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Top Business Intelligence Trends 2017:
Read What 2,800 BI Professionals Really Think
Data Science, AI & Deep Learning, London Nov 16 2017
Conference and Pre-Conference Workshops
Hilton London Kensington November 16 2017
As the demand for data scientists increase, the discipline presents an enticing career path for students and existing professionals. This includes those who are not data scientists but are obsessed with data, which has left them asking:
What skills do I need to become a data scientist?
You may be forgiven for thinking that the "New BI" of data mining, predictive analytics, location and geospatial intelligence, and an assortment of other advanced analytics technologies, is fundamentally different from the "old BI" of Reports, dashboards, scorecards, and ad hoc, OLAP-powered analysis.
But is that really the case?
You may not have heard of some of the 7 hottest new IT Jobs - but Paul Heltzel argues that whilst some may fizzle, others may have a long future thanks to underlying IT trends.
Massive investments in IoT will shake up the core skills in high demand at IT organizations in the years to come. Bob Violino how to transform your career path to capitalize.
Creating Data Visualisations that don't suck
Slides from a presentation given at uxcambridge 2017.
Location, Location, Location Data. From Tracking Foot Traffic with Wi-Fi, through Optimizing Grocery Delivery, to Why Don’t American Roads Have Roundabouts? Lindsay Stares takes us on 3 interesting data journeys.
The Power BI Desktop August Feature Summary is here.
See the full list of new features including new custom visuals, Power KPI and data connectivity enhancements.
Self-Service Data Analytics for Smaller Companies (SME’s)
Gregory Thompson addresses 4 main questions;
what are the short term and long term objectives?
who should be responsible for the effort?
what specific problems should be addressed?
what tools should be used to support the initiative?
How Data Analytics can Revolutionise Healthcare
17 Statistics Forecasting the Future of Business Intelligence in the Cloud.
Predictive Analytics World London, the leading vendor-neutral analytics conference, is holding its seventhannual conference this October 11-12 in London, UK at etc.venues, 200 Aldersgate.
Do modern Self-Service BI Tools and in-memory performance enhancements lessen the need for Data Modelling skills?
Save the Date !
Upcoming Conferences in the Analytics, Data Engineering & AI spaces.
All the details of the main events in London, Amsterdam & Budapest
Demystifying data visualisation - Paul Black suggests 3 simple tips to improve your company's Data Visualisation effectiveness.
Do you really need a Data Scientist? Alex Woodie puts the case for starting off lower down the food chain and getting some basics in place first.
Open source business intelligence tools enables airline to gain new insights from a decade’s worth of ticket sales
Some simple tips and tricks with Microsoft Power BI, here Tech Republic show you how to add a background image to your Power BI reports.
Does Google's Cloud Spanner Database Cheat Space-Time?
Steve Swoyer investigates the claims for Google's new ACID-compliant, globally distributed database.
GA London, The Relay Building, Tickets £55
A Seattle hospital is using Big Data techniques to analyse historic cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.
Can Analytics shed new light on this medical mystery?
Tableau 10.3 Announcements;
Connectors for Amazon Athena, Adobe PDF files,ServiceNow, MongoDB, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive.
Tableau Bridge for live hybrid on-premises to cloud data source connectivity.
Helping BI & AI Converge - the role of the GPU.
James Mesney uncovers the hardware revolution underpinning the convergence of BI & AI.
International data analytics summits in Frankfurt, London, Breda, Madrid, and Mexico announced by Information Builders
The Annual Analytics Summit 15th June 2017 : From Data to Decisions
IET, Savoy Place, London, WC2R OBL
Luciano Floridi (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)
Claire Thompson (Head of Customer Analytics, Royal Bank of Scotland)
Charles Kennelly (CTO, ESRI)
Jonathan Roberts (Head of Data Science Hub, Ministry of Justice)
Modern BI With SAP BusinessObjects Lumira 2.0
Timo Elliott explores the self-service analytics landscape provided by the upcoming SAP BusinessObjects Lumira 2.0, expected release soon.
The simplest explanation of Hadoop that you have ever read.
Last month Google announced that it had removed the five report limit in Data Studio, allowing everyone to create and share as many reports as needed — all for free. Now they have opened up access to 180+ countries, enabling even more businesses to easily connect to data and create beautiful, informative reports that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable.
City University of London has unveiled a new undergraduate course for would-be data scientists, commencing September 2018. The course is a first in the UK.
It used to be known as "Analysis Paralysis", but perhaps a more modern idiom would be "Analytics Paralytics" ?
