Why is BI so important?

Business intelligence is evolving at a rapid pace and as we consolidate ourselves in the digital age BI is taking a pivotal position in company success. Expansive and vast, BI can appear overwhelming. More so, as we move towards heavier servitization, industry 4. 0 and increased volumes of big data, BI is adapting to changing business models. BI is deeply ingrained throughout every business in some capacity. However, the benefits an effective business intelligence set-up can offer cannot be discounted. In today’s world, BI gives and helps retain a strong competitive edge.

  • BI is such a complex entity. There is always something to learn and an opportunity to build on your existing knowledge. From the thousands of SMEs in Britain looking to take steps towards the next phase of a proposed expansion, to OEMs and larger corporations moving to servitization and streamlining their current operation – Connect BI is designed to get six months work done in one day.

    As the Internet of Things gradually starts to determine business models and servitization redefines the manufacturing industry, stronger connectivity and B2B networks are essential. Connect BI is the perfect opportunity to explore potential business partners, building much sought after connections.

    BI requires end-users to be up-to-date and aware, looking at the bigger picture. Our event will provide you with the chance to further your understanding of BI, giving you the upper hand against competition in the future.

  • In one day, Connect BI will contain a raft of varied, but vital content for attendees. Software comparisons will be provide by our BI partners showcasing various platforms, as well as pre-arranged one-to-one meetings with leading vendors so that you can speak directly with solution providers.

    We will address the challenges faced by project teams and look to solve your issues and the concerns that you may have in your daily role. Our speakers will engineer their talks to make them as pertinent as possible, whilst also building on their own experiences of BI.

    Our presentations will include a look at the future of business intelligence, discussing predicative analytics and the cultural issues that must be faced. In addition, we will bring in aspects of servitization, internet of things and industry 4.0, covering all the major talking points whilst always ensuring BI is the central theme.

  • Rather than a standard conference, Connect BI offers a mix of interactive workshops headed up by equally senior directors, all of whom have spearheaded their own project. Our agenda will offer: case studies, keynote presentations, troubleshooting workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities . 

    You will also have the chance to meet leading vendors in pre-arranged one-to-one meetings to gain advice and information on different products in the BI market. 

    Ultimately our event will provide insight to increase your BI success, fast track your own project and provides an environment to learn at your own pace.

  • Connect BI is an exclusive event that focuses on appealing to senior directors, driving a live project with a clear understanding of their time frame. All delegates will be qualified by our connect staff to ensure that the right people attend the event.

    Previous attendees include: Heads of Business Intelligence, IT Directors, Supply Chain Directors and Managing Directors.


If you would like to discuss being a sponsor for this event and meet with decision makers looking for BI solution providers please contact our sales team.

Tel: 020 7401 6033
Email: sales-uk@hennikgroup.com


If you would like to discuss being partner on this event please contact our marketing team.

Tel: 020 7401 6033
Email: marketing@hennikgroup.com


This is the agenda from the June 2016 event. As soon as our agenda for December has become available we will post it onto the site. To stay informed please email events@hennikgroup.com

09.00 – 09.25Coffee and registration
09:25 – 09.30Event welcome 
Henry Anson, Managing Director, Hennik Group
09.30 – 09.35Chairman’s opening remarks
Thomas Chapell, Conference Producer, Hennik Research
09.35 – 10.05Big data and the impact on sales
Jarn Gill, Sales Manager, RS Components
10.05 – 10.35

Dashboard design tips
Zog Gibbens, Global Analytics Enterprise Architect, Walgreen Boots Alliance

Presentation available 

10.35 – 10.40Transfer time
10.40 – 11.40One-to-one meetings 
11.40 – 11.45Transfer time
11.45 – 12.15BI journey; pain points and evolution
James Corbett, IT Manager, British American Tobacco
12.15 – 12.45Data and smart supply chains
Steven Barr, Managing Director, Hennik EdgePresentation available
12.45 – 13.15

Atkins; case study 
Robert Goddard, CRM Manager, Atkins

Presentation available 

13.15 – 13.20Transfer time
13.20 – 13.50Lunch
13.50 – 14.50One-to-one meetings
14.50 – 14.55Transfer time
14.55 – 15.25

Governance of Big Data and the IoT to Gain Value for the Manufacturing Sector
Richard Self, Research Fellow, Big Data Lab

Presentation available 

15.25 – 15.55Q & A Panel
Have any specific questions answered by the panel and ask for tips on BI implementation
15.55 – 16.00Chairman’s closing remarks and conference end
Thomas Chapell, Conference Producer, Hennik Research


One day conference ticket without meetings£395
One day conference ticket with meetingsFree (subject to qualifying process)

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Register by filling out the form below, emailing us on: events@hennikgroup.com, or calling us on: +44 (0) 20 7401 6033. In response to your registration, a member of the team will contact you to finalise your details.

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