Business Analytics Symposium

Wednesday 8th May 2013 at 9:00am - 9:00am


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Our Business Analytics Symposium will bring together the best of our BusinessObjects and Business Intelligence SIGs, into one special event. 
We will run a number of keynote sessions in the morning followed by four breakout streams in the afternoon. 

Hear what the User Group are doing to bring the latest information on Analytics, Business Intellgience and BusinessObjects to you. How you can get involved and also information on how you can influence the future development of the BusinessObjects BI Platform.

Henry Banks
(Customer Solution Adoption) & Svetlana Kropp (UK/EMEA Ramp Up Owner) from SAP will be delivering a keynote session on BI 4.1 – What’s New. Hear the new features delivered by BI 4.1 from Henry Banks, a technical coach during the pre-ramp up evaluation Stage. A mid-level overview of the new features delivered in BI 4.1, examined by product area. This session will be followed by information on how to get involved in the Ramp-Up SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.1.
Alex Cooke, Head of Information Strategy
at Capgemini will be delivering the final keynote Considering Big Data in your Information Strategy. This session will explore why a holistic information strategy covering structured, unstructured big and small data can mitigate many of the risks and ensure a smoother transition and a shorter time to value.
In the afternoon we are running 4 breakout streams:

• Data Visualisation
• Technical
• Trends & Strategy
• Data Warehousing

We can confirm we will rim 16 sessions throughout the afternoon please see the details below:
Simon Griffiths
from BBC will speak about Building Engaing Dashboards.  

Neil Greathead, Miles Escow and Harry Bodenhofer from SAP will be presenting Sevice Marketplace.  

Donald MacCormick from Anitvia will deliver Mobile dashboards with HTML5 export in BI4 SP5. 

Nick Wall from SAP will deliver a Dashboard Roadmap. 
Mark Cooper
from British American Tobacco is presenting Beyond BEx: Integration and delivery of a global SAP BusinessObjects BI4 deployment for SAP BW as part of a global ERP template solution.
Tom Kelly
from Ciber UK will present Identifying and predicting potential profit.
are delivering Predictive Analytics on SAP.  

Donald MacCormick from Antivia will present Dashboards - the ultimate end-user BI
Scott Barrett
from SAP will deliver the session Accurate Analytics in a Big Data Context.
Also Stuart Sutherland from Financial Ombudsman Service will present Performance Management tools at the Ombudsman.

Andy Steer from Itelligence is delivering a HANALYTICS session.
Julien Drouvin
from GB & SMITH will speak about Tools to optimise your SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0 daily administration and speed up your migration project.
Hear about Predictive Analytics in Materials Management, Peter Owlett from Capgemini will deliver this session

Matthew Shaw from SAP will present LifeCycle Management Best Practices.

Neil Kemp & Rizwan Ali from IT Performs will present Evaluating The Value of Sybase IQ through a Rapid Pilot Exercise.

Please see the breakout streams Information document for full information.

We can also confirm the following partners will be exhibiting at our event:

  • Capgemini
  • Itelligence
  • Ciber UK
  • GB & Smith
  • Antivia
  • Agilexi
  • Absoft
  • IT Performs
  • OpalWave

2 free places per company are available for this meeting if you would like to book any further places there will be a charge of £75.00 + VAT for further information please contact

If you would like to attend this event but you are not a current member of the UK & Ireland SAP User Group you can sign up for a FREE TRIAL membership and reserve 1 place. This is conditional upon you holding at least one SAP licence. For further information or to apply now please follow this link.

Event Resources

Introduction & Welcome and User Group Update - John Weikert and Craig Dale (2.76 MB)
SAP BI 4.1 - What's New - Henry Banks - SAP (2.64 MB)
Dashboards and APPs Roadmap- Nick Wall - SAP (1.91 MB)
SMP Support Portal - Current & Future - Neil Greathead, Harry Bodenhofer and Miles Escow - SAP (3.65 MB)
Ramp-up Brief - Svetlana Kropp - SAP (1.39 MB)
Evaluating the value of SYBASE IQ - IT Performs - Neil Kemp and Rizwan Ali (1.39 MB)
Ciber ProfitBoost at Analytics Symposium - Tom Kelly (1.26 MB)
BBC - Building Engaging Dashboards - Simon Griffiths 8th May 13 (1.99 MB)
UKSIG - Business Analytics Symposium - BAT Mark Cooper 8th May 13 (2.46 MB)
360Suite - Optimize SAP BO Administration - Julian Drouvin GB & SMITH (1.08 MB)
Predictive Analytics on SAP - Imran Hussain Agilexi - 8th May 2013 (1.09 MB)
HANALYTICS - Andy Steer- Itelligence (3.90 MB)
SAP User Group LCM Best Practices by Matthew Shaw (2.44 MB)
Power of Predictive Analytics in Materials Management - Capgemini - Peter Owlett (86.99 KB)
Big Data revisiting your enterprise information strategy - Alex Cooke Capgemini (4.33 MB)
UKISUG Analytics Symposium May 2013 Dashboards the ultimate end-use BI - Donald MacCormick (1.03 MB)
UKISUG Analytics Symposium May 2013 HTML5 and Dashboards in BI4 - Donald MacCormick (977.38 KB)

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