BI Big Data Data Analytics and Data Visualization

SQH03 Agile Analytics with AzureML and R


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Jen Stirrup

Industry Analyst / Author

Business analytics platforms have always been tools built for statisticians and data scientists. However, these tools are now directed at business analysts. Gartner's rankings on its well-known "completeness of vision" and "ability to execute" axes now ride as much on "ease of use" as they do on offering advanced analytical algorithms.

How does this change in landscape affect businesses? Are you new to the world of business analytics? Are you taking over an existing analytics program, or starting one from scratch? This session will help you to understand how to craft a strategy, provision the right business analytical capabilities, and move towards actionable results. You'll hear about common pitfalls to avoid as you start or reinvigorate your business analytics program. You'll explore how companies are using self-service and data discovery techniques to deliver more agile analytics using Azure Machine Learning and Microsoft R Services.

You will learn:

  • To demystify AzureML and make it relevant for the enterprise
  • About Microsoft R Services focus, with real-life business issues
  • A recommended pathway for implementing these technologies in your organization