About Timo Elliott

Timo Elliott is an innovation evangelist and international conference speaker who has presented to business and IT audiences in over forty countries around the world. A 23-year veteran of SAP BusinessObjects, Elliott works closely with SAP development and innovation centers around the world on new technology directions. His popular Business Analytics blog at timoelliott.com tracks innovation in analytics and social media, including topics such as big data, collaborative decision-making, and social analytics. Prior to Business Objects, Elliott was a computer consultant in Hong Kong and led analytics projects for Shell in New Zealand. He holds a first-class honors degree in Economics with Statistics from Bristol University, England.

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Hadoop Summit Amsterdam 2014: Crossing The Chasm [VIDEO]

This year’s Hadoop Summit in Amsterdam was even more interesting than last year’s, with more sponsors (including SAP), more functionality for enterprise use cases, and more enterprise examples. The conference was in the historic Beurs Van Berlage…
What You Need To Know About Cloud Analytics

What You Need To Know About Cloud Analytics

If you are an analytics professional, then cloud analytics is in your future — if you’re not already doing it. I’ve talked to lots of companies that claim that cloud…
Thoughts On The Future Of Hadoop In Enterprise Environments

Thoughts On The Future Of Hadoop In Enterprise Environments

Between answering questions this week at BI2014 in Orlando and preparing to ask some at Hadoop Summit in Amsterdam next week, here are some thoughts on where…
Are You Making The Most Of Your Dark Data?

Are You Making The Most Of Your Dark Data?

My favorite definition of ‘Dark Data’ comes from Matt Aslett of 451 Research: “Data that was previously ignored because of technology limitations.” I’ve recently talked to several big,…
Agile Analytics [VIDEO]

Agile Analytics [VIDEO]

One of the biggest and frustrating barriers to successful analytics projects is lack of agility. Analytics systems must be built for constant change. The whole point of analytics…
Interview: Big Data Trends

Interview: Big Data Trends

At the UK SAP Innovation Forum on March 11th, I’ll be hosting the keynote discussion panel on The Business of…
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You’ve Defined Your Incentive Plans, Now There’s One More Thing

It’s the start of the year, and organizations around the world are holding kickoff meetings in order to explain new incentive systems to their employees. These plans are…
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It’s Time To Reinvent Marketing

The new social world isn’t just a way to reach some new people in new ways. It’s an opportunity to rethink how we do marketing from…
The Future Of Customer Analytics

The Future Of Customer Analytics

I presented a session on “The Future of Customer Analytics” at the Business Analytics For All Forum last week in Brussels, Belgium, along with two other presenters. Andrew Pease, the Global Practice Analytics
2014: The Year Of Analytics Renewal

2014: The Year Of Analytics Renewal

The last couple of years have been spent talking about the big new technology possibilities in the analytics market that hold out the promise of making decades of best practice