager
Advanced 365

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Tuesday
3 November
13:20-13:45

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The Data Governance Graph: Applying Big Data Graph Technology to Understanding Data and its Interconnectedness with the Firm
Patrick Dewald, Director, Diaku Limited
Darius Clayton, Director, Diaku Limited

The modern firm only seems to grow more complex and more difficult to understand and govern. Understanding information flows, their context and relevance is challenging. Data, systems, processes, regulation and change are interwoven, interconnected, fast changing and no single person or function has the integrated view.
  • Learn how graph technology enables integration across data, business and IT disciplines
  • Discover how complex data and business landscapes can be made easy to understand and contribute to for everyone
  • Understand how to embed data management into the everyday business view to drive sustainable improvements
Featured Speakers:
Patrick Dewald Patrick Dewald
Director
Diaku Limited

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  Darius Clayton Darius Clayton
Director
Diaku Limited

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Tuesday
3 November
13:50-14:50

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KEYNOTE: Exceptional Success Requires Exceptional Circumstances - the Success Secrets of the All Blacks
James Kerr, Author of ’Legacy’

James Kerr, bestselling author of 'Legacy', goes deep into the heart of the world's most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal some powerful and practical lessons for leading change.  His keynote speech asks - what are the secrets of success - sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? How can a strong sense of purpose deliver higher performance? How do the best in the world adapt to stay the best in the world?  The answer to these questions took the All Blacks from an exceptional 75% winning record over 100 years, to an extraordinary 86% over the years Kerr studied them - and they went last season undefeated. Kerr looks at how they did it and what it can teach us about leading a business, a team and a life. Insightful, informative and inspiring.
Featured Speaker:
James Kerr James Kerr
Author of ’Legacy’

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14:55 - 15:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Tuesday
3 November
14:55-15:45

DW/BI

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GE Oil & Gas Enterprise Data Analytics
Eulogio Barragán, Enterprise Data Analytics Strategy, GE Oil & Gas

GE is driving a new Industrial Revolution using data analytics to transform operations in order to increase productivity and profitability. This expertise has been turned inward to pilot a programme to drive big data solutions across GE’s sourcing globally.

Bespoke tools have been developed to provide first stage hindsight on how transactions have happened historically and insight into transactions across the whole of GE Oil & Gas to provide foresight analytics by aggregating data across all platforms. Procurement analytics will allow GE Oil & Gas to look at all the transactions that have been made, give a variety of options and make robust recommendations to optimize purchasing globally.

This session will be a walk-through GE’s Enterprise Analytics journey covering some of the key technologies including an overview of:

  • Enterprise data needs across GE and use cases
  • Technology landscape and applicability to specific cases
  • Lessons learned and vision
Featured Speaker:
Eulogio Barragán Eulogio Barragán
Enterprise Data Analytics Strategy
GE Oil & Gas

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Tuesday
3 November
14:55-15:45

DW/BI

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Agile Modelling with Data Vault: Cases and Best Practices
Erik Fransen, Managing Consultant, Centennium

Data Vault is a popular data modelling method for enterprise data warehouses and is gaining year after year more attention and momentum throughout the world. Flexible, auditable and extendable data warehouses integrated with upcoming Big Data platforms constitute the new data delivery platform. Centennium has built many successful data vault data warehouses since 2007 and has extensive knowledge of designing and implementing data vault data warehouses. In this session we will share our best practices and discuss actual data vault cases within Finance, Government, Utility and Healthcare.  After this session you will be able to:
  • Understand the need for agile data modelling for enterprise data warehouses
  • Name the key components of data vault and understand how the data vault method and automation deliver agile data warehouses
  • Understand the overall business case for data vault and name use cases in which data vault and automation create business value
Featured Speaker:
Erik Fransen Erik Fransen
Managing Consultant
Centennium

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Tuesday
3 November
14:55-15:45

Enterprise
Data

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How to Be a Data Superstar
Lee Edwards, Strategy Analyst, Ford Motor Company

Lee will provide a look at the main characteristics displayed by great data people and ideas on how to develop them.

In the ever busy corporate environment, personality and approach can be the key to getting noticed and succeeding in your goals. This session builds upon a real example of integrating data from across Europe and the US, augmenting examples of practical techniques with winning characteristics and strategies that have been learned during twenty years working to tame and improve data. 

