9 November 2016 - Conference Day 2 and Exhibits

09:00-10:00 KEYNOTE Scaling out Data Operations in a Global Bank
Alasdair Anderson, EVP Data Engineering, Nordea Bank
Bert Oosterhof, EMEA Field CTO, Trifacta
Dr. Richard Harmon, Director, EMEA Financial Services, Cloudera
10:00-10:30   Break and Exhibits
10:30-11:20 DW/BI How to Accelerate Towards a Data-driven Business
Dr. Salman Taherian, Global Head of Data Innovation, Reed Exhibitions Ltd.
DW/BI Is Data Warehouse Automation a Necessity?
Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy
Enterprise
Data
Fostering Data Babies - Engaging a Younger Generation of Information Professionals
Tony Mazzarella, Analytics Solutions Architect & Data Governance Lead, Financial Services Industry
Enterprise
Data
Data Quality Distilled: An Essential Guide for Data Management Professionals
Jon Evans, Information Strategist, EQUILLIAN
Data Innovation Building a Data Infrastructure for a Smart City
Rutger Rienks, Program Manager, City of Amsterdam
11:25-12:15 DW/BI The Trials, Tribulations and Successes of Building an Enterprise Customer Data Warehouse
Sophie Holland, Royal Mail
DW/BI Integrating Big Data Analytics into a Self-Service BI Environment
Mike Ferguson, Managing Director, Intelligent Business Strategies
Enterprise
Data
Become a Data Superhero
Rob Zagey, Senior BI Analyst, STANLIB
Enterprise
Data
Expert Panel: Building your Career in Data
Moderator: Mike Simons, Associate Editor for CIO.co.uk, ComputerworldUK and Techworld, IDG
Panellists:
Peter Segal, Managing Partner, Ogilvie & Associates
Ken Mulkearn, Principal, Incomes Data Research
Alasdair Anderson, EVP Data Engineering, Nordea Bank
Data Innovation MDM in Financial Institutions - and What's Next?
Lukas Mazanek, Head of Data & Information Competence Center, Raiffeisenbank
12:15-13:45   Lunch and Exhibit
12:45-13:10 Perspective
Session
Create BI Success with Effective Dashboards
Carl Edwards, Senior BI Consultant, Yellowfin
13:15-13:40 Perspective
Session
DAMA International and the DAMA Chapters - A Perspective
Sue Geuens, DAMA
Chris Bradley, DAMA
Perspective
Session
The 5 Must Do's for Guaranteed Data Governance Success
Patrick Dewald, Director, Diaku Limited
Darius Clayton, Director, Diaku Limited
13:45-14:35 DW/BI How to Make Business Tools People Want to Use and Actually Use Well: a Case Study in BI Tool Design from Zipcar
Will Sprunt, Head of Analytics, Zipcar International
DW/BI Knowing What to do by Using Data from the Future
Håkan Edvinsson, CTO, Informed Decisions
Enterprise
Data
The Journey to a Data-Driven Culture at Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Ian Wallis, Head of Data, Analytics & Insight (DA&I), Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)
Enterprise
Data
From Small Experiments to Viable Data Governance
Petr Podany, Head of Data & Analytics, Sberbank CZ
Data Innovation The Data Renaissance: Leading Your Business to the Modern Age
Anthony Algmin, Chief Data Officer, Uturn Data Solutions
14:40-15:30 DW/BI Analyze Yourself!
Jos van Dongen, Principal Consultant, Tholis Consulting
DW/BI Taking the Internet of Things Beyond Data to Actionable Insights
Hylke Peek, Consultant Performance Monitoring, The Backbone
Niels Naglé, Data Solution Consultant/Trainer, Info Support
Enterprise
Data
The Quality in Master Data Quality
Dana Julinschi, Master Data Governance & Projects Manager, Friesland Campina
Enterprise
Data
Ethics in Information Management Practices
Katherine O'Keefe, Data Governance & Privacy Consultant, Castlebridge
Data Innovation Open Data I Love It!  But Not My Data, It’s Special
Lisa Allen, National Data Integrity Manager, Environment Agency
15:30-15:50   Break and Exhibits
15:50-16:50 CLOSING
KEYNOTE
You Can Take It With You
Graeme Simsion, International Best-Selling Novelist (and Former Data Modeller)   
16:50-17:00   Conference Close
Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy
Sue Geuens, DAMA International
 

