Meet up

The Blueprint Series #2: Compromises and trade-offs, or can you have it all?

Thursday, 11th April in London

This meetup was organised by Big Data LDN in April 2019


Following a busy first Blueprint Series meetup in March, this meetup showcases three further speakers focused on the latest trends in Data Architecture.

Achieving Governance, Agility and Reduced Time to Value In An Increasingly Complex Data Landscape

In most organisations, the demand to analyse data continues to grow exponentially. New data from many new data sources are now being captured and new types of data stores are being created on multiple clouds as well as on-premise data centres. The result is that the data landscape is becoming increasingly more complex, making it harder to find, govern and prepare data for analysis. Yet the promise of AI brings the expectation that data and analytics will deliver agility, improve effectiveness, significantly reduce time to value and provide so much competitive advantage that it will transform the business. So, the question is, how can you make this happen? How do you modernise your data architecture and your data warehouses to provide trusted data, leverage data science and integrate analytical systems in a hybrid environment while also speeding up the ability to deliver value? In this session, Mike Ferguson will highlight some of the key things that can be done to make this possible.

Mike Ferguson

CEO at Intelligent Business Strategies and Chairman Big Data LDN

Data Architecture, Navigating the Maze

In the modern world data variety can make delivery of common information and consistent automated decisions a significant challenge. What approaches can be used to enable early data access and great business outcomes without creating an impenetrable data maze?

Luke Mullis

Senior Solution Design & Architecture Manager at Sainsbury's

Data, Governance and Freedom

Any enterprise seeking to create value from data has two conflicting and divergent objectives. On the one hand cohorts of users and developers need to access data from multiple sources, to create analytics, dashboards, reports and apps. On the other hand a responsible enterprise must secure, govern and define data in order that users only see what they are permitted to see. In a perfect world, such a system would also deliver nirvana in data terms – the single version of the truth. In this presentation Nick Barth points out the pitfalls of lack of governance, and how governance can be an enabler to deliver a more intelligent enterprise.

Nick Barth

Senior Sales Engineer at MicroStrategy

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