24 May 2019
London’s St Pancras Renaissance Hotel played host to the 2019 MHR Analytics Summit last month, where the future of our data-driven world was explored by experts and analysts from around the UK.
Delegates from some of Britain’s most prominent businesses, charities and universities discussed how analytics and AI could be the most important factors influencing how business will evolve in the next decade.
Former Red Bull Racing, Scuderi Ferrari and McLaren data scientist Neil Martin, who has worked with the likes of David Coulthard and Mika Hakkinen, inspired guests with the data science that lies behind Formula One success.
Marianne Abib-Pech, global CFO and author, gave an insightful talk about how analytics in financial management and strategic business development is being embraced in countries around the world. Marianne was the former Global CFO of Shell Aviation and has since launched her own boutique advisory firm in merger and acquisitions.
CFOs, technology leaders and data science specialists from across the UK shared their knowledge about analytics throughout the day in a series of workshops and roundtable discussions.
One delegate from a large UK charity commented: “We came today because we are looking to see how we can utilise analytics to improve efficiencies and just get more value from what we do. The presentations have been really interesting, especially learning the fascinating analysis behind Formula One.”
“The event has been brilliant,” added another analytics delegate from Queen’s University Belfast. It was useful to hear how analytics is being used all over the world and some of the trends we can expect to see in the near future.”
“I’ve been to a lot of these types of events and this one is actually the best one I’ve been to - it’s really informative,” said a finance delegate from a global entertainment group.
Nick Felton, MHR Analytics’ SVP said: “We wanted our guests to leave with a sense of the possibilities they can achieve through analytics and to examine the potential of what the future holds for those who embrace these powerful technologies. We’re delighted with the feedback from our delegates today, and look forward to an even bigger and better summit in 2020.”
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