Delegates will learn:

  • 20 things that all great data people do
  • How to spot and exploit opportunities for personal development
  • Tips on what has worked (and what didn’t)
Featured Speaker:
Lee Edwards Lee Edwards
Strategy Analyst
Ford Motor Company

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Tuesday
3 November
14:55-15:45

Enterprise
Data

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My Journey Through Data Governance
Garry Manser, Head of Data Governance, Visa Europe

Having worked with data for a number of years Garry has seen various attempts at implementing data governance in a myriad of organisations. This presentation will take you through his experiences, the good times, the bad times and the surreal ones. Garry will share the errors he has seen made and also the errors he made himself but more importantly what he learned from them and how he fixed the issues. Rather than be process and framework based, this presentation will cover the sometimes forgotten factor of data governance, the people in our organisations and  how we can use them, characters and all, to support the implementation and business as usual activities of Governance. Examples will include identifying data owners and stewards, through governance forums and revising processes.

Specifically it will cover:

  • Identifying mistakes that can be made when implementing data governance
  • How a bad experience can be made good
  • Why people are the most important asset…….
  • ….. and how to use them correctly.
Featured Speaker:
Garry Manser Garry Manser
Head of Data Governance
Visa Europe

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Tuesday
3 November
14:55-15:45

Big Data

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Managing Big Data - Stopping the Lake Becoming a Swamp
Steve Jones, Global Vice President, Big Data, Capgemini
Garbage in, Garbage out.  This truism is not new only for Big Data but it has become significantly more impactful as the move has begun away from traditional schema based approaches to more flexible and dynamic file system approaches.  Many companies are finding that early stage successes rapidly become mid-term failures as data poured into Hadoop can no longer be managed and marshaled effectively, creating a cycle of reduced effectiveness and increased cost.  This session covers how Big Data changes the way that information needs to be managed, how traditional approaches like MDM need to change and how new technologies and methods such as machine learning and business meta-data become crucial to the long term viability of a heterogeneous Big Data infrastructure

In the session people will learn:

  • How governance needs to change for Big Data
  • How the drive to smaller insight projects changes the way you deliver
  • What foundations you need to build today to ensure long term success
Featured Speaker:
Steve Jones Steve Jones
Global Vice President, Big Data
Capgemini

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 16:15 - 17:05 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Tuesday
3 November
16:15-17:05

DW/BI

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Leveraging Change Initiatives to Drive BI
Michelle Teufel, Global Head of Information Mgmt, Premier Farnell

Change is good!  Premier Farnell is currently going through a organisational transformation from a regional to fully global business.  And while for some this can be a distressing time, for Information Management it is the perfect opportunity to transform the culture in parallel with the organisation.  Seizing the Opportunity! Through participation in the transformation activities of process redesign and globalising KPIs, we are driving traction and adoption of best practice through the application of Business Intelligence capabilities and Information Management principles.

Learn how Premier Farnell leveraged organizational wide change to:

  • Prove the incremental value in BI
  • Obtain long term investment in tools and capabilities
  • Establish discipline and governance of our Information Assets
Featured Speaker:
Michelle Teufel Michelle Teufel
Global Head of Information Mgmt
Premier Farnell

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Tuesday
3 November
16:15-17:05

DW/BI

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Closing Leads Faster and Increasing Profits
Quentin Villon, Senior Business Analyst, Qualifa

Capturing business data and manually producing activity and insight reports to showcase B2B telemarketing lead generation company Qualifa’s capabilities was time consuming and prone to errors. Using a spreadsheet, this was a two-hour daily activity resulting in a 20mb spreadsheet. Reports were circulated a day after the activity took place, so performance could only be acknowledged rather than influenced. Generating commission reports was a 48-hour task monthly. Producing campaign insight reports that highlighted Qualifia’s capabilities required several days to produce and the output was not reusable, despite it being a fundamental function to client acquisition.

Learn how Qualifa is using big data analytics software to realize a 43% increase in productivity and save approximately 50 hours per month on standard tasks.

  • How business users can easily produce useful dashboards on top of complex data models
  • What were the biggest challenges?
  • Using BI as a competitive advantage
Featured Speaker:
Quentin Villon Quentin Villon
Senior Business Analyst
Qualifa

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Tuesday
3 November
16:15-17:05

Enterprise
Data

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Battle Plan: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Data Quality Improvement
Jon Evans, Information Strategist, EQUILLIAN
Gethin Swann-Price, Information Architect, EQUILLIAN

The constant battle against errant data requires commitment, determination and stamina – but can manpower alone win the data quality war? Ask any battle-scarred data steward that question and the answer is clear – without a good understanding of the various techniques for improving data quality, and how to apply each to its maximum advantage, their efforts will be short-lived.

