Topic: Business Analytics - The art of smarter decision making
Description: Organisations worldwide are using Business Analytics to enable smarter decision making and improve business outcomes. Querying, reporting, and analysis answer questions such as what happened, how many, how often, where the problem is, and what actions are needed. Business analytics answers questions like why is this happening, what if these trends continue, what will happen next (prediction), how can we do things better, what is the best decision for a complex problem (optimisation).
In today’s economic climate, organisations are finding they can’t afford not to ask the forward-looking questions.
This session will discuss ‘Business Analytics’ in terms of its relevance within Business Intelligence and will focus on helping you understand:
• What Business Analytics is.
• When to use Business Analytics, including an approach framework and case studies.
• How Big Data fits into the Business Analytics landscape.
• What skills you’ll need and resources to help you get them.
The demand for expertise in Business Analytics is growing and attending this session will benefit business analysts, solution architects, DW/BI & IM practitioners, business leaders and future ‘Data Scientists’.
Presenter: Andy Painter is an Information Management specialist who has implemented IM solutions in the UK and Australia over the last 15+ years. These solutions have spanned multiple industries including Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Government and eCommerce.
His experience has been gained through practical involvement in multiple projects from development to architecture, incorporating industry recognised best practices.
As an Architect, Andy works with both the business and technology to ensure solutions are business focused and deliver real business benefit.
Convenor: Pengchea Ngo