The Ins and Outs of a Modern Data Architecture


The data landscape is becoming increasingly more complex for most organisations. Transaction systems are hosted both on premise and in the cloud, multiple data warehouses and data marts often co-exist with big data platforms. In addition, new data sources continue to grow and newly collected data is often too big to move and to process it centrally. So how do you deal with all this to ensure data remains trusted and to ensure that data governance keeps data under control and in sync with the evolving business needs? This one-day seminar looks at this problem and shows how to build a modern data architecture to manage data in a distributed and hybrid computing environment.


  • What do you need to consider in a modern data architecture?
  • Managing data in a distributed and hybrid computing environment
  • Dealing with data when it is too big to move
  • Cloud storage and data governance in the cloud
  • The Emerging Role of the Big Data
  • Multiple tools – self-service DI vs EIM – how they fit together?
  • The role of NoSQL, Fast Data, Data Virtualisation in a modern data strategy
  • The move towards data as a service inside the enterprise

Good news for our Dutch members: stay the night for free and enjoy breakfast @ Holiday Inn Brussels 

Business Analytics for All Belgium and Netherlands will be working more closely together and that means we are not just integrating our websites to a .io domain. We’re also enhancing the exclusive character of our events by exploiting economies of scale.

Combining the two operational units means the Business Analytics for All events could be jointly organized. The Education Day “Modern Data Architectures” with Mike Ferguson is scheduled in Brussels, the 4th of July.

For our Dutch members we have an exclusive extra: Business Analytics for All offers you a free hotel room on the premises the night before. So enjoy a stress free trip, a quiet night in Brussels and a wholesome breakfast at the Holiday Inn.




Ferguson Mike

Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited. As an analyst and consultant he specialises in business intelligence, big data, data management and enterprise business integration. He has over 33 years of IT experience.

  • 25 years in BI and Corporate Performance Management
  • 33 years in Data Management
  • 11 years in Smart Business
  • 4 years Big Data Analytics (Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Graph DBMSs….)

Mike works at board, senior IT levels and detailed technical IT levels on business intelligence/corporate performance management strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture, business integration, MDM and data integration. He has spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles. Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited – the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at NCR on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of Database Associates. He teaches popular master classes in Big Data, New Technologies for Data Warehousing and BI, Operational BI, Enterprise Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Integration and Enterprise Architecture.


Holiday Inn Brussels Airport is a modern, business-friendly hotel near Brussels Airport, with easy access to the city centre. It's a free five-minute shuttle ride from Brussels Airport (BRU) to the stylish Holiday Inn Brussels Airport hotel. There is a Car Parking available at the hotel.

Holiday Inn Brussels Airport
Holidaystraat 7
1831 Diegem (Brussels)
T. +32 2 720 58 65

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Individual Membership695 EUR
Corporate Membership1.875 EUR
Premium Membership4.000 EUR

Event Registration

Single Registration650 EUR

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Delivery:Education Day
07/04/2017 Brussels