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June 18th, 2015: BI & Analytics Trends 2015

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Dear Boston Area BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Boston Chapter meeting on June 18, 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 meeting will feature Donald Farmer from Qlik, one of the premier BI visionaries and evangelists, presenting his views on business discovery and the analytic organization. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.


Thursday, June 18, 2015
12noon – 4pm



Roscoe Brady Lecture Hall
Genzyme Center
500 Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142


“Business Discovery & The Analytic Organization” by Donald Farmer, Qlik
“Data Management & Taxonomy” by Michele Goetz, Forrester Research

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Registration, Light Lunch & Peer Networking

12:45pm – 1:00pm

Opening Remarks

 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Presentation: "Business Discovery & The Analytic Organization” by Donald Farmer, Qlik


If you have been reading the analyst reports about business intelligence and analytics, you will know that the word "discovery" is being used every day. But what do we mean by data discovery or business discovery? Who is discovering? What are they finding? How are they doing it? And why is it suddenly so important. In this session Donald Farmer will explain all ... the history, the current best practices, and the exciting future of discovery tools.
 So your organization has decided to invest in analytics. That's great, but how can you ensure you are not just throwing money away on the latest trend? Donald Farmer, who has worked with customers, partners and vendors of all sizes and in many industries, will share some advice on how to build an "analytic organization." How do you structure your team to take advantage of the latest technologies? How do you ensure information is shared effectively and securely without "data hoarding?" How can analytics change your decision-making? This should be a useful session not only for technical developers or system administrators, but also for anyone interested in the impact of analytics on modern organizations.

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Presentation:  “Data Management & Taxonomy” by Michele Goetz, Forrester Research


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3:45pm – 4:00pm

Raffle & Wrap-up

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Bios of Presenters

Donald Farmer
Donald Farmer is the Vice President of Product Management for Qlik. Donald is an internationally respected speaker and writer, with 25 years of experience in data management and analysis. He has applied his knowledge in fields as diverse as archaeology and fish-farming. Before joining Qlik, Donald was a leader of the Microsoft Business Intelligence team, working on new products for ETL, predictive analytics and OLAP. An author of several books and many articles, Donald is also a Guest Professor at Southwestern University in Chongqing.
Michele Goetz
Michele serves enterprise and data architecture professionals. She is a leading expert on data management, artificial intelligence, data governance, master data management, and data quality. Michele helps enterprises leverage data assets more effectively by improving the availability and accuracy of the information that businesses use in processes and analytics. Prior to joining Forrester, Michele managed the business intelligence and data management programs at PTC. During her tenure, she developed and led the global consolidation of customer data across multiple customer relationship management (CRM) platforms to support a single view of the customer and manage enterprisewide data quality.

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