Winner of global data analytics prize to address Jersey Alteryx User Group

A Jersey accountant who scooped a global data analytics award less than a year after starting to use the software is to show Alteryx users her winning technique at the Jersey User Group this week.

Katrin Erb, Finance Automation and Product Manager, Standard Bank, won the Alteryx Grand Prix competition at the Inspire Europe 2018 Conference, becoming one of the top 500 Alteryx users in the world. She was partnered in the finals by Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum.

The Grand Prix final required competitors to analyse past Grand Prix qualifying and finishing times and work out how many turns there are in the Houston Grand Prix circuit to predict a finishing position – something Katrin and Dan managed in just 16 minutes.

Over 1,500 people attended the Inspire conference last month, including finance professionals from Jersey. The annual conference is designed to celebrate successes in disruptive technologies, bringing together people from across the business community to learn more about the latest advances in data analytics.

As well as highlights from Inspire, the Alteryx User Group will feature an overview of Alteryx by Stu Wilson, Head of Alteryx EMEA, and a session by Shaan Mistry, Solutions Architect Alteryx on advanced features of 2018.4.

Alteryx is the Channel Island’s leading self-service data platform and is used by a growing number of businesses. Current User Group members include professionals from across finance, management, the public sector, and many other industries.

Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum, said: “More and more organisations are recognising the importance of good data for their operations, and Alteryx is proving to be a very popular way for organisations to get transformative benefits in a quick, cost-effective way.

“Our last User Group was standing room only and with Stu, Katrin, and Shaan presenting at this event we expect it to be very popular.”

The next Alteryx User Group event takes place Thursday 15 November, from 12pm- 1.45pm at Digital Jersey Hub. Contact Continuum for details.

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Event Agenda 15 November:

12:00 to 12:30: Lunch and Networking

12:30 to 12:45: Inspire Europe Highlights video
                                Weekly Challenges
                                Alteryx for Good

12:45 to 12:55 : Katrin Erb on winning the Grand Prix

12:55 to 13:05 : Stu Wilson (VP EMEA, Alteryx) Roadmap overview

13:05 to 13:45 : Shaan Mistry (Solutions Architect, Alteryx) on 2018.4 features
                                Advanced topic demonstration

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Continuum Shortlisted for Digital Growth Business of the Year

Continuum has been shortlisted for Digital Growth Business of the Year in the first Digital Jersey TechAwards.

The awards are designed to showcase the achievements of the best in Jersey’s Tech industry and will conclude Jersey’s first TechWeek – a series of seminars by local and global experts in the Internet of Things, Digital Health, and Fintech.

Continuum has seen rapid growth over the past year as businesses increasingly see the value of data and recognise the need for better reporting and analysis.

Founded in 2014 by Dan Hare, Continuum offers organisations a fast-track to accurate data and accessible data analysis, through tools such as Alteryx which can be used by anyone within a business without the need for coding or data science expertise.

Dan said: “It’s a huge honour for Continuum to be shortlisted. We have had one of our busiest years yet and I expect 2019 to be the same. We’ve welcomed two new consultants to the team this year and we’re still looking for new talent.

“Tool such as Alteryx have really changed the playing field for data analysis, taking it out of the exclusive domain of data scientists and IT experts, putting it in the hands of the people in organisations who need it – effectively democratising data analytics.

“Over the past couple of years organisations have massively altered the way they think about data – it’s no longer considered dull and possibly just there for basic functions but is now something extremely valuable that can determine major decisions a business might take, and lead to the business doing things very differently.”

Continuum is the only firm in the Channel Islands specialising in helping organisations use AI tools to improve the way they collect, manage, and interpret the data their organisation generates and holds. Clients come from across finance, legal, professional services, government, media, retail, and many other areas which are vital to Jersey’s economy.

Dan said: “The better these firms can do; the better the Island will do. We give local firms global expertise, and access to a level of tech which would otherwise be out of reach for organisations on this scale. In addition, we work with community organisations on a pro-bono basis helping charities such as Macmillan improve their data systems, so they can offer a better service for cancer patients and their families. This is one of the most rewarding aspects of our business and something we can only now do thanks to the rapid growth we have achieved over recent years.”

Continuum is up against Switch Digital and JT International. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday.

For a full list of finalists see:


Meet Continuum at Skills Jersey this Friday

Wonder what the hottest career of the next decade may be? Think you need code to be able to succeed? Ready for a career change, or just curious about job opportunities after school or university?

Data is the currency of the 21st century, and organisations that capitalise on capturing and interpreting data are bounding ahead of the competition, creating new products and services, for customers of today and of tomorrow.

Continuum is helping organisations transform the way they manage and analyse data, so they can improve their businesses, free up staff time, and offer customers a better service.

Based in Jersey, Continuum is a consultancy firm, with experts who speak to organisations about their requirements and issues they are having with data and help them find the best solution.

One solution is Alteryx, a software programme that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyse data and turn facts and figures into information that people in an organisation can use. Alteryx enables people to interpret data quickly and cost-effectively without the need for code.

