2012 TDWI Vancouver Chapter Dates
Mark Your Calendar – May 25, Aug 24, Nov 23
May 25, 2012
TDWI Vancouver Chapter update: 9:00-9:10am
First Presentation: 9:10-10:10am
Title: Driving User Adoption for BI and Business Analytics Solutions
As we all know, a strong, foundational approach to Business Intelligence will support a broad range of information capabilities in an organization. While we often start with some basic reports and dashboards, there will come a point when the Business Intelligence assets can be leveraged to deliver on more advanced capabilities such as analytics or predictive modeling. In this case, we need to be considerate of how an organization can be positioned to be successful and reach a broad audience. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the current ideas and approaches used by organizations to support the adoption and evolution of Business Intelligence capabilities. This will include:
- Cultural change
- Communities of practice
- Business Intelligence Competency Centers
- Utilizing multiple BI technologies
Richard Hines, TDWI Instructor, Partner at Ideaca
A trusted thought leader in Business Intelligence, Richard has been immersed in the discipline since 1995, when he delivered one of the very first Performance Dashboards for British Telecom in Europe. His depth of knowledge regarding technology and its strategic impact on decision making has made him a regular speaker at industry forums in Canada and the United States. He has held leadership positions in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and Canada. Richard has taught multiple TDWI courses, as one of only two Canadians certified to deliver their educational materials.
Coffee and networking break 10:10 -10: 30am
Second Presentation: 10:30-11:30AM
Title: Learn how to maximize your return on Big Data
Big data means all data, including both transaction and interaction data, in sets whose size or complexity exceeds the ability of commonly used technologies to capture, manage and process at a reasonable cost and timeframe. The wealth of new data surrounding us can bring unprecedented business opportunities, but few organizations today are equipped to realize the full benefit. Learn how to maximize your return on Big Data by leveraging emerging technologies like Hadoop.
Rob Meyer, Informatica
Rob Meyer is the Senior Director of Product Marketing of the Data Integration Business Unit at Informatica. He is responsible for all go-to-market activities for Informatica’s core data integration products including PowerCenter, PowerExchange, Metadata Manager and Data Services. Rob has worked for nearly twenty years in marketing, product management and engineering on business intelligence, integration, messaging and SOA technologies at startups and larger companies including Hyperion, Microsoft, Oracle and TIBCO.
Looking Ahead to August 24th:
Double session on Mobility – don’t miss this one!
Title: How to effectively manage mobility data through new and evolving analytics initiatives.
A discussion on Mobility ecosystem trends, the proliferation of data as a result, and the need to effectively manage this data through new and evolving analytics initiatives. Second half would be a case study of a current telecom client who is looking to monetize LBS (Location Based Services) and M2M (Machine to Machine) data with B2C (Business to Customer) and B2E (Business to Employee) clients.
Andrew Szabo, Senior Manager, Enterprise Mobility, Deloitte
Over the past fifteen years, Andrew has worked with large North American energy, banking, telecom, manufacturing and defense firms, as well as federal and municipal governments in general strategy/technology consulting, process design and system implementations. Andrew managed the implementation of large scale mainframe and distributed based system implementations at Bank of America, Wachovia, Citi Bank, and Wells Fargo for more than 5 years.
Andrew also ran a national consulting practice at a large carrier where he was involved with strategy development and intricate system design for wireless networks (P2P and P2MP, public and private), mobility cost management, applications development, customer experience management, middleware and backend integration, process enablement and risk governance for Fortune 50 Clients.
Andrew’s main focus is to help clients with properly designed and implemented mobility strategies to transform a firm’s customer experience, bottom line and operational efficiencies.
Andrew holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.