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Effective Use of Data and Analytics 3.0
Infrastructure Implementation & Support for Meaningful Analysis

On February 4, 2016, The Business Innovations & Emerging Technologies Workgroup hosted another session in a series of events correlated with the Effective Use of Data Analytics. This event featured a number of presenters and panelists who addressed a number of subtopics all relating to the steps necessary for preparation and implementation prior to data analysis.

Effective Use of Data and Analytics 3.0 - Infrastructure Implementation & Support for Meaningful Analysis attracted an audience (in person and on web) of roughly 100 attendees at the Radisson Hotel on Wolf Road. This dynamic presentation was led by an impressive panel of experts: Valerie Logan - Research Director, Information and Analytics, Gartner Inc.; Sean Smith - Senior Solutions Principal, EMC; and Shaun Mahoney - Americas Director of Technology & Strategy, NetApp.

The first to present was Valerie Logan - Research Director, Information and Analytics, Gartner Inc.  Her presentation focused on understanding the critical path in leading a data and analytics program. She began with setting context and led us through the keys to success. She set the foundation for a meaningful Data Analytic discussion.

Next to present was Sean Smith - Senior Solutions Principal, EMC. Sean''s topic was of "Operationalizing Actionable Intelligence". His presentation opened with why operationalizing actionable intelligence matters through how the data lake, reference architecture and the packaged product have been redefined.

The events final presenter was Shaun Mahoney - Americas Director of Technology & Strategy, NetApp. Shaun did a fantastic job of explaining the future with the subject of "Data Transformation in an Analytical World". He opened with describing Data Transformation in an Analytical World with thought provoking examples and continued through the impact on the  application architecture landscape, technology spend and application life cycle.

Following the presentations, there was an active and dynamic Q&A/Open Discussion session where the entire panel joined in to field questions and provide answers from the audience.

The presentation slide deck may be viewed at:
http://www.nysforum.org/events/2_4_2016/.

Pictures taken at the event may be viewed on our facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.945877182114068.1073741848.110915512276910&type=3&uploaded=15

Thanks to all of those who attended and presented.

Effective Use of Data and Analytics 3.0