Analytics Symposium

Tuesday 5th April 2022 - 9:00am - 4:40pm

The Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World, Birmingham

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Your Analytics Symposium provides you with a great opportunity to network and collaborate with peers on topics such as SAP Analytics Cloud, Data Preparation, including Platform & Database and Digital Transformation.

This is designed to provide an invaluable event for those involved in Analytics, as well as users of SAP BusinessObjects software.

Trevor Cowan from Howden Joinery will present Why Howdens turned to Machine Learning to deliver production optimisation and improve customer satisfaction.

Data and Analytics are an integral part of how Howdens address their customer needs. In the spirit of constant improvement, Howdens are now leveraging Machine Learning in a bid to deliver higher levels of customer service and optimise their manufacturing operations. Howdens collaborated with NTT DATA Business Solutions on this exciting initiative. The results have been extraordinary.

Timo Elliott from SAP will present Data: A Platform For Your Future!

The business models of the future will be based on the data and insights that can only come from a deep understanding of your business, in context. Illustrated with concrete examples, this session will look at how to maximize the value of your existing data and use it to unleash more agile business transformation. A platform approach can let business people do more analytics and innovation themselves, in their areas of expertise, without IT bottlenecks, within a governed environment. And we can extend analysis, planning, and action in every area of the organization to create the intelligent, sustainable enterprises of the future.

Chris Hodgetts from Sanctuary Housing will present From Pandemic to Mesh.

As one of the UK’s leading providers of housing and care, Sanctuary employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 homes throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation, and care homes.

Sanctuary has a landscape as diverse as its operations. SAP software sits as a central digital core of the application landscape, with SAP ERP supporting finance, payroll, HR, real estate and more. The diverse landscape has created complex data unification challenges.

Sanctuary have been strongly supported by SAP and partners, working closely together to accelerate an exciting data and analytics journey.

In addition to the knowledge rich plenary sessions there are a number of excellent networking opportunities at our symposium including twelve different breakout sessions in our breakout programme.

The event also includes:

  • 12 breakout sessions
  • 3 keynotes
  • Customer speakers
  • Q&As
  • A panel discussion

Breakout Sessions:

Your UKISUG SIG Chairs for Analytics:

Dan Senter is UK Reporting Centre of Excellence manager for UK Finance at National Grid, International Electricity and Gas company based in the UK and North Eastern US. A chartered engineer with a background in Business Intelligence, Change Management, Business Transformation and Robotics Process Automation over the last 15 years.

John Turnbull has been working with SAP BW and Business Objects for 13 years including 2 major full SAP implementations. Currently BI Solution Architect for Business Services in National Grid. John's key focus is around Data Visualisation and Design Thinking and how they can be a key factor in getting value out of BI and Analytics solutions.

Event Location

The Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World
B40 1PU

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Event Sponsors

09:00 - 10:00

Registration & Coffee

10:00 - 10:20

Introduction & Welcome and User Group Update

10:20 - 10:50

Data: A Platform For Your Future!

Timo Elliott - SAP

10:50 - 11:20

Coffee & Networking

11:20 - 11:50

Why Howdens turned to Machine Learning to deliver production optimisation and improve customer satisfaction

Trevor Cowan - Howdens

11:50 - 12:20

From Pandemic to Mesh

Chris Hodgetts - Sanctuary Housing

12:20 - 13:20

Lunch & Networking

13:20 - 13:50

Breakout Session 1

13:55 - 14:25

Breakout Session 2

14:25 - 14:55

Coffee & Networking

14:55 - 15:25

Breakout Session 3

15:30 - 16:00

Breakout Session 4

16:10 - 16:40

Panel Discussion



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