In this enlightening talk, Equillian’s Jon Evans and Gethin Swann-Price explore the ingredients of a data quality battle plan – the essential weapons that every organisation needs to deploy to support its data quality troops and ensure long-term success.

The session will provide delegates with plenty of practical know-how, including:

  • An assessment of the relative merits of different data quality techniques
  • A progressive approach for controlling the trajectory of data quality
  • A logical framework for continuous data quality improvement
Featured Speakers:
Jon Evans Jon Evans
Information Strategist
EQUILLIAN

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  Gethin Swann-Price Gethin Swann-Price
Information Architect
EQUILLIAN

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Tuesday
3 November
16:15-17:05

Enterprise
Data

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Vendor Data Management for a Global Organisation
Suresh Daniel, Coats UK

The majority of blue chip organisations have embarked on their vendor data management journey and yield the benefit. Compelling business cases to manage vendor data as a corporate asset vary based on individual business requirements.  Rapid improvements in the data and analytics technology space has demanded control on vendor data DNA, this will escalate further as governments try to impose regulation to control data and to automate banking transactions. Delegates will learn:

a) Vendor data related business scenarios that deliver your ROI
b) Various approaches to manage your vendor data
c) Trade-off between rapid agile deployment options and vendor data management journey
d) Lessons learned

Speaker:
Suresh Daniel Suresh Daniel
Coats UK

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Tuesday
3 November
16:15-17:05

Big Data

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Panel: Beyond Big Data, Delivering Real Time Actionable Business Intelligence to Your Organisation
Moderator:
Mike Simons, Associate Editor for CIO.co.uk, ComputerworldUK and Techworld, IDG
Panellists:
Roberto Maranca, Enterprise Data Lead, GE Capital
Peter Thomas, Head of Business Intelligence, Bupa
Ian West, VP, Enterprise Information Management Practice, UK & Ireland,
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Jake Freivald, Vice President, Product Marketing, Information Builders
Roman Kucera, Head of Technology and Research, Ataccama
Kamran Ashraf, Head of Analytics & Insight, Visa Europe

Don’t be blinded by the Big Data hype and don’t be disillusioned that the promise of Big data has for many, not yet been fulfilled. The challenges facing every organisation and the data and technology professionals within them are to identify data worth analysing, matching data to business functions and determining which data will deliver real results. Join this session to hear from some of the most innovative companies explaining how they use Big Data to drive commercial opportunities and business transformation.
Moderator:
Mike Simons Mike Simons
Associate Editor for CIO.co.uk, ComputerworldUK and Techworld
IDG

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Panellists:
Roberto Maranca Roberto Maranca
Enterprise Data Lead
GE Capital

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  Peter Thomas Peter Thomas
Head of Business Intelligence
Bupa

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Ian West Ian West
VP, Enterprise Information
Management Practice, UK & Ireland
Cognizant Technology Solutions

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  Jake Freivald Jake Freivald
Vice President, Product Marketing
Information Builders

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Roman Kucera Roman Kucera
Head of Technology and Research
Ataccama

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  Kamran Ashraf Kamran Ashraf
Head of Analytics & Insight
Visa Europe

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Tuesday
3 November
17:05-18:30

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Drinks Reception and Exhibits
 

Tuesday
3 November
18:30-20:00

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DAMA UK Meeting:  Room 101 – Data Horrors
Chairman, Chris Bradley, Independent Consultant & DAMA

Loosely based on the BBC’s popular Room 101 TV show, this session invites 4 invited conference attendees and/or speakers to make a case for an aspect of data management that they would like to see dispatched into Room 101. The session will be chaired by Chris Bradley.  All speakers will be on stage at the same time.

As with TV’s Room 101, the emphasis is on fun.  Armed only with their eloquence and an optional prop or props (no slides allowed) each speaker will be allowed 5 minutes to make the case to the audience for an aspect of Data Management they think should be dispatched to Room 101 and never to be seen again, banished into oblivion.   After each speaker, 5 additional minutes will be allowed to enable the Chair, other speakers, or the audience, to question, support or argue against each candidate topic.

At the end of the 4 cases, the audience decides who has made the most compelling case for their topic and the winner is announced.

Featured Speaker:
Chris Bradley Chris Bradley
Independent Consultant & DAMA

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