Sessions By Type


Presented by Gartner or guest experts, these intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in an extended, small group environment. Sessions designed for end users only. Registration required.


Workshop: HOW TO: What Can Watson Do For You? (Registration required, available to end-users only.)

10 March, 2014 (13:30 - 15:30)

This workshop will briefly explore the business applications of systems such as IBM's Watson. We will then engage the participants in the process of identifying the opportunities and threats Smart Advisors post, so that they are better able to discuss these issues with other (non-IT) members of their Executive Committee to plan a path forward for their organization. As such, this session is also about building one's credentials as a strategic part of the business.

Workshop: HOW TO: How Does Data Science Work? (Registration required, available to end-users only)

11 March, 2014 (08:00 - 09:30)

Business and IT leaders will learn how the basic principles of data science work: e.g. decision trees, regression, neural nets, clustering. We also discuss some use cases and how to overcome the challenges to solve them. How do computers learn and what are the major business use cases? How to overcome the main challenges? How to get started?

Workshop: HOW TO: Developing the Information Management Strategy (Registration required, available to end-users only)

11 March, 2014 (09:45 - 11:30)

Organizations understand the importance of developing a good information management strategy, but often encounter challenges in some areas. This workshop discusses the components of the information management strategy and enables the work-groups to discuss specific challenges with peers and understand potential ways to overcome these. What are the key components of the EIM trategy? What challenges are encountered and what are the options for overcoming them? How have such challenges been addressed by others in the workshop and how can these help ?

Workshop: HOW TO: Hadoop Basics, Deployment Alternatives and Futures (Registration required, available to end-users only)

11 March, 2014 (13:30 - 15:00)

Implementing Hadoop as a component of your analytic strategy requires new hardware, new software and a plan. This session provides a self-diagnostics tool to help IT leaders determine the viability of Hadoop and potential use cases in their environments, and an overview of primary challenges that organizations face and best practices to avoid them. What are the requirements for effective Hadoop deployment for analytics? What use cases will Hadoop be most useful for? What skills will be needed for an effective Hadoop deployment?

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