London, The Banking Hall | 1 June 2017 – 9:00 – 18:00

  • Real-World Business Use Cases

  • 10+ Educational Sessions

  • Big Data Best Practices

  • Network with Analytics Leaders

Hear from the Brightest Minds in Data and Analytics

The cloud analytics conference is your opportunity to hear from leading cloud analytics practitioners and see revolutionary new technologies. You’ll hear from thought leaders and industry veterans as they traverse issues related to data warehousing, big data, and analytics. At the end of the day, you’ll walk away with new insights and practical methods to turn your revelations into meaningful impact at your organization.

Who Should Attend

This event is ideal for anyone with an interest in data and analytics. IT and BI practitioners can look forward to detailed technical tracks that will arm them with cutting edge techniques to address the challenges of modern data. Analytics leaders and management will learn from a host of industry veterans and thought leaders offering the latest in cloud analytics strategy. The entire team will benefit from the opportunity to see real life practitioners and learn how they have successfully deployed cloud analytics.

Sessions - Keynote track

9:00 - 10:00

Event registration and networking event

10:00 - 10:45

Your Struggle for Data Ends Here

Presented by Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Computing

Organizations are struggling with large and growing data in inefficient and obsolete data platforms. Hear how to end the data struggle from Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia, as he draws on 30 years of industry experience, including 10 years as the former head of Microsoft’s Servers and Tools division. Bob will describe how the cloud is transforming data warehousing and helping people to overcome the struggles to load, integrate, analyze and collaborate with data.

10:45 - 11:30

Cloud Analytics Practitioner Panel

Presented by CNN, Ask.com, GTA and Outsystems

Hear how data practitioners at the leading edge of cloud analytics are addressing modern data challenges and planning for the future of analytics. Learn from people in diverse roles across IT, business intelligence, and the business as a whole.

11:30 - 12:00

Cloud and the Data-Driven Business

Presented by Paul Miller, Forrester

How and why are European companies using cloud? In this session you’ll hear about key trends in cloud adoption in Europe and about how that adoption is central to building a customer-centric business that takes full advantage of data and data insights.

12:00 - 13:15

Lunch / Networking

BREAKOUTS

IT Track

This track is perfect for data warehouse architects and data engineers who are already using or interested in leveraging the cloud for their data projects. This deep dive track, led by industry experts, will arm you with knowledge and insights so that you can return to your organization to begin using  agile methods and best practices to take your data warehouse to the next level in the cloud.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Apply agile principles to the world of data warehousing
  • Take advantage of best practices for loading data to the cloud
  • Leverage the unique features of a cloud-native data warehouse to accelerate delivery of valuable data to your organization

Agenda

Agile Methods and Data Warehousing: How to Deliver Faster

13:15 - 14:00

Presented by Kent Graziano

Most data warehousing projects take too long to deliver tangible results. Often by the time a solution is in place, the business needs have changed. Based on Mr. Graziano’s real world experiences, this session will discuss the 12 principles behind the Agile Manifesto and how they  can be used to revolutionize the way that you approach data warehouse projects.

Best Practices and Tips for Bringing Your Data Together in the Cloud

14:00 - 14:45

Presented by Todd Beauchene, Snowflake and Ian Thomas, Talend

Before you can begin to leverage the benefits of a Cloud Data Warehouse, you have to get your data loaded. From one-time data migrations to real-time data sync, this session will detail a number of tools and methods for feeding data into a Cloud Data Warehouse. Based on real world experiences working with a number of the world’s largest organizations, Mr. Beauchene and Mr. Steinborn will share a few industry best-practices and helpful tips.

Break (15 minutes)

14:45

Enabling the Agile Data Warehouse with Snowflake

15:00 - 15:45

Presented by Steve Herskovitz and Adam Slader, GTA

Snowflake’s innovative cloud-native DWaaS model has allowed organizations to load and analyze more data faster than ever before. In this session Mr. Herskovitz and Mr. Slader will discuss and demo a few key features of Snowflake that our customers have been able to leverage, in order to deliver more value to the business sooner rather than later.

