IBM Business Analytics Live


The amount of data in the world is growing every second, and taking on more forms - structured and unstructured, in motion and at rest. Big data holds valuable insights that can transform an organisation. However, without analytics, big data is just noise. In response we can see how the use of analytics has surged in the past 12 months as smart organisations are racing to harness its power in order to improve their effectiveness.

At IBM Business Analytics Live you will discover how analytics holds the key to benefiting from the big data explosion. You'll also hear from IBM about the 'Innovative use of advanced analytics in the era of big data' and our customer speakers Avon & Somerset Constabulary, Clear Returns, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Rexel on how they have grasped the opportunity to improve performance. The day will focus on the experiences of these organisations in using IBM Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics software.

In one of its biggest announcements in a decade as a leader in analytics, we'll also unveil Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that removes all barriers to data-driven decisions for the individual. IBM is providing instant access to the most powerful predictive and visual analytic tools available to anyone who can type.

Registration is now closed.

Where and When...

DATE: Wednesday 24 September

VENUE: IBM Client Centre
76/78 Upper Ground, South Bank


AUDIENCE: Line of business and IT professionals will be able to see the latest IBM Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics capabilities in action. You will hear from guest presenters and IBM solution experts about how to benefit from analytics.

Provisional Agenda
Time Description
9.00 Arrival and registration
9.30 Welcome and introduction
Rob Douglas, UKI Business Unit Leader, IBM Business Analytics
9.45 Innovative use of advanced analytics and introducing Watson Analytics
Gene Villeneuve, Director, Business Intelligence, IBM Business Analytics
10.45 BREAK
11.15 Customer case study: Rexel
Simon Short, Head of Business Intelligence
Rexel UK puts business intelligence in motion
11.45 Customer case study: Avon & Somerset Constabulary
Sean Price, Head of Performance & Process Improvement
Hindsight to Foresight: Predictive Analytics in Avon & Somerset Constabulary
12.15 Panel discussion (with customer speakers and IBM experts)
12.45 LUNCH
13.30 Customer case study: Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Nick Singh Kandola, Director for Transformation
Using Text Analytics to improve the bottom line at Hampshire Hospitals NHS FT
14.00 Customer case study: Clear Returns
Stephen Budd, Chief Product Officer
Intelligently protecting profits in the Retail Industry
14.30 Panel discussion (with customer speakers and IBM experts)
15.00 BREAK
15.15 Breakout sessions - Choose to attend ONE of the two following tracks:

Predictive Analytics demonstration
(Fleming main room)

Visualisation (RAVE) demonstration
(Franklin room)

16.00 Close

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