Wednesday
9 November
09:00-10:00

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KEYNOTE: Scaling out Data Operations in a Global Bank
Alasdair Anderson, EVP Data Engineering, Nordea Bank
Bert Oosterhof, EMEA Field CTO, Trifacta
Dr. Richard Harmon, Director, EMEA Financial Services, Cloudera

The demand for data has never been higher and the supply provided by traditional EDW platforms is as constrained as it ever was. Many enterprises have realised that without leveraging the power of Big Data technology enterprises will fail to meet the demands of customers, executive and external regulators.

In this presentation Alasdair Anderson, EVP Data Engineering Nordea Bank will discuss the evolution Data Architecture from EDW through Hadoop 1.0 to the Enterprise Data Hub. The Enterprise Data Hub now forms the data backbone of the bank providing data that support core regulatory, compliance and finance reporting.

  • What is an Enterprise Data Hub?
  • How is Business Data Operations supported on the Enterprise Data Hub?
  • How can change be executed on a scale out platform to deliver improved data quality
Featured Speakers:
Alasdair Anderson Alasdair Anderson
EVP Data Engineering
Nordea Bank

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  Bert Oosterhof Bert Oosterhof
EMEA Field CTO
Trifacta

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  Dr. Richard Harmon Dr. Richard Harmon
Director
EMEA Financial Services
Cloudera

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CONFERENCE TRACKS
DW/BI
DATA WAREHOUSE/ BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Enterprise Data
Enterprise Data
Data Innovation
Data Innovation
10:30 - 11:20 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Wednesday
9 November
10:30-11:20

DW/BI

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How to Accelerate Towards a Data-driven Business
Dr. Salman Taherian, Global Head of Data Innovation, Reed Exhibitions Ltd.

At Reed Exhibitions, world’s largest event organizer, establishing a data-driven agenda and serving customers across 5 continents and 44 industries is no easy task. In this talk, I present what being data-driven means to us and how we design frameworks to test and experiment hypothesis to spot opportunities to leverage data. The talk highlights the importance of understanding the existing business processes and practices and how to avoid sophistication and confusion when employing advanced analytics.

Key takeaways from this presentation:

  • Understanding the different paths through which data delivers value.
  • The role of leaders and senior stakeholders in a data-driven business.
  • How to maximise chances of success and the data-driven adoption in business.
Featured Speaker:
Dr. Salman Taherian Dr. Salman Taherian
Global Head of Data Innovation
Reed Exhibitions Ltd.

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Wednesday
9 November
10:30-11:20

DW/BI

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Is Data Warehouse Automation a Necessity?
Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy

It’s 2016 and still ETL programs are being developed manually, data models are still being created by hand, and star schema data marts are still derived from normalized data warehouses manually. Designing and developing BI environments is still a laborious and error prone type of work, and very often, the wheel is invented over and over again. But it shouldn’t be. Manual development is slow, we all know that. Now, the business requirements have changed drastically over the last ten years. One of the key changes is time-to-market; new reports have to be developed more quickly and maintaining existing ones should be simpler. Too often, as a reaction, analysts working at business departments develop their own reports and their own ETL processes, they don’t even call the IT department anymore. Sometimes that’s a good idea, but not always. Organizations have to find ways to improve productivity. One of these alternatives is data warehouse automation. This allows developers and designers to focus more on the business aspects of a BI environment and have to spend less time on repetitive and time-consuming tasks. This session explains how data warehouse automation can help speed up development.
  • Business requirements have changed over time.
  • Generating data models for data warehouses and data marts.
  • What will data warehouse automation mean for your current BI system?
  • How efficient is generated ETL code?
  • Pros and cons of data warehouse automation.
Featured Speaker:
Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans
R20/Consultancy

