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2015.06.05 – Predictive Analytics of Big Data & IoT ‘Bakeoff’ – SAS, Microsoft, SAP, IBM

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS!
Please join us at TDWI Vancouver Chapter on Friday June 5th, for what may be the hottest ticket of the year. You will see four (4) of the top predictive analytics vendors in the world presenting why their product line is, and will remain, worthy of your consideration as you prepare and augment your ‘Analytics Workbench’.

The aim of Predictive Analytics is create actionable insights into your regular volumes of data, especially when intertwingled with Big Data and the rising tsunami of ‘mobilicity dust’ from the Internet of Things.

SAS, Microsoft, SAP and IBM have each been tasked with showing you a vision of how their Predictive Analytics toolsets can help your organization discover, adopt and drive predictions from all the wild new data sources. This should be fun!

Predictive Analytics:

When: Friday June 5th, 2015
8:40am to 2:30pm
Where: Sierra Systems
25th Floor (Whistler Room)
1177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Agenda:

08:40 – 09:00 a.m. Networking, Registration & Coffee/Muffin
09:00 – 09:50 a.m. SAS
Question & Answers, 1st Door Prize Draw, Coffee
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Microsoft
Question & Answers, 2nd Door Prize Draw
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Early Lunch – either pizza or sandwiches
11:30 – 12:20 p.m. SAP
Question & Answers, 3rd Door Prize Draw, Coffee
12:30 – 13:20 a.m. IBM
Question & Answers, Final Door Prize Draw
13:30 – 14:00 a.m. Networking, one more piece of pizza…

 

Don’t Miss This Chance to Connect with:

Four of the leading vendors of Predictive Analytics in the world! Invitations will have more information on presenters and IoT topic.

Click here to register for the this upcoming event

Space is limited so sign up early!

Upcoming Meetings

Mark your calendars for these regular quarterly meetings, hopefully we will also have more TechTalks as well.• Aug 07, 2015 – BI tool Bakeoff (tentatively Qlik, Tableau, Information Builders, +MS)
• Sep 04, 2015 – local success stories in BI – please give us a shout to share
• Nov 13, 2015 – Big Data in Healthcare, Internet of Things in Healthcare

2015.05.08 – Meeting rescheduled to 5 June 2015

Be aware that out meeting for this upcoming Friday, May 8, will be rescheduled to June 5. Details below:

Why: BI Tool faceoff (Qlik, Tableau, IBM Watson, IBI And Microsoft)

Where: Sierra Systems (1177 W Hastings St #2500, Vancouver, BC), Whistler Room

When: Friday, June 5, 2015

Stay tuned for more upcoming events:

  • Sep 04, 2015: Local success stories in BI
  • November 13, 2015: TBD

2014.02.13 – Aaron Zornes – Experts Panel: Best Practices in MDM of Customer Data – Presentation

Thank you for attending our February 13th presentation. Aaron Zornes has agreed to share her presentation with those who registered and attended the session.

Mark your schedule for these upcoming events:

  • May 08, 2015: BI tool face-off
  • Sep 04, 2015: Local success stories in BI
  • November 13, 2015: TBD

Here is the presentation Aaron delivered: Aaron Zornes – Best Practices in MDM

2014.02.13 – Aaron Zornes – Experts Panel: Best Practices in MDM of Customer Data

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Please join us on Friday November 13th, for our 1st TDWI Vancouver quarterly session of 2015, where Aaron

Zornes, Founder and chief research officer for the MDM Institute, will moderate an Expert Panel on:
Best Practices in MDM of Customer Data

The ability to deliver a single, trusted, shareable view of customer is universally seen as a key business strategy for commercial and public sector enterprises.  Yet most enterprises struggle to provide even a 90°, let alone a 360°, view of those entities.  While historically, many organizations and vendors originally focused on derivatives of CRM, ERP or other vertical industry solutions as their system of record, industry-leading enterprises have since moved on to multi-domain MDM, Big Data/Social MDM and other key augmentations to that original concept. This panel will focus on answers to such questions as:

  • Establishing the seeds to grow customer data integration— e.g., compliance & risk management; cost optimization & efficiency; cross-sell, up-sell & retention
  • Determining the pace to embrace multi-domain MDM, Big Data, Cloud MDM & Social MDM
  • Rationalizing an “MDM of CUSTOMER hub” architecture with the reality of multiple ERP, CRM & other MDM hubs

Aaron Zornes is a Master Data Management pioneer, founding the MDM Institute as well as the world’s largest MDM conference series. Aaron is a popular speaker,  and the most quoted industry analyst on the topics of “master data management” (MDM), ”customer data integration” (CDI), and data governance. His vast industry experience will help our Expert Panel bring forth the insights and best practices that will help your organization move to the next step of your MDM road map.  (See below for more background on Aaron).

