The Hidden Edge Club: 6th of May

The Hidden Edge Club: 6th of May

  • Location:London
  • Venue:Charolotte Street Hotel
  • Length:06:30 pm – 09:30 pm

In a fast-paced digital world, it’s not big data providing market leaders with top-line growth, its smart insights. A recent Accenture survey revealed three in four companies are investing more than 20 percent of their technology budget in big data – confirmation that market gains can no longer be found in strategies centring on volume. Instead, the competitive advantage will be found by those able to extract superior and unique insights from their data.

So, how are today’s market leaders siphoning the most valuable, actionable insights into their operational and IT strategies? Are you making the most of the data you already have on hand?

Join the Hidden Edge Club on the 6th of May as we unite CIOs, COOs and other industry-wide thought leaders for an evening of exclusive networking and a vibrant dinner discussion. We’ll explore the challenges of tapping disruption-level insights out of big, small and diverse data, while also touching on the following topics:

The Data-Driven Culture: Businesses who are still treating the IT department as a 24-hour help line are missing an important opportunity to foster collaborative input on core business initiatives. With the most common new C-suite titles emerging in the areas of digitalization, data and information, market leaders recognize IT leadership as an essential presence at the strategy table of a data-driven enterprise.

The industrial IoT: Gartner forecasts that by 2015 the Internet of Things will connect just under 5 billion things, up 30 percent from 2014. This potential increase in visibility is game-changing, with companies like UPS capturing millions of data points per day. Manufacturing, utilities and transportation industries have driven the IoT movement so far, but fast followers in other industries stand to vastly improve their market position through early implementation of an IoT strategy.

Confirmed guests include:

MD Service, Strategy and Operations, BT
COO of Large Engines, Rolls-Royce

CIO and SVP Global IT, Kuoni Group
SVP Business Operations, Ticketmaster
Group Strategy & IT Director, Travis Perkins Group
Director Digital Data Effectiveness, Guardian News & Media
Supply Chain Director, EDF Energy
Director, IT Architecture, Colt Technology Services
Director of Strategic Supply, Gazprom Global
Director of Commercial Operations, Guardian News & Media
Group Head IT Procurement, Thomas Cook Group
Head of IT, Consumer Global Products, Vodafone
Head of Digital Peace of Mind, Telefonica

The evening will commence at 6:30pm at the Charlotte Street Hotel, with networking drinks, followed by a round-table dinner discussion with your peers. The Club brings together business leaders on a quarterly basis to discuss some of today’s most challenging business issues, and parse out strategies for finding the hidden edge.

We are excited to announce that our chairperson for the evening will be Tamara Dull, Director of Emerging Technology on the SAS Best Practices Team. Tamara delivers a unique, forward-looking perspective on big data, privacy and the Internet of Things through engaging publications, rich media, and industry engagements. With nearly 30 years’ experience in IT, resource management and thought leadership and an appearance at #13 on the Big Data 2015: Top 100 Influencers list, Tamara is an ideal leader for the evening’s discussions.

This event is strictly by invitation only and our space is limited to 16 places, so if you are interested in joining us, kindly register below or email Lindsay at lindsay.pope@hiddenedgeclub.com.

As always, Hidden Edge Club events are provided free of charge to guests owning to the kind support of SAS.