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Wednesday
9 November
10:30-11:20

Enterprise
Data

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Fostering Data Babies - Engaging a Younger Generation of Information Professionals
Tony Mazzarella, Analytics Solutions Architect & Data Governance Lead, Financial Services Industry

Growing up in the digital age may lend to an increased aptitude for understanding data and information management but without the principles, history and guidance from those with decades of experience things can go awry. Due to increased awareness, demand and a global change in climate towards "geeks" (we're cool now!) Data Babies are coming into the profession through various non-traditional paths with new ideas, misguided ideas and bad habits in tow. In this session, you’ll hear from a know it all Gen Y’er, who realised quickly that he hadn’t even scratched the surface of the history, complexity and savvy that required to succeed in enterprise data. Attendees will come away with ideas in engaging snot-nosed data geeks and gain insight as to where they came from, how their paths are different and how to speak their language.
  • Understand new paths to the data profession
  • Explore generational knowledge gaps
  • Engaging and fostering young data talent
Featured Speaker:
Tony Mazzarella Tony Mazzarella
Analytics Solutions Architect & Data Governance Lead
Financial Services Industry

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Wednesday
9 November
10:30-11:20

Enterprise
Data

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Data Quality Distilled: An Essential Guide for Data Management Professionals
Jon Evans, Information Strategist, EQUILLIAN

Today, more than ever, the quality of data underpinned by a robust approach to Data Quality Management, is critical to the success of every organisation. Unfortunately, it is a topic that is still impenetrable to many through the use of unfamiliar jargon and too much emphasis on technology.

In this session based on Equillian’s established data quality primer, Jon Evans seeks to redress the balance, by taking the audience on a whirlwind journey from first principles right through to advice on establishing a Data Quality Programme. Along the way, both beginners and those already familiar with the topic will benefit from a business-focused approach, based on industry best practice coupled with many years of experience helping organisations tackle their Data Quality challenges.  The session will be structured around 4 key topics:

  • Why should I care about data quality?
  • Monitoring data quality
  • Improving data quality
  • Developing a DQ Programme
Featured Speaker:
Jon Evans Jon Evans
Information Strategist
EQUILLIAN

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Wednesday
9 November
10:30-11:20

Data Innovation

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Building a Data Infrastructure for a Smart City
Rutger Rienks, Program Manager, City of Amsterdam

This presentation will be about the struggles they face within the city of Amsterdam in transforming the local government into a data-driven organization in a smart city context.  Can they apply change management strategies and what can they learn from epidemiology to upscale abilities? The creation of the data infrastructure as well as the influencing involved to kick-start this development will also be discussed. Following a number of examples that increased citizens’ wellbeing as well as the local governments' effectiveness, expectations are high.  But how do you keep up with these and how to mobilize the workers in the city to abide advice presented by computational models?
Featured Speaker:
Rutger Rienks Rutger Rienks
Program Manager
City of Amsterdam

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11:25 - 12:15 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Wednesday
9 November
11:25-12:15

DW/BI

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The Trials, Tribulations and Successes of Building an Enterprise Customer Data Warehouse
Sophie Holland, Royal Mail

This session focuses on all the aspects to consider when building an Enterprise Data Warehouse. Sophie Holland will provide guidance on writing the business case, choosing the right infrastructure, and bringing the data warehouse to life after it has gone live to get the best use out of it in your company. Sophie will also talk about her experience of doing this at News UK and the challenges faced whilst getting a new CEO and a change in company strategy, along with what benefits were realised. News UK has made a significant commitment to put data and customer information at the heart of its business. In 2015 News UK implemented cloud technology tools for the Enterprise Data Warehouse and Campaign Management capability in house for the first time, removing its reliance on a third party, and owning IP.
  • Getting approval for a data warehouse project in your organisation
  • Business benefits of a data warehouse
  • Lessons learned
Featured Speaker:
Sophie Holland Sophie Holland
Royal Mail

