In recent months, McKinsey and others have been talking about the wealth of information now available to us and the new skills needed to exploit it in more sophisticated ways under the banner of 'Big Data'- "The amount of data in our world has been exploding and analyzing large data sets ...will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation and consumer surplus...". (McKinsey) If we could only collect and analyse the right data we would be able to take advantage of a wealth of intelligence that would mean better business practices, more efficient and effective working to enable organizations to be more competitive in today's global market place.
SharePoint has a wealth of tools and utilities to enable effective knowledge, document and information management as well as specific tools to manage business intelligence. In this event we will take a look at how SharePoint can be used effectively to manage and store information and how organizations can look to use these tools for better collaboration, information sharing and business intelligence.
The programme for this event is provided below.
09.00 Registration and coffee
09.30 TFPL Welcome and Introduction from the Chair, Tim Taylor Chief Business Development Officer, McLaren Software
09.40 Keynote Presentation from Microsoft, How SharePoint 2010 can improve productivity in your organization.
Brendan Clarke will show real world examples
and demonstrations of how each work stream (Sites, Content, Search,
Social, Insights and composites) within SharePoint can save time, money
and deliver value into your business. He will introduce case study examples
to illustrate the various tools in SharePoint in particular a live view
of the business intelligence tool.
Brendan Clarke, SharePoint Technical Specialist, Microsoft
10.25 Integration and interactivity with the desktop in SharePoint 2010 – how to create the best environment for better information management
Alexis will demonstrate the Department for Education's
successful programme for implementation of SharePoint 2010. He will
take us through key decisions made in the implementation phase which
has enabled them to take full advantage of all of the new features of
SharePoint 2010, enhancing the user experience and also giving better
provision of data for information and document management. He will illustrate
the importance of the pause in their roll out to upgrade the desktops
and provide improved interaction.
Alexis Castillo-Soto, Head of BSU Programmes and Development, Department for Education
11.20 Enable Collaboration & Retain Control – Document Management for Asset Intensive Industries
McLaren Software will demonstrate how controlled
document & drawing management solutions can successfully leverage
SharePoint collaborative workspaces. Their presentation will highlight
the process and challenges involved in connecting a controlled document
environment with the advantages of the collaborative workspace capabilities
that SharePoint offers. Alicia will show how their tool brings together
multiple contractors and vendors from around the world, avoids the overhead
and risk of human error working in temporary areas and allows the retention
of visibility and control of deliverables.
Alicia Doyle – Presales manager McLaren
11.50 Agile deployment of SP 2010
TFPL and its technology partner, SFW Ltd, have
recently completed a project to build a SharePoint intranet and collaborative
platform for The Electoral Commission, on time and within budget. We
took a decision at the outset to manage this as an Agile project and
to deliver the work in sprints developing the information management
elements as needed along the way. Although familiar with this methodology,
we and our colleagues at the Electoral Commission learned a lot along
the way. This case study shares that experience and distills our learning
from a very successful project.
John Davies (Head of L&C, TFPL)
SFW and the Electoral Commission (To be confirmed)
13.30 Welcome back by Chair, Tim Taylor Chief Business Development Officer, McLaren Software
13.35 SharePoint Surgery
Join the panel to discuss your niggling questions,
problems and challenges with SharePoint and gain useful advice.
Panellists – Brendan Clarke, Microsoft, Marc Stephenson, Metataxis, Alexis Castillo-Soto, Department for Education
14.35 Wellstream Presentation – SharePoint as a Knowledge Management (KM) and Collaboration Platform
KM is a key process in the evolution of Wellstream's
technical know-how and is the means by which new knowledge is captured,
validated and published into the platform for global collaboration and
sharing technical information within the Wellstream engineering community.
The platform, built in SharePoint is the 'Google' and 'Wikipedia' for
Wellstream featuring a technical library, knowledge base, collaborative
work areas and search facilities. Janine will present how they are building
a global 'village commons' on SharePoint to leverage the knowledge within
Janine Weightman, Technical Author, Wellstream
15.30 Closing Keynote presentation from Concept Searching
Concept Searching solves the problem of finding,
organizing, and managing information capital far beyond search and retrieval.
The technologies are being used to drive intelligent migration, enable
effective records management, identify and lock down sensitive information
and enhance governance.
Smart Content Framework™ building blocks consist of Metadata, Insight, Governance, Policy, Privacy, and Enterprise/Web 2.0 and Paul Billingham â€“ General Manager UK, will present a series of case studies to illustrate the real business benefits of using Concept Searching in a SharePoint environment.
Paul Billingham, General Manager UK, Concept Searching
16.20 Wrap up and close by Chair, Tim Taylor Chief Business Development Officer, McLaren Software
Founded in 2002, Concept Searching provides software products that deliver conceptual metadata generation, auto-classification, and powerful taxonomy management from the desktop to the enterprise. Concept Searching, developer of the Smart Content Framework™, provides organizations with a method to mitigate risk, automate processes, manage information, protect privacy, and address compliance issues. This information governance framework utilizes a set of technologies that encompasses the entire portfolio of information assets, resulting in increased organizational performance and agility.
Concept Searching is the only platform independent statistical metadata generation and classification software company in the world that uses concept extraction and compound term processing to significantly improve access to unstructured information. The Concept Searching Microsoft suite of technologies runs natively in SharePoint 2010, FAST, Windows Server 2008 R2 FCI, and in Microsoft Office applications.