BI & Big Data Wrap-Up
Together with Cloud computing innovation, the business intelligence and Big Data analytics market is one of the hottest areas of the tech sector right now. And so it was with Deutsche Messe Worldwide’s BI & Big Data Conference 2013 last May.
The BI & Big Data conference was held for the first time as part of the CeBIT Australia 2013 program and was among the best attended of the eight separate business conferences at the event.
Headlining the top-line international speakers at the event was Obama for America 2012 Chief Data Scientist Rayid Ghani, who presented on how the Presidential campaign’s data strategy evolved over its brief life, and how the campaign’s data team managed its experimental and production data strategies.
Australia is a rapidly maturing market in the use of data analytics and the BI & Big Data Conference focused largely on Australian expertise and local case studies.
The event included a keynote address from senior Quantium consultant Gideon Ratner, who presented on the “Philosophy, Strategy and Practicality of Big Data.” Quantium is an Australian company that is a world leader in analytics, attracting a $20 million investment earlier this year from supermarket giant Woolworths.
Quantium director Tim Trumper also faciliated a fascinating expert panel session that included Westfield Director of Marketing John Batistich, Westpac Head of Customer Relationship Marketing & Digital, and Servcorp’s Virtual Office Vice-President Simon Smith.
Deutsche Messe Worldwide is an industry leader in creating event platforms for the data analytics sector, and by any global yardstick, the combination of the BI & Big Data Conference 2013 and CeBIT Australia 2013 were tremendously successful.
Three hand-on, instructive workshops were held in conjunction with the BI & Big Data Conference 2013, giving delegates the opportunity to delve deeper into reas of specific business value to them. Workshops included “Getting Big Data Through The Door And Into Everyday Life;” “Spatial Representation And Visualisation Of Big Data;” and “Designing Big Data Visualisation Dashboards.”
Other BI & Big Data 2013 highlights included:
- Splunk Australia/New Zealand Country Manager Dan Miller on “Big Data, Delivered.”
- Macquarie University, Director of Information, Neil Fraser presenting on mobility issues related to business intelligence
- Echo Entertaninment Group (The Star casino) Rob James on “Mobile Business Intelligence through Big Data in Casinos.”
What delegates said about BI & Big Data Conference 2013:
“Better understanding of what Big Data is and is not. Gained ideas on how aspects of Big Data can be used in my business to understand the customer and drive value. Fed my appetite the learn more about Big Data and keep up-to-date.”
Senior Business Insight Specialist
Westpac Banking Corpration
“Was a good mix of practical and theory with some good case studies to see how it translates on the ground.”
Director, eService Support Section
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
“10 out of 10″
Rayid GhaniChief Data Scientist
Obama for America 2012 Campaign
Geof HeydonBusiness Development
John BatistichDirector Marketing
Karen GanschowHead of Customer Relationship Marketing and Digital
Les WiganHead of Commercial Development
Neil FraserDirector of Information
Dr Rami MukhtarBig Data Analytics Project Leader
Echo Entertainment Group
Amendra PratapSenior Manager Technology & Finance
Rohan BaxterSenior Director, Analytics Intelligence and Risk, Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Dan MillerCountry Manager Australia & New Zealand
Dr Helen ThompsonDirector, Centre for eCommerce and Communication
University of Ballarat
Andrew MacLeodManager Technical Projects, Centre for eCommerce and Communication
University of Ballarat
Paul FeelySenior Programmer, Centre for eCommerce and Communication
University of Ballarat
Clinton McGregorBusiness Intelligence Manager
Justin DaviesManaging Director
Simon SmithVice President Virtual Office
Raj DalalFounder and Principal
Gideon RatnerSenior Consultant
WORKSHOP 1 | Getting Big Data Through The Door And Into Everyday Life
Wednesday 29 May 2013 | 8:30am – 11:30am
The world of big data analytics is disruptive, and it will create new competitive environments. To be competitive, organisations will require new technology with clear implementation strategies, iterative test-and-learn environments and data science talent. This workshop will detail best practices for starting the journey toward big data analytics.
- What approaches will work?
- What are the real benefits, and how can your enterprise start making sense of the vastness of the data?
- What staff and skills do we need?
- What processes and technologies do we need to implement?
The workshop will deliver a how to:
- Jump-start big data projects to grow your business
- Manage all company data: both structured and unstructured
- Deliver high performance analysis, modelling, and planning on big data
Facilitator: Dr Rami Mukhtar, Big Data Analytics Project Leader, NICTA
Morning Tea will be served during session.
WORKSHOP 2 | Spatial Representation And Visualisation Of Big Data
Wednesday 29 May 2013 | 11:45am – 2:45pm
This workshop will demonstrate the real-world application of spatial technology to support better decision making. Workshop participants will be provided with the practical know-how to effectively ‘consume’ big data using open source spatial technology. The workshop will also consider common issues associated with the use and provision of big data and spatial technologies, and the effective use of cloud-based services for big data.
