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With so many meet-ups, events and online courses available these days, it’s often hard to know which ones are worth investing your time and money in. So, to help you navigate your way through the masses, we've collated our top picks of what's coming up across the country throughout 2017.

 

1. BME Solutions Qlick Higher Education User Group

These bi-annual events have been held by BME Solutions for nearly eight years now. They pose an excellent opportunity for anyone using (or planning to use) Qlik in a higher education institution. Expect a packed agenda with presentations from both BME solutions and higher education institutions from across the UK.

When: May 19th 2017

Where: Venue TBC

Cost: TBC 

Extra Info: https://www.bmesol.com/BME_Higher_Education_Qlikview_User_Group.html

 

2. London Business Analytics Group

This one is a presentation for those that are interested in applying conversation interfaces to communicate with existing graph data science models. Galiya Warrier is a Data Solutions Architect working with Microsoft; it’s a great opportunity to get involved in an intimate discussion with up to 50 people.

When: May 9th 2017

Where: Shack 15, 67-71 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ

Cost: Free

Extra Info: The group aim to meet once a month on a weekday, sign up to get regular information about upcoming events - https://www.meetup.com/London-Business-Analytics-Group/events/238235451/

 

3. London Power BI Users Group 

Microsofts’ suite of Business Analytics tools brings together another meet up based in London. Power BI is causing a stir in the BI and analytics industry - this is for anyone interested in introductory talks but the group also has the additional option of sessions for the experts too.

When: Monthly on a weekday evening

Where: Various venues in Central London 

Cost: Free 

Extra Info: https://www.meetup.com/London-PUG/

 

4. Big Data and Analytics for Marketing

This summit is all about providing insight for businesses into how taking control of your data is valuable to marketing and can produce better results. These two days will explore the latest trends and challenges for executives in the data industry and focus on optimizing overall performance.

When: June 13th - 14th 2017

Where:  200 Aldergate, near St. Pauls Cathedral and The Barbican           

Cost: Request a company invitation! 

Extra Info: https://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-marketing-innovation-summit-london-2017

 

5. Big Data and Analytics Innovation

Another two day event from Innovation Enterprise, this one focuses solely on innovation for Big Data and Analytics. Bringing together leading industry experts to discuss the impact of investment in data and insight into strategies and the processes implemented by the most successful global organisations.

When: November 2nd - 3rd 2017

Where:  200 Aldergate, near St. Pauls Cathedral and The Barbican          

Cost: Same as the previous - request a company invitation 

Extra Info:  https://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-analytics-innovation-london-2017

 

6. Digital Analytics Meet Up 

A meet up in Bristol to talk about tagging, tracking, analysing and optimising. It’s a space for like-minded people to come together and have discussions; anyone with an interest in Digital Analytics is welcome.

When: April 6th 2017

Where:  JUSTEAT, Level 2, Broad Quay House, Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4DJ 

Cost: Free

Extra Info: Free pizza and beer! - https://www.meetup.com/Bristol-Digital-Analytics-Meetup/events/237847952/

 

 7. Power BI Manchester 

Bringing together a community of Power BI users for a talk from Chris Webb (a specialist in multiple Data Analytics tools). A great opportunity to get involved with this meet up at its early stages, this will be the fourth event the group has held. There will continue to be a variety of key speakers and hands on introductory sessions.

When: April 27th 2017

Where: The Engine House, Cambridge street (off Oxford Road/Whiteworth street)

Cost: Free 

Extra Info: They aim to meet once a month on a Thursday evening - https://www.meetup.com/Power-BI-Manchester-Meetup/events/236237700/

 

8. Data Science and Technology Scotland

A meet-up with the intention of sharing personal experiences of working in the industry, sharing insights in to the market and discussing all things Big Data, Analytics, Data Science and Technology. This event includes talks from Data Scientist, Yuri Aleksandrov and Professor of Computer Science, Mike Chantler, from Heriot-Watt University.

When: April 27th 2017

Where: University of Edinburgh, 15 South College Street, EH8 9AA, Edinburgh 

Cost: Free  

Extra Info: https://www.meetup.com/Scotland-Data-Science-Technology-Meetup/events/238140402/

 

9. Incorporating Big Data, Hadoop and NoSQL in BI Systems and Data Warehouses

There are numerous new technologies and techniques becoming available for developing BI Systems. This is a seminar to clarify these new developments with the opportunity to learn more about how to make BI systems relevant and ready over the coming decade.

When: June 13th - 14th 2017 

Where: Marble Arch, London 

Cost: £1,245 + VAT

Extra Info: There are potential discounts available for group bookings so check the fee’s page for more information - http://www.irmuk.co.uk/events/123.cfm

For more information on upcoming events in Business Intelligence, get in touch with one of the team at bi@consortia.co.uk or for Data & Analytics, analytics@consortia.co.uk. Alternatively you can give us a call on 0203 397 4565

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