Originally delivered at RMOUG Virtual Training Days – February 9, 2021

Analytics traditionally has been thought of as dashboards and reports, primarily focused on looking at how the business has performed historically. Forward-looking concepts that could help forecast or answer 'what if' types of questions often seem complicated and expensive, and prevented the majority of companies from exploring these technologies.

This on-demand session discusses the benefits and ease of how to consolidate all of your data from across the enterprise, including your ERP, into a low cost, highly secure and scalable data lake. From there, we discuss the benefits of leveraging services such as AWS Forecasting and Sagemaker, the same technologies that the Amazon Marketplace uses for their forecasting and predictive analytics, by ingesting the data from your data lake with just a few clicks and without having to have any Machine Learning (ML) expertise.

Key Takeaways:
  • Obtain an understanding of why forward-looking analytics are no longer a 'nice to have', but a 'must-have' to remain competitive
  • Understand the importance and value-add of a consolidated data lake to maximize the impact of your data
  • Discuss and demonstrate the ease of incorporating Machine Learning (ML) to optimize your company's performance and direction
  • Craig Kelly:  VP Business Intelligence, Syntax