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Analytics in a day 

Join us for 'analytics in a day', a series of presentations showcasing how customers can take advantage of modern data warehousing in the cloud from data ingestion to business intelligence.

 

Key take-aways include gaining insights on how to streamline cloud analytics pipelines, how to build a scalable modern data warehouse, how to incorporate Data Science into your BI workflows while ensuring flexibility with business needs.

Agenda - Past Event

Morning 1: 16th June 2020

10:00 - 10:45:      The heart of analytics

11:00  -  11:45:      Optimising analytics with Azure Synapse
 

Morning 2: 19th June 2020

10:30 -  11:15:        Data ingestion with Azure Data Factory

11:30  -  12:15:       Insights for all with Power BI + Azure
 

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16th June 2020

The heart of analytics

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Ben Marks

Principal Consultant

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Matthew Thompson
Head of Technical
Service Delivery

Learn about the latest Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence toolset within the Microsoft Analytics suite in Azure. This session will cover:
 

a.    Reference architecture for end-to-end data services in Microsoft Azure

b.    Summary of components such as Azure Data Factory, Azure Data bricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, 
       Azure Data lake  and Power BI
c.    Data models in Azure: Enterprise, BI and Machine Learning
d.    Benefits of Data Warehousing in the cloud
e.    CASE STUDY: Natural Language Processing to extract insight from unstructured data for the CQC

Optimising analytics with Azure Synapse

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Matthew Thompson
Head of Technical Service Delivery

Learn about Azure Synapse Analytics, Microsoft’s latest evolution of the SQL Data Warehouse
This session will cover:


a.    Common use cases: Modern data warehousing, Advanced analytics and Real-time analytics
b.    Scalability, security and workload management
c.    Synapse Studio, serverless Query-as-a-Service, big data processing
d.    CASE STUDY: Building a modern data warehouse in Azure using Data Vault 2.0 methodology for 
        the DVLA

Analytics in a day

Workshops: Morning 1

 
 

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Workshops: Morning 2

19th June 2020

Data ingestion with Azure Data Factory

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Matthew Thompson
Head of Technical Service Delivery

Learn about Azure Data Factory, the replacement tool for SSIS in Azure data ingestion and pipeline workloads. This session will cover:


a.    What is Data Factory and where does it sit within an Azure Data Platform architecture
b.    No-code data transformation at scale
c.    Templates
d.    CASE STUDY: Building data pipelines for reporting in a Covid-19 world for HAS Technology

Insights for all with Power BI + Azure

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Wezi Kandawire
Senior BI Consultant

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Matthew Thompson
Head of Technical
Service Delivery

Learn about Azure and the power of Business Intelligence. This session will cover:

a.    Unifying siloed data sources into a common data model and reporting layer (Power BI + Azure Data 
       Services)
b.    Surfacing advanced analytics and AI through Power BI
c.    Azure Synapse + Power BI integration
d.    Power BI for the board

 
 

Analytics in a day

Speakers

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Marc Tallentire 
Head of Business
Intelligence as a Service

Marc is the account manager for several of our larger MI/BI projects, involving managing teams of analysts, data scientists and BI developers. Examples include account management for a defence sector client, account management for a UK Police force data migration, account management for a Business Intelligence managed service for central government - Education; Technical Architecture Assurance and requirements for central government - Justice; designing, implementing and testing online information and reporting systems for critical care and chronic disease management; and identifying and measuring benefits of the largest public facing NHS website in the UK - NHS Choices.

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Matthew Thompson
Head of Technical
Service Delivery

Matt focuses his time on providing technical and delivery assurance for our on-site BI teams as well as other Methods Analytics accounts where Data Science and Business Intelligence delivery projects are run. Matt leads and shapes conversations functioning as a Data Architect advising our on-site architects, ETL developers and business analysts on their deliverables.  For Defence projects, he is supporting the building of a new architecture to consolidate data sources into a unified SQL Data Warehouse used for Power BI dashboard reporting. This includes building the necessary metadata to drive several new functional aims of the integrated system.

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Wezi Kandawire

Senior BI Consultant

Wezi is an experienced business intelligence analyst and information manager. In-depth knowledge of requirements gathering & analysis, enterprise implementations, data mining & analytics, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), KPI Dashboards & Scorecards, BI and Big Data Platforms. Wezi was the Business Analyst on our DVLA Strategic Data Platform project and is currently working as a Power BI developer at a Defence client.

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Ben Marks

Principal Consultant

Ben is an experienced Business Analyst and has a proven track record in project delivery and in managing large groups of stakeholders and rapidly identifying value driven opportunities from the project outset and to completion. Ben has worked on a number of high-profile public sector and NHS data science projects, NHS improvement projects and data-driven health economic programmes. Ben is proficient in using a range of Project Management methodologies including Agile development and is a PRINCE 2 practitioner.

Ben has led development of BI and clinical dashboards in Power BI and Tableau and has a clinical pharmacy and economics background, coupled to a knowledgebase of process improvement theory, and various modelling analysis.

Analytics in a day

Agenda

Morning 1 - 16th June 2020

10:00 - 10:45:     The heart of analytics

11:00 - 11:45:     Optimising analytics with Azure Synapse Analytics

 

12:00 - 12:30:     Q&A
 

Morning 2 - 19th June 2020

10:30- 11:15:     Data ingestion with Azure Data Factory

11:30 - 12:15:     Insights for all with Power BI + Azure

12:30 - 13:00:     Q&A
 

 
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About us

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Methods Analytics

Methods Analytics is a leading edge technology business using the latest techniques and methodologies in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science and predictive analytics, to enable business success. Methods Analytics was created from a function in the NHS whose role was to help doctors and managers make decisions based on data and information as opposed to anecdote and whim. We are Microsoft Gold Partners for Data Analytics and Data Platform.

This team worked as an NHS body for 4 years until an NHS re-organisation abolished the host. The work they had done at a local, regional and national level led to transformative change across the country. The team had a vision to grow and develop the work beyond that they had been able to do in the NHS and founded the company to deliver this. Since then Methods Analytics has grown, creating products and delivering analytics consultancy across healthcare, defence, police, government and life sciences.