Microsoft Azure Cloud Analytics

Type: Workshop

Topic: Microsoft Azure Cloud Analytics

Date(s) / Location(s):
23 Feb 2017, London

Start Time: 10:00 GMT  End Time: 16:00 GMT

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Andaz Hotel
40 Liverpool St
London EC2M 7QN

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Microsoft and Thorogood: Cloud Analytics

This workshop, hosted by Microsoft and Thorogood, is designed to help you understand the fast-evolving range of cloud products available from Microsoft, how these products can integrate with your environment and an insider’s view of the future roadmap.

For large enterprises, the use of cloud products can be compelling, providing the ability for greater agility at a much lower investment. For those enterprises with a range of analytics needs and a variety of data sources held on-premises, confusing technology choices make defining a Target Operating Model for Analytics a real challenge – and we can help to cut through the noise.

The workshop will cover four key areas:

  • Overview of the current Azure products and architecture, including cognitive services, along with an insider’s view of the upcoming roadmap
  • Deep dive discussion on the operating model required to deal with the greater agility and innovation – considering people, processes, technology and data to deliver
  • How considering a Hybrid approach may give you the best of both worlds
  • Real world examples based on case studies and demonstrations from recent client engagements

Wherever you are on the cloud journey, from unsure to fully committed, this workshop can help you consider the products and next steps for your situation.


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Elisabeth Olafsdottir

Senior PMM Data Platform, Microsoft


Elisabeth is responsible for the analytics and BI strategy for Microsoft UK, specializing in customer experience and cognitive services. She has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. During that time she has worked for many leading IT vendors and consultancies as a technology subject matter expert across industry verticals. Elisabeth is passionate about technology and how the correct application of technology can transform the world of business as well as enhance the lives of individuals across the globe. She holds am honours degree in computer science.

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Liz McCreesh

Principal Consultant and Head of Analytics, Thorogood


Liz has over 20 years’ experience delivering business intelligence and analytics solutions, across multiple sectors and technologies. She has been working with Microsoft tools from SQL Server 7 through to the very latest cloud-based offerings. She works closely with customers to understand their requirements and how technology can be used to deliver business benefits.


What to expect

Registration and refreshments will be available from 09.30. The workshop will run from 10:00 to 16:00, with lunch provided.

The session will be interactive and there will be opportunities to network with your peers throughout the day, and to ask our speakers and consultants any questions that you might have.

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