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Wednesday
9 November
11:25-12:15

DW/BI

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Integrating Big Data Analytics into a Self-Service BI Environment 
Mike Ferguson, Managing Director, Intelligent Business Strategies

This session looks at how advanced analytics such as machine learning, graph analysis and text analysis can be integrated into a self-service BI so that business analysts can exploit the power of Big Data analytics platforms such as Hadoop, Spark and Graph databases to add new insights to reports and dashboards.  It looks at how self-service BI tools can connect to a logical data warehouse consisting of traditional data warehouses, Big Data and streaming data and how they can invoke advanced analytical models to provide deeper contextual insights.
  • The logical data warehouse – new platforms and rich pickings for self-service BI
  • Data Science meets self-service BI - new types of analytics available to business analysts
    • Machine-learning, text analysis and graph analysis
    • Streaming analytics
    • What are these kinds of analytics and what can they do?
  • Approaches to integrating advanced analytics into self-service BI
  • Integrating predictive models with Self-service BI
  • Integrating text analytics with self-service BI
  • Integrating graph analytics and self-service BI
  • Building ‘Situational Awareness’ dashboards using real-time streaming analytics and a self-service BI
Featured Speaker:
Mike Ferguson Mike Ferguson
Managing Director
Intelligent Business Strategies

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Wednesday
9 November
11:25-12:15

Enterprise
Data

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Become a Data Superhero
Rob Zagey, Senior BI Analyst, STANLIB

DATA IS KICK ASS and we all need to become the superhero because it’s changing the rules of work. Companies that are rich in data will be the outperformers. But for companies to be rich in data, employees have to grasp its importance. This BECOME A DATA SUPERHERO session will empower you and your organisation to leverage the power of data into your work and workplace.  You will learn:
  • A very brief history of data
  • Why is data so important?
  • Can data change the world?
  • Working with data - the fundamentals everyone should know

This talk is for you if:

You’re technical - If this is you then you'll come out of the talk and workshop knowing how to market what you do to the business so they'll jump up like screaming lunatics saying, "yes man, give me all of that and more, and I want it yesterday"

You’re in the business - If this is you then you'll come out the talk and workshop knowing that data driven businesses are the best businesses in the world and you'll want to put data driven at the core of your business strategy.

For more information visit www.datasuperhero.co.za.

Featured Speaker:
Rob Zagey Rob Zagey
Senior BI Analyst
STANLIB

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Wednesday
9 November
11:25-12:15

Enterprise
Data

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Expert Panel: Building your Career in Data
Moderator: Mike Simons, Associate Editor for CIO.co.uk, ComputerworldUK and Techworld, IDG
Panellists:
Peter Segal, Managing Partner, Ogilvie & Associates
Ken Mulkearn, Principal, Incomes Data Research
Alasdair Anderson, EVP Data Engineering, Nordea Bank

Data specialists have never been in more demand, but are those with real data skills adequately rewarded and are those with real skills under threat from those jumping on the Big Data bandwagon?

This session will look at general trends in business technology, Big Data and regulation and their impact on your career and look at strategies to build your career in data. Panellists include business technology, pay and HR experts and a leading headhunter.

