News and events
Here are the events that we will be attending this year. Whether you want to talk data or about partnering with us, we want to meet you. Email Helen Woodcock to arrange a meeting or further information.
KETL is delighted to announce that Alan Morris, former Chairman and founder of Retail Assist, will be joining us as an Executive Advisor. Alan joins KETL at an exciting time in the development of the Data Integration and Analytics consultancy's expansion. KETL is based in Bristol with clients all over the UK including Monsoon Accessorize, RAC and WH Smith. Alan will be assisting CEO, Ian Cray, to implement the strategic development plan over the next 3 years and help to shape the planned investment. Alan brings a vast array of experience to KETL and we are delighted that he has joined us as we embark on this next phase of significant growth and expansion of services.
Alan has been invited to work with KETL as an Executive Advisor to provide guidance and advice to the senior team to help the boutique data integration and analytics consultancy to develop their core service offering. KETL provides both Managed and Support Services to clients who want to outsource their data integration and warehousing. KETL also provides data model consultancy, design and build services to clients from sectors including Retail, NFP and Insurance. KETL partners with a number of market-leading technology platforms including, Talend, Snowflake, SnapLogic, Exasol and Looker. Alan's role will be a strategic one working with the team to help refine the service as a product model and to ensure that the messaging around that model resonates with the target audience.
KETL’s MD, Ian Cray, said:
“Alan’s appointment is an important strategic move for KETL, as it highlights our commitment to planned expansion. His knowledge, expertise and proven track record opens new avenues of growth and we can expand our managed services to clients in the retail sector, as well as to all our other clients, when they engage in tech projects.
“What particularly makes Alan a great fit for our team is his innovative thinking and proactive approach; he has been recognised by clients for focusing on what’s important to businesses when adopting new technology - cost and revenue growth.”
“Technology is of course moving at a rapid rate and this presents consultancies like KETL with exciting opportunities to assist their clients to keep innovating using more efficient software products whilst focusing on the basics, such as solid design that can flex and grow as needed. All sectors, but particularly retailers, need to stay ahead of their competition and I am delighted to join KETL at this exciting time so that I can work to help their clients to focus on the key goals of efficiency and customer expansion.”
For more information and enquiries please contact Helen Woodcock, Head of Business Development at KETL.
We will be hosting our first Snowflake workshop at Origin Workspace in Berkeley Square just off of Park Street Bristol. Come along and learn how to set up a fast analytics data warehouse in a morning.
Join us for breakfast and a hands-on session. You will just need your curiosity and a laptop!
When: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Time: 8.00am to 10.30am
Where: Origin Workspace, 50 Berkeley Square Bristol BS8 1HP
Happy new year and we start 2018 with our Cyber Essentials Certification.
We have found that the Cyber Essentials process has been a good place to start for us as a small consultancy business. For more information on the certification then please see below.
Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously. The scheme is available at two levels:
- Cyber Essentials - an independently verified self assessment. Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided.
- Cyber Essentials PLUS – a higher level of assurance. A qualified and independent assessor examines the same five controls, testing that they work in practice by simulating basic hacking and phishing attacks.
The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.
Organisations that undertake Cyber Essentials are encouraged to recertify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security.
Since 1 October 2014, Cyber Essentials became a minimum requirement for bidding for some government contracts (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-policy-note-0914-cyber-essentials-scheme-certification
For further information please see www.cyberstreetwise.comcyberessentials
KETL is delighted to announce that we are Exasol's Best Consulting Partner (UK) 2017 and we received the award at Exasol Xperience in Berlin in July.
We will be publishing a report on our time at the conference and how excited we are about the innovations in Exasol that will help us to provide great solutions to our clients.
Find out about Exasol and download the Free Small Business Edition today.
Find out how we joined forces with Exasol to deliver Project Customer, a Single Customer View project, for Monsoon Accessorize.
Thanks to everyone that came to the Tech4Good launch event you can get notifications via the MeetUp group and @t4gBristol.
The group provides a space for the Tech community in Bristol and not for profit organisations to network with each other and work on projects of mutual benefit.
You can read the write up from the event from Alice White at TechSPARK.
Talend's press announcement outlines the work that we have done here at KETL to help Age UK to improve their data governance, better track the performance of marketing campaigns and to respond more efficiently to service users and donors.
You can read the full press release here.
A big thank you to TechSPARK for their company profile on KETL. You can read their article highlighting our attempts to tackle recruitment and diversity within the IT industry.