SPSS Analytics Partner | Operations Executives Breakfast Seminar & Workshop

Operations Executives Breakfast Seminar & Workshop

“Optimise, Predict, Visualise – Changing the game in Utilities and Manufacturing”


Monday, 11th April 2016   –   9.00am to 12.00pm

IBM South Bank, London (Click here for directions)

As an executive, your role is to positively change outcomes for your organisation. Join us for a breakfast seminar where you will learn how your peers have successfully and positively changed outcomes in their manufacturing and utilities organisations.

This session is free of charge but spaces are limited – Book your place now! 


The speakers will provide outcome based case studies. The executive speakers will present real case studies on how organisations like yours have used advanced analytics to successfully meet strategic and tactical business goals.

The workshop will focus on how to apply these case studies to your organisation. It will focus on your organisation’s current set up and situation. You will be benchmarked against your peers and you will leave equipped with case studies and practical implementation strategies on how to use prediction, forecasting, optimisation, visualisation and other advanced analytical techniques to help drive the bottom line in your organisations.

You will have the opportunity to discuss industry changes with executives from non-competing industries who face similar environmental change and understand better how to grow profitably and steadily by harnessing focused business outcomes through data.


Who should attend:

  • Industry: Utilities & Manufacturing
  • Role: Directors and Executive Managers of Operations, Asset Management, Quality, Predictive Maintenance, etc.


After the event you will:

  • Have a greater understanding on how to focus on business change and positive stakeholder outcomes.
  • Understand how other industry outcomes can be used in your organisation.
  • Have a better understanding on where optimisation specifically fits into your current executive role and those of your colleagues
  • Understand the possible roadmaps to optimisation success from a tactical and strategic point of view.
  • In depth understanding of change management required to use data effectively and efficiently.
  • Know how to gain those extra 5% of an edge in manufacturing processes.

  • 8.45 – Registration and Welcome
  • 9.00 – Barry McIntyre, Presidion

How Advanced Analytics are shaping Executive Decisions in Manufacturing and Utilities

What type of outcomes are executives currently able to achieve and how will this change in the near future. Using a wide range of case studies and research Barry will look at organisations with different levels of analytical maturity. He will focus on how analytical maturity affects costs, profitability, time to decisions, throughput, regulation compliance, forward planning and share his experience on how executives succeed in a highly competitive arena.

  • 9.30 – Eddie Griffiths, IBM

Personal experiences of game-changing outcomes from using Decision Optimisation

How optimisation was used by Lafarge to operate, significantly more efficiently, across a variety of businesses and countries. This will include Real Time Distribution Schedule Optimisation, Sales and Operations Planning, Investment/Divestment Decision Optimisation, Shift Optimisation, Depot Location Optimisation and Fleet Optimisation. The presentation will be about the practical experience of the business and the expected and unexpected outcomes.

  • 10.00 – Andrew Bullock, Director at LambdaStone

A look at the business benefits of Optimisation to an organisation’s executive stakeholders

Andrew will explain how optimisation and prescriptive analytics more generally fit into the overall analytics space, the business benefits that optimisation can bring to an organisation’s various stakeholders, particularly for utilities organisations, and what is required to implement optimisation (including pitfalls), illustrated through some case studies. Overall, he will show that optimisation is achievable and brings real business benefits.

  • 10.30 – Coffee Break
  • 10:45 – Executive Speaker 4 – to be confirmed
  • 11.15 – Workshop

Application of case studies to individual attendees’ roles and mapping out areas for improvement and success.

  • 11.50 Closing and Networking

Barry McIntyre, Director at PresidionBarryMcIntyre1


Barry has been lecturing in Advanced Analytics in the MBA in Trinity College and working with multiple organisations over the last 20 years helping them to implement advanced analytics to aid Executive Decision making.

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Eddie Griffiths, Decision Optimisation Client Solution Professiona at IBMEddieGriffiths


Prior to joining IBM towards the end of 2015. Eddie Griffiths worked for several years within the Lafarge Group, delivering significant benefits through decision optimisation solutions in several European Operations.

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Andrew Bullock, Director at LambdaStoneAndrewBullock


Andrew has been working with Executives across multiple industries (Utility, Energy, Manufacturing) more recently focused in utilities helping them achieve optimisation success.

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This session is free of charge but spaces are limited – Book your place now! 

If you have any questions call us at  +44 (0)208 757 8820 (UK) / +353 (0)1 415 0234 (ROI) or send us an email.