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8:30 am
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 amWelcome
9:15 amThe Internet of Things
9:30 am
Keynote Speaker: Jill Dyché – The Executive’s New Analytics Experience
Author of The New IT: How Technology Leaders are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age, Jill Dyché has been thinking, writing and speaking about Business and IT alignment for over two decades. Learn from Jill how mastering strategic collaboration will drive innovation and unlock the power of new analytics within your organisation.
10:00 am

Customer Story: Shop Direct Group (Karl Wintrell, Chief Architect)
Discover how Shop Direct collaborated across their business to overcome the personalisation challenge to improve customer experience; building a new capability for analytics, driving up financial performance.

10:30 am
11:00 am

SAS - Working with modern analytics
See how SAS works alongside open-source to enable discovery and prototyping and delivers a versatile architecture that satisfy the business demand for robust and scalable performance, without the need for scarce and expensive skills

11:40 amHortonworks – Realise the promise of big data
Hear how real customers put analytics to work with Hadoop. Examples and use cases demonstrating the value of disruptive technology to tap into the almost infinite volume and variety of data and the power of the problem-solving mindset.
12.00 pm
Q&A Panel: Jill Dyché, Stuart Hutson, SAS and Hortonworks
Perspectives on innovation, collaboration, the problem-solving mindset and how and where to get started.
12.20 pm
Closing remarks: SAS
The opportunity and the challenge: from making analytics approachable to delivering decisions at scale.
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Lunch & Interactive Demonstrations