This session will highlight:

  • Pay and HR trends for business technology and HR experts
  • Opportunities and threats to those building a career in data
  • Strategies for building your career in data and business technology
Moderator:
Mike Simons Mike Simons
Associate Editor for CIO.co.uk, ComputerworldUK and Techworld, IDG

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Panellists:
Peter Segal Peter Segal
Managing Partner
Ogilvie & Associates

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  Ken Mulkearn Ken Mulkearn
Principal
Incomes Data Research

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Alasdair Anderson Alasdair Anderson
EVP Data Engineering
Nordea Bank

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Wednesday
9 November
11:25-12:15

Data Innovation

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MDM in Financial Institutions - and What's Next?
Lukas Mazanek, Head of Data & Information Competence Center, Raiffeisenbank

With data being the key asset for financial institutions, its quality is of utmost importance. An agile, two-speed (bi-modal) IT approach is becoming quintessential to keep up with an ever-increasing velocity of business, challenging requirements for compliance (e.g. GDPR), fast time to market, and operational excellence. Join this session to learn how a major European bank tackles data quality and MDM, and sees its further operational and analytical use.
Featured Speaker:
Lukas Mazanek Lukas Mazanek
Head of Data & Information Competence Center
Raiffeisenbank

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12:45 - 13:10 Perspective Sessions

Wednesday
9 November
12:45-13:10

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Create BI Success with Effective Dashboards
Carl Edwards, Senior BI Consultant, Yellowfin

Dashboards are the No.1 technology for implementing business-driven BI (TDWI).  But, up to 80% of BI projects fail (Gartner).  The reason?  Most dashboards don’t communicate information effectively.  Attend this session to discover the top 10 best practices for producing effective dashboards and create BI success.
Featured Speaker:
Carl Edwards Carl Edwards
Senior BI Consultant
Yellowfin

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13:15 - 13:40 Perspective Sessions

Wednesday
9 November
13:15-13:40

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DAMA International and the DAMA Chapters - A Perspective
Sue Geuens, DAMA
Chris Bradley, DAMA

DAMA International is the globally recognised membership organisation for Data Management professionals. During its almost 30 year life it has grown from the initial 3 chapters banding together to form an international body to an organisation with 50 or more chapters worldwide, a constantly evolving Body of Knowledge and an international recognised certification that is becoming the de-facto standard for organisations to benchmark their employees. DAMA I co-hosts a number of recognised annual conferences and encourages their members to attend as many as possible and to become great speakers and presenters.  The DAMAI Chapter Model is a great way for individuals to get that face-to-face networking that is so important in an industry which, while as old as the hills, is still “new”. Whether you are in a country or city where there is a local chapter or somewhere out there in the wilds, there is a membership model for you. And no matter, where in the world you are, you can reach out to either DAMAI or a Chapter and get what you need.  Sue is the current DAMA I president as well as past VP Operations and was the driving force for DAMA Southern Africa, President from 2009 and currently Past President. Chris is well-recognised in the industry and has been on the DAMA UK Board for a number of years, becoming Chapter Chair this year. Together they will share their knowledge of and experiences with DAMA – both from the international and chapter side.  By the time you leave this perspective you will have learned:
  • Who is DAMA International
  • What we do
  • Where we are
  • What your benefits will be
  • How to get certified
  • How to contribute to the professions
Featured Speakers:
Sue Geuens Sue Geuens
DAMA

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  Chris Bradley Chris Bradley
DAMA

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Wednesday
9 November
13:15-13:40

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The 5 Must Do's for Guaranteed Data Governance Success
Patrick Dewald, Director, Diaku Limited
Darius Clayton, Director, Diaku Limited

What’s stopping your data initiatives from succeeding? Stuck in endless data committee meetings or just paralysed by fear of the colossal task ahead? In this session Diaku gives you 5 data initiative hacks to start a collaborative data revolution towards a more data driven organisation today
Featured Speakers:
Patrick Dewald Patrick Dewald
Director
Diaku Limited

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  Darius Clayton Darius Clayton
Director
Diaku Limited

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13:45 - 14:35 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Wednesday
9 November
13:45-14:35

DW/BI

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How to Make Business Tools People Want to Use and Actually Use Well: a Case Study in BI Tool Design from Zipcar
Will Sprunt, Head of Analytics, Zipcar International

Zipcar has a lot of data and people want to use it - what you wouldn’t expect is that this can be a problem.

