For most organisations today, data complexity has increased rapidly. In the area of operations, we now have cloud and on-premises OLTP systems with customers, partners and suppliers accessing these applications via APIs and mobile apps. In the area of analytics, we now have data warehouse, data marts, big data Hadoop systems, NoSQL databases, streaming data platforms, cloud storage, cloud data warehouses, and IoT-generated data being created at the edge. Also, the number of data sources is exploding as companies ingest more and more external data such as weather and open government data. Silos have also appeared everywhere as business users are buying in self-service data preparation tools without consideration for how these tools integrate with what IT is using to integrate data. Yet new regulations are demanding that we do a better job of governing data, and business executives are demanding more agility to remain competitive in a digital economy. So how can companies remain agile, reduce cost and reduce the time-to-value when data complexity is on the up?

In this session, Mike will discuss how companies can create an information supply chain to manufacture business-ready data and analytics to reduce time to value and improve agility while also getting data under control.