DATE: Thursday 23rd May 2019
LOCATION: St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London
COST: Free of charge
09:30 - Registration and Networking
10:00 – Welcome and Introduction- Nick Felton, SVP, MHR Analytics
10:10 – Keynote 1 - Neil Martin, Data Scientist, Formula One
11:00 – Analytics in Action - Laura Timms, MHR Analytics
The wealth of new data and analytics technologies available can be baffling – what is the best approach to actually get started or progress your data maturity? And why should you bother? This session will look at the practical business benefits of adopting analytics and translate some of the latest buzzwords into a practical framework for real business insights.
11:30 – Break
11:45 – Keynote 2 - Marianne Abib-Pech, Global CFO
12:30 – Panel Q & A
12:45 – Lunch and Networking
13:45 – Afternoon Breakout Sessions (delegate choice):
Analytics Room - 13:45 - 15:45
- Presentation: “Data Modelling: The vital component of the BI & Analytics journey"
A simple overview of why BI and reporting isn`t always straightforward and how data warehousing and data modelling can provide an approach to alleviate some of the problems.
- Demo Session: "Predictive Analytics within HR"
An overview of predictive analytics and details of the value predictive techniques can add to your tool set and business areas. The session also includes a demo of building a predictive model and shows the different types of analysis.
- Presentation: "Analytics in the Cloud"
A look at the latest innovation in Analytics Cloud technologies. One single platform that can provide multiple streams of differing analytics functionality; ranging from insight automation and predictive outputs, to advanced data visualisations.
- Networking Break (15 mins)
- Group Workshop: "Resolving a business problem through Analytics"
Group workshop participation to identify real-life business problems and propose solutions with analytics. The groups will then present and share findings back to the room for discussion.
Finance Room - 13:45 - 15:45
- Presentation: "Finance Automation and the Planning Process"
What are the potential advantages and challenges of breaking away from spreadsheet based systems to solutions that can begin to incorporate machine learning, big data analysis and predictive modelling capabilities?
- Demo Session: "Advantages of connecting Planning Applications"
Linking Operational and Financial Data, and the case for driver based what if calculations.
- Discussion: "Financial Consolidation Automation"
What has your experience been in automating the reporting and consolidation process? How do we gain more time for analysis of the core numbers instead of data collection and calculations?
- Networking Break (15 mins)
- Demo & Discussion: "The Hidden benefits of Planning and Analysis"
An example using FWP (Financial Workforce Planning) to show how Planning applications can help to change processes and culture within the finance function and beyond.
15:45 – Close
Where to find us?
IBM Planning Analytics Webinar
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