The workshop will comprise a mixed format including presentation, interactive discussions and a practical exercise allowing participants to spatially enable public data or their own dataset.
- The value of interoperable data and web based spatial technologies
- Using spatial representations for decision making
- Consuming interoperable data
- Cloud based services for big data: Examples of its use and how workshop participants can adopt in their own workplaces
- Common issues associated with data use and provision (organisational constraints; privacy; legal issues etc.)
- Limitations of big data
- Activity: developing spatial maps including the overlay of participant supplied data, ABS or other open access data.
Who should attend:
- Business leaders and government and industry decision-makers
- Data managers and analysts
- Technology and spatial developers
Andrew MacLeod, Manager Technical Projects, Centre for eCommerce and Communication, University of Ballarat
Paul Feely, Senior Programmer, Centre for eCommerce and Communication, University of Ballarat
Dr Helen Thompson, Director, Centre for eCommerce and Communication, University of Ballarat
Lunch will be served during session.
WORKSHOP 3 | Designing Big Data Visualisation Dashboards
Wednesday 29 May 2013 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Built to help you to figure out what story to tell and how to tell it, this workshop will provide guidance on how to select the right data, choose appropriate layouts and encodings. This workshop is not to be missed if you want to learn, step-by-step, how to create a visualisation that conveys appropriate knowledge to a defined audience.
Whilst prior technology or graphic design experience is not necessary for this session, understanding of your specific data or types of data will be helpful. Please feel free to bring your own data sets to work with.
This workshop will cover:
- The goals we try to achieve with data visualisation
- Examining how key findings in psychological studies can be applied to improve visualisation methods and outcomes
- Creating a more balanced assessment of data by overcoming the human inclination for natural bias that occurs when collecting
- Engineering visualisation techniques based upon a psychological framework to enable the visualisation of diverse data assets
Facilitator: Neil Fraser, Director of Information, Macquarie University
Afternoon Tea will be served during session.
|BI & Big Data Agenda|
|8:35am – 8:45am||Opening Address from Conference Chair
Justin Davies, Managing Director, Emergination
|8:45am – 9:10am||Big Data, Delivered
Dan Miller, Country Manager Australia & New Zealand, Splunk
|9:10am – 9:50am||International Keynote: Data Analytics for the Presidential Elections
Rayid Ghani, Chief Data Scientist, Obama for America 2012 Campaign
|9:50am – 10:20am||The philosophy, Strategy and Practicality of Big Data
Gideon Ratner, Senior Consultant, Quantium
|10:20am – 10:50am||Morning Tea and Networking|
|10:50am – 11:30am||Panel Discussion: Practical Apps of Big Data
|11:30am – 12:00pm||Mobility: BI on the move
Neil Fraser, Director of Information, Macquarie University
|12:00pm – 12:30pm||What Does Everyone Else Think Of Big Data?
Raj Dalal, Founder and Principal, BigInsights
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||Lunch and Networking|
|1:30pm – 2:00pm||How to Use BI and Big Data to Formulate Business Strategy
Les Wigan, Head of Commercial Development, News Limited
|2:00pm – 2:30pm||Mobile Business Intelligence through Big Data in Casinos
Rob James, CTO, Echo Entertainment Group
|2:30pm – 3:00pm||Operationalising BI and Data Integration in the Cloud
Geof Heydon, Business Development, CSIRO
|3:00pm – 3:30pm||BI & Business Value: Examples of where and how business value has been achieved with BI in the ATO
Rohan Baxter, Senior Director, Analytics Intelligence and Risk, Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer, Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
|3:30pm – 4:00pm||Afternoon Tea and Networking|
|4:00pm – 4:30pm||Driving Engagement in Decision making Processes through Rapid Reporting & Analysis
Clinton McGregor, Business Intelligence Manager, Griffith University
|4:30pm – 5:00pm||Macquarie Group’s Story: Justifying BI to Business in Tough Times
Amendra Pratap, Senior Manager Technology & Finance, Macquarie Group
|5:00pm – 5:05pm||Closing Remarks from the Chair and End of Conference
Justin Davies, Managing Director, Emergination
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Take advantage of the opportunity to gain premium exposure to this market through a sponsorship package with BI & Big Data @ CeBIT 2013. If you offer a solution for organisations from the categories below, then BI & BIG Data 2013 will be the place to provide you with the platform to highlight your capabilities and network with key industry decision makers.
- Business intelligence software providers
- Data centres
- Database, data management software & services
- Data analysis, mining & profile software
- Marketing analytics
- Law firms
- Social Media consultants
Sponsoring BI & Big Data @ CeBIT 2013 Conference offers your organisation the opportunity to connect with leading organisations by promoting your expertise and solutions to a highly targeted audience of decision makers. Speaking opportunities are subject to strict selection criteria and approval by the BI & Big Data content management team. If you have any question regarding this year’s event or need more information on other events that Hannover Fairs Australia is organising, please do not hesitate to contact us.