Start Ending Your Data Struggle with Snowflake: A 30 Day Plan

15:45  - 16:30

Jon Bock, Snowflake Computing

After a day full of high-level thought leadership and detailed experiences, hear how you can take everything you’ve learned and turn it into 30 days of practical action at your own organization.

BI Track

This track is ideal for anyone that’s invested in business intelligence: BI implementers, analytics leadership, and even BI end users. Join your colleagues to learn in-depth strategies and techniques for optimizing your BI and analytics in the cloud. You’ll walk away with an understanding of best practices and methodologies you can use to increase your analytics ROI.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Use the cloud to maximize the impact of your business intelligence
  • Optimize your BI workflows for performance and alignment with Snowflake
  • Configure Snowflake to support your analytics and reporting needs

Agenda

5 Ways to Enable BI in the Cloud

13:15 - 14:00

Presented by Erika Bakse, IAC Publishing Labs and Ross Perez, Snowflake

Business intelligence leaders have learned to accept the limitations of the data warehouse, and build around it, but the cloud offers a better alternative. Attend this session to learn how Erika Bakse, Head of BI at IAC Publishing Labs, used the cloud to optimize and transform their business analytics.

Optimizing Your Analytics with Tableau and Snowflake

14:00 - 14:45

Presented by Alexander Ross, Tableau and Ross Perez, Snowflake

Learn in depth tips and optimizations you can enable directly in Tableau to ensure rapid queries, fast response times, and a seamless ad-hoc analytics experience with Snowflake.

Break (15 minutes)

14:45

Utilizing Snowflake's Unique Architecture to Support BI

15:00 - 15:45

Presented by Todd Beauchene

Attend this session to see a hands on tour of the features and tools that you will use most often within Snowflake to support BI. You’ll learn how to enable analytics on unstructured data, configure users and roles with different permissions, and set up autoscaling to support variable reporting workloads.

Start Ending Your Data Struggle with Snowflake: A 30 Day Plan

15:45  - 16:30

Ross Perez, Snowflake Computing

After a day full of high-level thought leadership and detailed experiences, hear how you can take everything you’ve learned and turn it into 30 days of practical action at your own organization.

Keynote track - Continued

16:30

Networking reception: Cocktails, canapes and conversation

Be inspired by leading cloud analytics innovators

Todd Beauchene

Senior Technical Architect

Snowflake Computing

Todd Beauchene

Senior Technical Architect

Snowflake Computing

Steve Herskovitz

VP of Sales Engineering

Snowflake Computing

Steve Herskovitz

VP of Sales Engineering

Snowflake Computing

Jon Bock

VP of Products

Snowflake Computing

Jon Bock

VP of Products

Snowflake Computing

Ross Perez

Director of Product Marketing

Snowflake Computing

Ross Perez

Director of Product Marketing

Snowflake Computing

Kent Graziano

Senior Technical Evangelist

Snowflake Computing

Kent Graziano

Senior Technical Evangelist

Snowflake Computing

Paul Miller

Senior Analyst Serving CIOs

Forrester

Paul Miller

Senior Analyst Serving CIOs

Forrester

Alex Ross

Tableau

Sales Consulting Manager

Alex Ross

Tableau

Sales Consulting Manager

Mark Sear

VP of Audiences & Data

CNN London

Mark Sear

VP of Audiences & Data

CNN London

Adam Slader

Head of Analytics

GTA

Adam Slader

Head of Analytics

GTA

Carlos Sousa

Architect - Digital Transformation

Outsystems

Carlos Sousa

Architect - Digital Transformation

Outsystems

Erika Bakse

Head of BI

Head of BI, IAC Publishing Labs (Ask.com)

Erika Bakse

Head of BI

Head of BI, IAC Publishing Labs (Ask.com)

Bob Muglia

CEO

Snowflake Computing

Bob Muglia

CEO

Snowflake Computing

Event Partners

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Location

The Banking Hall is an extraordinary and atmospheric venue. A grade II listed building designed in the 1930s and with a unique Art Deco charm. With a Mezzanine level that looks out over the Bank of England and Royal Exchange, it lies at the very heart of the City of London.