Getting the Right People on the Big Data Bus:
When considering the challenges businesses face in today’s evolving digital world, business leaders expect that big data will drive big change. And it likely will. But as with most technical revolutions, the golden trifecta of business transformation – people, process and technology – is critical. The challenge is that the three pieces of the beloved transformation trinity aren’t equal when it comes to big data. This is because embracing big data to become a data-driven company is not a single transformation initiative. It is an ongoing progression of change. While process and technology certainly play a role in this evolution, the shift in culture is solely dependent on the people. And that’s what this paper is all about.

Anatomy of an Analytic Enterprise:
Anatomy of An Analytic Enterprise by Kimberly Nevala defines what it means to foster an analytics culture by highlighting the critical characteristics of and barriers to success. Based on some real-life success stories, the paper focuses on cultural and organizational dimensions of analytics programs, using the “anatomy” metaphor to highlight foundational solutions and skills.

Foundations for Data Monetization:
This white paper is an extension of a research briefing from MIT CISR, Six Sources of Value for Information Businesses. It offers a deeper dive into the data monetization research of MIT CISR and SAS. It describes a classification for information offerings, non-negotiable business capabilities required for data monetization, facets of information business cultures and areas of potential competitive advantage.

TDWI Best Practices for Delivering Actionable Customer Intelligence:
Today, organizations are feeling the urgency to become more customer-centric. Most have a tsunami of data, but it is of little benefit if users cannot interact with it effectively to share insights in presentations, email, texts and meetings. New tools that combine the powers of data visualization with easier-to-use analytics are maturing, making it possible for nontechnical business users to do more on their own. This report checklist offers seven best practices for formulating a strategy to derive and deliver actionable customer intelligence. The practices are aimed at helping organizations turn their increasingly voluminous data riches into competitive business advantage.

Beyond the Campaign:
Marketing leaders are constantly trying to build profitable customer relationships by delivering innovative marketing strategies that reach and energize the audience. At the same time, initiatives like customer experience management are driving the need for a marketing makeover. This paper shows how leading companies are repositioning their marketing efforts to prepare for a more data- and results-driven environment.

TDWI Hadoop for the Enterprise:
This report sheds light on the many new products, technologies and trends surrounding Hadoop, including:

  • Business and technology drivers for Hadoop.
  • Hadoop’s benefits and barriers.
  • Organizational practices for Hadoop.
  • Current and future applications, platforms and tools.
  • Best practices and top priorities for enterprise Hadoop.

Plus, the report includes a list of some of the top vendor platforms in the Hadoop ecosystem.

TDWI Self Service Data Big Data Preparation in the Age of Hadoop:
Is there a skills gap in your organization when it comes to managing Hadoop? Have you experienced delays in preparing and exploring big data?  

Those days are over.  

Learn how SAS® Data Loader for Hadoop enables business users – along with data scientists and IT – to access, profile, transform and cleanse Hadoop data. The best part is, it requires minimal training and no need for coding.  

Read this paper to learn how it:

  • Extends an automated, self-service data management layer to the Hadoop platform.
  • Supports SQL query access to data stored in Hadoop. 
  • Helps automate the movement of data into and out of the Hadoop platform. 
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Date & Time:
Session 1: Completed
April 7, 2016.
Session 2: June 9, 2016 8:00AM – 10:30AM
Session 3: August, 2016 8:00AM – 10:00AM
Session 4: October, 2016 8:00AM – 10:00AM

Location: The St. Andrew’s Club
150 King St. W., 27th Floor - Toronto
Cost: Complimentary
Questions? Contact Andrew.Bowden@sas.com

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