It’s no surprise what amazing motivation and solutions the attendees walk away with after investing in themselves with CAMP IT events. With knowledge on how IT professionals can expand their business and career success, the Business Intelligence/Analytics/Big Data Strategies conference in Chicago had something for all IT professionals.
Data is what drives every business, but to empower the organization, data needs to be utilized strategically and with caution. How can IT leverage BI initiatives to become a stronger partner and ally to business units? What pitfalls should be avoided?
Strategic Roadmap for BI and Analytics
Most Data and Analytics strategies and roadmap efforts are outlined to achieve actionable designs and plans that meet budget requirements. Two Senior Architects from Centric Consulting educated attendees on successful Data Analytics Strategies and Roadmaps that get you pragmatic and actionable plans, budget approval, buy-in from stakeholders, and political backing. Key factors to an organization's success in terms of data are working at the intersection of business and technology, leveraging reference architectures and guiding principles to move faster. By using ecosystem thinking (people, process, technology) to create a holistic solution you can achieve speed-to-value by designing fit-for-purpose solutions rather than just picking a tool. There are many great options for this, including blending solutions.
Striking A Balance: The Role of Data Governance in The Era of Self-Service Analytics
A big challenge for IT leaders across the world is finding the proper balance between data governance and self-service analytics. How much is too much? Thomas Parkinson, Co-founder of Peapod and Jim Ingle, Executive Vice President at Messina Group led a session on how companies can provide the agility and freedom that businesses require without losing data quality and integrity, including the roles that architecture, strategy, change management and business insight play in the advancement of a transformation blueprint.
Thomas Parkinson shared how Peapod was an early adopter of agile culture and progressed from data chaos to a well-governed, democratized analytics platform in the cloud by:
- Arbitrating disagreements between business functions. – The value of a single source of truth for your most important metrics
- Governance Strategies – What to apply to gain maximum benefit, without becoming heavy-handed
- Adoption strategies for the end-user
- How to serve the Data Analyst – A sandbox with rules of engagement
- Too much of a good thing – The negative consequences of digital transformation – Learn to spot the red flags
The Vision of a Data Marketplace
Companies strive to increase productivity and customer satisfaction while simultaneously reducing costs and inventory. Companies like Amazon, SFDC, Walmart, and Apple have been comprehensively successful with their defined directions, but one thing they have in common is a digital marketplace. With data growing so fast, pipelined information is getting congested making it difficult to track proper data. Doug Ellis, Director of Worldwide Presales at Datawatch discussed the benefit of a Data Marketplace where all information is acquired, prepared and managed by AI and predictive models in a single location where all consumers can access filtered data with all associated documents (reports, simulations, dashboards, etc.). This solution allows you to offer your executives, analysts and data consumers a coefficient and social avenue to business insights.
Data Science, AI & Machine Learning: How to Break Through the Hype
All year, we’ve been witness to the technology advancements and innovation of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. As exciting and consumer-friendly as the end-game can be, these advanced technologies can also be overwhelming. Konrad Konarski, AI and IoT Practice Lead at V-Soft Consulting shared exactly how to break through the hype of Business Solutions and IoT by understanding strategies and technologies in their space, the real business values of certain technologies and how to successfully deploy these technologies.
Since 1984, 100% of CAMP IT attendees are from IT departments around the world. Over 32,000 CIOs, IT executives, managers and staff—representing over 5,500 individual companies, educational institutions and government agencies have excelled in their careers from the knowledge they gain from participating in CAMP’s one and two-day conferences.
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