The 3-4 local Vancouver panel members will bring their own experience to the table, describing their ‘turning points, epiphanies and detours’ in the implementation of their Customer Data Integration.

Aaron Zornes – MDM
When:
Friday February 13th, 2015
8:40am to 11:50am
Where: Deloitte Offices
26th Floor (Learning Centre), Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Agenda:

8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Networking, Registration & Coffee/Muffin
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Aaron Zornes will present his views on the most important issues facing MDM/CDI
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Networking,  more coffee
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Panel discussion of best practices when implementing Customer Data Integration
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Questions, Networking, yet more coffee and that last muffin

2014.11.14 – 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments – Gwen Thomas – Nov 14 Presentation

Thank you for attending our November 14th presentation. Gwen Thomas has generously agreed to share her presentation with those who registered and attended the sessionI.

Thanks again from TDWI Vancouver for attending this informative session and mark your schedule for these upcoming events. Registration will be available soon – expect the first invitation mid-January.

  • February 13, 2015: Panel on MDM moderated by Aaron Zorned (head of the MDM Institute)
  • May 08, 2015: BI tool face-off
  • Sep 04, 2015: Local success stories in BI
  • November 13, 2015: TBD

Here is the presentation Gwen delivered. Gwen-Thomas-slidedeck-for-TDWI-Vancouver-20141114

2014.11.14 – 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments – Gwen Thomas (The International Finance Corporation)

We are happy to announce that we were able to reschedule Gwen Thomas! to present at our upcoming TDWI Vancouver Chapter meeting on Friday November 14, 2014. Come hear:

“10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments”

It’s easy to lose sight of how data provides value to an organization if you’re mapping your efforts and accountabilities to the paradigm of “Business + IT.” That’s why most organizations are moving toward a “B+I+T” paradigm in which data-centric decisions are distinguished from techno-centric decisions, and data management accountabilities are distinguished from system- and platform-centric accountabilities. The Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) and other frameworks help clarify the work that needs to be done and the interplay of governance and management in performing the work – especially in simple, hierarchical organizations.
But what if you’re in a complicated organization working with complicated systems-of-systems? What if your Data Governance scope is more limited than your Data Management scope? What if structured data and documents/content are managed by different organizations? Now, decision-making becomes complex for funding, requirements alignment, architecture, and other areas.
This session provides a framework, tips, and stories from the trenches on how to approach “B+I+T” alignment in a way that demonstrates your commitment to providing transparency and value to the Business.

NOTE: We are scheduling an informal meeting with Gwen Thomas and the Vancouver Data Governance SIG on the afternoon of Thursday Nov 13th, 2:30-4:00pm. Please send Gordon a note (Gordon at tdwivancouver dot org) if you would like to attend and network with other Lower Mainland Data Governance enthusiasts. Translink will host and TDWI Vancouver will supply the cinnamon buns and biscotti from Take5.

Speaker Profile: Gwen Thomas is a Data Governance pioneer, helping to define and evangelize the field. Founder of the Data Governance Institute (DGI) and primary author of the DGI Data Governance Framework and guidance materials found at www.datagovernance.com, she has influenced hundreds of programs around the globe. In the spring of 2013, Gwen joined the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, as their Corporate Data Advocate.

Gwen has personally helped organizations such as the Federal Reserve, American Express, Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu), Sallie Mae, NDCHealth/Wolters Kluwer, BankUnited, Wachovia Bank, Disney, and Coors build or mature their Data Governance and Stewardship programs. Before data governance got “hot”, Gwen spent a dozen years working in the trenches and in management roles as a systems integration consultant and Knowledge Manager, helping large and mid-sized organizations in the areas of data strategy, data integration, Master Data cleansing/standardization, metadata collection/repository development, warehouses, search, portals, and content management. Prior to that, she held positions as a college teacher, a marketing professional, and a publisher of a literary magazine.
Gwen is a frequent presenter at Data/IT events, and she writes for a number of IT and business publications. Information-Management.com has named her one of “17 Women in Technology You Should be Following on Twitter ” (@gwenthomasdgi) and has included her in their Data Governance Gurus list.Advocate.         https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwenthomas

Gwen Thomas – DGI
When:
Friday November 14th, 2014
8:40am to 11:50am
Where: Deloitte Offices
26th Floor (Learning Centre), Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Agenda:

8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Networking, Registration & Coffee/Muffin
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Networking,  more coffee
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Questions, Networking, yet more coffee and that last muffin

 

Don’t Miss This Chance to Connect with:

Gwen Thomas – Global Thought Leader in Information Governance and Strategy

Click here to register for the this upcoming event

Also mark your calendars, the next sessions:

  • February 13, 2015: Panel on MDM moderated by Aaron Zorned (head of the MDM Institute)
  • May 08, 2015: BI tool face-off
  • Sep 04, 2015: Local success stories in BI
  • November 13, 2015: TBD