When everyone individually asks their questions and expects a report or tool to be developed from it you don’t always end up with more understanding or the real world, more agreement on what is really happening or more engagement with drawing insight from the data. If you aren’t careful you can end up with a proliferation of data without clear structure and confused end users wondering how it all fits together.

This session will demonstrate a methodology we use in Zipcar based on questions and flow to determine how to build tools for understanding the business through data and will invite discussion on other methods that can be used to manage a growing BI and insight tool set.

Featured Speaker:
Will Sprunt Will Sprunt
Head of Analytics
Zipcar International

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Wednesday
9 November
13:45-14:35

DW/BI

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Knowing What to do by Using Data from the Future
Håkan Edvinsson, CTO, Informed Decisions

Tomorrow’s outcome is a result from today’s decisions. So why make decisions based on data, which usually reflects the past? Statistical business management has been standard for over fifty years, where top managers rely their decisions on numbers, focusing on past outcomes, performance figures and forecasts. Of, course, we need to learn from history, but we also need to understand what may come. We need data from the future.
Now, in the zettabyte era, we have all the statistics we could ever wish for. But it does not help us understand what decisions we need to make. Furthermore, once we understand what decisions to make, the data won’t tell us what will be the best thing to do. This speech is about how the decision processes need to be modernized and how we can create “data from the future” that helps us to understand what will be the impacts of today’s decisions.
  • Get the most from the data analytics but realize the shortcomings in the analytics and the fantastic presentation layers. Wherever you are missing data, which you always will, you need to combine qualified assumptions with the data analytics in a controlled way.
  • Start with the outcomes, and not the data. Clean data, intelligent data analysis tools, and simulation capabilities combined with human expertise, can actually bring data from the future. Trying out various scenarios before trying something in real life saves time and money.  Do this by building a decision model based on the outcomes you strive for. It will guide you through possible “what if’s” and will use the most from your data assets. We have been visualizing and modeling processes, data and software for decades. The turn has now come to model decisions.
  • Recognize decision making as a team activity. Generalists usually make better decisions than specialists and teams are more powerful that lone wolfs, even though we tend to admire individuals that are capable of making complex decision by themselves. But, the combination of data analysis tools with the collective intelligence of specialists is even more powerful.

This decision making process has been tested in several Scandinavian organizations and decision model examples from the mobile technology industry, services sector and municipal administration will be shown.

Featured Speaker:
Håkan Edvinsson Håkan Edvinsson
CTO
Informed Decisions

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Wednesday
9 November
13:45-14:35

Enterprise
Data

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The Journey to a Data-Driven Culture at Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Ian Wallis, Head of Data, Analytics & Insight (DA&I), Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)

In September 2014 the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) embarked on a new strategy, introducing an insourced management team via a strategic business partner consisting of a consortium of three private sector companies. This also heralded the introduction of a new directorate within DIO - Data, Analytics & Insight - to bring data to the forefront of the organisation and change the culture to be data-driven and evidence-based.

Data, Analytics & Insight has driven a significant change in less than two years, delivering a data management programme that encompasses data governance (15 Data Owners across DIO), data architecture and modelling, and most recently data quality metrics to drive accountability. MI has been transformed to be a dashboard-based series of key indicators driving decision-making at senior levels of the organisation, and a BI programme has been initiated bringing data together from across the breadth of the DIO for the first time whilst rolling out BI tools and a data warehouse to several hundred staff.

Building on these foundations, analytics and insight are exploiting the data, developing models and geospatial analytics to add value whilst also extending knowledge through research and benchmarking.

Data, Analytics & Insight has reached a maturity at which the combination of establishing the strategic pillars and delivering quick wins has begun to reap benefits. Clear changes in behaviour can be seen in DIO as a result and the future influence of the directorate is likely to grow as the outputs add more value.

