As we head towards the final quarter of 2017, we start to reflect on the key themes of the year. Connected devices, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning are having an impact on every sector, from banking and manufacturing, to retail and healthcare. Gartner has predicted that 8.4 billion devices will be connected by the end of 2017. Why? Because the Internet of Things (IoT) can tell us more about what’s going on around us. It’s all about the data.
We’re hearing about government-backed innovations and pilots of smart cities and connected and automated vehicles, which are designed to optimise traffic flows and save lives on the roads. Manufacturers and governments rely on data to determine how well these newly connected machines and AI systems are performing. As the old saying goes, "You can’t manage what you can’t measure."
Another major focus is the countdown to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how organisations can improve data quality and data governance in preparation for the new European regulations coming into force in May 2018.
Whether we’re talking about IoT, GDPR, smart cities, digital banking, or healthcare apps, data is the common thread. It’s what organisations do with their data that differentiates them. Whether they use it, lose it, monetise or democratise it, data will define them.
With more than 40 years’ experience in making data work for our customers, Information Builders wants to help more organisations create a positive differentiator from their data. We want to help you to increase confidence in the quality of your data and improve your ability to govern it. We want your frontline employees to be able to use reliable data to make informed decisions that help your organisation be more efficient and profitable.
We want you to be able to mine, refine, read, and act upon data. That’s why we’re giving you the opportunity to join our experts on a series of live webinars, where they will share their tips and answer your questions on topics ranging from IoT; monetising data; visualising, interpreting, and acting upon data; implementing master data management strategies; using cloud analytics; and predictive analytics and GDPR.
Click on this link to see the full agenda and sign up. We look forward to welcoming you and answering your questions.