Big Data and Advanced Analytics Panel (CBS2013)

On September 25, 2013, Saugatuck held its 3rd annual Cloud Business Summit at the Westin Times Square in New York City.  As with prior Summits, our event brought together more than 100 large-enterprise CIOs, CTOs and senior business and finance leaders – to explore how they can and are realizing value from the Cloud. This year’s conference theme was “Rethinking Business Innovation.

One of the hottest topics in Cloud business today is Big Data and advanced analytics. While many current attempts and instances are still trials and PoCs, as enterprises work to figure out what these “power tools” can really do – significant progress and payback is being demonstrated in analyzing purchase decisions and in the targeting of customers, and in leveraging sensor data to help drive operating efficiencies throughout industry and the supply chain.

In this featured panel, Saugatuck Technology SVP and Head of Research Bruce Guptill is joined by Will Klancko, Sr. Risk Program Manager at GE Capital, Hodan Hassan, Managing Director at Unicef and Alex Bakker, Sr. Analyst at Saugatuck Technology. This panel looks at the realities of Big Data and advanced analytics today, identifies key challenges that are most often encountered, and provides best practices that help lay foundations for optimal innovation and bottom-line results.

Part I of this video can be accessed here:

  • CBS2013: Big Data and Advanced Analytics Panel – Part 1

Part II of this video can be accessed here:

  • CBS2013: Big Data and Advanced Analytics Panel – Part 2

To learn more about the conference, go to, or email Chris MacGregor. Our 2014 Cloud Business Summit will be held on November 12, 2014 at the Yale Club of New York City. Click here for a Lens 360 post about the event.

Bill McNee

About Bill McNee

Mr. McNee is the President and CEO of Saugatuck Technology, a subscription research and advisory firm he founded in 2000. In addition to leading the company, Mr. McNee helps spearhead the firm's research into evolving business models as a result of the shift to the Cloud. This includes the trend toward Digital Business, which has broad implications not only for the CIO but the CFO and CMO as well. Sustainable success demands critical new thinking around business strategies / models, what is core to brand value, how and what digitally-centric products and services to create / launch, how best to exploit the new forms of customer engagement, and what are the best ways of managing operations. Prior to Saugatuck, Mr. McNee spent twelve years with Gartner, most recently as Group Vice President and Research Fellow, responsible for guiding the firm's overall research strategy. A recognized expert in business software, Mr. McNee spent five years leading Gartner's Business / IT Management practice as its Director of Research, focusing on CIO governance issues, and another two as head of Product Strategy, where he conceptualized and launched several new research products. Prior to these roles, he was a lead analyst focusing on enterprise business applications, database tools and asset management strategies. Prior to Gartner, Mr. McNee held strategic planning, financial management and marketing positions at CBS, HBO, Comshare and the Institute for Social Research. Mr. McNee is a University of Michigan alumnus, and has completed graduate work in economics at New York University. Follow Mr. McNee on Twitter at @billmcnee.