Featured Speaker:
Ian Wallis Ian Wallis
Head of Data, Analytics & Insight (DA&I)
Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)

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Wednesday
9 November
13:45-14:35

Enterprise
Data

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From Small Experiments to Viable Data Governance
Petr Podany, Head of Data & Analytics, Sberbank CZ

Interesting things often start small and out-of-sight. This story started out as a small metadata management exercise but it has now evolved into a whole company data governance and knowledge management initiative. Petr will share their story of real people implementing practical, enterprise data governance in a small European bank, where every (FTE and) penny counts. Petr will share all the important lessons learned and also show you what the result looks like.

  • How did we make DG visible to everyone?
  • How did we get people on board?
  • Data Governance shouldn`t be a big deal
Featured Speaker:
Petr Podany Petr Podany
Head of Data & Analytics
Sberbank CZ

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Wednesday
9 November
13:45-14:35

Data Innovation

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The Data Renaissance: Leading Your Business to the Modern Age
Anthony Algmin, Chief Data Officer, Uturn Data Solutions

The Renaissance was a time during the 14th-17th centuries that is considered the link between the Middle Ages and modern history. It was a time of incredible artistic progress, a time when a fundamentally new kind of thinking took hold.  We are living in a similar time with respect to data. We have seen tremendous progress in the last decade: with the advent and ubiquitous adoption of handheld computing; a complete upheaval of transportation with car and ride-sharing services and soon, autonomous vehicles; and even a return to space exploration funded by private enterprise.

Though nobody can predict what the future holds, we do know that our companies must do something different to remain relevant. This session will focus less on the specific technologies in focus today, and more about how to create a culture that embraces, and ideally drives, the constant disruptive change of today’s world.

  • Why adapting to what is new today is a fool’s errand
  • How to take an approach that works far better
  • Why although everything is different, nothing has changed — and although history repeats itself, the cycle times are always getting shorter
Featured Speaker:
Anthony Algmin Anthony Algmin
Chief Data Officer
Uturn Data Solutions

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14:40 - 15:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Wednesday
9 November
14:40-15:30

DW/BI

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Analyze Yourself!
Jos van Dongen, Principal Consultant, Tholis Consulting

Most people think that applying (advanced) analytics is the exclusive domain of large corporations or governments, but more and more individuals and (sport-) teams analyze their own or each other’s performance. Usually this boils down to what is now called ‘the quantified self’ but applications in healthcare, HR and community support stretch beyond the individual domain. This session will show what’s already available to the general public, healthcare professionals and researchers to help them analyze personal metrics, but will also show a glimpse of a future where wearables, injectables and implantables will be used to improve our lives. Jos will also share his own experiences in building a personal analytics solution where he integrates and analyzes data from Runkeeper, Sleepcycle, Weather.com, and devices like a blood pressure monitor and weighing scale.
Featured Speaker:
Jos van Dongen Jos van Dongen
Principal Consultant
Tholis Consulting

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Wednesday
9 November
14:40-15:30

DW/BI

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Taking the Internet of Things Beyond Data to Actionable Insights
Hylke Peek, Consultant Performance Monitoring, The Backbone
Niels Naglé, Data Solution Consultant/Trainer, Info Support

Enterprises across the globe are looking to IoT-solutions to gain competitive advantage for their products and services. Watching an end-to-end demo is exciting but doesn’t tell you the whole story. More interesting is the journey to implement a real-world smart IoT-solution from concept to product.   Within an IoT data flow you can have multiple places where analytics can play an important role to create business value to your solution. You can also have different kinds of analytics in your architecture.

In this session we look at the implementation of a smart presenter where a presenter gets live feedback from the presenter, the audience and other ‘devices’. This – full cloud - prescriptive solution tells you what to do to improve your presentation. We’ll discuss the landscape of IoT & Analytics and our personal lessons learned during this implementation.

