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Applying Agile to Analytics and BI Seminar

Date: 25th July 2018

Location: Wellington

Knoware is continuing to run seminars for SAS professionals covering topics that are not covered in other education courses. All seminars are a half day (session).

Presenter:    Nataliya Alkhimova – Knoware

Agile has been successfully embedded into software development for several years now. Its adoption in the fields of Analytics, Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehousing (DW) has not been as extensive or successful. Is it because what we do is so different that Agile has no place in our world? Or is it simply due to shortage of information and guidance on how to apply Agile principles and practices to Analytics and BI?

If you are looking to improve the way you do Analytics and BI and you want to learn about effective application of Agile principles and practices, the benefits they can bring, and how to begin that journey – then this seminar is for you. It will provide a solid introduction into Agile and practical information on how to apply it to Analytics and BI.

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ITx

Date: 12th July 2018

Location: Wellington

Knoware’s Nataliya Alkhimova – Principal Consultant and Agile specialist presented at ITx on the subject of

Applying Agile to Analytics and Business Intelligence: What it is like. Why do it. Making it Work”.


Agile has been successfully embedded into software development for a number of years now. However, its adoption in the fields of Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Data Warehousing has not been as extensive or successful. Is it because what we do is so different that Agile has no place in our world? Or is it simply due to shortage of information and guidance on how to apply Agile principles and practices to Analytics and BI?

About ITx  click here for more details on the ITx website 
ITx is a collaboration of thirteen tech-focused conferences and runs every 2 years. ITx is the premier tech conference in New Zealand and attracts the absolute best innovators, leaders and experts in our sector. Running at the TSB Bank Arena complex, right in the heart of Wellington.

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SUNZ 2018

Date: 12th June 2018

Location: Wellington

Colin Harris– Knoware’s Technical Director presented a paper titled:

“Storytelling and Infographics with SAS”

Storytelling is a hot topic at present as many business people feel they aren’t getting easily understandable results from analysts and IT. As analysts we can do it better.

What is data storytelling and the key skills required?

How can SAS tools help in this area? Lots! Good, professional results can be achieved using SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Add-in to Microsoft Office, Enterprise Guide and with SAS coding. SAS Viya has made big/exciting developments in this area also.

This presentation provides practical information to grow your SAS skills for data storytelling. 

Knoware’s Paul Chik – Lead Analytics Consultant presented a paper at SUNZ 2018 on “How to assess the performance of listed companies and to strategize your investment in a Stock Market using Data Envelopment”

The primary objective of this paper is to introduce what the author considers as an underrated technique in the world of analytics but powerful in identifying good performing companies based on their financial information. The technique is called the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA model) using Linear Programming method.

 

Knoware has sponsored SUNZ over many years and has made significant contributions to the success and support for SUNZ and the many SAS professionals working in the New Zealand marketplace.

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SAS Global Forum and Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2018 feedback session

Date: 15th May 2018

Location: Wellington

This was a well attended and successful event. Knoware is offering to provide organisations with an “internal Only”  presentations briefing.  If you are interested in arranging such a briefing please call Suzanne Turner on 04 499 9246 or email Suzanne.turner@knoware.co.nz

When Tuesday 15 May – 4.30pm to 7.00pm
Where SAS Office – Level 12, 89 The Terrace, Wellington   (venue kindly provided by SAS)

Colin Harris (Technical Director, Knoware) attended the 2018 event in Denver, Colorado, with over 5,000 attendees from around the world (see below).  Colin presented his key takeaway messages from this event, including the latest news on SAS Viya (the major new SAS release) and other areas

The recent Gartner Data and Analytics Summit in Sydney looked at the latest trends and challenges across analytics and BI, information management and business culture. Gartner presented their research and insights to help create “a culture where data and analytics inform and drive business objectives, operational efficiencies and innovation”.

Simon Brown (Principal Analytics Consultant, Knoware) presented feedback on:
• Engaging decisions makers through data storytelling
• Breaking down data silos in government

Download the event flyer in PDF format here

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Better Information Delivery with SAS

Date: 18th April 2018

Location: Wellington

This is a practical session which looks at the different SAS information delivery tools and relates them to their strengths in relation to different types of information creators and consumers.  Help understand the options and how to make the best choices, and use the tools that you have available.

Audience: 
Anyone who needs to know more about getting the best out of their SAS technology and improving their information delivery.

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SAS Global Forum 2018

Date: 8th – 11th April 2018

Location: Wellington

The  SAS Global Forum was attended this year by Knoware’s Technical Director Colin Harris. The Forum provides the advantage of dozens of workshops, presentations, demos and networking opportunities that will broaden your skills and sharpen your focus. You can exchange ideas with experts and peers, and explore new ways of using SAS.

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Data Governance in the Real World 2018

Date: 4th April 2018

Location: Wellington

This seminar aims to provide you with the confidence to introduce and manage your data governance programme with step by step practical solutions for all types and sizes of organisations.

Audience: 
Information managers, data governance professionals, data strategy delivery leads – anyone responsible for managing organisational risk around data, building organisational capability and safe reuse of data

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Data Governance in the Real World

Date: 6th December 2017

Location: Wellington

This seminar aims to provide you with the confidence to introduce and manage your data governance programme with step by step practical solutions for all types and sizes of organisations.

Audience: 
Information managers, data governance professionals, data strategy delivery leads – anyone responsible for managing organisational risk around data, building organisational capability and safe reuse of data

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Hooking up SAS and Excel: Q4 2017

Date: 30th November 2012

Location: Wellington

Explore the 20 or more different ways to interface SAS and Excel, either to read Excel data into SAS or to produce or update Excel spreadsheets from SAS.  Make sure you know the best and latest ways to integrate SAS and Excel to get the right results and save you time.  Get an overview of all the main techniques, their pros and cons, and see them in action.

Audience: 
SAS users of any level who currently use or wish to use Excel in combination with SAS, or whom have end users with Excel skills.

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