CANCELLED: 2014.09.12 – 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments – Gwen Thomas (The International Finance Corporation)

CANCELLED last minute because Gwen Thomas has a personal emergency

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear Vancouver BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
Please join us on Friday September 12th, for our 3rd TDWI Vancouver quarterly session of 2014, where Gwen Thomas, Founder of the Data Governance Institute, will present on:
“10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments”

It’s easy to lose sight of how data provides value to an organization if you’re mapping your efforts and accountabilities to the paradigm of “Business + IT”, especially if your enterprise environment is complicated.  Now, decision-making becomes complex for funding, requirements alignment, architecture, and other areas. This session provides a framework, tips, and stories from the trenches on how to approach “B+I+T” alignment in a way that demonstrates your commitment to providing transparency and value to the Business.

Gwen Thomas is a Data Governance pioneer, helping to define and evangelize the field.  Founder of the Data Governance Institute (DGI) and primary author of the DGI Data Governance Framework and guidance materials found at www.datagovernance.com, she has influenced hundreds of programs around the globe. In the spring of 2013, Gwen joined the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, as their Corporate Data Advocate.         https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwenthomas

Gwen Thomas – DGI
When:
Friday September 12th, 2014
8:40am to 11:50am
Where: Deloitte Offices
26th Floor (Learning Centre), Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Agenda:

8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Networking, Registration & Coffee/Muffin
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Networking,  more coffee
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Questions, Networking, yet more coffee and that last muffin

 

Don’t Miss This Chance to Connect with:

Gwen Thomas – Global Thought Leader in Information Governance and Strategy

Click here to register for the this upcoming event

Also mark your calendars, next quarterly session: November 14th, 2014.

2014.07.28 – Announcement – VIVA: CANVAS 2014 Conference, the Canadian Visual Analytics School

The Vancouver Institute of Visual Analytics (VIVA) invites you to join CANVAS 2014, the Canadian Visual Analytics School. This is a five-day conference event, providing people with the opportunity to network and learn about cutting-edge visual analytics research and its applications in the field.

Where:
University of British Columbia, Forestry Sciences Centre

When:
July 28 – August 1st, 2014

Register here:
http://canvas2014.ca/index.php/register
NOTE: If you do not receive a confirmation email, don’t worry – you’re still on our registration list.

Entire Week
(7/28-8/1)
CANVAS 2014
Summer School
(7/28-7/30)
Industry Workshop
(7/31-8/1)
1-Day Pass
Industry Rep (non-VIVA member) $200.00 $100.00 $100.00 $50.00
Industry Rep (VIVA member) $150.00 $75.00 $75.00 $37.50

Please be advised that registering on and after July 28 is possible but will cost 15% more than the amount indicated above.

The event:
The first three days of the event will feature presentations from leading researchers in the field of visual analytics. The keynote speakers for the first three days are John Stasko (Georgia Tech), Leland Wilkinson (SkyTree), and Wolfgang Stuerzlinger (York). The final two days will bring together industry and academia to focus on how the science and the tools of visual analytics can best address industry problems.

Panels:
CANVAS 2014 is also hosting a series of panels to discuss issues in Visual Analytics. These panels will help create new ties between academia, industry partners and VA tool vendors and developers; leading to research opportunities among academia and industry and to internships, co-op and applied research opportunities.

Event Schedule: http://canvas2014.ca/index.php/schedule

2014.06.06 – Tech Talk – QlikView and Big Data: Have it Your Way – David Freriks (Qlik)

“Big Data” is the newest and most over-used current buzzword floating
around in the analytics industry. In our session we will discuss:

  • What really is Big Data?
  • How do we separate hype from reality?
  • How does that relate to actually finding useful business information?
  • Why is Qlik unique in leading the industry in solving Big Data solutions?

Big Data’s promised benefits are not realized until there is a way for business users to easily analyze data. Register now to find out how QlikView can help your users release Big Data’s promise!

Agenda (June 6)
08:40 – 9:00 Networking & Registration & Coffee/Muffin
9:00 – 10:30 QlikView and Big Data – Have It Your Way!
10:30 – 10:45 Questions, Networking, yet more coffee and that last muffin

Location
Deloitte Offices
Lions Room – 28th Floor
Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT! Please RSVP today at TDWI Vancouver Chapter registration site

Speaker Profile:  David Freriks, Principal Solution Architect, Qlik
Dave is a Principal Architect at Qlik, the leading data discovery
analytics vendor in the data intelligence space.  Dave has been
involved in data warehousing and Business Intelligence for over 18
years and has worked previously at BP, Cognos, and was a Director at
SAP on both the HANA and BOBJ Center of Excellent teams. David brings
the perspective he gained while participating in all those BI Giants
evolutions, and stands ready to answer your questions about how to
pragmatically make your organization’s Big Data speak.

Presentation Files
QlikView – Tech Talk – Have It Your Way (Slides)