“Data is going to provide the foundation for many businesses of the future, and with it, help form many careers. Organisations are realising the importance of good data analysis as part of their digital transformation and we are proud to be able to help people improve their businesses in this way. We are always open to talking to people about in a career in this fast-growing area and look forward to meeting some of Jersey’s talent of the future this week.” - Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum

As a global partner of Alteryx, Continuum is ideally placed to explain how the software works so you can see how AI is becoming integrated into a wide range of roles across Finance, Government, Media, Telecomms … and many more sectors.

If you’re interested in a career where you can develop your expertise in data analysis, learn how to manage projects, and help businesses, then come meet Continuum Founder Dan Hare and the team at Skills Jersey this Friday.

Continuum is exhibiting at the Jersey Skills Show, at Fort Regent, Friday 19 October from 10 am to 6.30pm.

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Leveraging your investment in RPA

How to make the most of Robotic Process Automation

Business professionals from across Britain joined Alteryx at The Shard, London, last month for an insight into leveraging your investment in RPA.

Led by Dan Hare, Continuum, Tom Hardcastle, Alteryx, and Jake Willis, BETA Solutions, the seminar showcased a range of uses for Alteryx that would help businesses find new ways to make the most of the software.

Participants learnt how Alteryx can work for businesses, combining data from multiple sources to give analysts a ‘single view’ to improve accuracy and reporting.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) automatically updates source systems through the user interface, without requiring a team member. This can save an organisation time and money, and the improved data and transparency can help improve the client experience.

Dan Hare, Founder, Continuum, said: “It was great to meet so many people from major organisations around Britain who are already using Alteryx, and after seeing what it can do, wish to use the tools in more advanced ways in their businesses.

“Data is part of the future for every business and we are seeing more and more organisations recognise the importance of embracing the tools available to improve the data they have, and the way they use it.”

Is your RPA process stalling? Do you want to find new ways to use Alteryx to meet regulatory requirements? Check out the webinar for the latest thinking.

The seminar includes an overview of RPA, an introduction to Alteryx Workflows, a solution overview, and a Q&A session with Dan helping participants address questions about how Alteryx is working in their own organisations. Watch it online here:

Continuum expands data analytics team with new consultant

Continuum expands data analytics team with new consultant

Continuum is growing its team of consultants to look after its Channel Island, UK and Europe clients transforming their business through AI data analytics. Aniksha (“Nikki”) Panchmatia joins Continuum as a consultant, managing projects for Continuum as the firm expands its data analytics services in Jersey.

MacMillan Cancer Support Jersey is Our Charity of the year 2018


We are happy to announce that our charity of the year is MacMillan Cancer Support Jersey.

Within the Alteryx for Good program we are giving away a free Alteryx licence and our time to support local charity and make their work more effective by automating their manual processes.

We are pleased to let you know that we already helped them to build electronic forms instead of the paper ones and we are in the process of building Alteryx workflow to make their annual and monthly reporting and analytics as easy as possible.

If you have any questions or suggestions about this project please let us know.

Best wishes,

Continuum team


Mark Hucker, MD of Volaw Group (VG), publishes industry article on how Alteryx and Continuum helped VG drive their own change

Mark Hucker, MD of Volaw Group (VG), publishes industry article on how Alteryx and Continuum helped VG drive their own change

As Mark says at the end of the piece ;
'Alteryx has become a byword for change in our business. We are already prioritising a long list of mini-projects using the analytics platform and I regularly hear in project meetings, “can we use Alteryx for that…?”'

Thanks for coming !

Thank you to every single person who attended both our Jersey and Guernsey events on "How to Transform Your Business with Data and AI", it was a great success and a lot of fun!

Our sincerest apologies to attendees in Guernsey - we unfortunately weren't able to make it over to meet you all in person due to the snowfall - but we promise to organise another trip over the coming months.

Tuesday 27th also marked the first ever session of the Channel Islands Alteryx User Group! Hosted at the Digital Jersey Hub, it was wonderful to see so many existing users come down with such enthusiasm for their work using Alteryx.

We're in the process organising another Alteryx User Group session for May to reconvene, share your experiences and ideas and of course to meet with the lovely guys from Alteryx themselves!

To register your interest, please visit our site by clicking here , where you'll be able to receive notifications of all the up and coming sessions.

Guernsey Event - "How to Transform your business with Data and AI" - with Alteryx and DataRobot at Digital Greenhouse, St Peter Port, Weds Feb 28th 1230 - 1400

Guernsey Event - "How to Transform your business with Data and AI" - with Alteryx and DataRobot at Digital Greenhouse, St Peter Port, Weds Feb 28th 1230 - 1400

Preparations are well underway for our biggest ever events in Jersey - and now in Guernsey.

We're pleased to announce that we will also be hosting the event at the Digital Greenhouse, St Peter Port on Wednesday 28th February, 12:30 - 14:00 with visiting experts from Alteryx and DataRobot.

Alteryx wins Gartner Customer Choice for BI and Analytics

Great achievement for our data partner Alteryx, beating the once invincible Tableau into second place.

Report here.

It's interesting that Alteryx moved in the recent Magic Quadrant reports on Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence from not being sufficiently specialised on complex servers or visualisation respectively.

This award shows that they deliver the tools that businesses need to quickly deliver real world data solutions, as our clients are showing.