Keynotes 3 & 4 November 2015

Tuesday
3 November
09:10-
10:10
OPENING KEYNOTE: Unleash the Power of Analytics with the Extended Data Warehouse
Claudia Imhoff, President, Intelligent Solutions
Tuesday
3 November
13:50-
14:50
KEYNOTE: Exceptional Success Requires Exceptional Circumstances - the Success Secrets of the All Blacks
James Kerr, Author of ’Legacy’
Wednesday
4 November
09:00-
10:00
KEYNOTE: The Case for the Chief Data Officer: Thinking Differently about Data Assets
Peter Aiken, Data Blueprint and VCU
Wednesday
4 November
13:45-
14:45
KEYNOTE: The Multi–Skilled Influencer – Getting Out of the Data Box to Achieve Data Management Goals
Alec Sharp, Senior Consultant, Clariteq Systems Consulting

Tuesday 3 November
09:10-10:10

OPENING KEYNOTE: Unleash the Power of Analytics with the Extended Data Warehouse

Claudia Imhoff Claudia Imhoff
President
Intelligent Solutions

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Keynote Outline

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?

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Tuesday 3 November
13:50-14:50

KEYNOTE: Exceptional Success Requires Exceptional Circumstances - the Success Secrets of the All Blacks

James Kerr James Kerr
Author of ’Legacy’

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Keynote Outline

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.

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Wednesday 4 November
09:00-10:00

KEYNOTE: The Case for the Chief Data Officer: Thinking Differently about Data Assets

Peter Aiken Peter Aiken
Data Blueprint and VCU

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Keynote Outline

Reflections on Chief Information Officers (CIOs), combined with decisive performance measurements, indicate that IT management has been asked to do a job that it cannot do well.  Data are assets that deserve to be managed as professionally and aggressively as comparable organizational assets.  Studies show that approximately 10% of organizations achieve a positive return on their investments in data.  In the face of the accelerating "data explosion," this leaves most organizations unprepared to leverage a non-degrading, strategic asset.  The redress assigns this vital, lacking function to its rightful owner and driver, the business.  Transformation may require some organizational discomfort.  We are confident organizations that successfully create CDOs will achieve improved organizational performance results.  And further that these will directly and obviously come from better organizational data management stemming from the CDO leadership. 

Delegates will learn why the CDO should be:

  • Dedicated solely to Data Asset Leveraging
  • Unconstrained by an IT Project Mindset
  • Reporting directly to the Business

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Wednesday 4 November
13:35-14:45

Keynote: The Multi–Skilled Influencer – Getting Out of the Data Box to Achieve Data Management Goals

Alec Sharp Alec Sharp
Senior Consultant
Clariteq Systems Consulting

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Keynote Outline

Sometimes, to hit the target, you have to aim slightly away from it. And sometimes, to achieve a goal, you have to aim for a completely different one. That's how it is with Enterprise Data Management - in many cases, success has come from contributing to other initiatives. The catch? This requires skills not usually associated with pure data management, plus a measure of trust and opportunism. We'll look at many of these, backed up by real-life examples, with a focus on three in particular. In addition to showing how data management goals have been supported by applying these techniques, we'll provide some useful tips and frameworks for each of them:

  • Business Process Change: Business processes work on "things" (a Part, a Product, an Issue, etc.) which typically move through the process as data; we'll look at techniques to make the "data" perspective valuable.
  • Application Requirements: Use Cases and User Stories are well known techniques that many Business Analysts struggle with; we'll look at an entity-based approach that overcomes some of the usual difficulties, especially in Agile settings.
  • Facilitation: Questions that are standard practice for facilitators ("What do you mean by...") can surface familiar data management issues of consistency and communication, particularly with senior management teams.

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