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TDWI Accelerate Conference 2017 “The Fastest Path to Achieving Your Analytics Goals” October 16-18, 2017 – Hyatt Bellevue, Seattle/Bellevue WA Tracks and Speakers Announced

TDWI ( announces TDWI Accelerate Seattle: Analytics and Data Visualization, October 16–18, 2017, in Seattle/Bellevue, WA. TDWI is the leading source of business intelligence and analytics education, research, and news about all things data. TDWI Accelerate brings together the brightest minds in data science and analytics to share their expertise and help you realize your analytics and data science goals, faster.


After a successful introduction in Boston in 2016, TDWI Accelerate visits Seattle for the first time. Accelerate provides immersive educational experiences—building skills and heightening inspiration with the industry’s best.

TDWI Accelerate focuses on these key areas of the advanced analytics life cycle:

  • Advanced analytics and data science for business—data sourcing, data preparation, analytic modeling and analysis, communicating with visualization, and deployment
  • Self-service analytics and data visualization—the language of images, data storytelling, democratization, and data preparation
  • Predictive analytics—data mining, text analytics, algorithm application, and model validation
  • The future of advanced analytics – applied machine learning, artificial intelligence, the evolution from BI to AI, and more

Participants will attend expert sessions, detailed tutorials, and case studies, and survey the latest analytics and data science technologies. Featuring an interactive format, Accelerate sessions are delivered by data science and analytics gurus from the organizations leading the data science revolution. Accelerate also includes ample networking time for attendees and speakers to share the insights to successfully jump-start analytics and data science projects.

Accelerate speakers cover some of the hottest topics in analytics today, including:

Dave McColgin, Executive Creative Director, Artefact

An industry expert from local Seattle design and technology group Artefact, McColgin has earned various awards including the International Design Excellence Award (IDEA). He shares his visualization best practices and data design experiences, including work on his latest project,, funded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Eduardo Arino de la Rubia, Chief Data Scientist, Domino Data Lab

This industry expert and recognized speaker delivers a session providing Accelerate attendees with a valuable overview and comparison of open source tools R and Python, as well as a second detailed session focusing on leveraging open source tools in automated machine learning to streamline processes and improve business efficiencies.

Wee Hyong Tok, Principal Data Science Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Tok, data science expert and practitioner, tackles the challenging and ever-present topic of taking the organization from BI into the age of machine learning and artificial intelligence by breaking it down into five data science “super powers.”

More speaker highlights include:

  • Kirk Borne, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Donald Farmer, Principal, TreeHive Strategy
  • Skye Moret, Data Visualizer, Periscopic
  • Natasha Balac, Ph.D., President and CEO, Data Insight Discovery, Inc.
  • Sheridan Hitchens, Vice President, Data Products,
  • Debraj GuhaThakurta, Senior Data Scientist, Microsoft Corporation
  • Francesco Mosconi, Data Scientist, Catalit LLC
  • Mark Madsen, President, Third Nature, Inc.
  • Nicholas Kelly, BluLink Solutions

October 16-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s Eastside
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Hotel Website

The TDWI Accelerate exhibit hall will showcase leading vendors of software and services for data science, analytics, big data, and related technologies. Visit the Exhibitor and Sponsor page for more information.

Full session details and registration information can be found at Conference attendees who register by August 25, 2017, are eligible for a special discount of up to $355.

Members of the media are invited to cover the event. Interviews with TDWI spokespeople are available upon request.

Media passes are reserved for press representatives and analysts who can verify that their publication or organization regularly covers data analytics, business intelligence, or related topics. Please note: media passes will not be issued to publishing, sales, marketing, advertising, public relations, or technical support staff from any organization.

To apply for a media pass, please send an email to [email protected] with the following information: name, title, company, email address, telephone number, dates of attendance, publication/website name (including website URL), and links to three articles/blogs/podcasts published in the last three months that cover business intelligence, data analytics, or related topics.

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For 20 years, TDWI has provided individuals and teams with a comprehensive portfolio of business and technical education and research about all things data. The in-depth, best-practices-based knowledge TDWI offers can be quickly applied to develop world-class talent across your organization’s business and IT functions to enhance analytical, data-driven decision making and performance. TDWI advances the art and science of realizing business value from data by providing an objective forum where industry experts, solution providers, and practitioners can explore and enhance data competencies, practices, and technologies. TDWI offers six major conferences as well as topical seminars, onsite education, membership, certification, live webinars, resourceful publications, industry news, and in-depth research. See or follow us on Twitter @TDWI.

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