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October 29th, 2015: Tennessee Chapter of the TDWI Q1 Meeting - Nashville

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Dear TDWI Tennessee Chapter BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Tennessee  Chapter meeting on October 29th, 2015. Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our speakers will be DW/BI end-users reporting on their success and lessons learned implementing various BI tools or projects. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.


Thursday, October 29th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



Peak 10
7100 Commerce Way, Brentwood TN  37027.


Finding the Right Tools & Self-Service BI: Does it Mean Hands Off BI or IT?

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11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Registration and Welcome

11:45 – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Speaker: Daniel Green, Manager of Application Development  at Ingram Content Group in Nashville, TN


Talk Title:  Finding the Right Tool for the Job

Abstract:  A detailed look at a BI team's exploration of big data platforms and transition to new reporting tools.

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Speaker:  Bob Zenker, Business Intelligence Consulting Manager for Decision First Technologies in Atlanta, GA


Talk Title: Self-Service BI: Does It Mean Hands Off BI for IT?

Abstract: Self-Service BI has become a crucial component to an organization’s success, but what is the role of IT in this self-service model? This presentation will discuss the need to manage Self-Service BI delivery, data, training and change management to achieve strong, successful user adoption. Identify and discuss user community types and how they engage with information. Learn ways to identify user’s current business intelligence knowledge and analytic maturity. Identify methods to survey and get feedback from your user community so you can be responsive to their needs. Review techniques to engage users with training, feedback on data quality and new data needs. Discuss how to communicate and leverage security to help focus users to find their BI information more quickly and reduce the BI noise. Finally, we will review methods for ongoing change management.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Closing Comments & Wrap-Up

Directions from Nashville:
-Take I-65 south out of Nashville
-Take exit 69 for Moores Lane/TN-441 W
-Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto TN-441 W/Moores Ln
-Turn right onto Galleria Blvd
-The destination will be straight ahead
-Enter through the main entrance

Directions from Huntsville:
-Take I-65 north out of Huntsville
-Take exit 69 for Moores Ln toward TN-441
-User the left 2 lanes to turn left onto TN-441 W/Moores Ln
-Turn right onto Galleria Blvd
-The destination will be straight ahead
-Enter through the main entrance

Click here to register for the next upcoming event


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Bios of Presenters

Daniel Green
Bio: Daniel is a Nashville native who has focused on analytical application development for the past 10 years.  Daniel is currently the Business Intelligence manager at Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital content.  Prior to working at Ingram, Daniel developed analytical applications designed to foster economic development in Tennessee.

Bob Zenker

Bio: Bob, a Business Intelligence Consulting Manager, has extensive technical experience in software development, hardware infrastructure, process integration and industry best practices. He has delivered BI consulting services to over 600 US and International based companies ranging in size. His focus for over 13 years is on delivering analytics and visualizations for his customers.

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