Maximizing Business Value Using Integrated Analytics

Featuring Mike Ferguson of Intelligent Business Strategies

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Original Date:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:00am EST

This webinar looks at the current problems of stand-alone analytics projects in enterprises and the lack of integration of disparate analytic libraries. It then defines requirements to integrate analytics into a common analytical platform to simplify and accelerate the building of predictive and prescriptive models. It addresses key steps to coordinate initiatives and how to accelerate data preparation, and analytics production using workflow oriented tooling. In addition it will also look at how published analytical services can be consumed to reduce time-to-value and enabling everyone to ‘pull in the same direction’ to improve overall business performance. The webinar discusses:

  • Business Strategy – Putting analytics in business context
  • Problems with existing analytics initiatives
  • Key requirements to integrate analytic initiatives and align with business strategy
  • Reducing time-to-value using workflow based model development
  • Publishing predictive analytics and prescriptive decision services for mass consumption
  • Guiding operations and managerial decisions using on-demand and event-driven prescriptive analytics
Our presenter:

Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies. He is an independent IT analyst and consultant specializing in BI/Analytics, big data, data management and enterprise business integration. He has over 35 years of experience with 26 years in BI/Analytics, 35 years in Data Management, 12 years in Smart Business and 5 years Big Data Analytics on Hadoop and NoSQL.

Mike works at board, senior IT and detailed technical IT levels on BI/CPM strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture, MDM and data integration. He has spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles. Formerly a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited – the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at Teradata on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of Database Associates. He teaches popular master classes in Big Data, Predictive & Advanced Analytics, New Technologies for DW and BI, Operational BI, Data Governance, Master Data Management and Data Integration.