Posted on Monday 28th November 2016 2:30
A Big Data Revolution took place in London this November, at the Big Data LDN event. Influential teams were delighted to attend and engage in discussions and demonstrations of the latest technologies from leading industry providers.
This month the Influential Java Team joined the ‘big data revolution’ at Big Data LDN (London), a two-day event about Big Data, Analytics, and building Data-Driven Enterprises. Our developers attended talks from industry leaders, heard positive case studies from global corporations and were able to view technical demonstrations of all the latest products in action.
Two greatly discussed subjects at the event were Data Visualisation and Data Analytics:
Data Visualisation – a key part of our business, our developers were keen to attend the talks about data visualisation from companies like Microsoft, with their product: Power BI. Visualising your data is vital to understanding it. At Influential we know this very well and work with a variety of tools to deliver this feature to our clients, including SAP Lumira and Dynistics . We have even developed our own BI platform, ATLAS Publishing Intelligence.
For our developers, the event talks confirmed the importance of presenting data in an effective manner. Java team member Todd commented that the event effectively “demonstrated a writer or analyst’s responsibility to choose the right data to display.”
Data Analytics – the Big Data LDN Exhibition provided the chance for our team to discuss data analytics with representatives from IBM. As Advanced Business Partners, Influential developers are always interested to view demonstrations of the latest Cognos product versions and functionality. Data analytics and reporting are core to the Business Intelligence and software development work we do, so demonstrations and talks such as these are invaluable.
At Influential we’re passionate about technology and we pride ourselves on continuous innovation and exploration of the latest tools and platforms available. The Big Data LDN event topics were all in line with our ethos of keeping on the cutting edge as a business, offering insights and examples of the range of technologies that we can offer our customers.
“We got a lot out of the day,” said our Head of Development, Pete Halloran. “The talks were full of great insights and I was delighted to meet with the Microsoft BI speaker after his talk, to understand the potential of the product for our clients.”
Technology does not stand still, so nor do we. We’re committed to doing our part to maintain expertise and knowledge of the best tools and platforms available, and ensuring our teams keep up-to-date with their specialist skillsets is a top priority at Influential. This, combined with a critical understanding of the challenges that our clients face, makes us expertly equipped to provide the best solutions possible.
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