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Thorogood BI & Analytics Update

Type: Seminar

Topic: #tgbiau #analytics #datascience #data

Date(s) / Location(s):
19 Oct 2017, London

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

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Event address

One Moorgate Place,
London, EC2R 6EA

Event details

For more information, contact:
edward.druce@
thorogood.com

Delivering modern analytics solutions that create value for your organization

In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, leveraging the right data to inform and even automate decision making can give you a competitive advantage.

As technology vendors continue to invest heavily in their data and analytics technologies, it can be hard to figure out which options are right for you and your organization.

Join us on October 19th for our third BI & Analytics Update of the year. It's going to be a full day of presentations, interactive and hands-on breakout workshops, expert consultations and peer networking, capped off with a celebration of Thorogood's 30th Anniversary.

We're delighted to welcome Helen Tedore, Head of Actuarial Change at Legal & General. Helen will talk about L&G's vision and their journey to deliver a modern, enterprise-ready data platform that leverages Tableau for impactful data visualization and dashboarding.

Below is the agenda and timings. You can also download and share this PDF with all the relevant details.

 

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am - 9:30am

Morning Presentations

9:30am - 1:00pm

   

Modern Data Architectures

 

Big data, data virtualization and cloud technologies can all be leveraged to get information to users faster. How might your organization benefit?

   

Productionizing Enterprise Analytics

 

What are the considerations for moving to a productionized architecture for analytics? We'll discuss strategies for combining offerings from technology vendors and cloud providers to enable analytics at scale. (Read Henrietta Forssen's Pulse article on this topic.)

   

The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Anaplan

 

This hugely popular and incredibly flexible cloud-based planning and modeling platform is ideally suited to many of the challenges facing data-rich organizations.

   

Legal & General's Modern Actuarial Data Platform

 

Our guest speaker, Helen Tedore from L&G, will discuss their strategy and experience of modernizing actuarial reporting and analysis with Tableau. She'll also explain how L&G empower users to independently derive visual insights with a new Tableau Server governance framework.

Lunch and Networking

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Afternoon Breakout Workshops and Consultations

   

Microsoft Power BI Hands-on Training

2:00pm - 4:15pm
 

Following the popular success of our dashboard-in-a-day training for Microsoft's fast-growing Power BI data visualisation tool, we're offering a 2 hour intensive hands-on breakout session to help you crack the basics.

Pre-requisites:

If you would like to join this session, please bring your own laptop:

  • At minimum this needs 2-cores and 4GB RAM 
  • Needs to be running Windows 7, Windows 8, (64-bit preferred), Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012/R2 
  • Requires Internet Explorer 9 or later

Power BI Desktop to be installed: click here to download

Please contact jon.ward@thorogood.com if you have any questions. 

   

BI & Analytics in the Cloud, with AWS and Microsoft Azure

2:00pm - 3:00pm
 

Amazon Web Services is the leading cloud platform and a great option for the delivery of agile, scalable and cost-effective data analytics platforms. Microsoft Azure is the fast-following and increasingly popular alternative for enterprise analytics solutions. We'll explore the available services and architectures for leveraging the best of these platforms.

   

Alteryx: The Analytics Platform for Business Analysts

2:00pm - 3:00pm

 

This hugely popular and growing tool for business users provides the capability to transform, model and analyze your data. Join this 1 hour hands-on session to understand the rich capabilities of Alteryx in scenarios such as data preparation, advanced analytics and geospatial analysis.


Pre-requisites:

If you would like to join this session, please bring your own laptop:

  • At minimum this needs 2-cores and 4GB RAM
  • Needs to be running Windows 7, Windows 8, (64-bit preferred), Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012/R2

Alteryx Designer to be installed: click here to download

Please contact james.leonard@thorogood.com if you have any questions.

   

Microsoft's Machine Learning Technologies: An Example Analytics Architecture

3:15pm - 4:15pm
 

As Microsoft continue to deliver improvements to their analytics offering, we look at how you can combine some of the available technologies to empower your data scientists, and unlock insights for users right across the business. (Read Andrew Kennedy's Pulse article on the recent announcements from Microsoft.)

   

Anaplan for Financial Services

3:15pm - 4:15pm
 

We'll share examples of solutions we have built for our Financial Services customers, including the proprietary Thorogood Curator solution for Lloyd's of London insurers.

   

Free Expert Consultations

1:00pm - 5:00pm
 

Book a slot to pick the brains of one of our expert consultants. Choose from the following technologies, or challenge us to go off piste:

  • Alteryx
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Anaplan
  • Microsoft Azure, SQL Server, Power BI and Cognitive Services
  • MicroStrategy
  • Qlik
  • SAP BI
  • SAS
  • R
  • Tableau

30th Anniversary Celebratory Drinks

4:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Julia Honigsberger 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

Registration and breakfast will be available from 9am. At 9.30am we move to the auditorium for a morning of presentations. Lunch will be served at 1pm offering a great opportunity for networking with speakers and peers.

After lunch there is a choice of breakout sessions and 1:1 consultations covering a variety of technology and industry topics. At 4pm we will end the day celebrating Thorogood's 30th Anniversary with drinks and further networking.