  • Understand the potential of data and datafication
  • Where/How to position Analytics within your (smart) IoT solution
  • What are the main challenges of incorporating Analytics into IoT
Featured Speakers:
Hylke Peek Hylke Peek
Consultant Performance Monitoring
The Backbone

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  Niels Naglé Niels Naglé
Data Solution Consultant/Trainer
Info Support

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Wednesday
9 November
14:40-15:30

Enterprise
Data

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The Quality in Master Data Quality
Dana Julinschi, Master Data Governance & Projects Manager, Friesland Campina

The end goal of our MDM endeavours is to ensure the quality of our master data is suitable to support the business processes and reporting needs, at the lowest possible cost. But how can we turn data quality into a way of living for the organisation, without making it just another formality? Within Friesland Campina this topic is part of their journey, with its challenges, successes and failures. They have gone a long way with their governance organisation and they intend to go even further. Dana will share with you some of the things they have learned so far, by answering the following questions:
  • Who needs data quality and why?
  • To which extent do we measure master data KPIs and to what purpose?
  • How do data quality and master data governance intertwine and support one another?
Featured Speaker:
Dana Julinschi Dana Julinschi
Master Data Governance & Projects Manager
Friesland Campina

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Wednesday
9 November
14:40-15:30

Enterprise
Data

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Ethics in Information Management Practices
Katherine O'Keefe, Data Governance & Privacy Consultant, Castlebridge

Ethics is the new black in Information Management these days, or so it seems. From the European Data Protection Supervisor publishing an Opinion on Big Data Ethics, to countless articles about the call from data scientists for clarity on ethics, there is a growing consensus that "something must be done". The challenge arises in moving from abstract discussion to practical application.

We need to move beyond talking about Ethics to implementing ethical frameworks in our information management and information governance initiatives. This session describes a soup-to-nuts approach for defining ethical frameworks for information management, setting a model for understanding how ethics affects and is affected by the Business, Information, and Technology management structures we put in place to meet customer expectations of Information and Process outcomes.   A case-based practical focus will ensure knowledge is practical and applicable, not just theoretical.  Key takeaways for this session include:

  • An overview Ethics and their relevance to Information Management practices
  • Ethics of Privacy and Human Rights
  • An overview of practical methods to align ethics with Information Governance
  • Risk management, Information management practices
Featured Speaker:
Katherine O'Keefe Katherine O'Keefe
Data Governance & Privacy Consultant
Castlebridge

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Wednesday
9 November
14:40-15:30

Data Innovation

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Open Data I Love It!  But Not My Data, It’s Special
Lisa Allen, National Data Integrity Manager, Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is a public sector organisation. They are part of the Department of the Environment whose approach is to open up all their data for use without charge or restriction. Their data is automatically open, unless there's a good reason not to share it. The session will take you on our journey from charging for our data to being an open data organisation.  In this ‎session Lisa will
  • Explain what being an open data organisation means for us
  • The cultural shift needed to be open by default
  • The amazing uses of our open data
Featured Speaker:
Lisa Allen Lisa Allen
National Data Integrity Manager
Environment Agency

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Wednesday
9 November
15:50-16:50

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CLOSING KEYNOTE: You Can Take It With You
Graeme Simsion, International Best-Selling Novelist (and Former Data Modeller)   

Graeme Simsion’s career has taken him from computer operator, to programmer, DBA, data modeller, data manager, IT strategist, consultancy manager, business facilitator and, more recently, Hollywood screenwriter and New York Times best-selling novelist. Graeme will talk about the generic skills in design, management and consulting that have helped him make the transitions and continue to be at the core of his work.   You will learn:
  • The practices most critical to implementing BI / ED initiatives – and writing a bestselling novel
  • The key strategies for winning support
  • The most valuable and portable skills to invest in
Featured Speaker:
Graeme Simsion Graeme Simsion
International Best-Selling Novelist (and Former Data Modeller)  

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Wednesday
9 November
16:50-17:00

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Conference Close
Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy
Sue Geuens, DAMA International
Featured Speakers:
Rick van der Lans Rick van der Lans
R20/Consultancy

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  Sue Geuens Sue Geuens
DAMA International

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