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What’s new for BI & Analytics in 2018?

Type: Seminar

Topic: #tgbiau #analytics #datascience #data

Date(s) / Location(s):
19 Apr 2018, London

Start Time: 09:00 BST  End Time: 17:00 BST

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Ham Yard Hotel,
London, W1D 7DT

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Join us in London on April 19th for our first BI & Analytics Update of the year.


Hear how our clients are empowering Citizen Data Scientists to find and create value through investments in tools, data, and people.

We'll also be looking at the roadmaps of leading technology platforms from Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Tableau, Qlik, and Anaplan.

And we'll be featuring two of our best solutions, in the Reporting & Analytics Hub, and Thorogood Curator for Solvency II and Lloyd's Returns. Throw in an optional Power BI hands-on training breakout and it's proving to be a popular agenda; reserve your place today.



The Citizen Data Scientists are coming!

Using Analytics to Drive Business Benefit

Many large enterprise organizations are investing in environments that are powerful and data rich, but simple enough for Citizen Data Scientists to use. These are power users, who build and use advanced analytic models, but whose primary function is outside the field of statistics.

Do you have the right operating model and all the key components to empower your business with analytics at enterprise scale? We’ll take you through the considerations and share some powerful examples of creating value with data analytics, from operations through to sales.



Microsoft's Most Comprehensive Data Platform

The ever-evolving roadmap

Microsoft's cloud-based capabilities and traditional on-premises products blend seamlessly to create a modern, agile data analytics platform. With SQL Server 2017, Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure Data Lake they’ve got data storage covered. And in Power BI they have the hottest front-end tool on the market today. Not to mention the Data Catalog, Azure Data Factory, and Cortana Analytics Suite. And one of the greatest benefits of being cloud-led: new and improved features every month. If you haven’t looked at their offerings recently, you should.



Tableau 10.5 

Our consultants fall for Tableau’s latest release

With Microsoft leading the pack in 2017, the fightback is most certainly on in 2018 with the release of Tableau 10.5. At the core is their much-anticipated Hyper engine which supports BIG data sets, fast data refreshes, and up to 5x better query performance. They’ve also added a Linux version of Tableau server, new visualizations, dashboards and graphical tooltips, and over 75 new data connectors. It’s getting rave reviews around these parts.



The Reporting & Analytics Hub

Stop re-creating. Find the reports you already have.

Large organizations often use a variety of reporting and analysis tools to deliver information. This can make it confusing for business users to find relevant reports and share their own insights. The Reporting & Analytics Hub catalogs and surfaces analyses from a wide range of tools, providing a single entry point and powerful search interface. Complexity made simple.



Thorogood Curator

Are Solvency II & Lloyd's Return Submissions Taking Over?

Growing regulator demands make the process of preparing returns time-consuming and difficult to manage. Tightening deadlines and error-prone manual processes lead many to wonder if there is something better. Thorogood Curator, developed in conjunction with a Lloyd's managing agent for their Core Market Returns, alleviates the challenges insurers are facing in this area.



Power BI Hands-on Training

Missed one of our Dashboard-in-a-Day sessions?

Following the great success of our dashboard-in-a-day training for Microsoft's fast-growing Power BI data visualization tool, we have a 2-hour intensive hands-on breakout session to help you crack the basics. Bring your own laptop and join in the fun!



BI & Analytics Update taster video

Viewing time: 2mins


To get a feel for the day, take a
look at our video summary of
a previous seminar.

In this short video our guests, partners and
consultants give their thoughts on the
benefits of attending a Thorogood BI & Analytics Update seminar.

Watch previous year's video



What to expect

We’re back at the fantastic Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, London, for our not-to-be-missed Business Intelligence & Analytics Update seminar.

Registration and breakfast will be available from 9 am with presentations in the main auditorium commencing at 9.30. Lunch will offer an opportunity to network with speakers and fellow attendees between 1 and 2 pm. We’ll then breakout into interactive workshops from 2 to 4 pm giving you an opportunity to deep dive into some of the hottest topics.

We’ll close the day with a few drinks and nibbles and a further opportunity to network with your peers.