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  • August 12th 2014: "Selection and Implementation of the Data Vault Method for CGU's Strategic Data Warehouse"

    12/10/2014

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    ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
    Dear Melbourne BI/DW and Marketing Business Professionals,
    You are invited to a presentation on Tuesday 12th August 2014 featuring guest speakers, Mr. Jeff Olsen and Mr. Adam McGuinness of CGU.  Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in TDWI’s hallmark vendor neutral environment. See our meeting agenda below. Online Pre-Registration also below.

    When:

    Tuesday 12th August, 2014.  8:00am to 10:00am

    Where:

     

     

    CGU Insurance
    181 William Street
    Melbourne  VIC  3000

    With thanks to CGU for hosting the event.

    Topic:

    “Selection and Implementation of the Data Vault method for CGU’s Strategic Data Warehouse” by Jeff Olsen, Senior Manager of BI and Adam McGuinness, Senior Solution Architect - CGU

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    Agenda:

    8.00 – 8.30 a.m.

    Arrivals and Networking
    Please register with concierge on arrival

    8.30am – 8.35am.

    Welcome – TDWI Australia

    8.35am – 9.35a.m.

    Presentation: Selection and Implementation of the Data Vault method for CGU’s Strategic Data Warehouse by Jeff Olsen, Senior Manager of BI and Adam McGuinness, Senior Solution Architect, CGU

     

    Abstract
    With an ever increasing demand for a mixture of information buried in CGU's volatile operational landscape and degrees of requirement maturity, CGU have embarked on a major data warehousing initiative (Lumina) which employs the Data Vault method.
    Each financial year CGU's Project Management Office ranks the major projects and internally publishes the result. Lumina currently sits at the top of PMO's ladder.
    CGU's Senior Manager of BI and business owner of Lumina Jeff Olson will convey the motivation to back the Data Vault method, benefits yielded and attributes he believes makes up a successful delivery team.
    Senior Solution Architect Adam McGuinness will articulate the various use cases being realised by Lumina, how the logical components of the Data Vault deliver to these, provide some in depth details of various physical elements, and cover supporting capabilities required for a successful implementation.

    9.30am – 10.00am

    Refreshments and Networking

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    Bios of Presenters

    Jeff Olson, Senior Manager of BI
    CGU
    Since joining CGU in 2012, Jeff Olson has led the organisation’s Business Intelligence function, responding to a rapidly changing information landscape for the insurance industry. Jeff continues to focus the organisation on ‘bleeding the value’ out of legacy assets while enabling an ambitious CGU strategy for partnership and service market differentiation. The dynamic business that CGU is becoming means that information must be increasingly flexible, responsive and abundant.
    Adam McGuinness, Senior Solution Architect
    CGU
    Adam McGuinness has worked in data warehousing, business intelligence, analytics and information management since the mid-nineties. Adam currently fulfils the role of Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Solution Architect at CGU Insurance.
    Understanding that as a result of alternative use cases and requirement maturity, Adam believes that with information being presented and consumed in various fashions, a "one size fits all" approach inevitably leads to "cottage industry" solutions. These in turn can result in informational discrepancies across the enterprise, and frequently contribute to an organisation's technical debt. Adam endeavours to design flexible frameworks with associated principles that evolve in line with information needs.