Barcelona trials the use of IoT and big data to manage its tourists.
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Google gains access to 600,000 data scientists.
With the vast majority of analytics going under the heading of "descriptive analytics", Timo Elliott examines Gartner's move to put traditional reporting tools into a separate Enterprise-Reporting Based Platforms report, rather than their BI and Analytics Platforms Magic Quadrant.
Going behind I T's back - how business users are getting the analytics they deserve and what IT can do about it.
Are you looking to break into Analytics? Any career change is fraught with difficulties, so the 5 "must dos" highlighted by Piyanka Jain are required reading for those aspiring to a new career in the hot analytics space.
The Big Data Innovation Summit London 2017 March 30 & 31.
The rise of the ACEs - “Analytic Communities of Excellence”. Timo Elliott charts the reasons behind the apparent fall from grace of the Business Intelligence Competency Centre, and what might replace them.
Microsoft’s Business Intelligence and Analytics platforms land in Gartner’s Leaders quadrant (Feb 2017)
Calling Bullshit - Two University of Washington professors unveil a new course for this spring about recognizing distorted data.
R overtakes SAS in Job Posting requirements for statistics - graphed data from Indeed
Picking the right visual analytics solution that is a “perfect match for you” can be totally overwhelming. Keep in mind that your ideal vendor might not be the highest ranked vendor or even included in popular analyst rankings. Join Jen Underwood on her delightful dating spoof as the Visual Analytics vendors display what they have to offer our Buyer.
Survey results have revealed that data analytics salaries are set to grow by 4 percent in 2017.
We are indebted to Timo Elliott for this (slightly cynical) predictions for BI in 2017, including some of my personal favourites;
"Download to Excel" will continue to be the most-requested BI tool feature. Users will complain when they are unable to download the entire corporate data lake to their PC.
Newer vendors will call the older vendors inflexible dinosaurs. Older vendors will call newer vendors immature and unsafe. Some newer vendors will suddenly realize that they are now considered the older vendors.
BI Jobs Blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the top 50 Business Intelligence Blogs
A first look at IBM's Watson Analytics on the ipad, by Sharon Machlis.
The 2016 Big Data Maturity Survey - Brought to you by AtScale
Now in its second year, the Big Data Maturity Survey 2016 (formerly the “Hadoop Maturity Survey”) delivers a wealth of insight into Hadoop as it continues to be the fastest growing force in Big Data. But how do you separate hype from reality?
Microsoft is now delivering Power BI, SQL Server Stretch Database and other cloud computing services from the company's data centers in the UK.
5 Reasons NoSQL Adoption is Booming
Job Hunting in December - challenge the accepted wisdom.
Python v R - what's best for machine Learning & Analytics
Between the Spreadsheets - can Data about your Dates help you meet the right person?
IT Contractors looking to go agency-free get a boost from this new service.
The top 50 BI Blogs every decision maker must follow
9 must-have skills for the Data Scientist
Check out the Top Ten News Stories in AI right now
UK regions hiring the most Machine Learning specialists (Q4, 2016)
Power BI recently teamed up with renowned visualization expert Alberto Cairo to share the methodology behind graphics and how they can support data storytelling by developing five Data Visualization and Storytelling courses. Read on to watch the video and access the courses.
Visualisations in Space - There are more than 1300 man-made satellites orbiting the Earth right now, with this interactive graphic you can explore where they are, who launched them and why.
Data scientist has been dubbed one of the 'sexiest jobs of the 21st century.' Want to know what you can do to move towards a career working with data? Here are three routes to a career in data science.
Self-service BI is helping enterprises spread analytics among more users, but it's not without its problems, argues Steve Swoyer
Cool visuals are seductive, but they can lead to confusion, and for the reader to do too much work.
Slowly but surely, Microsoft is making Power BI into an extremely useful platform for advanced analysis.
Apache Spark is hot right now, but what lies behind the hype.
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Join Industry leaders when the London Data Festival returns this November.
Deutsche Bank to create 165 jobs in Dublin and open data lab
Compare and contrast SAP BW on HANA to SAP BW 4/HANA. Steve Swoyer looks at SAP's recent announcement and provides us with the answers.
Stephen Swoyer argues that Hadoop is in Gartner's "Trough of Disillusionment"
Here's where species will flee because of Global Warming: A Data Visualisation.
Correlation Is Not Causation. Some interesting charts demonstrating random correlation.
Data Stories: Life on American Streets and Highways
What do the new advances in Mainframe tech mean for BI & Analytics?