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Make Data Work
22–23 May 2017: Training
23–25 May 2017: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK

Data Case Studies

13:30 - 17:00, Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Location: Capital Suite 15

From banking to biotech, retail to government, nonprofit to energy, every business sector is changing in the face of abundant data. Driven by competitive pressures and rising consumer expectations, firms are getting better at defining business problems and applying data solutions. The road to a data-driven business is paved with hard-won lessons, painful mistakes, and clever insights. We’re introducing a Tutorial Day track packed with case studies, where you can hear from practitioners across a wide range of industries. We call this track Data Case Studies. In a series of 6 half-hour talks aimed at a business audience, you’ll hear from household brands and global companies as they explain the challenges they wanted to tackle, the approaches they took, and the benefits—and drawbacks—of their solutions. If you want practical insights about applied data, look no further.

Tuesday, 23/05/2017

13:30

13:30–14:00 Tuesday, 23/05/2017
Data Case Studies, Strata Business Summit
Location: Capital Suite 15
Secondary topics:  Logistics
Level: Non-technical
Allison Nau (Cox Automotive UK)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
Twenty months into its big data journey, Cox Automotive is using a variety of tools and techniques to deliver actionable insights, transforming decision making within the automotive industry. Allison Nau shares lessons learned, including where to begin transforming a legacy business and industry to become more data driven, how to gain momentum, and how to deliver meaningful results at pace. Read more.

14:00

14:00–14:30 Tuesday, 23/05/2017
Data Case Studies, Strata Business Summit
Location: Capital Suite 15
Secondary topics:  Logistics
Level: Beginner
Sriskandarajah Suhothayan (WSO2), Roland Major (Transport for London)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Transport for London (TfL) and WSO2 have been working together on broader integration projects focused on getting the most efficient use out of London transport. Roland Major and Sriskandarajah Suhothayan explain how TfL and WSO2 bring together a wide range of data from multiple disconnected systems to understand current and predicted transport network status. Read more.

14:30

14:30–15:00 Tuesday, 23/05/2017
Data Case Studies, Strata Business Summit
Location: Capital Suite 15
Level: Beginner
Denis C. Bauer (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Denis C. Bauer explores how genomic research has leapfrogged to the forefront of big data and cloud solutions, outlines how to deal with “big” (many samples) and “wide” (many features per sample) data and how to keep runtime constant by using instantaneously scalable microservices with AWS Lambda, and contrasts Spark- and Lambda-based parallelization. Read more.

15:00

15:00–15:30 Tuesday, 23/05/2017
Location: Capital Suite 15
Afternoon break (30m)

15:30

15:30–16:00 Tuesday, 23/05/2017
Data Case Studies, Strata Business Summit
Location: Capital Suite 15
Level: Beginner
Alberto Rey (easyJet PLC)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Many large organizations want to develop data science capabilities, but the traditional complexity and legacy of such companies don’t allow a fast and agile evolution toward data-driven decision making. EasyJet is working toward becoming completely data driven. Alberto Rey shares real-world examples on how easyJet is tackling the challenges of scaling up its analytics capabilities. Read more.

16:00

16:00–16:30 Tuesday, 23/05/2017
Data Case Studies
Location: Capital Suite 15
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting)
Business advantage used to come from scale. Today, it comes from adaptivity. In this session, Strata conference chair and Lean Analytics author Alistair Croll shares case studies from Tesla, Blockbuster, Waze, and others that demonstrate how companies can put data—and first-mover advantage—to work in competitive markets. Read more.

16:30

16:30–17:00 Tuesday, 23/05/2017
Data Case Studies, Strata Business Summit
Location: Capital Suite 15
Secondary topics:  Logistics
Level: Non-technical
Wael Elrifai (Pentaho)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Wael Elrifai leads a journey through the design and implementation of a predictive maintenance platform for Hitachi Rail. The industrial internet, the IoT, data science, and big data make for an exciting ride. Read more.