Well it’s that time again, data lovers descend on Kings Place, London to discuss everything Alteryx has done to change their lives. Whether Alteryx has replaced a complex, multi application data pipeline to allow you to better predict sales in minutes rather than days, or it’s simply your go-to app for turning messy data into a beautiful resource, fit for analysis. There are 450+ attendees ready to exchange stories and share tips and tricks.
As Alteryx’s current EMEA Partner of the Year, The Information Lab will of course be in attendance. I thought I’d give you an idea of what to expect.
Info Lab @ Inspire Europe
We’re really pleased to be a platinum sponsor at the first ever European Inspire conference. This means we’ll have a permanent presence in the exhibition area with experts ready to answer your Alteryx & general data needs. We of course love talking Alteryx and Tableau, but if your company is interested in complementary products such as Exasol or Mapbox, or maybe you want tips on setting up a BI Centre of Excellence. We’ve got people who can help.
So where can you find this font of data geekery? All exhibitors will be located on the Art Gallery Level (that’s level -1 if you’re in an elevator), and The Information Lab is stand 3.
Believe me, you won’t be able to miss us. Primarily because we’re right next to the food, but also because our stand will be covered top to bottom in some great swag for you to take home.
Refuel @ Inspire Europe
Now there’s one thing to know about The Information Lab team, should you find one turning up at your office one day, they are 100% powered by coffee. With Inspire being such an important event for us we couldn’t take the risk of the venue running out of caffeine, plus you can never rely on those coffee pump vacuum flasks to work. So we thought we’d bring our own Baristas!
Don’t worry though, we’re more than happy to share. The coffee cart will will be located on the Concert Level (that’s level -2 if you’re in an elevator), which is just where you’ll be needing it. You see the concert level is also where you’ll do hands-on product training & find the solutions centre.
If you can’t find the cart look for people with Information Lab cups…they know the secret!
Solutions @ Inspire Europe
Speaking of the solutions centre, you can find us there too! Alongside with Alteryx’s own product consultants we’ll be helping to staff the solutions centre. So if you’ve got an Alteryx problem that’s been troubling you for weeks, or you just don’t know how to get started with spatial data, or the concept of an iterative macro just blows your mind. Come along, we’ll be more than happy to help.
Pro Tip! If the solutions centre queue is huge, just come to our exhibition stand. We’ve got screens, laptops and the brains to help you. Plus we’ve got swag!
Learning @ Inspire Europe
Alteryx really know how to pack content into 48 hours. There’s loads to go at and not much time to decide, so I thought I’d highlight the sessions I’m most looking forward to.
I’ll assume you’re already hyped to see the two morning keynotes from Dean Stoeker & George Mathew, there’s no competition, literally, they’re the only sessions in their timeslots.
So Tuesday morning, you’re ready to go after the first keynote, you’ve grabbed a flat white…head to the Battlebridge Room at 10:30 to hear Nick Bignell from UBS. We love the team at UBS primarily because they’re an enterprise-level organisation that doesn’t mind sharing their experiences of working with data using both Alteryx and Tableau. This session’s sure not to disappoint. Plus, those looking for bonus content, Nick’s partner in crime at UBS, and newly appointed Tableau Zen Master, Paul Banoub is rumoured to be attending Inspire Europe.
If you’re looking for inspiration on how to better embed Alteryx & Tableau in your organisation, these are the guys to track down.
Anybody who’s talked to me will know I’ve got a special place in my heart for spatial data, and a session I’m really looking forward to will be after lunch on Tuesday titled “Location and Spatial Analytic Intelligence: Adding Another Level to Your Insights.” Spatial data brings analysis home to your end-users (see what I did there….sorry), and there’s no better person to navigate you through it (again, sorry) than Amy Holland. Amy’s one of Alteryx’s original crew and her session in Hall 1 at 15:35 is sure to be one not to miss.
I know the Alteryx Grand Prix will keep you busy Tuesday night but keep something in reserve, there’s still another day of Alteryx fun to be had!
Focusing on a couple of sessions on Wednesday, the first I’m keen to see is by the guys from Deloitte. Luke Howard & Ben Marten are given some interesting challenges by clients, but working with Salesforce data must be one of the more challenging. Whenever I talk to people using Salesforce there’s always a heavy sigh when the conversation gets to analysing the data it produces. If you’re using Salesforce and find yourself back in the Battlebridge Room at 12:10 you’re sure to leave feeling so inspired you’ll want to get to work right away. But wait!
A tool that makes blending and enhancing data super easy is awesome. But to truly understand how to get the most from it you need to get your hands dirty and take a close look at the engine. Ned Harding, Alteryx’s co-founder and CTO, will do just that in Hall 1 at 15:35. I’m always amazed how many different ways people tackle the same problem using Alteryx, it’s a tool which rewards you for how you think. But there’s always ways to make your workflows more efficient and really wow your colleagues. If this is of interest to you too then you know where to be.
Community @ Inspire Europe
Wow this post is getting long, there’s just so much to cover! Let’s go right back to before Inspire Europe even starts and talk about Monday night. There’s an Alteryx User Group happening close to Kings Place at the Drake and Morgan bar from 18:00. Registration is still open and at last count there were over 100 registrations! Best thing, you don’t need a ticket to Inspire Europe to attend. So if you’re staring at the ‘Sold Out’ notice on the conference site, wishing you’d registered last week, make it up to yourself by coming along.
It’s like a mini-conference before the real thing. Alteryx’s COO Libby Duane Adams and their CTO Ned Harding will start with and update on what’s happening at Alteryx, and taking questions from the audience. They’ll be followed by CartoDB and then our own Paul Houghton who’ll demo the new optimisation tool released with Alteryx 10.6.
Navigating @ Inspire Europe
Finally, if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and want some electronic assistance there are of course phone apps to help you plan.
Once installed just login using your registration email address and confirmation number.
See you there!
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