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Elite

Deloitte

As one of the world’s largest management consulting firms, Deloitte is distinct in its ability to help clients solve their most complex problems, from strategy to implementation. For most organisations, data and analytics are crucial. Drawing on our global network of member firms in more than 150 countries, we bring a significant depth and breadth of skills and industry knowledge. We work with our clients to turn everyday information into useful and actionable insights through business expertise and advanced analytics capability, particularly around risk. We also offer alternative agile delivery models for our capabilities, including scalable managed services, to deliver certainty in performance, cost and outcomes. Deloitte’s Insight Driven Organisation methodology is industry analyst acclaimed and helps clients on their journey towards a business-driven analytics strategy. Deloitte are a Global SAS Platinum Alliance Partner.

CoreCompete

CoreCompete helps enterprises accelerate, innovate and operationalize their big data and analytics initiatives. We strive to build trusted long-term partnerships with our clients and are constantly exploring ways to delight them with our agility, initiative and innovation. CoreCompete helps our customers accelerate their initiatives by providing consulting teams with specialized skills and capabilities that complement in-house IT and analytics teams. We help clients innovate by advising them on transformational uses of analytics in their business and by building prototypes. Finally, we help clients operationalize innovation by building and deploying operational analytics systems that enable millions of data-driven decisions every day and integrate with existing systems. As a leading cloud based big data managed services provider CoreCompete develops, deploys and manages cloud based workloads on AWS, GCP and Azure platforms. Our ability to bring this breadth and depth of capabilities to clients is unparalleled for a big data specialist. We have strong technical and go-to market partnerships with leading analytics (SAS), cloud (AWS, GCP) and big data (Hortonworks) vendors. CoreCompete is a SAS Gold Partner, with one of the largest number of SAS trained professionals for a SAS partner organization. As a Hortonworks Silver Partner, we have architected and deployed some of the largest Hadoop clusters and data infrastructures while addressing some of the most stringent data security and performance requirements. We are an audited member of the AWS Managed Services and Big Data competency programs and an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner.

BusinessData Partners

Business Data Partners (BDP), formerly known as Business & Decision, is a niche Data Management & Analytics Consultancy. BDP partners with leading financial services, life and pensions, public and private sector clients to help them gain valuable insight and analytics from their data. With roots going back to 1997, our new name represents our new independent status as a UK based company 100% owned by its employees. This business model and our strong corporate values create a thriving environment where our consultants excel, working as a team to deliver the best standard of service to our clients. In a world of transformation, our people, our experience and our functional and technical expertise have earned BDP a reputation for being able to help companies meet their strategic client and company objectives. Our expertise in analytics improve how clients interact with their customers, optimise their data processes to gain valuable customer insight, improve customer experience, realise efficiencies and increase profitability. BDP projects range from data management, data quality, data wrangling or master data management through to analytics, reporting and data visualisation. BDP work with both traditional and emerging technologies to identify and deliver real customer value.

Innova-tbs

Innova-tsn is an experienced company that provides end-to-end Business Intelligence solutions in different areas such as Analytics, CRM, Business Discovery and Big Data Platforms. Innova-tsn´s success relies on a deep knowledge of the latest technologies and a talented team of over 200 outstanding professionals with multidisciplinary backgrounds. Thanks to their excellence and creativity, Innova-tsn ranked 1st in the EMEA region and 7th globally, only after Microsoft China and five other Chinese teams, in the last KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY AND DATA MINING – KDD Cup 2017, which posed the challenge to predict “Highway Tollgates Traffic Flow in China”. An experienced SAS Gold Partner in Spain, Innova-tsn has created Innova-tbs to lead its growing UK business and recently became a partner of SAS in the UK. Innova-tbs will participate in the next UK SAS Forum as Elite Exhibitor and will host a breakout session to showcase its expertise in the design and implementation of Forecasting Solutions. Innova-tbs will focus on one of its most interesting success stories: The Demand Forecasting Service for Viesgo, a Spanish Utilities company. The core of the project is the development of a forecasting model to estimate daily energy demand at an hourly basis, but it also involves every element necessary to optimize the client´s buying process: sizing, installation and configuration of HW/SW, Data management, Dashboards’ design. Innova-tbs will present the case together with a delegate from Viesgo, to share both the client and the provider views on the needs, challenges, solutions and achievements of this exciting project.

Boemska

At Boemska we develop software that enhances and extends the SAS Enterprise Analytics Platform. Our flagship performance tuning product, Enterprise Session Monitor for SAS, enables organisations to better understand the performance and behaviour of their SAS infrastructure, stabilising shared interactive environments and squeezing entire hours of availability into their existing batch window. Our open-source HTML5 Data Adapter for SAS revolutionises the way business Apps are built within big enterprise, allowing SAS programmers to develop data-driven application back-ends with unprecedented ease, transforming SAS into an Enterprise Application Platform and adding considerable value to a SAS investment. This year we will be launching Boemska AppFactory, our new App Development & Deployment Platform for SAS. We will also be presenting some of the work we have done to modernise legacy SAS/AF applications & convert them into modern HTML5 Apps, and the pivotal role our software has played in the optimisation of our clients' SAS GRID environments.


Strategic

IBM

SAS® Grid Manager is made possible through an IBM and SAS partnership. SAS Grid Manager helps you outcompete by outcomputing. Implementing a SAS Grid Computing environment, your organization can better balance and manage workloads, use resources to their full extent, and increase productivity and overall performance. With SAS Grid Manager, you can perform more complex analysis in less time – and prioritize your most important work to match the requirements of your business. Using parallel processing and enterprise scheduling, SAS Grid saves time and money so you can focus on your organization’s business and not get bogged down in its IT needs.

Amadeus

With over 27 years’ experience, Amadeus Software offers transparent advice and a comprehensive range of flexible SAS services, specialising in data science and business analytics. A SAS Gold Partner and Reseller, our skills across the SAS product portfolio make us one of the leading UK SAS implementation partners, able to license any SAS solution or product for our customers. Our team of trusted SAS experts are dedicated to delivering world-class services globally for organisations of all sizes, supporting them in maximising the return on their investment in SAS through enabling increased self-sufficiency. Amadeus’ SAS services and expertise include providing independent guidance and advice; SAS software reselling; data analytics; data science; bespoke applications and SAS installations; on-demand and scheduled support; training and placing SAS certified graduates. The Amadeus team has achieved several SAS specialisations and competencies in recognition of their skills and experience within particular fields, including Customer Intelligence, Analytic Modernisation, Data Management and Visualisation. There will be opportunities to hear from several members of Amadeus’ Technical team during this year’s SAS Forum UK. Consulting Manager Elena Muriel on implementing and auditing SAS® Visual Analytics and Senior Consultant Tamas Bosznay on using SAS® Text Miner and SAS® Visual Analytics to conduct sentiment analysis. We are also hosting a sponsor’s stand with demonstrations of our data-entry solution, In.Form, which can integrate easily with your existing SAS platform.

Agile Solutions

Agile Solutions GB is an independent organisation focused on Data and Information Management working with a number of industry leading software vendors to help our clients select the best solution to meet their business needs. Our information management solutions, services, technology and support enable our customers to become more agile and reactive to the changing needs of the modern business world. We recognize that the quality, order, accessibility and presentation of data is key to any forward-looking business in a globalised market. We work across all Industry verticals and ensure our clients such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Sky, Dixons Carphone and Intellectual Property Office receive the very best service that exceeds expectations.

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